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Top 21 things to do outdoors this year

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With January now at an end, and most people’s New Year resolutions in tatters, we say try something different over the remaining months! Here, in no particular order, are our pick of the best. Read more ›

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Do something mad outdoors on New Year’s Day

Aonach Mor Hill Race. Pic credit: John O'Neill

Aonach Mor Uphill Race. Photograph: John O’Neill

While many Scots nurse a New Year’s Day hangover, some hardy souls will be braving the chilly outdoors. Why not join them? Read more ›

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Night-time is perfect for adventure

Night swimming. Potograph: Wild West Swimmers.

Night swimming. Photograph: Wild West Swimmers.

Don’t let the darker evenings of winter get you down. Enjoy a night-time adventure instead. Read more ›

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Why not try: Hill running?

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The rising appeal of Scottish hill running – and how to get started. Read more ›

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Racing the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon

Kindrochit Quadrathon Weekend, Loch Tay

Photographs: Marc Turner

After many months of training and worries about the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon, I took it on and loved it. Read more ›

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New record for Celtman! Extreme Triathlon

Johan crosses the line in a record breaking time. Photograph: Steve Carter

How did Johan Hasselmark take 30 minutes off the record time for what’s claimed to be the world’s most extreme triathlon? Read more ›

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Paul’s record-breaking WHW Race

WHW Race winner Paul Giblin. Pic credit: Thomas Loehndorf

WHW Race winner Paul Giblin. Photograph: Thomas Loehndorf

Paul Giblin ran into the record books in the 2014 West Highland Way Race. Read more ›

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My quadrathlon fears loom large

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Eights weeks to go – and I am suddenly feeling anxious Read more ›

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Running the ultra-distance Highland Fling

Highland Fling winner Sondre Amdahl. Photo: Muriel Downie

Highland Fling winner Sondre Amdahl. Photo: Muriel Downie

Who are these runners that race the 53-mile Hoka Highland Fling? Read more ›

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Race madness?

Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon

I have signed up for the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon in July. I am wondering if this is the best – or most ridiculous – thing I’ve ever done Read more ›

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A run on the wild side in Glen Finglas

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In the heart of Scotland, this glen is a treat for walkers, runners and mountain bikers Read more ›

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Are you up for the Glencoe Marathon?

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This epic marathon is claimed as Scotland’s toughest Read more ›

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