Loch Rannoch Marathon Runners

Lochside Running At Its Best

One of Perthshire's best-loved events makes its return this October...

Another race, another two year wait! This time it's the turn of the Run Scotland Rannoch Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K which will return to the race calendar on 16 October.

The Loch Rannoch Marathon has pedigree, going back to the 1980's when it was the course of the Scottish Championships. Race organisers, Run Nation, revived the race in 2015 and it has since re-established itself on the UK running scene and is a bucket list event for many marathon runners.

Boasting one of the most scenic marathon routes in the UK, the Rannoch Marathon gets underway from the starting line in the heart of Kinloch Rannoch. Surrounded by lush hillsides and beautiful countryside at all times, the course takes runners around the outskirts of the 10 mile loch, occasionally heading into the heart of the landscape, and passing famous monuments such as the ancient Bridge of Gaur.

Running alongside Loch Rannoch's beautiful southern shores is sure to be an unforgettable racing experience. Whether runners are looking to step up their mileage or to hit a new PB, this out-and-back route is a perfect test of endurance. And with a 10K option on the Saturday to get the weekend started and a half marathon option on the Sunday, this festival of running has a distance for everyone.

When the event was last staged in 2019 Rich Myers claimed first place in the Marathon in a time of 2:50:30 while Nicola MacDonald of Metro Aberdeen Running Club was the first female in 2:57:11.

In the Half Marathon, Dundee Hawkhill Harrier, James Donald, won in 1:11:54 while Keren MacPherson was first women home in 1:34:06. Jjohan Schagerlåås was 10K victor in 36:56 and Mary McCutcheon of Giffnock North AC was the first women in 40:37.

You can benefit from 20% off all races if you enter during the month of August - simply use code SUMMER20 to claim your discount.

If you'd like to know more about you can visit the event website here.

Image: Run Nation

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