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25 Aug

It's Killin Time

The seventh Killin 10k takes place tomorrow (Saturday 26 August) in Killin, Perthshire. The annual event will see runners take on a slightly different route than usual in order to accommodate its growing popularity.

The race starts and finishes in Breadalbane Park, set against the backdrop of the impressive Tarmachan mountain range and a stone's throw from Loch Tay. Runners will head through the village and across the spectacular Falls of Dochart before joining the old railway line, which runs parallel to the river.

After crossing the river for a second time, participants will emerge back into the village and run an undulating loop of beautiful Glen Lochay, tracing the Lochay River, before finishing back in Breadalbane Park. Entry is just £17, which includes a medal and goody bag for all runners.

In last year’s event Craig Harvey of Squadra Porcini was victorious in the men’s race, clocking a time of 34:43 while Garioch Road Runners’ Tammy Wilson led the way in the women’s race, crossing the finish line in 39:57.

A fun run for people of all ages of approximately 1km will also take place within Breadalbane Park during the 10k. Be sure to return to the village hall after the event for the fantastic lunch provided by Killin Cancer Research Committee. The event is generously supported by Portnellan and Wheels Cycling Centre, Callander.

To enter visit the event website.