|Date||Start||Place||OS Grid ref||Type|
|4 May 2016||5:30 p.m.||Linlithgow||NS 997 771||WEE|
Wednesday Evening Events
COME AND TRY IT!
No experience necessary – just come along on Wednesday evenings, anytime between 5.30pm & 7pm.
- Beginners and families welcome!
- All beginners under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
- Coaching available.
- £5 Adults
- £3 Juniors (Aged 20 and under)
- (Members £3 / £2.00)
- Yellow course (easy, 2km) suitable for age 5+ (accompanied).
- Orange course (medium, 3km) suitable for beginners age 13+.
- Green course (difficult, 5+km) suitable for adults.
Please check on this website for final details before you travel.
Registration/Start/Finish are located in the car park at St Ninians Way car park, Linlithgow (EH49 7HL). From the junction of the A803 and A706 in Linlithgow, follow the A706 (St Ninians Road) towards the north (direction Bo'ness). After 50m, turn right into St Ninians Way (signposted to the car park).
This is an urban event, so please note the following arrangements:
Participants should note various risks including road crossings, slippery steps/banks near the loch and car park crossings. Please also take care and show respect to other users of the Peel / High St (pedestrians, cyclists, dog walkers and swans). Participants take part at their own risk.
Unaccompanied children (under 16s) may not do the Long course as it includes busy road crossings. They may do the Short course (round the Palace parkland, this does however include crossing the Palace car park - which may have moving vehicles - and having to go past the swans) or the Medium course (round the Loch, includes running on a wide pavement for 50m next to busy Blackness Road and also crossing a car park). Parents are responsible for the safety of their children. Please note that the swans can be quite intimidating for young children.
Reports of indecent exposures at Linlithgow Loch
- Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following two incidents of indecent exposure on Tuesday 19th April.
- Parents may wish to accompany under-16s on the Medium course which goes round the loch
- Participant should carry a whistle to attract notice in the event of any repeats of these incidents
Long course - this has been planned to allow use of the traffic light pedestrian crossings located on the High Street, as there is likely to be busy traffic up to around 6pm. These are not obligatory crossing points but are strongly encouraged in order to avoid runners trying to cross through the daily Linlithgow afternoon traffic jam.
Long course - Although they may open during the event by other users, some gates are marked as uncrossable or out of bounds on the map in order to create route choices and fairness (gates may be opened/closed during the event) for the Long course. Please do not cross these gates/areas.
Please do not enter private gardens, driveways and entrance closes (marked in olive green on the map).
Toilets are available in an automated toilet adjacent to the car park (10p entry) or at Tesco (500m to the east) on the Blackness Road.
Registration is a public car park next to a playground, please be discreet when getting changed.
Courses close at 8pm prompt.
Food after the event available at West Port Hotel, approx 200m west of registration on the A803