News - Strathclyde parkrun Plans First Timers Day

parkrun logoStrathclyde parkrun is holding a special 'first-timers' event on Saturday, April 30, 2011, starting at 9:30am. The event team will hold a special 'First Timers' briefing at 9:10 on the grass in the park, by the blue tent, - you drive past the Watersport Centre, head for the very last Car Park, which is Car Park 4, and from there you should see the blue tent. The team will provide new parkrunners with all the information they need and will be available to take questions.

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News - Chance For Motorway Run

M74 LogoThis summer sees a new stretch of motorway opening in Glasgow which extends the M74 from Fullarton Road Junction, near Carmyle, to the M8 motorway west of the Kingston Bridge. Prior to the June opening, the Project Partners and the Contractor are allowing a one off opportunity to see the route by cycling, walking and running.

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Runtalk - Russell and the World Record

Russel with his DadLast week Runtalk featured the doubts and insecurities of marathon runner Russell Whittington before he took part in the Virgin London Marathon 2011. Post-race he was much more relaxed. And claiming a world record.

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Poll - What Do You Enjoy Most About Spring Running

It's been uplifting to note that vanity is not a major concern for the ordinary Scottish runner.

We offered you 'updating your running wardrobe' as one of the options but not one respondent has given that answer to the question - what do you enjoy most about spring running.

Lighter nights/mornings is the runaway leader but there is still time to make your choice on our polls page, and if we don't have your favourite then let us know what it is on our facebook page!

Competition - Run Into Spring with Brooks

Trainers & LegsFor our spring competition we've teamed up with Brooks to offer 10 lucky SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE readers a chance to win some excellent prizes.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply aswer this question: How many seasons are there in a year?

Enter by visiting our competitions page, where you can also see all the prizes on offer. Good luck!

Race Listings - The Royal Connection

Run BalmoralIt's appropriate that in advance of Friday's royal wedding of the St Andrew's lovebirds, the big running event of the weekend is Run Balmoral, a chance to have a spin round the Royal Family's holiday home. The 10k is the feature race but there are also half marathon, 5K and school's races. So quite a nice family occasion even if you're not a blue blood.

Remember that we have lots of other event details over on our race listings page, and that to add to them, you can sign up as a race organiser! Good luck to everyone who's running this weekend!

Spring Issue

SRG Cover Spring 2011The bumper-128-page spring edition of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is still 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 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.

Find out where you can pick up your free copy now!

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