Runners set to Scurry on East Coast as race action returns
Scottish racers have two REAL world events to look forward to Sunday and on 14 August
Excitement is building for a select group of runners on the East Coast who will be taking part in a REAL race on Sunday (25 July). Scurry to the Sea (STTS) is a 12 mile run from the Pentlands to Musselburgh taking in some of Edinburgh's finest views.
"STTS starts with a short hill run to the top of Allermuir from Hillend then it's downhill all the way! The route is a great mix of cross country, urban orienteering and road running while navigating your way to the sandy beach finish at Musselburgh.
The Scurry Events team will then be focusing on the eagerly anticipated Scurry2Bridges on 14 August which will see teams of runners journeying 100 miles from Dundee to Edinburgh using the best routes that the Kingdom of Fife has to offer and featuring two of Scotland's most famous landmarks - the Tay and Forth Road bridges.
Organiser Peter Ness is delighted to be staging race action again on Sunday and at Scurry2Bridges: "Next month's Scurry2Bridges is set to be special. It's essentially a relay for teams of 4 (although there are solo spots for the hardiest of ultra runners) across the 100 miles from the Dundee Riverside through St Andrews to finish along the Forth at Silverknowes.
"Potential runners have been asking what's involved and can I do it? My reply is – can you run 10k comfortably in under an hour? Could you run four 10ks in a day? If the answer is yes to those questions and you've got three pals then don't hold back. This is one you will remember especially given all that's been happening for the last 18 months.
"Relay races have become very popular in the States and a few have started down south but they have still to catch on in Scotland. This will be a fun challenge to share and it's the perfect way to reconnect with running friends, family and colleagues."
Scurry2Bridges is a major logistical challenge and over 65 marshals – who will earn contributions towards local community groups – will be in place along the route. And what a route! Dundee riverside, the iconic East Neuk and Forthside stretches are just some of the highlights.
If you are interested in taking part in the 2021 Scurry2Bridges you can use the code S2BRUNABC25 for £25 off a team entry.
Image courtesy: Scurry Events