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Running in Scotland in October.

The pictures for October complete our year long creation of monthly pictures and now all that is required are updates. We plan on adding in good pictures at the end of each month assuming we have any.

In the Autumn (or Fall), Scotland is likely to experience temperatures ranging from around 8°C (46°F) to 14°C (57°F) from September to November. The colours of autumn are eye-catching and vibrant, as the trees change from green to fiery reds, oranges and yellows.

October weather here in Scotland sees the start of the cold and shorter days. A lot of misty days and plenty of rainy days to be expected. On the bright side it is still to early for snow.... usually.

The last of the marathons in the standard calander occur this month, such as the Loch Rannoch marathon.

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Glasgow half marathon
Start line of Glasgow half marathon
The runners gather in George Square for the start of the Glasgow half marathon.
The Stank
The Stank, a small fishing lochan.
Just a wee fishing lochan up the hill from Loch Venachar.
Loch Ard
Early morning at Loch Ard
Down by the lochside on the Loch Ard forest loop run.
Loch Ard looking lovely
The sun rise doesn't get much better than this.
This is the view from the early flat section on the Stob an Lochain hill run. The picture taken in Kinlochard.
Stob an Lochain hill run
Stob an Lochain
Another picture from the Stob an Lochain hill run, but this time approaching the highest point.
Heading into Glen Strathfarrar
The single track road in Glen Strathfarrar
The road ahead in Glen Strathfarrar.
Loch Venachar
A still Loch Venachar
A still morning on Loch Venachar.
Another image from Loch Venachar
Loch Venachar
It's hard to provide what the experience is like standing by the still waters.
A sheep for company in Glen Finglas
A sheep comes to watch on the Glen Finglas loop
The brilliant run that is the Glen Finglas loop.
Down by the reservoir on the Glen Finglas loop
Beside the reservoir on Glen Finglas loop
The road runs alongside the reservoir for part of the distance.
Chicago marathon
Runners at the start line for the Chicago marathon
The start line of the Chicago marathon which is usually in October. One of the majors.
Autumn in the Loch Ard forest
Autumn colours on the Loch Ard forest loop
At this time of the year the colour of the trees can be stunning.
Over a mile to go on the Loch Rannoch marathon
25 mile marker on the Loch Rannoch marathon
By this time the legs are crying out for you to stop running, but we are nearly there.
A rather damp day in Glen Affric
Loch Affric north side
Isolated running on the Loch Affric loop, wonderful area even in the damp.
In among the trees on the Plodda falls loop
Giant trees on the Plodda falls loop
This is a short run but this part up through the trees was just wonderful.
The Birks
The Birks in autumn at Aberfeldy
Within the Birks on the initial section of the Craig Hill loop near Aberfeldy .
Out on the open moor on the Craig hill loop
Grouse moor on the Craig hill loop
Long sections of grouse moor on the Craig Hill loop.
Autumn in the Birks
Autumn colours in the Birks
Return section and close to the end of the Craig hill loop.
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