In 2022 the Killearn 10k has a new route.
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To COVID-proof the 10k we took an early decision to remove the need for indoors registration, and we moved the start line to Killearn park because this gave us the flexibility to have staggered start if we had to implement physical distancing. Thankfully we don’t need to.
The exciting news is that this move to the park means the Killearn 10k now has a chip start as well as a chip finish. So, you now get a personal start time instead of a gun start.
To facilitate exiting the park we will ask runners to self-select their position in the starting line-up. There will be markers for people who expect to get a sub-40 minute, 41-50 minutes, 51-60 minute and 61+. Please position yourself appropriately and let the potential front runners take the front line. This will help us manage the crowd crossing the start timing pad and also the exit out of the park.
Actually, it doesn’t matter where you position yourself because your time will start when you cross the timing pad, so you could be the last person to leave the park and still win! It does, however, allow our faster entrants the best opportunity, and being in the right group can help everyone psychologically!
The 10k will start in Killearn park, running up past the Old Kirk and turning left into The Square. Runners will follow The Square round to the Buchanan Monument, turning right onto Main Street, past the ‘old’ start line. From this point the route is the same as previous years. Runners will head down Main Street and out of Killearn, turning left up to High Lettre Farm to join the Pipe Track. On the Pipe Track runners head south in the direction of Strathblane, past Dumgoyne before turning and retracing their steps along the Pipe Track.
Running past the top of the High Lettre Farm track, continuing across grassland and into Ibert Wood, runners join Ibert Road to return to the village. At the bottom of Ibert Road the route turns right up Main Street and left into The Square, finishing in the park. Please note that runners turn into The Square before the Buchanan Monument, they do not retrace the start.