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Glentress winter half marathon

Held at Glentress in the Tweed Valley Forest Park – this half marathon will be punishing, as you will be climbing steeply into the hills and on biking tracks (which will be closed for the event). See website for more details.

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Coleman CXS+ 250 LED head torch

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Fully featured head torch saves batteries when not in use. Read more ›

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Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run

This new trail run starts and finishes in Peebles, using a disused railway tunnel as part of the route. Choose from 10k and 20k routes.

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Salomon Fast Wing Tee

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Neil Braidwood finds this lightweight running top keeps him cool on the trail. Read more ›

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Muckle Toon Adventure Festival

This is the third year for this activity festival based in the Borders town of Langholm. There’s trail running and mountain biking in the Southern Uplands around the town, road racing on the quiet B roads, and a bit of geocaching to keep the kids occupied. Camp for the weekend, hang out at the Basecamp with Andy Kirkpatrick and enjoy the food and drink from local suppliers. See the website for more details.

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John Muir Way Ultra Marathon

As part of the John Muir Festival weekend – this 50k ultra marathon is the first in East Lothian, and takes place along the scenic coastline, with the finish at Foxlake Adventures, near Dunbar. Run the whole thing or as a relay team running 25k each.

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Winton Trail Run

Choose from a 10k, 5k or 3.5k family run in and around the glorious Pencaitland countryside. Formerly the Pencaitland Fun Run, now held at Winton House, all proceeds go to Marie Curie and other local charities. Prices vary and there are discounts for early bookings. See website for full details.

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Winter is great… for night running


Instead of bemoaning the shorter days and dark evenings, why not take the opportunity to try a new outdoors activity? Fiona Outdoors reports. Read more ›

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North Face Women’s Storm Stow Jacket

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Ultralight outer layer can be packed away and carried until needed, finds Sarah Slater. Read more ›

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First woman to run the Scottish Watershed


Elspeth Luke has become the first woman to run Scotland’s 650-mile Watershed. Read more ›

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TNF Hedgehog Fastpack Lite GTX trainers 


Walk fast in The North Face Hedgehog Fastpack Lite GTX shoes. Read more ›

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Inov-8 Race Elite Raceshell jacket


When you want to stay dry while running in the rain pop on Inov-8’s Race Elite Raceshell. Read more ›

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