The Nairn Road Runners Turkey Trot is held every Boxing Day, and this year we start and finish at the Maggot Sports Ground in Nairn. It is a great way to burn off all those extra calories from Christmas Day.
Due to the increase in entrant numbers, registration and refreshments will be Nairn Dunbar Golf Club rather than our usual Sailing Club venue.
This is a predicted time run and no timekeeping devices to be used please. Prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dress runner. We are no longer able to hold our "bring a prize - win a prize" draw.
A big thank-you to all runners and helpers for making the 2012 Turkey Trot our most sucessful ever, with 238 entrants.
The icy conditions on the Bailey Bridge meant that the start/finish had to be relocated to the Caravan Park but the overall race distance was unaffected, and the first runner home was Kyle Greig in 17:53, well done Kyle.
Congratulations to Caroline Clark, who was closest to her predicted time and nailed it exactly right to the second.
The course is approximately 5k and runners have to guess their finish time - no watches are allowed! Prizes are awarded to those who get closest to their predicted time. Prizes are also on offer for the best fancy dress costumes.
The annual Nairn turkey trot proved to be another success this year with no fewer than two records being broken, a turnout of 194 runners made sure last years record entry was smashed, included in the 194 was Inverness harrier Melissa Whyte who went on to break the long standing female record with a time of 18:48.The event which is approx 3:25 miles long and takes the runners from the Sailing club up the river to the Firhall bridge where they cross the river and head back down towards the harbour, the first half of the run was into a very strong head wind but the entrants had the comforting thought that the wind would be on the backs as the made for the finish.First back was Kyle Greig 17:28 closely followed by Gavin Fulton 17:49, first lady back was Melissa Whyte 18:48 with clubmate Jenny Bannerman 2nd lady in 20:05. Local runner Lyn Burnet was 3rd lady in 21:11 with Stuart Thompson the first local man in 20:04 Nearest predictor Male - Patrick Foley and Female - Phylis Lemoncello. The prize for best fancy dress went to Nairn Road Runner Norma Breathet
2011 results HERE (Many thanks to Danny for the updated version 22/1/12)
Norma Breathet, winner of the 2011 fancy dress prize.