We regret to announce that Gartmorn 6 will not go ahead in 2022.
Despite our best efforts, and those of Clackmannanshire Council, the storms over the past few months have taken their toll on the route and left two footbridges too dangerous to run on.
Unfortunately, due to the extent of the damage, there is little chance of the bridges being repaired or replaced before the date of the race. We had already modified the route to bypass part of the route that is still blocked by fallen trees, and any further diversion would have changed 50% of the route beyond recognition of the race we all love.
The committee have therefore taken the decision to cancel the race now rather than wait until the last minute.
We hope to see you all at Gartmorn 6 in March 2023.
The Gartmorn 6 is a race that Wee County Harriers hold every March, normally the week before the Alloa Half Marathon.
It’s mostly a trail race round the Gartmorn Dam, next to Alloa and Sauchie. If you enter check how the weather’s been but unless it’s been unseasonably dry, you’ll need trail shoes. There are limited changing facilities at Sauchie Hall but no provision for showering.
In addition to the senior race there is a junior race as well, which is always well supported.
Finally, there’s plenty of food (sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee, juice, etc) laid on after the race at Sauchie Hall where you registered.