MOK run entries will go fast

Mok run Kintyre 2014

It is the racing event everyone wants to be part of. Entries for last year’s MOK half marathon and 10k in Campbeltown were snapped up within 24 hours.

There are some extra places this year, but those wanting to take part in the Sunday, May 24 event are urged to be on the starting line when entries open online on January 2.

Elaine McGeachy, one of the MOKRUN organisers, said: ‘We expect entries to be snapped up just as fast as last year. There will also be no reserve list, so there

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Records fall at Mid Argyll Triathlon

triathlon mid argyll

It was damp and dreich but the Mid Argyll Triathlon produced some stunning performances, with new records being set and personal performances exceeding expectations.

In total there were 138 athletes who took up the multi-sport challenge, which included a 500m swim, 20km bike and 6.5km run, and it was a Kilmartin man who took fi rst place with a time of 1:04:02.

For the full report, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 3 2014, also online at

Community spirit shines through Inveraray gala

inveraray fun run and fire station open day

The community spirit of Inveraray folk shone threw the torrential rain as the royal burgh hosted its annual gala.

The event saw hardy youngsters don their trainers and raincoats and compete in the Inveraray Fun Run, which had events for toddlers, children, parents and pensioners.

A warm cuppa and cake however awaited the hardy souls later at the fire station which hosted an open day to coincide with the gala day fun.

See our two-page picture spread in the Argyllshire Advertiser

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Jail breaking record at Inveraray


The Inveraray Jail Break race record was smashed at the weekend as Michael Deason finished the 7.3km, 236m climb and descent in just 26 minutes 23 seconds.

A Shettleston Harriers runner, he finished almost three full minutes ahead of the next competitor.

The annual event on Sunday saw runners of all ages taking part in the three simultaneous races – The Inveraray Jail Break, Inveraray Junior Jail Break and Kids in the Run.

For all the details, top results and more photos, see the Argyllshire

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Pupils help each other in Lochgilphead fun run

Lochgilphead Joint campus fun run

Tots, teenagers and teachers donned their running shoes last Friday as Lochgilphead Joint Campus hosted its annual Fun Run.

The event, which raises cash for Sport Relief, saw about 400 students, teachers and volunteers run distances of one mile, three kilometres and five kilometres.

For more photos see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 28 2014, also available on line at

Crinan Puffer run passed to MACPool

Stuart Owen and Matthew Watkis

RUNNERS in Mid Argyll have reason to celebrate as the Scottish Sea Farms Crinan Puffer committee has agreed to Mid Argyll Community Pool taking on the running of the event.

The new arrangement secures the future of the Puffer – a popular 8.5mile run along the length of the Crinan Canal – and provides a valuable fundraising opportunity for community owned MACPool.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 14 2014, also available on line at <a href="

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Courageous Vivienne on the run!


Courageous Vivienne Kerr of Kilmichael Glassary, who is battling a life-threatening lung illness, has raised more than £3,000 by running 20km.

Find out how Vivienne and her friends pulled toegther to raise the funds in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 15 2013, also available on line at

Towpath investment makes canal path easier to use


A £157,000 investment in the towpath of the Crinan Canal has made ‘one of the world’s most beautiful shortcuts’ much easier to walk, run and cycle.

The money was used to resurface a 1,200m stretch of the towpath between Dunardry and Cairnbaan with a robust, all-weather path.

Read the full details in the Argyllshire Advertiser, June 21 2013 and on line at

Ardfern firefighters run through New York


Three firefighters from Ardfern ran three miles through New york last week and raised more than £4,000 for charity. Continue reading Ardfern firefighters run through New York

Run a mile for Sport Relief in Mid Argyll


Time is running out to be a part of The One Show 1000,and Sport Relief is asking the  people of Mid Argyll to represent their area and enter now. Continue reading Run a mile for Sport Relief in Mid Argyll

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