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Tayside & Angus

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Race Listing for Tayside & Angus

Date Event Location Results
17 Oct 2021 Run Scotland Loch Rannoch Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KKinloch Rannoch, Kinloch
23 Oct 2021 Scottish National XC Relay ChampionshipsScone Palace, Perth
07 Nov 2021 Templeton 10 Mile Road RaceClatto Country Park, Dundee
07 Nov 2021 Scurry Around Tentsmuir ForestLarick Centre, Tayport
13 Nov 2021 Glen Clova Half MarathonGlen Clova Hotel, Glen Clova
04 Dec 2021 Perth Santa 5KNorth Inch, Perth
01 Jan 2022 NERF BiathlonMonikie Country Park, Dundee
06 Feb 2022 Forfar Multi-Terrain Half MarathonStrathmore Rugby Club, Forfar
05 Jun 2022 Rattray Blair Half MarathonRattray Primary School, Blairgowrie
04 Sep 2022 Blairgowrie Highland Games Hill RaceBogles Field, Blairgowrie

About the area

Highland Perthshire Marathon Image

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.

The Arbroath Footers

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.

Arbroath Footers
Where/When Tuesdays, 6.30pm at Saltire Leisure Centre, Arbroath Thursdays, 7pm at Sports Centre by Arbroath High Sch.
Members Over 30
Ages 32+
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

Angus

Dundee

Perth and Kinross

Running Services In Tayside And Angus

A physiotherapist giving treatment to a man

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.

HEAL Physiotherapy
Address Unit 18, City Quay, Dundee DD1 3JA
Tel. 01382 227227
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

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

jogscotland Perth

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.

jogscotland Perth
Where Bells Sports Centre, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HS
When Wednesday at 18:30
Members 50
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

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Dundee

Perth and Kinross

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Leisure Facilities Tayside and Angus

Auchterarder Sports Facilities

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.

Auchterarder Sports Facilities
Where New School Lane, Auchterarder, PH3 1BL
When Monday to Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday 4pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday Closed
Contact 01764 611334, leisure@pkc.gov.uk
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
  • Strathtay Harriers
  • jogscotland Auchterarder

Local Authority Leisure Facilities In Tayside and Angus

Dundee

Perth and Kinross

Angus

Private Gyms/Leisure Centres

Outdoor and Indoor Running Tracks

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