Those heading to the Hebridean Isle of Coll for tomorrow’s (20 August) Coll Half Marathon will be able to do so just for a day. For the first time, an evening ferry is scheduled to take people back to Oban if they’re unable to stay on the island overnight.
Organisers have warned those doing so that “you might just regret not staying on for the evening fun!” The event, held on a voluntary basis, is regarded as one of the friendliest races in Scotland and sees runners return to the event each year to sample the stunning views the island has to offer. As well as a half marathon, there is a 10K, 5K, and a 1K Kid’s Run.
Those not taking part in the race can spend the afternoon at An Cridhe – the island’s community centre. It offers a great vantage point for cheering the runners on as they reach their first kilometre and, later, welcoming them across the finish line. Children will be kept entertained by Malcolm’s Magic and Juggling Corner.
After participants have recharged their batteries with food and drink they can get their legs moving again at the evening’s Ceilidh, with music from Hector’s Heroes.
For more information, visit the Coll Half Marathon website.