Image: Mains of Taymouth
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19 Jul 2021
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Race Listing for Tayside & Angus
|17 Oct 2021||Run Scotland Loch Rannoch Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K||Kinloch Rannoch, Kinloch|
|23 Oct 2021||Scottish National XC Relay Championships||Scone Palace, Perth|
|07 Nov 2021||Templeton 10 Mile Road Race||Clatto Country Park, Dundee|
|07 Nov 2021||Scurry Around Tentsmuir Forest||Larick Centre, Tayport|
|13 Nov 2021||Glen Clova Half Marathon||Glen Clova Hotel, Glen Clova|
|04 Dec 2021||Perth Santa 5K||North Inch, Perth|
|01 Jan 2022||NERF Biathlon||Monikie Country Park, Dundee|
|06 Feb 2022||Forfar Multi-Terrain Half Marathon||Strathmore Rugby Club, Forfar|
|05 Jun 2022||Rattray Blair Half Marathon||Rattray Primary School, Blairgowrie|
|04 Sep 2022||Blairgowrie Highland Games Hill Race||Bogles Field, Blairgowrie|
About the area
Since covering the region in 2010, running in the area has continued to flourish with several new events - such as Highland Perthshire marathon and half marathon - being introduced as well as the arrival of parkrun in Dundee last year.
Home to some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery - the countryside provides excellent running terrain for popular races; and cities Dundee and Perth have a wealth of facilities, services and specialist retailers. Stores in Dundee have started organising their own events. Run-4-It, managed by Kristine Shand, held its Twilight Autumn Series this year, and Sweatshop, with Lorna Black at the helm, organises a 5K event every week.
Facilities such as the George Duncan Athletics Arena in Perth continue to serve local runners and running clubs. One club who regularly use the arena is the Perth Road Runners who also stage the popular Heaven and Hell half marathon and Brig Bash 5. We speak to club chair Kenneth Stewart about the club's history and their plans for the future.
As well as a strong club scene, jogscotland has a big presence in Angus and Tayside. Elaine Scott, a jogscotland leader in Carnoustie tells us about her group. Woman are well-catered for in the region with the Smokies 10 race organised by Arbroath Footers and the Tayside Running Sisters 5K in Monikie offering great events.
Further north, those who like a challenge will be keen to take on Glen Clova marathon. One of the toughest races in the region, the undulating course is hard on the legs, but the spectacular scenery is easy on the eye. Runners are rewarded afterwards with homemade stovies at the post-race ceilidh held by race organisers Forfar Road Runners.
Running clubs In Tayside And Angus
There are numerous well-established running clubs throughout Angus and Tayside giving those who take their running seriously an opportunity to join like-minded people for training sessions and race competitions.
Being part of a club is a great way of motivating yourself and improving performance; clubs usually meet twice a week, often for programmed sessions, and there can be other opportunities for other organised runs. It's also a great way to make friends and get involved in social activities.
Clubs come in various shapes and sizes - some focus exclusively on road and trail running while others have junior sections and take part in a range of track and field events. Competitions and racing are most important in some clubs while the social dimension can be a big part of others. One successful, friendly club is Arbroath Footers who we highlight in our fact box.
One successful, friendly club in the area is the Arbroath Footers.
|Where/When||Tuesdays, 6.30pm at Saltire Leisure Centre, Arbroath Thursdays, 7pm at Sports Centre by Arbroath High Sch.|
|Level||Mixture of levels, everyone can comfortably run six miles minimum. All members start together and follow the same route as a group, but all at different speeds.|
|Sessions||Club nights are twice weekly but a lot of the members meet up at the weekend to run, this is usually pre organised and helps those who are training for different races, marathons etc. During the winter months speed work and hills are included in the training (running around Keptie Pond) and in summer sessions tend to include a 6-8 mile run in the countryside.|
|Club Races||Ladies only Smokies 10 mile race, Bill Powell 10K and Bill Stoddart 10K|
|Anything Else?||We're a small friendly club and our Christmas Party nights are always great fun, we award the club trophies for the Bill Stoddart and Bill Powell races, club person of the year, and other accolades that are voted for internally.|
Other Clubs in Tayside and Angus
Perth and Kinross
Running Services In Tayside And Angus
Runners in Angus and Tayside are well served by a strong network of professionals catering for runners who are suffering from injury, have biomechanical problems or simply want to maintain maximum fitness. Services can include physiotherapy, sports massage, podiatry, nutrition and personal training. HEAL Physiotherapy is an example of a place runners can go to keep them on the right road.
