Still time to enter Perth’s 10k event
The organisers, who would prefer advance bookings for Sunday’s event, are also bracing themselves for many more participants signing up on the day encouraged by the GB goldrush in Beijing.
Yesterday, Councillor Bob Ellis said: “It’s very important the Fair City of Perth has a race such as this and, with many other sporting event timberland boots s which take place during the year, we are continually in timberland boots the spotlight.
“Hopefully, this will bear fruit when the 2012 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Committee are looking for training venues along with competing countries.”
The change of route should please runners as they leave the George Duncan Athletics Track at 1pm next Sunday and follow the route in front of Jeanfield Swifts Football Ground and then the tarmac path alongside the Rive timberland boots rs Tay and Almond to the top of Ruthvenfield Place.
At that point runners run round the triangle, back to the top of the North Inch where they will follow the Tay until the end of the golf course. Then it’s straight over to Bell’s Sports Centre and back to the Athletics Track, passing the cottages at the back of St Columbus School.
Registration starts at 11.30am at the Athletics Track. Pre entries are 6 if you are affiliated, 8 for non affiliated runners and it’s 10 to enter on the day.
Runners all receive a medal and a goodie bag at the finish.
The Fun Run will start again at the Track and timberland boots follow a route down to the North Inch, doing a full circuit before coming back to the Track. This event will cost 1.
This run is an opportunity for individuals and clubs of all kinds to raise funds for a charity or their own organisation.
Bob said: “There’s still plenty time to take part. In the past some of the 10k runners have even used this to warm down they must be mad!
“Going back to the 10k race, there will be runners from near and far, runners who will be running their first time in a 10k and running in the Perth 10k for the first time. But we have one gentleman who has run in every single Perth 10k. Doug Hooper, who is a very sprightly 80 year old this year does not intend to hang up his running shoes, and is really looking forward to this event. I say, well done Doug, and I’m sure everyone will be cheering him on.”