There’s a chance to run Skye high this weekend, with places still available for Saturday’s (15 August) Skye Bridge 10K. The race involves running across the Skye Bridge from the Hebridean island’s village of Kyleakin to Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland, then back again.
First held in 1999, the event is part of the Kyleakin Gala. Organisers say that the race is “always a good challenge for runners of all abilities and the setting is pretty spectacular too”.
Last year’s event was won by James MacInnes and Carol Benson. Competitors will this year be looking to emulate the pair and also attempting to break the course records held by Stuart Gibson (32:41) and Ann Macphail (36:23).
The route will see 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.