It’s nearly 10k & Half Marathon weekend, and already it’s set to be another record breaker as we look forward to welcoming this year’s competitors.
Tiree 10k & Half Marathon: Saturday 29th April – start time 2pm on Sorobaidh beach
• Biggest start line ever assembled with 375 runners entered
• More clubs represented than ever before
• Charity runners raising funds for Tiree Play Park
• Team Skipinnish taking on the 10k & HM course
• The legendary 10k dance with Crackin’ Craic
It’s set to be a great weekend, and this year the event has proved more popular than ever. So much so that it’s now completely full! We’ve squeezed people in, and filled cancellations, but we still have a waiting list of nearly 100 runners! Who’d have thought running into a headwind was so popular! Thanks everyone who’s entered and good luck with your final preparations.
As the event is full we won’t be taking any entries on the day except for the kids’ events. For anyone who’s missed out please do come and support the runners or join the event crew, it’s still a fun day out and your cheering will be hugely appreciated!
Kids’ events: Enter on the day – registration from 10am, races start at 1pm 10k & Half Marathon – event full so no entry on the day
Evening dance: Tickets available on the day from An Talla
Tiree’s Adventure Play Park: The event is raising funds for the development of the park at Crossapol.
Our visiting team of charity runners are also collecting sponsors for this project, and it’s already proved to be a lovely way for our visitors to contribute to community life on Tiree. We’re pleased to support this project and we’ll also hold a raffle in the evening to add to this fund. Any prizes gratefully received.
Event Crew: As always, the event is made possible by the people that help on the day, so if you can spare a few hours on the Saturday please do come and join the crew. Let us know and we can get you in the team.
Road safety and convenience: After the 2pm start on the beach, there will be lots of runners on the road to Hynish, and back around through Balinoe, Heylipol, Sandaig, Kilkenneth and Moss. There are course maps on the Tiree Fitness website, and we’d just ask all drivers to be extra vigilant, and also for your own convenience if it’s possible to avoid travel during 2-4pm you’d stand a better chance of avoiding hold ups. But the roads are of course open, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Find out more: Join the Facebook group and keep an eye on the Tiree Fitness website for further updates and news. Any enquiries can be made to Will at Tiree Fitness. Contact Will on 07867 304640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.tireefitness.co.uk
12 years of the Tiree 10k & Half Marathon – remember when…..
• We woke to thick snow last year just before the event
• The pipe band marched the course in sweltering heat
• Bride & Groom teams ran the 10k and finished with a dip in the sea
• Trail West made a name for themselves at their first gigs
• The buses took everyone over to Hough and Balevullin for the start
• The 31 minute 10k!!!
• Local man Owain Williams finally got to the top of the podium and won the half marathon
It’s been an amazing 12 years of doing these events – thank you everyone who helps, and we look forward to more record breaking later this month.