Better Be Quick For Killearn!
June may seem far off at the moment, but if you want to run the Killearn 10K in 2023 you will need to be quick...
Entries opened last night for one of Scotland's 'quick-to-sell-out' races - the Killearn 10K Trail Race. And when we say sell-out, we mean it! The Killearn 10K is one of the highlights of the Scottish running calendar with places always going fast for this summer event which in 2023 will be held on 3 June around the picturesque Stirlingshire village.
Although classified as a trail run, organisers say the race is more multi-terrain in style with tarmac, forest path, farm track and open grassland all covered. The 2023 race will follow the same route as 2022, starting and finishing in Killearn Public Park. The route heads out through the village onto the historic pipe track, following along the foothills of Dumgoyne, returning via Ibert Road.
The event took place this year, with more than two years of frustration melting away in the sunshine. Finlay Finlay of Garscube Harriers is no stranger to Killearn 10K success after finishing fourth in 2019 and second in 2018, and he was literally streets ahead this year as he romped to victory in 35:53. The day was also a triumph for young Valencia Wright of Giffnock North, who won the women’ race in 39:34 and was fifth runner home overall.
The race was also a memorable day for Mark Gormley who commented on Facebook: "This is my second time running the Killearn 10K and I must say that I had a fantastic day. I thoroughly enjoyed the run, running through woodland with great views of the Blane Valley on the way out and the surrounding countryside and mountains on the way back including Ben Lomond. A big well done to all the runners,organisers,marshalls,helpers handing out medals and biscuits and cans of juice and the spectators."
If you'd like to know more then visit the Killearn 10K Trail Race website.
Image: Killearn 10K Trail Race Facebook