Today marks the final opportunity to get involved in Sunday’s (24 September) Scottish Half Marathon and Scottish 10K - entries for both races close at 5pm this evening. The route is seriously flat & rapid – if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you.
The 10K will kick-off proceedings at 9am before the half marathon begins at 11am. Participants will run along the pictutesque East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh racecourse.
Each runner taking part will receive a wicking technical finishers T-shirt, accurate chip timing, training plan based on your fitness level, fantastic medal, results posted on the website within 48 hours, race recovery pack and most importantly a fantastic running experience.
Among those set to toe the line on Sunday is Ross Houston. The Central AC athlete, who represented Scotland in the marathon at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has a half marathon best of 65:50. More recently, he picked up a British title over the 50K ultra marathon distance, and will go to the line as the hot favourite.
Houston’s likely challengers include last year’s runner-up in the Scottish 10K, Peter Avent who has a best of 30:35 over the shorter distance which he set at the Edinburgh Men’s 10K last year, and Sunderland Harrier Andrew Powell, who will be hoping to improve on his 72:02 clocking at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival half marathon back in May.
Edinburgh AC’s Catriona Probert who broke the three-hour marathon barrier for the first time this year heads the women’s field. Fife AC’s Jennifer Cruickshanks could be her nearest challenger after a successful 2017 season, which included a host of personal bests from 5K (18.54) up to the half marathon (90:48).
You can register for the Scottish Half Marathon and Scottish 10K up until 5pm this evening (20 September) by visiting the event website.