Trail Race Information

LOTHIAN RUNNING CLUB – DECHMONT LAW TRAIL RACE

TRAIL RACE INFORMATION 2024

Sunday 23 June 2024

10K Race, NEW 6.5K Race, and Junior 2.5K Race

Minimum age for 10Km entry is 17 years on date of race.
Minimum age for 6.5Km entry is 15 years on date of race.
Minimum age for Junior 2.5Km entry is 9 years on date of race.

ENTRIES NOW OPEN ON ENTRY CENTRAL

EARLY BIRD PRICE AVAILABLE UNTIL 29 FEBRUARY

 

Dechmont Trail Race

Dechmont Trail Race

The event takes place in Dechmont Law Park in Livingston, famous for the Robert Taylor Incident back in 1979!

As well as our regular 10K adult race, and 2.5K junior race this year we’re introducing a new 6.5K adult race for anyone new to trail racing, or would just prefer a shorter distance. The event will be licenced by Scottish Athletics and will be held under UKA rules. Copies of the UKA rulebook can be found here.

The course follows a scenic, undulating woodland trail, mostly on firm paths with some short tarmac sections.

Dechmont Woods

Dechmont Woods

The course is one of many created by Martin Hyman, a founding member of Lothian Running Club. There are other courses throughout Scotland including the Cockleroy Chaser and the World Mountain Running Championships.  No one route might claim to be The Martin Hyman Run and Martin’s modesty would have vetoed such a title. So we invite you to enjoy A Martin Hyman Run. The crucial question at the end is is “Did you enjoy it?”

Alien Stone, Dechmont Law

Alien Stone

The course also runs through Dechmont Law Park in Livingston, famous for the Robert Taylor Incident back in 1979! Whilst Robert walked along a forest path up the side of Dechmont Law with his dog, he reported seeing what he described as a “flying dome” hovering above the forest floor in a clearing.

We can’t promise you’ll see a “flying dome” on the day, but you never know – you may well bump into an alien!

FURTHER INFORMATION

You’ll find more information and a link to sign up on Entry Central. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at trail@lothianrunningclub.co.uk.

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THANK YOU

Thank you to the Woodlands Trust and West Lothian Council for allowing us to use their land.

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