Scottish Runners

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07/01/2003 at 10:19
Yes. Even better with a side portion of chips and brown sauce.
07/01/2003 at 10:27
and washed down with a can of irn bru!
07/01/2003 at 10:33

I believe the Jack Crawford is a 10k. The contact no for further info is 0141 775 2672.
07/01/2003 at 12:12
Hi Matthew
if you manage to find out anything about the Perth club let me know on this site as when I am a bit fitter and can run further I would be interested to see if they have a slow group that I could join up with as I start a new job in Perth next week so maybe in a few months I could join them.
07/01/2003 at 13:07
Speedy G

I have searched the web but Perth Roadrunners don't have a website. The best they have is a link on the Scottish Athletics site which gives the name and address below.

Jean Wainwight, 23 Gannochy road, Perth

Gannochy road is on the east side of town, not far from the Tay.
I'll probably get in touch with them in a month or two when i've got my times down and worked off the Christmas beer and cakes.
They must be a reasonable size as looking at the results from many of the local races in 2002, there were a number of racers attached to them.

07/01/2003 at 13:10
Another one from Inverness, training for the Lochaber marathon at the end of April. Assuming I haven't lost some toes to frostbite by then of course.
07/01/2003 at 13:21
Hope I don't get chucked out of here but do I count as a "Scottish Runner" as an Englishman living in Dundee who has only participated in Scottish races and in training for the Edinburgh Marathon?!?

Also, where is bishopbriggs and what's the Inverness half like?


07/01/2003 at 13:29
Ok, you can be an adopted Scot, Steve. But you have to eat a whole haggis to yourself to prove you are worthy!

Bishopbriggs is near Glasgow (I'll probably get corrected for that - maybe actually IN Glasgow).

The Inverness Half is flat, scenic and well organised, with a pretty good quality t-shirt, medal and goody bag. The entry limit has been raised to 1200 this year, although there were about 800 finishers last year. There are NO entries on the day, so if you fancy it, you have to pre-enter. It's pretty reasonable too, only £11 entry last year.
07/01/2003 at 13:33
Dougal - it is a bit nippy here this morning isn't it. I passed 2 runners this morning while driving to work in my nice warm car, and actually felt quite glad I didn't get into London. I'll stick with the Loch Ness marathon in September - so I can train over the summer!
07/01/2003 at 16:41
To all those enquiring; Bishopbrigs is to the north of Glasgow up Springburn road and to those located locally the race headquarters are in a leisure centre(forget it's name)on Balmuildy Rd. The race itself is a flat run up one side of the forth and clyde canal over a bridge and return other side of canal to the finish, with good facilities at finish.
To all those hoping to be there I shall be wearing black woolly bunnet with Fila logo on front, in my forties and due to injuries hoping for a time of 45mins or less, give me a dunt should there not be too many of us dressed accordingly.
To all runners new to scotland and/or the race scene please feel free to contribute, directions and contact numbers I hope will be freely availiable, as indeed the same with ex-pats, hoping eventually to turn this thread into a forum so the more postings it gets the more realistic the chances of obtaining that goal.
07/01/2003 at 16:43
Forgot to mention it is indeed a 10k and entry on the day is 6 or 7 pounds
07/01/2003 at 17:06
Mr SG was talking about going up to do the Inverness 1/2 this year. We both did it several years ago and really enjoyed it. Can't remember much about the course except the wind coming along the last mile to the finish!!
Might see those of you who are running it if we make it.
07/01/2003 at 18:50
the inverness half is a great day out. i usually take the other half and my daughter and stay in a B+B the night before and avoid the 3 hour travel from glasgow. the course has some great scenery and some hills but nothing too severe. i have yet to talk to anyone who didn't enjoy the race or inverness itself.

you can get all the info you need at

p.s. can anyone tell me how to do a hyperlink.
07/01/2003 at 18:54
running tim.

hope to be there. if i make it i'll introduce myself and put a face to the name.

07/01/2003 at 21:54
Hello again, I am hoping to do Inverness and the Loch Ness this year and am training for my second marathon this one over at Connemara, Ireland.

Is there any of you Invernesians in a running club up here?

I have found that Running Fitness magazine lists the runs well, colour coding on each of the dates so finding your area runs is easy.
07/01/2003 at 22:25
Hi Folks, really pleased to see that people are still posting messages here. We all need to keep this going to encourage RW to give us our own forum.
Interesting that most of you are living up North. I expected to hear from more people in Glasgow/Edinburgh.

07/01/2003 at 22:29
Think I may also give the Bishopbriggs run a try. Also looking to do the Grangemouth Round the Houses Run on the 16th Feb.
Hope to see some of u at either of these.

07/01/2003 at 23:18
here's a glasgow boy!

can walk to the bishopbriggs race from my house.

done the round the houses race last year, 99% flat with the finish in the stadium.

go for it.
08/01/2003 at 09:29
Another cold one this morning too - at least the snow hasn't come to much. Sarcy, I'm in Inverness Harriers, joined recently as we've just moved here, if you need to know more, or are you already running with them?
08/01/2003 at 11:04
I've been to the Harriers Wednesday night run a couple of times, but found it difficult to make it on time, as I worked out of town at the time. Now I am working back in Inverness, I may just be tempted to go along again - once the snow disappears!
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