|Address||Unit 18, City Quay, Dundee DD1 3JA|
|Services||Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Massage, Podiatry, Nutrition & Dietetics, Strength & Conditioning, Modified Pilates Classes & Pregnancy Yoga Classes.|
|The HEAL Appraoch?||HEAL Physiotherapy will work with you to achieve lasting results by giving you a greater understanding of how your body moves. We believe by doing this we can help you to heal yourself. We provide advice regarding the management of your condition and encour- age you to ask questions.|
Services in Tayside and Angus
- Alba Chiropractic
- Caledonian Physiotherapy Services, Perth
- Heal Physiotherapy, Dundee
- Perth Physiotherapy Clinic
- Response Mobile Physiotherapy, Dundee
- Ultimate Serenity, Aberfeldy
- Thomson Physiotherapy, Perthshire
- Carnoustie Sports Massage, Angus
- Taylored Massage Tayside
If you offer a service to runners in Tayside and Angus and would like to be included on this page, please contact us.
Running groups In Tayside and Angus
Running groups are another way for people who would like to enjoy running but don't feel ready for the competitive nature of an organised club. Running groups have a more relaxed structure and are perfect for beginners or those who just run for fun.
Scotland has a national jogging network in jogscotland, who train jog leaders to take groups around the country. Tayside and Angus have many jogscotland groups, one of which is in Perth.
|Where||Bells Sports Centre, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HS|
|When||Wednesday at 18:30|
|Levels||three sections, as there is often a vast range of ability levels and experience. There are a mixture of members, some looking to build up to a 10K or half marathon, others looking to get fit, and a range of people who want to add jogging to their existing fitness regime.|
|Sessions||Normally between 50 and 60 minutes, the location of the meeting pointprovides great access to some terrific local walks and scenery, including Kinnoul Hill, River Tay, Quarrymill Woodland Park and the Inch Parklands. The various groups, begin- ner, intermediate and advanced, will set off at their own pace and can cover between two and 10 miles in any given session. Normally the classes run for 10 consecutive weeks, with sessions progressing towards week 10.|
|About||The jogscotland project at Bell's Sports Centre was started in 2003 and remains the only jogscotland programme in Perth although it is hoped to start another group, providing a weekend exercise alterna- tive at Rodney Fitness Centre.|
jogscotland groups Tayside and Angus
Perth and Kinross
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Leisure Facilities Tayside and Angus
Having space to train and cross train is extremely important for runners. Luckily, there are lots of great centres and fitness clubs all over the country. From running tracks, to sports halls, gyms to fitness classes, there are an abundance of great facilities across Tayside and Angus. Completed in 2004, Auchterarder Sports Facilities were part of a new secondary school complex in the town. The facilities are first class, with a design to match.
|Where||New School Lane, Auchterarder, PH3 1BL|
|When||Monday to Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday 4pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday Closed|
|Contact||01764 611334, email@example.com|
|Facilities Available||Fitness Gym, Five Badminton Court Sports Hall, Outdoor Astroturf Pitch, Outdoor Five-a-Side courts and Gymnastics Training Hall|
|Classes||Tums, Bums 'n' Thighs and Yoga|
|Sports Hall Activities||Football, Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Netball and Hockey|
|Clubs based at the facility||
Local Authority Leisure Facilities In Tayside and Angus
- Dundee International Sports Complex
- Douglas Sports Centre
- Lynch Sports Centre
- St Paul's Swim and Sport
- Grove Swim and Sport
Perth and Kinross
- Perth Leisure Pool
- Rodney Fitness Centre
- Bell's Sports Centre
- Letham Centre
- North Inch Community Campus
- Glenearn Community Campus
- George Duncan Athletics Arena
- Loch Leven Leisure
- Loch Leven Community Campus
- Live Active Aberfeldy
- Atholl Leisure Centre
- Blairgowrie Recreation Centre
- Blairgowrie Community Campus
- Auchterarder Sports Facilities
- Strathearn Community Campus
- Arbroath Sports Centre
- Brechin Leisure Centre
- Carnoustie Leisure Centre
- Lochside Leisure Centre
- Montrose Sports Centre
- Saltire Leisure Centre
- Webster's Sports Centre