12 May

Aberdeen Awaits Baker Hughes 10K

City of Aberdeen 10KThousands are gearing up for the Baker Hughes 10K Running Festival – one of Aberdeen’s most popular sporting events – as it returns to the Granite City on Sunday (15 May). The race is based around Aberdeen beach and harbour area and features spectacular views of the North Sea and the famous Beach Ballroom.

The race originally started as a marathon but changed to a 10k in 1987, which it has remained ever since with a number of different courses. As well as a 10k, the event will include a Family Fun Run, Schools 2k, and a wheelchair race.

In anticipation, runners have taken to Twitter to discuss their preparation for the event.

Debbie Meldrum tweeted BBC Scotland Weather, asking: “is the forecast good for Sunday in #Aberdeen I'm running @BakerHughes10K along the beach.Will I need to wear #sunscreen”. She received the following reply: “Hello, it looks mostly dry at this stage with some sunshine. Perhaps a few showers. Fairly cool though.”

Andrew Ferguson updated his followers after a difficult training run: “Tough 5k after work, PB though so all set for @BakerHughes10K on Sun.”

SNP MP for Aberdeen North, Kirsty Blackman, also tweeted about her training as she looks to raise funds for Aberdeen Cyrenians: “Last training for the @BakerHughes10K on Sunday. Donate to @Abdn_Cyrenians here. #naeexcuses”

Radio DJ Suzie Mac was less enthused with her regime, posting a video of her on a cross-trainer with the comment: “Less than a week to go and I'm wayyyyy behind on training.”

For more information, visit the Sport Aberdeen website.