Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon



Neil McCover, competing athlete, club chair, membership secretary and junior coach of Kirkintilloch Olympians was tragically killed in a cycling accident on 8 October 2010.

Neil was a keen long distance runner, competing in marathons, duathlons and triathlons, including the European Ironman Austria amongst his greatest achievements. He was a Superintendent in Strathclyde Police, involved in police training and had been a leading member of the police athletics team. A considerable loss to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him, through this event we hope to pay tribute to Neil’s significant contribution to the club and athletics.

The race starts and finishes at Woodhead Park Kirkintilloch taking  runners through Kirkintilloch to the rolling countryside at Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown, Torrance and Lenzie before finishing opposite Woodhead Park in the centre of Kirkintilloch. The race offers excellent value for money and all finishers receive a technical t-shirt and goody bag.

2018 Race Entry

Sunday 8th October, 9am

Location :  Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, Woodhead park, Kirkintilloch

Registration:  Entry to the Neil Mc Cover 1/2 marathon race will be available on Entry Central ( closer to the time

Entry Fees   £13 SAL/UKA registered, £15 non registered

Race Limited to 850 runners


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