Athletics Club announces virtual racing for younger athletes

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Virtual racing for Lochaber Athletics Club’s younger runners over two races can be completed on any dates that suit until September 30.

For 15 years and under and under 13s, the first race is 5 km over the Nevis Range on the
Park Run route.

The start is at the far side of the Nevis Range car park on the wide trail running up to the North Face car park, turn right after 2 km on to the narrow boardwalk trail, over the bridge, turn right and follow the trail to the pony field and hole in the wall, over the next bridge and turn right on to Mackenzie trail and up to the high wires, keep on rough ground on the right side of the car park up to the main trail, turn left and back to the start.

The second race is the same course but in reverse. Those aged 11 yearss and younger run over a 3.5 km course. Follow the same Parkrun course bu turn right after 2 km at the bottom of the steep hill and taking the shortcut to the pony field and hole in the wall and follow Mackenzie trail back to the high wires and start.

The second race is the same course but reverse route turning left after the pony field/hole in the wall. Runners are asked to watch out for and give way to other trail users.

This is a participation challenge and rusty runners can jog or walk sections if they have to. Runners should be accompanied by a parent or parent nominated support.

Send times for both races to jamestreasurer1@gmail.com The names of all
finishers will be placed in a hat and the winners for prizes will be drawn at random from that.

Give it a go and get your running year going in style.

  • Lochaber Athletic Club training for 9 to 15 year olds has started again on Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm at Claggan Park. Training is given by Scottish Athletics accredited coaches and covers running, jumping and throwing events.

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Lochaber Athletics Club has virtual races for junior runners.

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