Runners eager to take part in organised race after six-month wait for rules to relax

Road runners got off to a good start this morning in the Back to Basics 10K held over a ‘well-tried and accurately measured course’ starting at Benromach Distillery.

A pilot event was held over the same route in December with all Covid protocols in place, but the pandemic has delayed plans for a second race till now.

Race organiser Paul Rogan said: “This has been a long time coming. We had a great first race in December before things closed down again and we thought we would be OK to have the next one a month ago.

“However restrictions hadn’t lifted far enough by then so we had to cancel, and then we also had to survive the scare of Moray being held in Level 3 for that extra time before we could give this weekend’s event the go-ahead.

“But this time it’s for real and we are just so pleased at being able to get racing going again in the North.”

The next race in the series is due to take place on Sunday 4 July.

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