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300912  Linlithgow 10K race-Start.
300912 Linlithgow 10K race-Start.

It’s that time of year again when hundreds of people pound the streets in the Linlithgow 10K but this year the route takes a different course.

With only weeks to go before the big day - September 29 - spaces are filling up for the race which this year soared to 800 entrants due to popular demand.

Both athletes and non-runners are encouraged to join the pack that starts in Linlithgow High Street and finishes at the Peel, in the race that has run for the past 20 years.

But this year, changes have been made with chip timing, which will allow for more accurate race times, and a diversion from the traditional route. Due to Bonnytoun House being sold a few months ago, the race will no longer run through the gardens, but go along one side of Blackness Road, with temporary traffic lights put in place.

Entry forms and more information is available at www.linlithgowac.org.uk as well as details on who has already entered for this year.

Race secretary said: “You can now see if your pals have entered, and what people always ask - has Paul Sorrie entered? He’s been a winner a few times and always has a target on his back!”

The Junior Fun Run (1.5k) also takes place on Sunday, September 29, at 2.35pm, with entry forms available from the website.

The Linlithgow 10K starts at 2.30pm, but race numbers and timing chips must be collected between 12pm and 1.30pm at the Race HQ in Linlithgow Burgh Halls at The Cross. Motorists should note there will be minor delays while the event is in progress.

The Linlithgow 10K and Fun Run is organised by Linlithgow Athletics Club, and all money raised goes help fund the work the club does in promoting and providing opportunities for athletics in the community.