Peter has been a long-time runner, taking part in the Great North Run and various other local races in the 1980s, before having a running break when the children were small. Sam came to running in her forties when she decided to celebrate the big four zero by running a marathon. This has not been repeated, however we shortly after that we joined a running club. This introduced us to a whole new community and kept us well and truly in the outdoors even in some of the worst weather (half marathons at Bridlington and Ackworth spring to mind). We also became keen parkrunners and have clocked up the best part of 500 between us.
Here we write about races, running routes and parkruns and hope to inspure people to take up this amazing sport.
It seemed like a good idea back in January to enter my first hill race with a 1000 feet climb. The Cheviot Three Peaks Trail Race sounded perfect and, having been reassured by the race organiser that the marshalls would be there no matter how long it took, I contacted…Read More
Trail races are like buses – months without one and then two over consecutive weeks. Just a week after Arrochar 10k we were standing in beautiful sunshine on the playing field at Kippen for the Kippen Trail Race. Mingling at the start made us realise what a fabulous community the…Read More
Sauchie Crags and North Third Reservoir. This is a short but spectacular circular route close to Stirling which has a variety of habitat, including spectacular cliffs, mixed woodland and banks of North Third Reservoir. It is one of the routes recommended in the book Scottish Trail Running, which I have…Read More
Scottish Trail Running by Susie Allison What a fantastic Christmas present to receive just before our move over the border. Scottish Trail Running contains descriptions, route maps, elevation profiles and images of 70 great running routes in Scotland, ranging from simple 4km loops near Glasgow up to 48km routes in…Read More