AFTER the excitement of the torch, and before the competition begins, runners from Strathearn and further afield can get into the Olympic spirit by taking part in the Crieff 10k on Sunday, July 8, at 11am.
This popular annual event is organised by Strathearn Harriers and is a multi-terrain race, over a scenic route starting from Morrison’s Academy sports ground at Dallerie.
The course goes over Laggan Hill past the Baird Monument and back along the banks of the River Earn and Lady Mary’s Walk.
Famous for its friendly atmosphere, beautiful setting and a great spread of food and refreshments for runners after the race, the Crieff 10k attracts entries from all across Scotland.
There are prizes for the winning runners in various categories, including fastest local male and female, and a memento for the first 300 entrants.
The Crieff 10k is open to runners aged 18 or over, and entry in advance online until Thursday, July 5, costs £12 (£10 for members of Scottish Athletics). Entry on the day from 9.30am to 10.45am will cost £14 (£12). Access to the parking area for the race is from Turretbank Road, opposite Taylor Park car park.
Junior One Mile Race
While the 10k race is underway, younger runners can take part in a junior 1 mile race for nine to 15 year olds, with prizes for three separate age categories and medals for the first 50 entrants. The junior race will start at 11.10am, and entry is on the day only, at a cost of £2.
With a competitive but friendly 10k for adults and a short but no doubt lively one mile race for youngsters, the event offers a great opportunity for some enjoyable exercise!
For online entry to the 10k and more info about the 10k and junior races, visit the Strathearn Harriers website at www.strathearnharriers.org.uk.