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April running in Scotland

Thinking of a run in Scotland and perhaps beyond in April ? Visit Scotland informs us that you can expect average maximum temperatures to range from approximately 7°C (45°F) to 13 °C (55°F) during the months of March, April and May.

April is a bit of a poor month in our collection of pictures, partly due to international marathons. However, this can be such a lovely month for a run with cool conditions and the start of spring.

The big marathon during a normal April is the Boston marathon, but don't forget about Paris, Big Sur or London. In Scotland we usually have the Striling marathon in April as well.

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End of the path along Loch Doine
One of our planning failures as we approached the end of the path on the south side of Loch Doine. The map shows a bridge, but there was no way across the stream with steep enbankments on either side. So a nice out and back and still to be documented.
Looking down at Balquhidder
Coming over the hill on the forest road from Strathyre with Balquhidder in the distance. Another one that has still to be documented.
Loch Earn
Along the south road at Loch Earn. As most of the traffic is on the road on other side of the loch this is a real nice training route on good quality surfaces.
Up Uamh Mhor
Getting to the top of the hill on the Uamh Mhor loop within the forest. This part is so tranquil.
View over looking Helensburgh
There is more than one run on this site that takes in this particular view. This is looking up the Clyde with the town of Helensburgh shown.
The Big Sur marathon
So not in Scotland but in California and what a run for the views. The hills of Scotland make for good training sessions for this run.
The Boston marathon
One of the six majors and a tough race to get into. This is a Monday race day taking place on Patriots in the USA. One for the bucket list.
Stirling castle with snow on the hills
Taken from the Wallace monument this is the view towards the castle. We have run this many time but haven't put it into the site due the short length. Perhaps one day.
The Paris marathon
The Paris marathon is a fantastic race and well worth the visit. The start line experience is perhaps one of the best there is.
The Stirling marathon
Getting ready for the start of the Stirling marathon. This is not on the site yet as every year the route seems to change.
Cocksburn reservoir
A lovely sunny spring morning for the run around the Cocksburn reservoir.
Approaching Bridge Of Allan
Approaching Bridge of Allan on the Sherrifmuir loop run.
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