23 Mar

Three Lochs For Five Runners

Three Lochs Way

Recognised as one of Scotland's great trails, this summer will see the Three Lochs Way become one of the most attractive additions to the racing circuit. Starting in Helensburgh, competitors will embark on a 32 mile relay to Inveruglas on Sunday, June 3.

Organised by the Helensburgh and District Access Trust (HADAT), along with Helensburgh Amateur Athletics Club, the Three Lochs Way Diamond Jubilee Relay will also pass through Glen Fruin, Loch Long side, Arrochar and Tarbet.

Originally the idea of sprightly octogenarian Alan Day, secretary of HADAT, the Three Lochs Way has become an increasingly popular course for walkers. The relay will also signify the completion of an improvement package for the Three Lochs Way, including the replacement of a washed-out bridge and improvements to waymarking and route guides.

Entry for the relay event is available to teams of five, with the route broken down into five stages of between 4.5 and 7 miles. The stages are said to be very accessible and suitable for runners of all ages and abilities with the event having a social feel. Entries will cost £50 per team (£10 per runner) and entrants must be over 18.

Further information will be available on the Helensburgh Amateur Athletics club website.