Aspiring competitors and challenge seekers invited to free running seminar ahead of Granite City road race


Local professionals will offer insight and advice to all challenge seekers and aspiring competitors ahead of the 2018 BHGE 10k Running Festival at a free seminar in Aberdeen.

Registered charity Sport Aberdeen will next month (Thursday 8th March) hold the event at Transition Extreme, just days ahead of the official 10-week countdown to the Granite City’s road race, now in its 31st year.

The annual seminar will provide training and race day advice for both seasoned runners and those new to the sport and seeking a challenge from an array of guest speakers.

Alongside hints tips and insight into running for all levels and abilities, this year’s seminar will welcome Ben Mair, founder of ‘Granite City Guide Running’, a group aiming to encourage and develop guide runners for people with sensory impairment in Aberdeen.

Ben will talk about his experiences so far as a guide runner, as well as give some handy tips and advice on how you can become one.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and then a taster session of guide running.

There are a limited amount of spaces and this will be offered on a first come first served basis. To sign up for one of these spaces please visit the Sport Aberdeen website.

Jill Franks, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Business Development, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for running enthusiasts of all levels and abilities to gain valuable insight, hints and tips and is set to be a great evening.

“We are delighted to welcome back both new and old faces and it is my hope that this will inspire more people to take on a challenge, whether that be beating a personal best or trying out guide running for the very first time.

“We were overwhelmed with the positive response to last year’s seminar, will all spaces being filled within the first 24 hours. Events like these are part of Sport Aberdeen’s commitment to inspiring more people to take part in sport and physical activity.”  

Ben Mair, founder of Granite City Guide Running, also commented:

“It’s great that Sport Aberdeen go out of their way to put on an event like this, to help the people of the city prepare for the upcoming race season.

“I’m delighted to have been invited to talk at the seminar this year. It’s been such a rewarding experience so far being a Guide-Runner in Aberdeen, and I aim to use this event to inspire others to follow my lead and take a chance at becoming one too.”

For more information on the seminar and to sign up for a space click here