Ormidale 10K race under starter’s orders

More than 70 runners will take part in this year's Arran Ormidale 10k.

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More than 70 runners will take to the roads of Brodick on Sunday for the 30th anniversary run of the Isle of Arran Ormidale 10k.

A record 67 runners have signed up online, with more expected on the day and although some rain is forecast conditions look favourable for the event.

The race starts at Ormidale Park at noon and will take runners on a fairly flat course up Knowe Road and out past the castle to Merkland Point at the north end of Brodick Bay.


The race is restricted to runners 16 years and over and registration on the day starts at 11pm.

With the race being held on public roads, it needs about a dozen marshals to alert traffic and assist runners. Anyone who can help should contact organiser Tommy Gilmore on 302293 or 302246.

Police on Arran have asked drivers to bear in mind that there will be runners on the road between noon and 1.30pm, and to be aware there will be some traffic hold ups during the event.