Stena Drilling 10k
- Price £29 (£27 for Scottish Athletics Members)
- 14:00 on Saturday 27 April 2024
The Stena Drilling 10K takes you through some beautiful Highland scenery on the Balmoral Estate and will be clearly marked and well marshalled. The early part of the course is relatively fast on smooth tarmac, however from approximately 3.5K the course rises quite steeply up through the woods of Garmaddie for approximately 1.2K!
At the top of the famous “Hill” you will be met by the sound of the pipes before you enjoy the descent, which continues on the estate tracks for approximately 3K. Near the bottom of the hill there is a green footbridge, which needs to be negotiated with care.
After this the route descends further and joins the fast, smooth tarmac for the return section back to Balmoral Castle and the final 300 metres to the finish line gantry.
You are strongly advised not to wear racing shoes but use a sturdier training shoe with good cushioning instead. On the hill will slower runners / walkers please keep to the left leaving the right hand lane free for runners.
- Finisher's technical t-shirt
- Finisher's medal
- Electronic timing
- Downloadable finisher's certificate
- Free parking
- Event Village at the finish
- FREE admission to the grounds, gardens and exhibitions at Balmoral
How old must I be to compete?
When do entries close?
What is included in the entry fee?
Downloadable finisher’s certificate
Event Village at the finish
FREE admission to the grounds, gardens and exhibitions at Balmoral
Can I make changes to my entry?
Is it possible to enter on race weekend?
How do I know that my online entry worked?
Are there cut off times for the event?
The races are running races, not walking events.
It is expected that runners will finish within a reasonable time for each race to allow for the next race to take place and for us to gather in marshals from exposed locations.
5K – maximum finish time 1 hour
10K – Maximum finish time 2 hours
Duathlon – Maximum finish time 3 hours
15 Mile – Maximum finish time 3 hours
Please note these times are given as a guide only and it may on the day be necessary to clear the course earlier than expected.
Marshals will do their utmost to allow an athlete to complete the race as long as it is safe for the individual to continue. However it must be noted that past the maximum times above if it is still possible to allow an athlete to continue, marshals will be removed from the course for their own safely / comfort and the athlete will be continuing in the full knowledge that this is the case. The athlete accepts this responsibility as part of the main terms and conditions signed up to on entering the event.
Is it possible to transfer my place to another race?
I don’t want to enter online; can I pay for my entry over the phone or by cheque?
Do you offer elite entries?
When will I receive my race number etc?
I live overseas and will already be in the UK / Scotland when you send out 10K race packs?
When does registration take place?
How do I get to the 10K Start?
What’s the 10K course like?
How many water stations are there on the 10K route?
Are there distance markers on the course?
Are there toilets on the course?
Are there showers and changing facilities?
Is massage available?
Has the 10K route been measured accurately?
Can wheelchair users enter the 10K?
Can I run wearing headphones?
Please note that wearing headphones is NOT permitted in any of the races under Scottish and UK Athletics rules.
We DO allow the use of headphones that use bone conductor technology, which allow the wearer to be aware of their surroundings. However, this is at your own risk and if an incident occurs as a result of, or made worse by, you wearing these headphones you may be held liable.
Can I be supported by bike along the route?
Are buggies and pushchairs allowed in the 10K?
Can I run in fancy dress?
What is the Stena Driiling Harbour Energy Corporate Team Challenge?
The same runners can compete in both the 5k and the 10k if they so wish (and if they feel up to it!).
The first four runners from each team to finish each race will count towards the Team Challenge.
The finishing position of each of the four runners in each race will be added together to give an overall score. The team with the lowest total combined from the two races will win the Trophy.
Teams can be all male, all female or a combination of both.
How do I enter a team in the Corporate Challenge?
Great care must be taken in entering your team name. Each team member must enter using the exact same team name, written in the same way. For example: Stena Drilling Hotshots; Stena Hotshots; STENA DRILLING HOTSHOTS would be picked up by the computer as three different teams. Make sure you are consistent!
Make sure you have 4 runners entered for the 10k and 4 runners entered for the 5k to qualify as a team for the Corporate Team Challenge.
Where can I park?
There is at least a 20 minute walk to the start line from the car parks.