The road running season is very much in fill swing and there are East and West District 10K Championship events looming up this month and next.
Athletes in the East are preparing for the Round the Houses 10K at Grangemouth next Sunday – April 8 – for their championship event. The race is at 10.30am and also features the Scottish Student Sport 10K champs.
Entries already look at a significant level but spaces are still available and the Round the Houses 10K race will close on Wednesday (April 4).
Enter the Round the Houses 10K
In the West, the District medals for 2018 will be contested at the Shettleston Babcock 10K event in Glasgow Green on Sunday 27 May.
This is the third and final race in the Babcock 10K Series which also sees races happening in Helensburgh and Dumbarton earlier in May,
Shettleston Harriers host the third race with the course flat and fast around the Glasgow Green and Shawfield area of the city on that Sunday morning – with a 10am start for this one.
Entries are open on entrycentral.com and there’s £3000 of Startfitness vouchers on offer in various category awards as well as the District Championship medals.
Enter the Shettleston Babcock 10K
Shettleston Harriers have once again been commended for their work in Glasgow’s East End, with the club receiving a local award.
Interesting to read that Susan Partridge feels the time is now right to step away from elite level running now, as she promoted the Great Scottish Run later this year.
Susan has been a top class Scot for many years including National XC success, marathon and half marathon medals and appearances at World Champs and Commonwealth Games in a fine career.
Moscow in 2013 when she finished 10th in the World Champs marathon arguably the best performance therein, although she was also sixth at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games marathon.
And while Susan isn’t actually retiring – she is now enjoying trampolining – think it is entirely appropriate for us to say thanks and good luck (on behalf of the athletics community in Scotland).
scottishathletics are supporting a RaceRunning Workshop as part of our commitment to Disability Coaching.
It’s at Meadowmill, Tranent, on Sunday 29 April and will give course participants the chance to learn about RaceRunning, athlete and running bikes.
It will also help you to identify potential athletes, how to deliver athlete training and understand how to adjust bikes.
Details on the course are at the foot of the page on our Coaching section