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Two free entries for Zombie Night Run

Another bonkers adventure race is set to take place in Scotland – and I have two entry places to give away. The Zombie Night Run takes place on October 19 and boasts of a challenging 8km adventure trail run in night-time darkness in Helensburgh, or nearby. There’s a bizarre story that goes with this race:  An […]

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Sign up for Glasgow running races

A friend and guest blogger Romy has told me about a few great running events organised by the Bellahouston Road Runners and taking place in Glasgow in the next few months. The Bella 10K (11am) and 5K (10am) take place on Sunday September 1. See Bella events. Meanwhile, the Jimmy Irvine Bella 10K takes place on […]

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Summer of running race records

I know there will be many others – and it would be great if you could tell me about them – but two major running race records have come to my attention. First, the epic West Highland Way race just become even more awesome when Paul Giblin broke the already jaw-dropping finish time this month.   West […]

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Young Scottish mountain runner takes on Europe

Aged just 21, inov-8 athlete Robbie Simpson is one of the hottest properties in UK running. Now he plans to stamp his name all over the European scene. The Scot will spend the summer racing and training at altitude in the Alps, and is targeting a big performance at next month’s European Mountain Running Championships in […]

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Inov-8 celebrates 10th anniversary

I can remember when I first heard about Inov-8 off-road running shoes. I was editor of Weekend Living on the Herald and I actually spoke to the owner of Inov-8 Wayne Edie. He was so passionate about his new style of off-road trainers and I gave him a fair amount of publicity in the magazine. […]

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Top tips for Edinburgh Marathon

The forthcoming Edinburgh Marathon 2013 is rated as one of the fastest marathons in the UK by Runner’s World magazine, so it’s a perfect choice for first-time runners or anyone determined to achieve a personal best. Here we ask a six-time marathon runner and blogger, Laura Fountain, for her insight on the course, as well […]

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Countdown preparation to the London Marathon 2013

Preparation is everything when it comes to running a race – and especially a marathon. As the day looms for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon (April 21), most runners will have already done the toughest part of their training – and will now be “tapering”. But preparation for the big event also includes such details […]

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Kit review: Mizuno Wave Universe 4 racing shoes

I will try anything to run faster. Well, except hard core drugs, that is. So when I was asked to choose pair of running shoes to test I went for lightweight racing trainers. Many friends swear by these for top speeds in shorter running events and I am very keen at the moment to run […]

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Guest blog: Debbie’s first Parkrun

Last week, I ran my first Parkrun. This Saturday, my guest blogger and friend Debbie was encouraged enough to run her first Parkrun, too. Debbie writes:  Setting out on my first Parkrun, I still harboured vague hopes that competition (or at least running alongside other people) would bring out the best in me. Maybe the […]

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My first ParkRun (Strathclyde)

I have written about Park Runs before – but never run one. ParkRun started in 2004 with just 13 runners in Bushy Park, Teddington, London and has become a worldwide phenomenon. A Park Run is 5k, timed and free. Bushy Park parkrun won the Runners World Best Small Event in 2007 and parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt […]

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