It is now only 2 days until the inaugural Tilli 10k!  The event is a complete sell out and it is no longer possible to enter or swap names on entries.

Starting and finishing in Tillicoultry, the route traverses the traffic free Devon Way railway path to Dollar, returning the same way. Further details on the course below.

To ensure all is in order we will be operating per UK Athletics rules and under a Scottish Athletics permit.  Below is a reminder of the information already available on EntryCentral.

Registration

Registration will be open in the Devonvale Hall, Tillicoultry, FK13 6NS, from 9.00am on race day.

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Here you can collect your race number, use the toilet facilities, get changed, and leave your bag (at your own risk). There are no showers unfortunately. Registration will close at 10.15am sharp.

The hall has no car park, but you will find ample parking nearby, so please park courteously.

Race start

The real bonus of our event is the fact the start line is just 75-metres from the door of the hall. Both the start and finish will be at the same point on the small road to the right of the Devon Way facing Dollar direction. In any case, this will be signposted on the day.

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A pre-race briefing will take place at 10.25am to which all competitors must attend.

The race starts at 10.30am.

Race course

The course, for the most part, follows the Devon Way from Tillicoultry to Dollar and back. To avoid a dead turn, and allow you to keep the momentum going,  you will come off the Devon Way in Dollar for a 1km loop, before re-joining and heading homeward to Tillicoultry.

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Apart from two wee sections of hardpack gravel at either end, the route is tarred wide pathway, and for all intents and purposes is flat, sheltered and traffic free.

This means it’s a fast one, so as such we have had Scottish Athletics accurately measure out 10km. Your result will therefore be valid toward national ranking statistics. However, the event is open to all, and if pace is not your thing, then you’ve got the lovely Devon River valley to enjoy, as well as views of the Ochil hills.

A water station will be provided at 4.5km where you leave the Devon Way. You’ll get a second chance of a drink when you pass this station again at 5.5km in the opposite direction.

To ensure the safety of competitors, the route will be marshalled at key points throughout, and we’ll be operating a lead bicycle and a last runner sweeper. Please follow any instructions marshals give.

Please note also that the Devon Way is a popular walking path and we will not have exclusive use of it for the race. Therefore please be aware of other users, especially those with dogs, and remain courteous as this is a right of way. We will post advance notice of the race for path users to try and lessen the effects on race day. As it is an out and back course it is advised that you run on the left hand side of the path to avoid other competitors.

Race finish

On finishing, all competitors will receive water and bananas. Please ensure you keep the finish line area clear so race marshals have a clear line of sight to those still sprinting in. Results will be available as soon as possible in the hall, so please bear with us and don’t pester the timekeeper!

Post race

We plan to have hot drinks and soup available for all participants in the hall from 11.15am, so please do come along even if you don’t think you’re a prize winner.

All being well, place results will be physically posted up for the majority of competitors before the prize giving. Full results and times will be found on the PH Racing Club website later in the day.

We will have an extensive prize list covering the first three places, male and female, in the following age categories:

Junior 15 – 17

Senior 18 – 39

Vet 40 – 49

Vet 50 – 59

Vet 60 – 69

Vet 70+

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Andrew Wright, Race Director