Run Banchory

New Half For Banchory

Run Banchory is back, and with a new distance on offer…

If you fancy an escape to the country this summer, then head to Aberdeenshire, Banchory to be precise as there is a new half marathon in town and it's bound to be a good one! The Run Banchory Race Committee has announced that the new half marathon multi-terrain trail event will run in addition to the 10K race at this year's event.

Taking place at King George V Park on 28 August both distances take place predominately in the scenic Scolty/Blackhall forest area. Organsisers say that each race will cater for all running abilities but will 'definitely be a a good test of stamina and skill'.

The terrain is 50/50 mix of tarmac and forestry road with only a few metres at the start and end being on grass. The forestry track is mainly hard packed with land rover trails at the initial entrance of the route so trail shoes and standard supported running shoes are more than adequate. The elevation gain is approximately 161 metres with the maximum elevation gain being 191 metres - there will be a water station at the half-way point of the route as runners come to the end of the hilly elevation!

This is a fantastic community event so the juniors are certainly not left out. There will be a 1K run for school pupils P1-7 and a 2.5K run for secondary pupils S1-S4. Both runs will take place in the grounds of the King George V Park and the surrounding area and there will be medals, refreshments and a great community atmosphere!

If you'd like to know more about the event visit SB Fitness website or click here to enter.

Image: Dave Cowe Photography

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