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Links

We are sure you would find the following sites of interest:

ATHLETICS/RUNNING

Kathrine Switzer - Pioneer of women's running and inspirational guest speaker at our June Training Weekend 2006. Check out "26.2 Marathon Stories" her new book written with husband and running historian, Roger Robinson. Available on Amazon from Aug 4th 2006 - click here to order or click here for a review.

Scottish Athletics - website with latest Scottish athletics news.

sportscotland - The national agency for sport in Scotland.

Runner's World - Website of the national magazine for runners - very informative about all aspects of running.

Deeside Runners - our local running club, based at Aboyne.

Scottish Disability Sport - leading the development of sport and physical activity for people with disbilities throughout Scotland. To read a great article about Kenny Herriot, speaker at our November 2006 training weekend, click here.

onrunning.com has details of all the GreatRuns throughout the UK and plenty of running articles.

 

The Running Bug - great online website for anything and everything to do with running.


ACTIVITIES AND RETAILERS

Glacier Books in Pitlochry have lots of books that appeal to the outdoor types!

Deeside Activity Park - offering a wide range of activities,4x4 driving, quad biking, go-karting, archery and lots more, including a restaurant/coffee shop and food/gift shop stocking fabulous local produce and their renowned Aberdeen Angus beef!

Cycle Highlands - bike shop and cycle hire in the area. Great personal service from Richard and Liz Watts.

Sandbaggers Gobi Challenge - if you fancy 130-140 miles over the Gobi Desert in a week then we can recommend this site!

 
Run 4 It have shops in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow and are suppliers of all the equipment you will need, as well as professional sports massage and podiatry advice.

The Running Shop in Aberdeen supply a wide range of running gear - and are a very good source of advice and information on running in the area. They support local running clubs and events and have a very professional, knowledgeable staff who are pleased to help.

Hilltrek in Aboyne manufacture outdoor clothing as well as supply outdoor equipment and clothing from other manufacturers.They also provide a bespoke clothing design capability and an outdoor clothing repair and alteration service.

LOCAL HERITAGE

Visit Scotland - Scottish Tourism site.

Cairngorms National Park - Britain's largest National Park and one of the areas in which Running The Highlands operate.

National Trust for Scotland - the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage.

Balmoral Castle and Estate - the Queen's summer residence and beautiful highland estate, open to visitors. The estate includes Loch Muick and Lochnagar and fantastic trails for running or walking.

HILLWALKING AND MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

Braemar Mountaincraft - Phil Glennie is a qualified Mountain Leader and Senior First Aid Instructor with over 16 years experience with the Mountain rescue Team - he has 1st hand knowledge of the hills and mountains in the area.

Caledonia Hilltreks - Lindsay Boyd has bagged all the Munros 3 times already and is well on through his 4th round! He offers Munro-and Corbett-bagging, hillwalking, hiking and long distance trekking.


PHOTOGRAPHY

Picture Nature - a Scottish photo agency specialised in nature photography.
 
Tailored Holidays

Tailored Running Holidays

All year round bespoke holidays, tailored for individuals, couples, families and groups

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Runners

How we do it..

Qualified Running Guides drive you to the start of your off road runs, run with you, advise and inspire you

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Running Holidays and More

Something for everyone..

Get the maximum out of your running break; wildlife, whisky, history, and loads of other activities

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Race Events
Race Events

This year's NTS Crathes Half Marathon will held on Sat. 13th Sept. Online entries open now:

www.nts.org.uk/Crathes_Half_Marathon          
Lochnagar Running Trail

Take the Roads Less Travelled..

We've an amazing variety of on and off road routes to choose from; all colour coded for level of difficulty.

more info on race and training weekends

 

Douneside House

Great Places to Stay

Rest and recuperation for runners at some of the finest accommodation in the area. 

more info on race and training weekends

 

Running Tours

Running Tours

Fantastic running holidays; a Run Across Scotland or a Run Up The Highlands. Bookings for 2014 filling up quickly! Read Kirsty's account here and Lily's here!!     Running Tours