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Round the Houses 10K

Still Time to Go Round the Houses

There is still time to enter this fast April 10K...

There's still time to enter what many have claimed is the fastest 10K race in the country, the Round the Houses 10K. Hosted by Falkirk Victoria Harriers, this year’s event will take place on Sunday, 14 April, starting and finishing at Grangemouth Stadium.

As in past years, the 2024 edition of the fast, flat road race will incorporate the Scottish Students 10K Road Championship as well as the SVHC and East District 10K Road Championships.

Organisers promise a flat, fast course enabling participants to chase a PB and the chance to run on the very same track that Commonwealth athletes have run on. You can also expect great spectator support at the Stadium and along the route. On completing the race runners will receive a re-usable shoe bag and an Easter treat.

Despite the route’s reputation for speed, this year’s participants will have to give it their all to beat the course records – and win an extra £50 in the process. The current marks have stood since 2019 and 2022 when set by Commonwealth bronze medallist Robbie Simpson (30.04) and Annabel Simpson (33.25) respectively.

The winner of the race will earn the Jim Dingwall Memorial Trophy, named after a longstanding member of FVH who died in 2005. During his career Dingwall ran for both Scotland and Britain, competed at the Commonwealth Games and in world cross-country championships, and medalled at the London Marathon. Born in 1949, Dingwall is considered one of the finest Scottish endurance runners of his generation – and the Round the Houses 10K winner’s trophy a fitting honour for him.

If you'd like to know more, visit the Round the Houses 10K website.

Image: Round the Houses 10K Facebook

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