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Beth Potter takes British title and place in World Championship

Beth Potter had the leeway to lap up her charge towards a maiden British title on Saturday night at Highgate, securing her place in the 10,000 metres at this summer’s world championships in London. “I was grinning and looking at my coach and thinking, ‘This is good’,” admitted the 25-year-old Glaswegian, whose time of 32:04.63 placed her almost 12 seconds ahead of fellow Scot Steph Twell.

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Emma Nuttall in training at Meadowbank. Picture: Greg Macvean

High-jumper Emma Nuttall aims to impress again

Three years, a mere eight competitions, Emma Nuttall’s recent diary contains blank pages aplenty. When she was crowned as British high jump champion in 2013, the schedule was crammed with invites and enticements on both sides of the Atlantic, her calendar divided between her home in Edinburgh and university on Canada’s Pacific coast with opportunities beckoning across the globe.

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Liz McColgan-Nuttall and Zola Budd-Pieterse at Stirling Castle ahead of the Stirling Marathon. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Zola Budd returns to Scotland, 32 years after apartheid demo

Softly-spoken and slight of frame, both now and back in her running pomp, it is difficult to imagine Zola Budd-Pieterse attracting such intensely ferocious opprobrium that the televisual censors deemed her unsuitable for family viewing.

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IAAF president Sebastian Coe has welcomed the 'debate' over proposals to rewrite the sport's record books. Picture: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Sebastian Coe welcomes debate on plan to rewrite record book

Sebastian Coe has “welcomed the debate” caused by European Athletics’ controversial proposals which plan to rewrite the sport’s record books.

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Radical Road event to be staged in October. Picture: Contributed

New ultra running tour set to challenge Edinburgh visitors

A NEW 50km running tour of Scotland’s capital city is to be staged later this year.

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Norrie 'Tomsh' MacDonald and Angus McCormack. Picture: Contributed

Western Isles athletes in the running thanks to wind farm

COMMUNITY wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust have made it easier for a group of athletes to represent the Western Isles on the world stage this summer with a donation of £1,000.

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Scotlands Andrew Butchart will race against a first-class field in the 3,000m in Doha next weekend. Photograph: Tullio M Puglia/Getty Images

Andrew Butchart warming to the task as Doha test awaits

The planes taking Andrew Butchart to his first outing of this summer’s athletics season will cross nine time zones today, departing his training base in the mountains of Arizona before touching down in Qatar where, on Friday, the new Diamond League campaign will begin in Doha.

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Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides. Picture: VisitScotland/Richard Elliot

Hebridean Way walking route offers new way to explore islands

Scotland’s newest walking route has opened for business, taking visitors to the Outer Hebrides on a scenic journey from through a chain of islands from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis.

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New walking trail gives stunning views of Peebles valleys

New walking trail gives stunning views of Peebles valleys

FOREST Enterprise Scotland has opened up a new section of a popular walking trail that now boasts amazing 360 degree views of the Tweed and Cademuir valleys.

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Scotlands sports have earned their place  not cuts, says  Ian Beattie. Picture:  Jane Barlow

Scotland’s sports have earned their place – not cuts

Scottishathletics chief Ian Beattie says the Scottish Government should be making sport an important priority instead of cutting its funding

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Lynsey Sharp proudly carries the Saltire after winning silver in the 800m at Hampden Park during the Glasgow 2014 games.

Lynsey Sharp aims to fly flag for Scotland at 2018s Games

Lynsey Sharp wants to fly the flag for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Australia – as she plots a path towards competing in three major events in 2018.

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The Novotel Twin Waters resort. Picture: Fiona Laing

One year to go: Inside Team Scotland’s Gold Coast resort

In a year’s time, Team Scotland will be focused on the opening of the Commonwealth Games in the Australian Gold Coast.

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Lily Evans Haggerty is the first Scottish U15 GB Schools Cross Country champion. Picture: Bobby Gavin/Scottish Athletics.

Multi-talented Lily picked for Scotland triathlon squad

Kelvinside Academy’s Lily Evans Haggerty continues to shine in a variety of disciplines – and her talents have been rewarded with a glut of victories and a place in the Scottish triathlon squad.

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Laura Muir is one of Scotland's best medal hopes

Team Scotland want best-ever overseas Commenwealth medal haul

Much was said about legacy when the Commonwealth Games came to Glasgow in 2014, and while people can argue the success of that in various different sports, in terms of participation numbers or investment, in the realms of credibility and coaching, the clear by-product of those Games is a greater self-belief within Team Scotland.

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Scottish swimmer Ross Murdoch is among the stars in line to compete at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Thousands apply for Glasgow 2018 volunteer team in 24 hours

More than 2,000 people have applied for the Glasgow 2018 volunteer team in the first 24 hours.

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Eilidh Doyle after winning the Diamond League event in Doha, Qatar. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

Children’s excitement at medal display drives Eilidh Doyle

“Show us your medals,” the kids scream. Ceaselessly obliging, Eilidh Doyle is only too happy to allow their wide eyes to bulge open and admire. Their sheen can light up even the most disengaged room, the Scot knows from past experience, the scarcity of being able to see what success looks like up close able to blow minds, young and old.

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Lily Evans Haggerty, 13, has bloomed in Under-15 events.

Scottish Schools Cross Country title seals Lily’s double

Kelvinside Academy’s Lily Evans Haggerty made it an amazing few weeks by winning the Group C title at the Scottish Schools’ Cross Country Championships at 
Livingston.

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Laura Muir shows off her two gold medals at Glasgow Airport after winning the 3,000 and 1,500m titles at the European Indoor Championships. Picture: SNS

Golden girl Laura Muir is taking success in her stride

Around 15 minutes before Laura Muir was due to touch down in Glasgow yesterday afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon emerged from the arrivals hall and was perhaps a little surprised to see a media reception committee.

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Laura Muir crosses the line to win the 3,000m in Belgrade. Picture: Getty.

Laura Muir wins 3,000m to seal dream double at European Indoors

Britain’s Laura Muir completed her dream double after claiming gold in the 3,000 metres at the European Indoor Championships.

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