Road running


With the arctic conditions showing no signs of letting up, Forfar Road Runners members are making the most of limited training opportunities with the best and safest runs ‘off-road’.

The new snowfalls have provided additional cushioning in the event of a fall but are concealing icy and rutted tracks underfoot.

When events are cancelled, as has been the case recently, an alternative date isn’t always possible.

The Nigel Barge Memorial 10k has been rescheduled, as has the East District x-country championships, which have been moved to Livingston this Saturday as part of the League x-country fixture.

The Devil’s Burden Hill relay in Falkland is on January 22, with the Haddo House x-country meeting on January 23.

Forfar Road Runners host the multi-terrain half marathon on February 6, with the Carnethy Hill race of February 12, Cupar five-mile road race on February 26 and the third x-country series event in Aberdeen on February 27.

In March the Smokies Ladies ten-mile race is in Arbroath on March 6, with the Gartmorn six-mile road race in Alloa on March 13, as is the Inverness half marathon.

More race details can be obtained from Club secretary, Ron Milne, on 01307 468293 or from the website -