Runners can now ensure their place in the Run and Become Sri Chinmoy 5K at Silverknowes Esplanade, Edinburgh. The race incorporates the Scottish 5K road race championships and has a reputation for delivering fast times over a flat course. The 2018 renewal takes place on Friday 4 May.
The race forms part of the scottishathletics Road Race Grand Prix with the 10-mile championship a month earlier at the Tom Scott Road Races in Motherwell.
The Sri Chinmoy is acknowledged for its strength in depth and as one of the most competitive short road races in the Scottish calendar. However no matter your standard, the momentum of this event from start to finish line brings out the best in participants and gets the adrenaline flowing. Whether you are challenging for national medals, or intent on setting a new PB, this race will offer the opportunity that you are looking for. Entry limited to 600 runners – with entries priced at £12 and £10 for scottishathletics members.
Last year, the 2017 Scottish championship gold medals went to Kris Jones of Dundee Hawkhill/Swansea in 14.31 and Annabel Simpson of Fife AC in 16.43.
The course records are held by Callum Hawkins at 14.17 from 2015 and Maddie Murray at 16.07 from 2016.
Entry for the Sri Chinmoy 5K is available here.