Glen 10K no longer a hidden secret
Tay Fitness Events take two Top 3 Scottish 10K places in the Running Awards poll.
Race organisers Tay Fitness Events, the team behind the innovative Run Mhor races, have been recognised in the 2020 Running Awards with two of their events placed in the Scottish 10K category.
The Killin 10K, where the Tay Fitness story started in 2011, and now attracting a field of 1,000, came third while the dramatic Hidden Glen 10K, introduced to the Tay Fitness programme in 2017, topped the poll.
The Hidden Glen 10K is well-named as the race is located near the luxury Monachyle Mhor Hotel, which is situated at the end of a country road beyond Balquidder in rural Perthshire. The popular race features a scenic route with great vistas across Loch Voil, a piper at the race turning point and incomparable food options post-race.
Pete Waugh at Tay Fitness Events is delighted with the accolades. He told runABC Scotland: "We have been nominated in previous year's Running Awards but never before placed in the Top 3.
"Obviously we are over the moon to receive the recognition this year for our 10K events, particularly as the winners are decided via a public poll. All our events this year have been postponed/cancelled so far due to coronavirus but we are hopeful that winning the awards will help in our recovery next year. The Hidden Glen 10K, which topped the Scottish 10K category, now progresses to the UK wide final, with the award ceremony being in London in early October."
You can still vote in the National categories at the Running Awards website.
Pete Waugh added: “We are delighted to receive this public recognition for two of our most popular and long-standing events. We're incredibly lucky to have a brilliant team of loyal staff and volunteers, who all work tirelessly to bring it together on the day, we couldn’t do it without them. Representing Scottish events at the UK final is a great honour and to place in the Top 3 nationwide 10Ks would be incredible.”
Image courtesy: Tay Fitness Events