News - Marathon MP Bang On Schedule
Political controversy came to scottishrunningguide.com when a site visitor commented on our story about Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson's preparations for London Marathon. Lisa Martin is unimpressed by Jo Swinson's parliamentary voting record and said: "She will run faster when chased by a bunch of students who are protesting about her vote in favour of tuition fees."
News - River City Stars Set Sail For Edinburgh
scottishrunningguide.com entered the world of celebrity as we reported on the plans of a big group from BBC Scotland soap 'River City' to run the Edinburgh Half Marathon in aid of the Eileen McCallum Trust.
Runtalk - The Running Bug
Regular contributor Chris Broadbent takes a light-hearted look at the running bug...
There's no known cure, it's highly contagious and those who are most riddled with it are often the healthiest. It's the running bug of course. I caught it about eight years ago when I found myself working for a sports organisation.
Poll - What Is Your Target For 2011?
This month we have been asking you what your target is for 2011.
Almost a third of you said "Getting a PB at your favourite distance" with a further 20% saying "Completing a half marathon", and a similar number aiming to "Complete a full marathon". Nearly 10% were hoping to "Start running regularly".
Good luck to everyone with those aspirations! Next week starts a new month and a new poll, and with more events appearing on the Race Listings as spring unfolds, we've decided to ask you what your favourite post-race treat is. Look out for the poll starting next week!
Competition - Run Into Spring with Brooks
Our winter competition has closed now, thank you for all your entries! Our new spring competition in partnership with Brooks is giving SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE readers the chance to win another set of fantastic prizes!
10 lucky readers have the chance to win a package, consisting of an LSD Lite Jacket, HVAC Synergy T-shirt, a mesh cap and Infiniti Capris for women or Rogue Runner Shorts for men - prizes can be seen here.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these great prizes, simply answer this question.
Up And Coming Races
The focus moves to Fife this weekend where around 250 participants will contest the Cupar 5 which has a 3.00pm start time (registration from 1.00pm at the YMCA). Great value at Â£7 (Â£5 for affiliates) and promises of a fast course on quiet roads and a traditional Fife AC post-race tea.
March starts with a bang and Saturday, March 5 sees the re-arranged Nigel Barge 10K and the Exercise March Hare 5K - both events in Glasgow and the Falkland Flyer trail race in Fife. The following day, Sunday, has race action at Arbroath (Smokies 10 mile), Lasswade (10 miles), Nairn (10K) and Annan River Race (cross country). So a great selection of events across the width and breath of Scotland next weekend.
Check out scottishrunningguide.com for pre-race updates and results, or to add your own race's details to our listings by signing up as a race organiser.
The bumper springtime edition of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE will soon be available. As ever, there is a combination of interesting news articles, top running advice (with a focus on family friendly running this time) and all the regular items that you have come to know and love, like our comprehensive race listing and easy to use running log. The spring race listing is crammed with fantastic races from across Scotland (and beyond) and those of you living on the east of the country, will be keen to take a look at our Area Focus on Edinburgh & The Lothians. Available from March 5, make sure you get your copy and let SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE help you run better this spring!
Find out where to pick up your free copy now!