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Helensburgh 10K

Length
10.1 Kms
Elevation gain
79.7 m
Max elevation
21.1 m
Difficulty
***
Rating
***
Type
Loop
Route id
528
Main road
0 Kms
Country road
0 Kms
Dirt road
0 Kms
Dirt path
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Trail
0 Kms
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Directions to start point
Cost :
When :
First half of May
Length:
10.08 Kms
Start :
Outside the local school, Hermitage Academy.
End :
Back at the start
Style :
Loop
Size :
1200

In recent years this race has not been full.

Elevation :
79.7 m
Max Elevation :
21.1 m
Entry opens
Around January
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RACE DESCRIPTION - Helensburgh 10K
Getting In
There are generally lots of places available on this race which wasn't always the case when it was the first race in the 4 race Poloroid series.
Getting there
Good rail links from Glasgow and beyond. Get off at Craigendoran and the race start is just a 5 minute walk away.
There is a lot of parkign at the school but this fills up quickly, but there is lots of on street parking on the other side of the main road. Best not to park on the same side as the school as the race goes along these streets.
Expo
No
Pre-run
No
Race day
Turn up 15 minutes before the race starts and you are good to go.
The initial part of the race has lots of turns as you go through the small housing estate and a very small hill. Once at the top of the hill you are on the straight for the next few KMs starting by running under the brdige for the West Highland line.
The race stays on King street for
1.5 Kms
with part of it running on the pavement, not so good. Just after the police station the race heads uphill one block before turning left onto the lovely Argyle Strees. Shame the race is run after the blossom is out. You are on this straight run until the
4 Kms
mark where you head up to Rhu road higher. This is all nice and almost flat running.
A bit of downhill takes you down to the river Clyde past the
5 Kms
mark and the water stop. From there you are 1KM back to Argyle Street and retracing your route for the last
4 Kms
.
The finish
Given the size of the event this is a really nice, welcoming and relaxing finish area. There feels like lots of space to meet friends, get your medal and water.
Well done Helensburgh, a great 10K.
Where to stay
Generally travel to the venue on the night of the race.
There are no directions logged for this route. This is normal if the route is a race.
Almost midway
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Looking back along Montrose Street
Returning
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Heading along east Argyle Street
Finish area
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A runner coming up to the finish line
Finish area
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The finish line, just before the start of the race.
Finish area
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At the local school
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