The most northerly 10k in mainland Britain – Castle of Mey 10K – returns to Caithness on Sunday (24 May). The race is one of a plethora of 10ks being held in Scotland this weekend.
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The Caithness event, organised by North Highland Harriers, sees participants running around the grounds of the 14th century castle. The men’s race was won last year by Andrew Douglas (Inverclyde AC) who set a course record of 31:03.
Away from the mainland, Saturday’s Dunvegan 10K will be held on the Isle of Skye. Part of the local gala, the circular route has approximately 6k on roads and 4k on forest trails. A large number of locals and visitors will take part in the event with glorious scenery throughout.
Another event not short of picturesque surroundings is Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday. Voted as one of the UK’s top races for the last four years Mull of Kintyre 10K, the race was first held in 2006 in Campbeltown. Participants will be rewarded for their efforts with post-race celebrations of Danish pastries and – if their legs are up to it – ceilidh dancing!
Other 10Ks this weekend are Monifiieth High School 10K in Angus, and Fraserburgh 10K.
Midweek runners aren't overlooked with last night's Polaroid Dumbarton 10K (results now online) followed by Clydebank next Thursday.
For a full list of races, go to our race listings page.