Popular Stirling 10k returns as 400 runners set to pound city streets

By Stirling Observer

Runners are set to pound the city streets as the Stirling 10k returns to the athletics schedule this weekend.

The popular annual race was cancelled last year due to the Covid pandemic. However, the organisers have this year pulled out all the stops to host the event.

Among those lining up at the start line will be Central AC duo, Dunblane Olympian Andy Butchart and Scottish 5000m champion Jamie Crowe, who will go head-to-head for the title.

The popular event will take place on Sunday along the fast, flat and scenic route which has been used in recent years and offers something to runners of all abilities, starting and finishing outside The PEAK.

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There are individual prizes for age groups from 15 up to 60+ and prizes for the first male and female teams . There is a limit of just 500 entries for the 10k.

Race director, Colin Sinclair, said: "We have almost 400 runners taking part in the Stirling 10K - the Scottish Athletics 10K Road championships. Stirling has hosted this for a number of years and we are looking forward to a strong field of runners completing the course on Sunday.

"We have done a huge amount of preparation in a short time and we will be working under unusual circumstances to protect volunteers and runners, but it's great to see the competition returning to the city."

It’ll be the 20th edition of the event which is due to get underway at 10.15am.

See Wednesday’s Stirling Observer for full results and photos.


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