Running shoes on as race entries open

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Kintyre athletes who landed places in the area’s biggest running events should be warming up and preparing their training schedules.

Entries for the Kintyre Way Ultra and its associated events opened on January 6, a few days earlier than billed, and places for the Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon and 10k (MOKRUN) became available on Sunday January 9.

The beach was a challenging terrain for the runners.
The Kintyre Way Ultra is targeted at experienced athletes.

Both events cater for runners of all ages and abilities, with the MOKRUN offering junior races on Saturday May 28 ahead of the 10k and half-marathon distances for adults on Sunday May 29, and tickets for its popular post-race ceilidh are available for those aged under 12 as well as 12 and over.

And, in addition to the challenging 33-mile Kintyre Way Ultra marathon solo or relay on Saturday May 14, runners can this year take part in the eight-mile Friday Frolic around Machrihanish on the evening of Friday May 13.

For the first time, the Kintyre Way Ultra’s organisers have teamed up with The Great Carradale Canter committee to offer 5k and 10k races, with a 5k option for juniors, on Sunday May 15, to round off the three-day running festival.

To grab any remaining spots for the MOKRUN, visit; to sign up for the Kintyre Way Ultra, visit and to take part in the Great Carradale Canter, visit