Monday, 10 March 2008

Next Berneray 10K race: 19th July 2008

There's probably few 10 kilometre races in the world where participants have a good chance of not passing a pedestrian, or encountering a car. Berneray has one such race, which is becoming one of the featured events of the annual Berneray week.

Here's a few pictures (by Cassandra MacLean and Andrew Ross) of last years 10k, which was part of the 25th Berneray week.

First, the start:


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...then two people finishing and collecting their mars bar:


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...and Ian, the winner:


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It's not a totally competitive event. While some race, or go for a personal best time, others have a pleasant jog around and look at the scenery - of which there is lots for the whole route.

Part of the course involves crossing the cockle bay at the south end of Berneray:


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Plus, there's a fair bit on Berneray machair itself:


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So if you want to do a 10 kilometre race this summer, but fancy a crowd-free, traffic free course with plenty of scenery, then here's the details:

Race logistics for 2008

Date: Saturday 19 July 2008
Start time: 2pm start
Start and Finish Point: Berneray Community Hall
Registration: 1pm to 1.45pm
Contact: Andrew Ross

1 comment:

  1. Chariots of fire, Berneray style at Silversprite24 August 2008 at 21:48

    [...] the only one; several other residents have been puffing their way around, to get in shape for the Berneray 10K race across machair and beach this summer. This takes place on Saturday 19th July, giving people [...]

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