After attracting a sell-out field in just 10 minutes, the wait is almost over for runners taking part in the Forfar Multi Terrain Half Marathon. Sunday’s (4 February) race presents a tough route around the Angus town.
The race route contains a varied mixture of running surfaces from country park paths, tarmac, pavement, farm tracks, fields and bogs – and a water section that can be knee deep andquite often ice cold.
Organisers advise that the race isn’t suited to novice runners, with a cut-off time of two hours, 45 minutes. The event has become renowned for offering a great value race with low entry fee, and for that reason there is no medal or goody bag. Despite that however, chip-timing is offered alongside a pre and post-race massage, hot refreshments and cash (voucher) prizes for the main category winners.
While the course will be route marked, it is advised that with the possibility of bad weather or directional signs being misplaced that every runner studies and carries a map of the course.
Hospitality after the race is fantastic, the bar will be open from 12:30pm and the club will be laying on what they describe as a ‘gigantic feast’ including soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee and cakes for the hungry runners and spectators.
Further information on the Forfar Multi Terrain Half Marathon is available here.