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16 Sep

Scottish Half Returns With New 10K

Scottish Half runnerExcitement is building for the Scottish Half Marathon as it returns to East Lothian on Sunday (18 September) alongside a new 10K. Fast times are expected with both routes being flat and fast, and offering stunning sea views plus a grandstand finish at Musselburgh Racecourse.

The 10k will start at the racecourse at 9am, and the half marathon will start at Meadowmill Sports Centre at 11am.The final furlong at the racecourse will feature cheering crowds, spurring runners over the line. Participants will be rewarded for their efforts with a glass of champagne and a bite to eat in the finish area.

Social media was abuzz with anticipation prior to the event.

Lesley Condie, who is raising funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity tweeted: “11 mile run done in preparation for next weeks Scottish Half Marathon for @GCH_Charity. Happy with my times, bring it on! #TeamNathan”

Ross Rollo posted: “Cannot wait!! Couple runs this week to keep me topped up for the  #ScottishHalf”

Colin Gourlay was in a positive frame of mind ahead of the race: “Two weeks until the #ScottishHalf Hopefully a combination of #trainingpeaks #garmin #forerunner405cx #mizunowave means a PB beckons”

For more information, visit the event website.