‘Novices need not apply’ is the message organisers are putting out for Saturday’s (7 February) Forfar Multi Terrain Half Marathon. Over 200 runners will tackle the challenging race, which contains a mixture of surfaces including country park paths, tarmac, pavement, farm tracks, fields and bogs, and a water section which can often be knee deep (and ice cold).
Every runner is required to study and/or carry a map of the course in case of bad weather or directional signs being misplaced. Runners will get a chance to refresh themselves at the bar afterwards which will be open from 12:30pm and organisers have promised a veritable feast for hungry runners and spectators alike.
Participants are advised to carry liquid, food and full body cover. It should also be noted that due to water problems, the route is slightly shorter than a half marathon.
For more information, visit the Forfar Road Runners’ website.