eNews 12 February 2016

News - BHF Launches MyMarathon Challenge

BHF MyMarathon

"You don’t need calves of steel or lungs of iron to run a marathon," is the message from the British Heart Foundation as the charity launches new fundraiser My Marathon.The challenge is asking people across the UK to take on the 26.2 miles in their own time, at their own pace this May.

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Charity Of The Week - Stroke Association

Resolution RunJoin the Stroke Association for the Resolution Run series this spring. Starting in Dundee on 28 February, travelling to Edinburgh on 6 March, Glasgow on 13 March, and finishing in Aberdeen on 3 April.

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News - Bonny Victory At Forfar Half

Bryan BonnymanRunners braved inclement conditions at the Forfar Multi Terrain Half Marathon on Sunday. Around 200 took on the race, featuring a mixture of surfaces including country paths, tarmac, pavement, farm tracks, fields and bogs.

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News - The Empire Strides Back

StormtrooperSkywalkers will transform into Skyrunners at the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon on 17 April. Darth Vader and Emperor Sidious await your presence at the event held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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Runtalk - Humbled By Running

Runner, hands on kneesSometimes you’ve just got to take it on the chin, writes Chris Broadbent. I hadn’t trained with any real regularity for six months. It’s only these last couple of weeks I have come back to it.
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Competition - Get Ahead With Ultimate Direction

Ultimate direction backpackTough it out this February with our fantastic competition courtesy of Ultimate Direction – we are offering the chance to win a top of the range women’s Wink hydration pack or men’s SJ Ultra Vest.

Enter here to be in with a chance of winning!

New Poll - parkrun

PollsHave you answered our new poll yet? parkrun has become a huge part of the running scene - we want to know how the 5k Saturday morning institution has impacted on you?

Have your say on our polls page

Race Listing

Santa runLooking to plan your next event? Our race listing page provides a comprehensive list of events in Scotland and beyond. As we're now in February, the race calendar is starting to pick up with a range of distances and terrain on offer. Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page here.

Don't forget you can register as an organiser here and add your race's details to our event listings.

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

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Jan-Feb Edition Out Now!

runABC Scotland Jan-Feb CoverThe Jan-Feb edition of runABC Scotland is is currently available from all our usual outlets! parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt reveals what the future holds for the 5k phenomenon. We look at celebrities who are also star runners. Contributors Shona Thomson and Veggie Runners update us on their running adventures. Plus there’s the ‘deluxe’ training log and the final instalment of our ‘Running And Life’ column. Mar-Apr edition will be out soon!

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