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Kit review: Vivobarefoot Neo Trail running shoes

Another blog in the new barefoot running blog series. Vivobarefoot sell barefoot (or minimalist) running and walking shoes – and they offer coaching and workshops in how to safely run barefoot. In fact, it could take a while for you to “safely” run in Vivobarefoot’s range of shoes because it’s important – and this comes […]

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Kit review: Merrell Mix Master Move Glide trainers

On test: Merrell Mix Master Move Glide footwear. Running trainers that take you from non-barefoot to more barefoot and from on-road to off-road.  In recent years I have preferred to run off-road rather than on-road and, where possible, in less cushioned running footwear. I love Inov-8 trainers because they provide good grip but without too […]

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Marco Consani runs into the record books

I have never been able to understand how endurance runners find the time, energy and boredom threshold to compete in their sport. But it seems that one couple from Glasgow have met their match – and fully comprehend each other’s endurance running ambitions. I have known Debbie Martin-Consani for many years and have witnessed her […]

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New ultra run event for Perthshire

The Smartwool Tigh nam Bodach Ultra Run will take place in Glen Lyon, Perthshire on November 30, 2013. This event is a 50K route on rugged, remote trails. There are a few river crossings so expect to get wet feet (and maybe thighs!). This inaugural event will be limited to 100 participants as an experimental race but […]

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Trio to run 45 miles non-stop for Teapot charity

Friend and outdoors contact Paddy Cuthbert is about to test himself to the limits on a fund-raising trail run. With a couple of pals, Rob Begg and Joss Mitchell, the East Lothian PR hopes to run the 45-mile route of the John Muir Way in aid of The Teapot Trust, a charity that provides essential art therapy […]

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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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