Fionnuala Ross won the Scottish title in Stirling in 2019 with Jenny Bannerman and Annabel Simpson also on the podium (Photo by Bobby Gavin)
Stirling 10k – details on Central AC website
Street races are returning as Covid-19 restrictions lift across Scotland.
And the ScottishThe Athletics Road Running and Cross Country Commission is pleased to announce that the Scottish 10k Champs will take place as part of the Stirling 10k event next month.
Central AC organizes this event annually and the 2021 version will take place on Sunday September 12th – after last year’s event was canceled.
It’s a flat, fast, and scenic route that starts and ends outside the peak in the Stirling Sports Village.
In addition to national championship medals, there are Stirling 10k individual prizes for age groups from 15 to 60+ and prizes for the first male and female teams.
One of two aspects of the day is different from previous years due to the pandemic – there is no 2km fun run on this occasion and there is a limit of only 500 entries for the 10km.
That Cademuir roller coaster houses the Scottishathletics Junior mountain running championships on Saturday.
Our U17 and U20 juniors will run over 5.8 km and the U15 and U13 (non-championship events) over 3 km. The roller coaster is also the trial for the Juniors Home International (U17 and U20) in September.
The course is a grassy hill with gentle inclines, so ideal for the juniors who want to try their first hill race.
An open event also takes place as part of the junior championship. Scotland Scout Adkin returns home for the event and drives up the hill where she trained as a junior.
Brothers Jacob, the reigning European mountain running champion is the race sweeper. So every single finisher can say that they finished the roller coaster before the current European champion!
Scotland Andy Douglas (Inverclyde) and Georgia Tindley (HBT) and others drive to the lakes on Sunday Scafell Pike Trail marathon.
The Scafell race climbs England’s highest peak from Keswick via some beautiful trails. The race is the trial for the World Mountain and Trail Running Long Course Championships in Thailand next November.
After his recent win in Iceland, Andy hopes his move to the longer distance of 27 miles and 1,800 meters of altitude will be a success. Georgia competed in the 2019 World Trials Championships over a similar distance and incline.
Good luck to all the athletes battling over the hill and trails this weekend.
With thanks to Gregor Nicholson and Angela Mudge
* The closing date for entries is August 18th for the West District Hill Running Championships in Luss on. The event is on Saturday, August 21st.
Enter here: https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=8510
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