Scottish Runners

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08/01/2003 at 13:19
The snow is half the fun;) I've found the Tuesday track sessions useful, quite a few groups of varying speeds and at least confines the pain to a relatively short time span.
08/01/2003 at 14:03
I'm a new Scotish runner in Dundee, looking forward to running in the sidlaws once I get fit enough for it!

08/01/2003 at 14:26
Dougal, I have thought about going along this year to help with the motivation. Do I just turn up?

I am also thinking of doing the Kinloss to Lossie half marathon on 16 Feb, anyone else done this one?
08/01/2003 at 19:06
Hello all,

I'm another Scot from the land of the sunny (Dun)dee. Any just to let you know the online entry for this years BUPA Great Caledonian Run 2003 (10K) is now up and running at their's a limit to 2000 places!! Just thought I'd give you the heads up since events are hard to come by up in these parts.

08/01/2003 at 21:01
Mat. Hi there. U a member of any running club in Glasgow? I went back to Clydesdale Harriers last night. First time in months. Thought I was getting fitter but running with others made me realise just how much work I still have to do. Still it was good to run with some other people even if they were ahead of me.


08/01/2003 at 21:18
I've never been to Scotland, but would love to do so this or next year.

Robert D-why do you want RW to give you your own forum? Isn't it good to have a mixture of nationalities to chat with, after all we all run!

08/01/2003 at 22:14
Hi Hilly. I agree it is great to be in touch with such a range of runners but there is so little info about running in Scotland that it would be really helpfull to have a dedicated forum. Even if that does happen will not stop me from accessing other forums.

08/01/2003 at 23:40

not a member of a club at present but looking to join one asap.

does anyone know running clubs that are near bishopbriggs or surrounding areas.

09/01/2003 at 09:01
Sarcy, yes just turn up at the track at 7, a map is on the club web site.
09/01/2003 at 12:54
Thanks Stu92 for the tip about the Great Caledonian Run. My running partner and I have now applied and are really looking forward to it - weather should be favourable then too!

Has anyone done the Grangemouth Round the Houses before??
09/01/2003 at 13:10
Are there many Scottish hill races? I would like to have something to train for but as a beginner it would have to be a relativily short distance (10k?).

09/01/2003 at 13:36

Yes, there is a fairly large calendar of events and besides the listing on the SAF website the Scottish Hill Runners Association produce a comprehensive calendar that lists Highland Games races, bike/run races, etc. It's usually out in February and gets sent to you if you're a member, alternatively it can sometimes be found in Tiso's.

Hill Races are graded short, medium and long according to the winning time and A, B, or C according to steepness so races may be listed AS, BM, CS, etc. I'd stick with the short races at first to get a taster: 10km could be a pretty tough race and distance is not as relevant as time. A midweek evening race would be a good place to start

Plus points for hill racing are that it is much easier on the joints: no hard tarmac to contend with. I can't think of any downsides!
09/01/2003 at 13:45

The Scottish Hill Runners also have a web page at...

09/01/2003 at 14:06
I remember thinking I can't do Great Cal this year for some reason. Can someone tell me the date.
09/01/2003 at 14:48
Sarcy, the hardest part of any run I find, is getting the gear/trainers on and getting out the front door.
Motivation tip: summon up an image in the minds eye of a naked Dawn French scoffing herself with Cadburys Choclate Oranges, that will soon have you looking out the trainers, also if you can retain that image whilst out on the run you may find yourself doing a few miles more than originally intended. Works for me!
Any other motivation tips greatly accepted.
09/01/2003 at 14:56

Caledonian Run is a bit later this year - 10 May
09/01/2003 at 17:06
When's the Pitmedden Forest Race?
09/01/2003 at 22:13
Hi guys, I'm Scottish, born and bread Glaswegian (or a Glesga boy). I run for Springburn Harriers. There are many different races ranging from 5 K's to Ultra runs. But only a tiny number are advertised on this site.
09/01/2003 at 22:54
Agree with you there Joe C but we are hoping that with more input from people like yourself and other club runners that people living in scotland can become more enlightened about the race scene and the quality of the races, because outside of this forum there is no public platform for scots runners to have a good rant or share an anecdote, or exchange information or tips.
09/01/2003 at 22:55
Hi again Matt. Is Hardgate(Clydebank) too far away for you as far as running clubs go?

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