The upward curve of the Babcock 10K series is set to continue in 2020. News that title sponsors Babcock will be involved again for a fourth year confirms that the late spring three-race programme is now one of the key events on the Scottish race calendar.
Organisers Firetrail have announced that next weekend’s Illuminator Night Trail Race (Saturday, 26 October) will be the last in its current format – but are not ready to reveal what the future will hold for the popular event.
“I believe no human is limited." Those were the words of world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge as he made history on the Prater Hauptallee in Vienna, Austria this morning (12 October) by becoming the first man to run the classic 26.2 miles marathon distance in less than two hours, recording 1:59:40.2!
It's just five months since the Great Run Company announced that Stirling Marathon 2019 was the last running of the event which had launched in 2017 and, in its short life, had welcomed such high profile participants at Zola Budd and Outlander star Sam Heughan. However yesterday came news that the race was to be saved and re-launched in 2020 as a 5-race autumn event.
Those three words uttered by world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge could be prophetic as the world's fastest marathoner attempts to achieve the 'impossible' sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Saturday (12 October).