3 Dec

What's Your Race of The Year?

Loch Ness Marathon start

What's been your favourite race in 2010? SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE wants to find out what readers and visitors to scottishrunningguide. com consider the best running event.

There are some obvious choices - the Edinburgh Marathon, the Great Scottish Run, the Glasgow Women's 10k, Aberdeen's Baker Hughes 10k, the Loch Ness Marathon and the Great Edinburgh Run will all have their supporters. The popularity of events like the Glen Clova Half Marathon, the Troon Tortoises 10K and the Aviemore Half is likely to be confirmed and it will be interesting to see if the Mull of Kintyre Half is as highly rated as it is in UK polls.

There are no restrictions - you can nominate road or trail races; races held in Scotland and those taking place elsewhere. There must be a few votes for the New York Marathon and the Great North Run. But basically if you are a reader of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE or a visitor to scottishrunningguide.com and you have a favourite race then that's it - you are eligible to vote. The competition runs from December 1 until midnight on December 31.

We'll announce the results of our SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE Race of the Year contest in mid-January.

Comments

  1. Tony the Tortoise said...

    My favourite race was the recent Jimmy Irvine Achilles Heel Bella 10k in Glasgow. New race but a great course and Bellahouston Park looked brilliant in late autumn.
  2. Louise Sylvester said...

    My first ever 10K was the Glasgow Womens 10K in May - for lots of reasons this is my favourite race and I will be back in 2011 to do it all again!
  3. Harry the Hare said...

    I'd have to go with the Loch Ness Marathon. Scenery is just fantastic. Always enjoy it more after the race has finished though!!
  4. Stephen Bell said...

    Totally unbiased favorite was the most recent Jimmy Irvine Achilles Heel 10K. Time of year was right, organisation was right, course was well thought out and last but by no means least, the apres race spread was very right!
  5. Ross Goodman said...

    It's not a "race" per-say but I can't sing the praises of www.parkrun.com highly enough. It has kept my training on track and is fantastic for tracking and improving your progress.
  6. Graeme Lawson said...

    I really liked Heaven & Hell Half Marathon. Beautiful day and fantastic views from the top of the hills. And the marshalls were brilliant too - they were very enthusiastic and encouraging, and all dressed up for the occasion. The day itself was the hottest day of the year at that point. Ironic that all finishers were given a hat, but then again fellow runners told me it had snowed during the event the previous year! The hat is now finally being used in the current cold snap.
  7. Iain McKee said...

    Praise to the good people behind the Ayrshire Cancer Support 6km Fun Run. A great Family Event on the September weekend Saturday. A beautiful day, fast course along the promenade and back and nice wee goody bag to go with a medal, whilst all for a good cause. A superb way to end the running season for me and hope to do it again next year. If you do then I recommend a post run fish supper in the sponsors own Wellington Restraurant to finish a nice day out in Ayr.
  8. Robert Moyes said...

    Favourite race this year the Kilomathon on 3rd October. A well run event over a spectacular but difficult course including the Forth Bridge. Good large car park and masses of room at the start and finish in the Highland Showground. Definately worth doing next year when the race has been moved to April.
  9. Annelise Glew said...

    Mine's a mix between 2 - London Marathon as got my target time and raised £ for MND which my Dad had, and he died the following day so a very special race for me. I'm used to smaller races - Baxter's 10k is the largest I've done previously - but the atmosphere was incredible. Only negative was folk not dropping bottles to the side so you had to be very careful you didn't injure yourself .. but positives were variety of music, London Bridge, name being called out, Big Ben, sweets from the public that kept me going and the sense of pride in doing 2nd marathon in 7 months. The other one is not necessarily a race - the Coasters GB relay - great fun, and amazing achievement for all involved. Did the Dunnet Head leg finishing at midnight and my local leg - but great folk & can't wait to get involved with Barry's next adventure ... :-)
  10. Steve Mardon said...

    A new race for me, the Edinburgh Seven Hills which took me to unknown parts of a city I lived in years ago. A tough enough urban hillrace to challenge me physically and mentally, while leaving me determined to come back next year to better my time. Running with my brother added to the experience - he blew me away going uphill while I beasted him on the downhill sections. No guesses for who got to the finish first
  11. Douglas Cowie said...

    My favourite race this year would have to be the Scottish Masters XC Champs which was organised by our club Forres Harriers. A great day for the club and the town.
  12. alex drain said...

    Troon Tortoises 10K. It's been ruunning for 25 years now and attracts a bigger field than any other midweek race in the country. Great for a PB, brilliant goody bag and quality (technical) tee shirt.
  13. John tougher said...

    Top 3 for me this year for different reasons. 1- great Scottish run. Just love it and it's always a great day 2- Edinburgh marathon. Although nearly died of heat stroke!! 3- St Andrews hospice 10 k at strathy park. After big races it was good to do a wee local one. And I got a PB!
  14. Russell Whittington said...

    My favourite race this year was the Balloch to Clydebank half marathon where I knocked a good chunk off my personal best. It is also a fantastic preparation race for the London Marathon.
  15. nea macinnes said...

    Not actually a single race - The Heb 3 series organised by the Stornoway Running club is any 3 of 5 half marathons in the Hebrides - Barra, Benbecula, Harris, Stornoway & Skye. Great views and each race different to the last. From a former local who discovered how good they were after he moved away!
  16. Barry Hughes said...

    The highlight of the year was the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon as it was my first marathon and had taken up the best part of a year. But my favourite race by far was the No Fuss Trail 1/2 Marathon at Nevis Range. Very relaxed and friendly and only about 100 runners this year. The last climb to the finish was a bit of a challenge. Signed up again for next year.
  17. Gary Simpson said...

    For me, it has to be the Loch Leven half Marathon. I reckon other organisations could learn from these guys on how to do it to near perfection - on all counts !. It is consistently well organised and excellent pre and post attention to all runners needs. The medal is great too - unlike the pathetic cheap and tacky tin one at Edinburgh half Marathon. (shame on you). I did the 1st Scottish Kilomathon and absolutely loved the course. Excellent route, weather, scenery, however, I felt it was poor in most area`s of organisation and can assume it will be better for the 2nd one in 2011. Recommend the Amsterdam Marathon to anyone looking for one in Europe.
  18. Iain Boyce said...

    My favourite race was the Helensburgh Half Marathon. It has great lochside views, enthusiastic locals offering support and PB potential if you have done your summer training!