Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Kirkintilloch Half Marathon

This new half marathon is taking place on October 9 2011, which runners can enter on line at EntryCentral. The direct link is http://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?raceID=101212

The inaugural Neil McCover Memorial race is being held on the roads around Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire. The race is being supported by the local council and Strathclyde Police. The course was previously used by the Luddon Half Marathon in the 1980s, and at that time generated some of the fastest times in Scotland, including two of the top 20 all time best performances over this distance.

The race limit has been set at 1500 and we are encouraging runners of all abilities to consider taking up the challenge of competing in the race. There are special prizes for 'novice' half-marathoners, as well £2000 of prize money.

Neil McCover was the chair of Kirkintilloch Olympians and competed in road races, duathlons and triathlons. He was a highly respected Superintendent in Strathclyde Police and was tragically killed in a cycling accident in October 2010 whilst training with colleagues.

Come along and help make this a memorable race.