Race is on for Crinan Puffer places

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The race is on to register for the next big event on Argyll’s athletic calendar.

Organisers of the Scottish Sea Farms Crinan Puffer, an eight mile, point-to-point race along the bank of the Crinan Canal, are looking for entrants for this year’s event on Sunday April 22.

The race, promoted by Mid Argyll Athletics Club, has been held as a fundraiser for Mid Argyll Community Pool since 2010, when the pool faced closure.

This year, runners have a chance to earn back their entry fee, by raising £55 or more for the swimming pool.

The race is held under UK Athletics Rules and is a Scottishathletics-licensed event.

There are five categories: juniors aged 16 – 17, seniors aged 18 – 39, veterans aged 40 – 49, super veterans aged 50 – 59, and vintage, aged 60+.

Many Kintyre athletes participated in last year’s event,  with Campbeltown Running Club’s Jennifer Martin coming first in the senior ladies’ race, and Stuart McGeachy, also of CRC, runner up in the senior men’s contest.

An event spokesperson said: ‘We look forward to welcoming race participants old and new this year.’

More details about this year’s event, including a timetable, can be found by visiting www.crinanpuffer.co.uk

Campbeltown's Stuart McGeachy, right, was runner up in the senior men's race in 2017.
Campbeltown’s Stuart McGeachy, right, was runner up in the senior men’s race in 2017.

Jennifer Martin, left, pictured with fellow CRC members, won last year’s senior ladies’ race. NO_c10puffer01

Campbeltown’s Stuart McGeachy, right, was runner up in the senior men’s race in 2017. NO_c10puffer02