Sand sloggers will work off Christmas excess

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If the past two years are any indication Slog in the Sand runners may find a blazing Boxing day beach at Westport.

The annual Campbeltown Running Club, 10km race for athletes aged 15 and over, starts at 12pm sharp with entry on the day registration from 11am in the car park.  There are cash prizes. Refreshments for all are provided after the event.

Given kind weather it is a unique event against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic ocean.

It can sorely test a runner’s resolve both to keep moving particularly on the stony sections and splashing through the water, especially if it encroaches on the best course.

Gary Muir won last year’s men’s event. 25_c53slog11_Garymuir

Isle of Gigha teenager, Cara Gorman, 16, powered to the ladies title in 2016. 25_c53slog04_caragorman

Friendship is also to the fore at the slog. 25_c53slog03_finishing