Organisers of the Skye Bridge 10K are hoping to attract more runners to the Hebrides this Saturday (2 July) as they look to increase the profile of the unique event. The race was first held in 1999 and involves running across the Skye Bridge from the village of Kyleakin to Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland, then back again.
Last year’s event was won Lea MacLeod (39:47) in the men’s field and Nicola von Schrotter (52:04) in the women’s field. Neither competitor managed to get close to the course records of 32:41 (set by Stuart Gibson of in 2004) or 36:23 (set by Ann Macphail in 2002).
Euan Naylor, who took part in last year’s race, commented. “Great event, big thanks to all the marshals and the event organisers.”
The route sees runners leave Kyleakin car park at 12pm, initially heading towards the White Heather Hotel and turning at the Brightwater Visitor Centre before going back through Kyleakin, across the bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh. The mainland section will see participants run across a railway bridge, pass by the outskirts of Kyle and the village’s police station, then running back across Skye Bridge to Kyleakin.
For more information, go to the event’s Facebook page.