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Roon the Toon 10k elite places; Inverness hosts Campus 5k

Monday 19th July 2021

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Kilmarnock Harriers are pleased to confirm the Roon the Toon 10k is taking place next month – on Sunday 22 August.

There remain a couple of hundred places available at £16 for scottishathletics members with considerable planning underway around ‘waves’ to meet Covid-19 protocols on the day.

With road running opportunities having been limited, we’re pleased to ‘advertise’ on behalf of Kilmarnock Harriers that elite athletes can apply for complimentary places if they meet the following standards (over the past couple of years)

Women: under 36 minutes

Men: under 31 minutes

Competitors must be 15 years or older on the day. Wheelchair race is taking place, too, as well as team races in the main 10k race (teams of three).

Elite athletes seeking a free place should email john.gebbie@btinternet.com

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Mhairi Maclennan (centre) celebrates success at the Lindsays National XC in 2020 – holds the Campus 5k women’s best (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Campus 5K on our Event section

After an enforced break last year, Inverness’s prestigious Campus 5K returns to the Highland capital on Friday night (23 July).

The programme at the Inverness campus of the University of the Highlands and Islands comprises two races – an open event followed by an elite contest, with a 17:30 cut off.

This year’s Campus 5K is being run as a fundraiser for the Kyniska Advocacy charity which supports women in sport and was founded by local athlete, Scotland internationalist Mhairi MacLennan who holds the women’s record at 16:39.

The men’s  record of 14:42 is held by Kenny Wilson of Moray Road Runners.

With thanks to Charles Bannerman

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Tags: Campus 5K, Inverness, Kenny Wilson, Kilmarnock Harriers, Mhairi Maclennan, Roon the Toon, Roon the Toon 10K

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