Scottish international Robert Russell is the latest elite runner to confirm their participation in next month's Global Energy Inverness half marathon. The race, which is organised for Sunday, March 11, has already attracted 2,000 runners in what is shaping up to be the largest event in the competition's 28 year history.
Russell, who is coached by Liz McColgan, boasts a PB of 1:05:22 over half marathon distance, making him the fastest runner in the field so far. The 29-year-old commented: "I had some injury problems last year, but I'm getting back to full fitness again. Inverness should be a good race as the big prize money will attract a lot of decent runners which will make it very competitive which is just what I'm looking for."
Russell will face fierce competition from last year's winner Andrew Douglas, whilst fellow Scottish internationals Ross Houston, Ben Hukins, and Robbie Simpson will all be chasing the £1,000 cash prize. In the women's competition, the top two from last year's event, Melissa Whyte and Sarah Liebnitz, have confirmed they will be taking part.
For those that may not be chasing the lucrative £1,000 cash prize but still want to participate, you'll need to be quick - entries for the race close next week on Wednesday, February 22. For more information, visit the event website.