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Running in Scotland in March

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

As February was a good month in our picture collection we have found that decent pictures are a bit light for the month of March. What gives ? However, it looks like running race season in non COVID years starts to kick off.

Loch Katrine running festival and the Balloch to Clydebank half in Scotland. Then of course further afield is Tokyo and Rome.

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Loch Katrine marathon
Start line for Loch Katrine marathon
In a normal year, whatever that is, the Loch Katrine running festival is on. This is the start of the marathon and is a cracking race to take part in.
Lochan Spling
Lochan Spling
Lochan Spling on the Loch Ard loop via Uamh Mhor.
A fall in the snow
Fall in the snow while running
Of course during March there is still the chance of some heavy snowfall. On this occaision the snow getting the better of us near to the Cocksburn reservoir run
Towards The Stank
Snowy running conditions towards The Stank
Heading up to the Stank near Loch Venachar.
Hazlehead park - Aberdeen
Sunshine on Cocksburn reservoir running route
An early morning run through Hazlehaed park in Aberdeen and it seems like spring is in the air. The outer trail route in the park gives you a good 5Km run.
Tokyo marathon
Start line for Tokyo marathon
Heavy rain marks the start (and most of the race) for the 2019 Tokyo marathon. Yes we know this isn't Scotland, but there was at least one Scottish person there.
Balloch to Clydebank
Start of the Balloch to Clydebank half marathon
A very popular run in the west of Scotland is the Balloch to Clydebank half marathon. Easy to get to and a varied course to run on...and rather flat. This event was one of the last to take place before the first 2020 COVID lockdown in Scotland.
An Sidhean
View from An Sidhean
An Sidhean from Strathyre at 5.8Km is one of the shorter routes on the site but it does pack nearly 450m of climb. Lovely views down Loch Lubnaig.
Rome marathon
Running the Rome marathon
Another of the spring time marathons and this is the Rome one. What a race this is to run with jaw dropping scenery nearly all the way round. Still to be mapped onto the site.
Near Stirling university
Road towards Stirling university
Another from the Cocksburn reservoir loop. This part of the route close to the university.
Near Aberfoyle
River path towards Aberfoyle
We have several routes starting in Aberfoyle, but this section of the river run is not included in any of them. This is part will be included in extender sections for some of the main runs.
Loch Ard forest loop
Reflections on Loch Ard
This part of the Loch Ard forest loop is one of our favourite spots when out running. This is always worth a stop and a moment to take it all in.
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