Saturday 1 September sees the sixth edition of the Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half Marathon run or cycle which has built up a reputation for being a great value and friendly event with many returning year after year.
The course is a 13 mile loop which takes you through some stunning scenery. Starting near the iconic Wade's Bridge in Aberfeldy the route heads west through the village of Weem past the historic Castle Menzies and out towards Drummond Hill. It is a mainly flat route for seven miles before reaching the village of Kenmore with fantastic views westwards up Loch Tay as you go over the River Tay at Kenmore Bridge.
Here the route leaves the public road and heads through the grounds of Taymouth Castle, passing right in front of one of the most impressive castles in Scotland. Now comes the only real challenge on the route, a short climb up out of the castle grounds and back onto the public road to Aberfeldy. The final five miles follow the River Tay and although it is undulating, the general gradient is down hill, allowing you to cruise along.
Before you know it you are almost back in Aberfeldy. If you are doing the marathon distance you head around by the famous Black Watch monument before you have the pleasure of going around the route again finishing at the fantastic facilities of the Breadalbane Community Campus.
GO TO THE EVENT WEBSITE FOR MORE RACE DETAILS & TO ENTER