Oban Half Marathon and 10k runs have been cancelled

Anyone thinking of taking part in the 2013 Atlantis Leisure Oban Half Marathon or 10k, please note that these events have been cancelled.

Atlantis Leisure writes…

It is with great regret that the organisers of Oban Half Marathon and 10K have had to cancel the event due to the low entries and interest to date.
Race Director Kyle Dods said ‘It is a decision that has not been taken lightly but due to the high cost of running the event versus the low entries received it is not viable to carry on.  Unfortunately this year the event has clashed with other major running events which I feel may have had an impact.’
The Race Committee, will be issuing a full refund to the current entries that have been received so far. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been  involved in the organisation and also in this year Race Series.

“Good Luck”

Sunday 29th September is just five sleeps away and that can only mean one thing - the Baxters races.

To anyone taking part in the 5K, 10K or Marathon, I’d like to wish you all Good Luck. If you’re aiming for PBs, I hope you smash them. Either way, give it your best and have fun doing it!

A new race for Scotland

shm2_logoComing September 2014 – Scotland gets a new race – the Scottish Half Marathon. Describing the route as “seriously flat & rapid”, this sounds like an ideal opportunity to take on your first half, or indeed to beat your PB.

Don’t feel like you can manage a half? Then why not enter the Scottish Half Duo Challenge. A unique event in which you split the half marathon between yourself and a friend – both running just over 6.5 miles each. Your only big decision is to decided who gets to cross the finish line!

Mark the date in your calendars – 6th September 2014 or find it in the events calendar on this site.

Each runner will receive a wickinghalf_route_elevation_whitebackground technical finishers T-shirt, accurate chip timing, training plan based on your fitness level, fantastic medal, results posted on the website within 48 hours, race recovery pack and fantastic running experience.

Automatically post your Garmin or RunKeeper exercise data to MyFitnessPal

I know there are a few Jog Scotties who, like me, use MyFitnessPal.com for keeping track of their calories and exercise. If you have either a Garmin or RunKeeper account online for recording your exercise, did you know that this data can be automatically imported into MyFienessPal? If not, here’s how…

First of all, if you are a Garmin user, then this is a little more long winded since you will also need to sign up for a free RunKeeper account. Once you have this, head on over to the free GarminSync website, and follow the instructions on there for setting up the synchronisation between Garmin and RunKeeper. Now every time you upload an activity to Garmin Connect, it will automatically be transferred to your RunKeeper account (be patient, it isn’t instantaneous).

Now that you all have a RunKeeper account, it’s time to connect it to your MyFitnessPal. To do this, log into MyFitnessPal and from the menu at the top of the screen, select APPS. This loads the App Gallery, and from here you will be able to see all of the applications that are compatible with MyFitnessPal. Scroll down the screen until you see the RunKeeper details, then click on its icon. Once the RunKeeper app details page opens, you will see a green “GET APP” button. Click on the “Connect accounts” link BELOW the button – this will take you to your RunKeeper account. Click on the green “Allow” button, and that’s then everything linked up.

Now, whenever you log an exercise in either Garmin or RunKeeper, the exercise will automatically be added to your MyFitnessPal daily exercise diary!

If you have any problems, give me a shout :-)

Discount at Run 4 It shops

Just a reminder that members of Jog Scotland are entitled to a 10% discount at all branches of Run 4 It. If you go into the shop, you should be able to simply mention that you are a Jog Scotland member to get the discount, but if you order online, you will need to enter your member number to get the discount.

There is a link at the footer of the Lochaber Jog Scotland website.