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Friday 4th November 2016

Action from the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow in October

More details online

The Great Run Company has announced the launch of its newest event in Scotland, the Great Aberdeen Run, which will take place on Sunday August 27, 2017.

Together with their partners, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, VisitAberdeenshire and Aberdeen Inspired, The Great Run Company is aiming to replicate the success of its ever-increasing number of city centre events in the UK and Ireland.

The new Great Aberdeen Run joins the company’s growing portfolio of mass-participation events now found in more than 15 locations including the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in Glasgow, the Great Edinburgh Run and its flagship event – the Great North Run in Newcastle – which is the world’s biggest half marathon with 57,000 entrants.

There are three distances on offer, including a half-marathon, 10km and the Family Mile, which is suitable for anyone aged three and up.

Aberdeen City Council leader, councillor Jenny Laing, said: ‘The Great Aberdeen Run is a fantastic opportunity for the city and we look forward to welcoming runners on August 27.

‘We are proud of our role as a global city and events of this stature help to reinforce that, as well as showcasing Aberdeen to a new audience, both in terms of the thousands of participants and those following the event worldwide.’




Kilmarnock Harrriers are stepping up promotion of their Open XC event on Sunday 13 November – with sponsorship support from Scottish Power Energy Networks.

The first race is at 12.30pm that day with 10 in all, from U11 athletes to Seniors/Vets. For everyone up to and including U17s, it is £4 on the day to race with the prices for the other age-groups £5 for SAL members and £7 for non-members.

Entry on the day from 11.00 am but clubs and individuals can facilitate faster registration by pre notification to

Download course map and race details here – race-details-and-course-map

Download full event info, including directions, parking and prizes, here – event-information




We’re recruiting! Mark Munro‘s promotion to the Chief Executive role has created a vacancy for a Head of Development within scottishathletics.

The Head of Development role is a critical one and is responsible for leading the Development Team and associated projects and programmes to ensure the athletics community of Scotland is supported and empowered to grow and develop the sport across all levels of participation.

The primary focus of the Head of Development is to develop the key support programmes with a particular emphasis on clubs, coaches, officials and facilities, as well as structures to develop a high quality ‘pathway’ for athletes and coaches that will ensure all athletes and coaches in the relevant area have no barriers to their progression other than their own ability and ambition.

Application Process:

Please download and read the full Head of Development Job Advert. Candidates should apply by submitting the Application Form, covering letter and Equal Opportunities Form, marked “private and confidential”, to:

Dawn Allan, Head of Finance and Business Services, scottishathletics Limited; Caledonia House; South Gyle; Edinburgh EH12 9DQ

OR by email to

The closing date for application is noon on Friday 11 November.



GAA website

The Glasgow Athletics Association continue to stage their annual series of cross country sessions through the winter.

Following the first session at Bellahouston in October, four dates remain set aside for now for athletes, clubs and coaches to ear-mark as part of their preparations towards the National XC at Falkirk in February – which marks the culmination of the Lindsays Cross Country Season.

These sessions have become increasingly popular for all ages and offer the opportunity for athletes to enjoy training in a group and for coaches to meet informally. scottishathletics fully supports these principles.

Dates and venues are listed below. All athletes should be warmed up and ready to start the session at 10.30am sharp.

Saturday 19 November: Tollcross (meet at flagpole)   

Tuesday 27 December: Bellahouston or Pollock Park (meet at Burrell car park)

Saturday 14 January: Bellahouston    

Saturday 11 February: Tollcross      

For more information on the sessions, please contact



Tags: Glasgow Athletics Association XC, Great Aberdeen Run, Head of Development, Kilmarnock Harriers XC, Mark Munro, scottishathletics, Tollcross Park

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