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The Strat­hearn Marathon, Perthshire

Race di­rec­tor Cathy Til­brook guides you along this road marathon through ru­ral Perthshire ‘The race, which was first staged in 2012, is or­gan­ised by Strat­hearn Har­ri­ers club,’ says Til­brook. ‘It’s got some nice quirky touches that make it a bit dif­fer­ent. For in­stance, run­ners can re­quest the Com­rie Pipe Band that are here on the day to play their favourite tune on parts of the course. It’s a hilly route through farm­land and past a few vil­lages and set­tle­ments. But de­spite about 450m of climb (mostly in the first 13 miles), some run­ners do achieve their Good for Age Lon­don Marathon qual­i­fy­ing time here. The feed­back we get al­ways in­cludes com­ments on the beau­ti­ful views on the route and how friendly the event feels.’ *The 2018 race is on June 10. Visit strat­hearn­har­ri­ers.org.uk

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