Thursday, 3 November 2011

Jedburgh Running Festival

On Sunday 30th October, the 10th running of the Jedburgh Half Marathon and 10K races took place. Where approximately 1057 runners had registered to run both Half Marathon and 10K races. The festival had also included the Scottish National Wheelchair Championship race, which had started 10:30 am at Bonjedward. While the Half Marathon and 10K race had started from the centre of Jedburgh at 11.00 am.

The route serves both races, which leads the runners out of the beautiful market town of Jedburgh, following Scotland’s major trunk roads the A68 and A698.
There are five water stations on the Half Marathon route and three water stations on the 10k route.
For further information about the running festival including Race Results, Route, Gradient Profile and Runner’s Information, please visit the following web link;
To summarise, the atmosphere during the festival was electrifying where both races was being played out by the Jedburgh Royal British Legion Pipe Band. Just like most races either being Road, Trail or Fell.  The competition from other runners was fierce and to coincide with this, the course was fast, tough and including several long gradients. Where runners where pushing to achieve there PB “Personal Best” finishing time.
This was an enjoyable and memorable event, where my family, friends and myself look forward to competing again in next year’s running festival. So why don’t you!
For further information about the pretty Scottish boarder market town of Jedburgh, please visit the following web link;

“Keep on Running”
  Darren Barnes
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