This weekend sees the Abernethy Highland Games and Clan Grant Gathering take place in Nethy Bridge and runners can join in the celebrations by taking part in the RSPB Abernethy 10 Mile Road Race on Saturday, August 14. The race is popular among local and runners from further afield, as last year's race was won by Mansfield Harriers runner, Douglas Ross.
The Nottinghamshire runner made it round the scenic course in a time of 60:23, a time which will be a target for many of this year's competitors. This time, however, is 10 minutes short of the current course record, which was set at 50:56 by David Rodgers of Lochaber AC.
The race will take runners on a route through the Abernethy Forest National Nature Reserve in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and is considered to be one of the most beautiful courses in Scotland. Starting and finishing on the grass track of the games field, the race is run on forest tracks and quiet country roads.
After the race, runners will be able to relax and enjoy the rest of the Games and can dance the night away at the games' dance, on Saturday night. Find more information on the Nethy Bridge Community Website.