Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dumfries Half

Dear Fellow Runners,
On Sunday September 26th 2010 Dumfries Running Club are proud to announce the 29th Dumfries Half marathon, one of the longest established road races in the country still organised by the same running club. The race kicks off with the skirl of the pipes at 11am at the Crichton campus on the edge of Dumfries and is an accurately measured, fully marshalled rural route that shows off the beautiful South West of Scotland at its best. The first third of the route is downhill towards the village of Bankend followed by a climb past halfway with stunning views of Criffel, a local landmark, and the final section is back via Kingholm Quay to the Macleod Pavilion where showers, changing, refreshments and a warm and friendly welcome will be available.
 
The Macleod pavilion (around one kilometre from the start) is where the prize giving will take place. Entries cost £12 for SAF members and £14 for others and entries will be available on the day at the Crichton for a £2 surcharge. Further details can be found on www.dumfriesrunningclub.org.uk  I look forward to seeing as many runners as possible on the 26th to help the Dumfries Half marathon continue to grow and develop
 
Stephen Mohan
Race Director
 
PS details on accommodation locally can be found on www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk