I decided to run all my races this year for the charity Visibility I decided to do it as they supported my 2 cousins you lost their sight when they were in their 30s. So far this year I have ran Nairn 10km, the D33 Ultramarathon and I just ran Elgin 10km at the weekend.
On the 6th April I intend to run Lochaber Marathon, then the weekend after I will be running The Glenlivet 10km.
I thought I would tell you about my Elgin 10km race. This was held on Mothers Day and initially it was thought we might have a low entry, but fortunately we had a good turnout of runners on the day, there was also a 3km fun run for ages 9+, this is to encourage children to get involved and also to allow those people who have just started running to experience a race.
The race starts in Cooper Park, and when you start you run towards and around Elgins 13th Century Cathedral,
a magnificent start to the race, once past that the route takes you out into the country in a loop, at around 3 miles you turn offroad to an old railway line, where you run up towards Spynie Palace, around a cone and back to the road, once back on the road you head back into the town, and finish where you started. Sunday was a beautiful day and it was hot out on the course, it appeared everyone enjoyed themselves and I think the children in the 3km race enjoyed the creme eggs they got at the end.
I will write another report when I have competed Lochaber but if you want to donate to Visibility, you can do so here.