Runners from across Scotland are heading for the hills this Sunday (June 3) to take part in the inaugural Babcock Three Lochs Way Diamond Jubilee Relay Challenge. Around 20 teams are preparing to tackle the five-stage relay event, organised by Helensburgh AAC and the Helensburgh And District Access Trust (HADAT), which begins outside Charles Rennie Mackintosh's famous Hill House in Helensburgh.
The 32 mile relay will see runners follow the Three Lochs Way long-distance walking trail, which passes through Glen Fruin, Loch Long side, Arrochar and Tarbet all the way to Inveruglas at the northern banks of Loch Lomond. The stages are split into sections of between 2.4 and 6.8 miles in length and are said to be very accessible and will present an excellent challenge to runners of all abilities.
Joyce MacGinley, of titles sponsor Babcock, commented: "As the current sponsor of the Babcock Helensburgh half marathon, we are delighted to again join up with the Helensburgh AAC and be involved with the Three Lochs Way Diamond Jubilee Relay Challenge. We wish all the runners good luck in this event."
The event will help mark the delivery of a package of improvements to The Three Lochs Way - regarded as 'one of Scotland's great trails' - with the addition of a smartphone app guide available to use ahead of the race. The weather forecast for Sunday suggests runners can expect bright and sunny conditions without particularly high temperatures.
To find out more about the event, visit Helensburgh AAC's website.