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Scotland internationals Kenny Wilson and Jenny Bannerman head a strong field at Sunday's Back to Basics 10k road race starting and finishing at Benromach distillery in Forres


By Craig Christie

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THE first conventional road race in the north since last March is set to take place in Moray this weekend.

The first group of runners set off at last month's Back to Basics 10k Road Race. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
The first group of runners set off at last month's Back to Basics 10k Road Race. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Benromach Distillery in Forres provides the start and finish point for the third Back to Basics 10k race since the sporting lockdown.

The previous two races in November and last month involved runners setting off in separate waves but, barring any sudden change in regulations, all athletes can set off at the same time as per a normal race.

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The race, over a single lap course on the outskirts of Forres, has attracted strong fields in the men's and women's contests.

Inverness Harriers' Sean Chalmers won the first Back to Basics 10k but misses the third one due to injury. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Inverness Harriers' Sean Chalmers won the first Back to Basics 10k but misses the third one due to injury. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Men's top seed Sean Chalmers of Inverness has had to withdraw due to back problem leaving the favourite as international road runner Kenny Wilson of Moray who finished third behind Chalmers in the December race and has since made a major breakthrough in the marathon.

Kenny Wilson will be one of the front runners at this weekend's Back to Basics race. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Kenny Wilson will be one of the front runners at this weekend's Back to Basics race. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Aaron Odentz of Aberdeen, Shaun Cumming of Highland Hill Runners, Finlay Todd of Ross County and Keith MacIntyre of Fraserburgh are also highly seeded, Cumming and MacIntyre having been highly placed in last month's second Back To Basics event.

The winner of the inaugural women's event, Scotland road internationalist Jenny Bannerman of Inverness is also back in the fray and should be hard pressed by Metro Aberdeen's Ginie Barrand.

Scottish international Jenny Bannerman. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Scottish international Jenny Bannerman. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Catriona Fraser, also Inverness, will be hoping to add another personal best here to the two she gained in the earlier races and the women's field also includes international hill runners Kirstie Rogan of Moray and Caroline Marwick of Highland Hill Runners.

Spectators are not yet allowed back to this event which starts at 10am on Sunday.


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