22 Jul

Race Calendar Update

action from a Scottish race

There have been a number of changes to the summer/autumn Scottish race calendar involving events in Edinburgh, Drymen (near Glasgow), Dingwall and in Fife with revised dates and event launches.

Race organisers have announced invitations for the Drymen 10k and junior 2.5k event. Taking place on Saturday, August 27, all proceeds will go towards improvements for Blythswood's Talita Kum project in Romania. With the advantage of stunning scenery overlooking Loch Lomond, the race promises to be both a great day out while also supporting a worthwhile cause. Entry fee is set at £13 and those looking to register can do so online at the charity website.

In Fife, Carnegie Harriers's Iain Taylor tells us the Cloybank 6k Trail Race will now take place at 2pm, Sunday, August 28. Co-organised with the assistance of the Harriers, the course takes in the trails and grassland across the Cloybank Estate, consisting of two laps across the terrain. A race limit is set at 75 runners, with an entry fee of £5.00 for SAL members and £7.00 for non-members. Competitors are asked to be within the grounds of Cloybank Estate at least 30 minutes before the race begins. Online entry is available at Entry Central.

Harmeny AC has announced the rescheduling of its annual 10k Rigg Race at Balerno (Edinburgh), which was cancelled on Monday, May 23, due to dangerous conditions. The event will now be held on September 25, 2pm. Registration for the event will occur on the day only, with competitors advised to be at Malleny Park by 1pm. An entry form can be obtained on the club website.

Finally running enthusiasts in Easter Ross are being asked if they 'fancy a wee 5k run around Dingwall. The event is on September 25 at 3pm. Information, entry forms and map about the Puffin Pool 5K Fun Run are downloadable at the Ross County AC website.