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2018 Highland Fling

This year’s Highland Fling was again the Scottish Athletics Ultra Trail Championship, and provided a good depth of field to the always popular and incredibly well run 53 mile race along the West Highland Way from Milngavie to Tyndrum. Leading the field of IMR athletes was Rachel Normand (nee Newstead) who turned out a stellar…

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Boston Marathon

IMR’s Roger was competing at this year’s Boston Marathon in some very Scottish weather conditions, but didn’t let that dampen his spirits or his run. In his own words: “Yes indeed, it was shockingly bad weather, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.  What an amazing event.. My IMR training continues…

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FoxTrail 6hr Nocturnal Ultra

The IMR Team had a fantastic time at the FoxTrail 6hr Nocturnal Marathon in December. Jo Newans came 3rd in a hotly contested podium with a tremendous 60km totalled. Our relay team, comprised of IMR coach Aisling alongside IMR Team Athletes Eóin Lennon and John Busby, managed not only first mixed but first team overall…

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Foxtrail Race 1 2017/18

We were down at the first of the Foxtrail Winter Series this weekend, and saw lots of Improve my Running runners down there. We are sponsoring the series, so we’ll be along to all the races, and we’ve put in a couple of prizes for runners too. If you see us there, come say ‘hello’.…

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Ultra Great Britain 200 mile race 2017

And he’s done it.. 200 miles across Great Britain and joint first place, retaining his crown from last year. He finished in a time of 47 hours and 6 minutes, finishing jointly with Spencer Bunn. Well done Neil Rutherford, another huge achievement from a brilliant athlete.  

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Devil of the Highlands Race 2017

This year’s Scottish ultra marathon championships were held at the Devil of the Highlands race yesterday. The race runs from Tyndrum, along the West Highland Way to Fort William, over the Devil’s Staircase, and taking in some stunning scenery. It was a tough fought race, with some brilliant performances. Well done to everyone who took…

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Dundee DRAM win for Rachel

Rachel Newstead as been training with us here at Improve my Running. Its all coming together, and she scooped up a win at the Dundee DRAM marathon this weekend. It was hot and windy conditions, so not an easy day out, but a great result for her.

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Highland Fling Race 2017

Aisling from Improve my Running successfully completed the Highland Fling 53 mile ultra marathon in April. The Highland Fling takes in beautiful scenery along the West Highland Way from Milngavie to Tyndrum, along the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond. Well done Aisling!

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Edinburgh Marathon 2017

We are really excited about Richard Meade’s achievement at the Edinburgh marathon. Richard had been struggling with injuries before coming to see us, and had been training towards the marathon. He came in 5th place with a time of 2.38. Well done Richard!!

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Cataran 55 mile ultra May 16th 2015

Congratulations to IMR runners Ross Grieve and Neil Rutherford who both put in strong performances at the Cataran ultra this weekend. Great preparation and confidence for upcoming priority races. Ross taking 14 th place, well done Team, supported by fellow team mate Elaine Omand.

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Montane spine race

Congratulations to IMR runner Neil Rutherford on his epic finish at the uk’s toughest race. In horrific conditions and with bad luck, getting stuck for 9 hours on top of one of the highest points, he still managed a top 20 finish. Absolutely amazing strength and willpower, well done.

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Montane spine race

best wishes as IMR runner Neil Rutherford lines up for the toughest race in the UK, the Montane Spine Race. 270 odd miles of Pennine way in January!!  Have a great adventure, stay safe and give it your all. With you in spirit( but not quite mad enough to do it!!!!!!!

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Dynamic Movement

We are now incorporating the dynamic movement system developed by Mike Antoniades at the Running School in London to great effect. This  helps train the nervous system to help in correct movement patterns so crucial for maximum performance and injury prevention. It helps us to identify inbalances and repattern the correct movement. Already  used by…

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Free running workshop

IMR will be doing a free workshop on winter/off season training. Topics will include off season strength training, plyometrics,co-contraction exercises as well as the importance of good planning, visualisation and mental strength. All additional things that could help you smash your PBs in 2015! Tuesday 28th October 2014 at Run And Become Edinburgh. Book through…

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IMR athlete results

Congratulations to our own Ross Grieve who in his first 24 hour race and first time over a 100 miles ran strong through terrible conditions for 5th place with 111.6 miles.  More proof that strength training ,plyometrics and mental focus  get results and that it’s not just about big mileage weeks!

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Brand New IMR Space In Edinburgh

What could be better than improving your technique, bettering yourself and becoming the athlete you were meant to be in our new office/training space in Edinburgh? Kitted out with the latest equipment ready to assist you and your running, this is our base of operations. Why not come and see it for yourself? We’re at…

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