The Scottish 5K Road Champs are happening on a Friday evening in early May in Edinburgh – and entries are now open.
Silverknowes Esplanade has been a regular venue for this championship event in recent years and the race, which is organised by Run and Become, has a reputation for delivering fast times over a flat course.
This year it will take place on Friday 4 May and entries are open at £12 and £10 for scottishathletics members.
The race forms part of the scottishathletics Road Race Grand Prix with the 10-Mile Champs a month earlier at the Tom Scott Road Races in Motherwell.
The Run and Become Sri Chinmoy 5km road race at Silverknowes is quite simply acknowledged as one of the most competitive in depth short road races in the Scottish calendar.
Whatever your standard, the momentum of this event from start to finish line seems to bring the best out of everyone and gets the adrenaline flowing. Whether you are challenging for national medals, or intent on lowering that recent or longstanding PB, this race will offer the opportunity that you are looking for. Entry limited to 600 runners.
Last year, the 2017 Scottish championship gold medals went to Kris Jones of Dundee Hawkhill/Swansea in 14.31 and Annabel Simpson of Fife AC in 16.43.
The course records are held by Callum Hawkins at 14.17 from 2015 and Maddie Murray at 16.07 from 2016.
Callum Hawkins and Sarah Inglis – race winners in 2015 when Callum set a course record