Dumfries Harriers are delighted to stage the Doonhamer 10k which will start and finish in the beautifully refurbished Dock Park, beside the River Nith in Dumfries. The race will trace the pathways alongside the river and cross the river several times using the Buccleuch Street, Suspension and Kirkpatrick MacMillan Bridge.
Free yourself from the treadmill and enjoy trail running at its very best, high up in the rough and rugged hills of southern Scotland. Whatever distance you choose, MTAFs routes have got the lot; deserted country roads, stunning hillside single track, open moors and quiet woodland to explore these legendary trail running routes are some of the most picturesque and inspiring trails in Scotland. Naturally carved out by years of animal and shepherd passages, these are as rugged and challenging as they are beautiful and rewarding.
A flat and fast City Centre started 10km road race utilising some quieter roads to leave the city beofer a looped return.
The event uses a mixture of park paths and quiet country roads which are generally flat or gently undulating. The road surfaces are generally okay. Caution should be taken at all turns, paying attention to marshals wherever necessary. The route is officially measured 10km route using mainly park paths and quiet country roads.
For the first running (excuse the pun) of this event it was a success. Despite the early start there was a really good atmosphere at key spectator points and a decent crowd in the stadium as you crossed the finish line. Will be back again next year.
Only criticism would be that the drinks stations weren't spaced out well wit ha big gap between the first and second station.
Other minor thing would be that the fun run was a great idea but having it over 3hrs after the half and 10km started meant that 90% of the crowd had dispersed. Surely this could have taken place inside the stadium either before or even during the main event.
A brand new event from the organisers of Gelt Gladiator... (Obstacle run)As I have family from Carlisle, and the race finished in the stadium of Carlisle United, (the club I support), I was always going to do this race.The course started at the stadium and went into the city centre. Then through the Cathedral grounds and in front of the Castle, before going around the Castle into Bitts Park and along the river. The course then goes north out of the city along closed roads and country lanes. The final 2 miles are through Rickerby Park, across the river and a stadium finish at Carlisle United FC. Along the route were plenty of water stations with music playing and also a band on he route. The goody bag contained bananas, sweets, chocolate, tech tshirt and a fantastic medal.For those who like a PB, this could be a good course to chase it. For others, a very scenic route to enjoy.This is a race that I think will get bigger and better as the years go on - a great first event!
Kirkcudbright Academy Half Marathon and Beeches Run
36 St Mary St, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser
This is a festival of four events consisting of a half marathon distance Walk starting at 9:00am followed by the 1.2 mile Fun Run at 10.30am. The Half Marathon and 10K running events start at 11:00am. This event takes place in Scotland's artists' town of Kirkcudbright, located on the beautiful south coast of Dumfries & Galloway.