News - CaniX Expands In Scotland
Runners in Scotland who'd liked to train with their dogs now have a new group that will happily introduce them to the joys of CaniX. Canicross Scotland (Running with Dogs) is a recently established organisation that aims to promote the sport of canicross, arrange free training runs and events and put enthusiasts in touch with each other.
Runtalk - Runner Watching
SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE's Chris Broadbent has been thinking about the number of people he's seen out running recently...
We all enjoy people watching. Who, for instance, hasn't deliberately chosen the seat in the restaurant that offers them the best view of the other diners? Or even on a European jaunt, leisurely whiled away an hour at a town square cafÃ© watching the locals go about their business? I didn't always observe runners any more than other people in the street. My interest in them was about equal to the man walking his dog. But ever since taking up running, I just can't help myself...
Poll - What Is Your Target For 2011?
Our new poll on scottishrunningguide.com has been asking what your running target for this year is.
Currently, getting a PB at your favourite distance is the most popular goal, closely followed by completing a full marathon, while completing a half marathon is third most popular.
Head on over to our polls page if you haven't voted yet, or check out what everyone else's targets are for 2011 if you already have!
Competition - Take To The Trails With Inov8
Our fantastic Inov8 competition is still open, offering you the chance to win some great prizes! The team at SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE has linked up with inov-8™ to offer 4 lucky readers the chance to win a fantastic package consisting of a pair of x-talon™ 190 shoes and a mistlite™ 210 shell. All you need to do is answer a simple question to be in with a chance of winning! Good luck!
Up And Coming Races
This weekend is one for the serious hill runners with the the Tiso Carnethy 5 Hills race taking place on Saturday February 12 at 2pm.
Next weekend, the Kirkintilloch Olympians 12.5K Road Race and the Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon start at 10:30 and 11:00 respectively on Sunday February 20. For further details on any of these races visit our race listings page where you can also sign up as a race organiser and add your race's details to our listings. Good luck to all those racing over the next fortnight.
The winter edition of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is still available, with fantastic Winter Recipes, Tips for Safe Winter Running and a brilliant competition! This edition also includes a complete winter race listing, running log and equipment supplement.
Find out where to pick up your free copy now!