Good turnout expected for event

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The 25th Middleton Trust 10k Road Race will be staged in Ellon this Sunday.

It is anticipated around 100 runners will take part - the biggest field for some time.

The 3k also looks as though it could be heading for a bumper turnout with around 150 runners expected to participate.

Organisers believe the increase in number may be down to more involvement from local primary schools and the presence of a Jog Scotland group in Ellon.

Apart from the prize money to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 10k, there will also be medals for the u-17, u-30, and u-40 winners as well as medals for the veterans and super-vets.

It is hoped that there will also be teams of three competing for the overall team and local team medals.

Unlike the 10k, the 3k doesn’t award the overall winner and first lady prize money - they receive trophies.

There will be the usual medals awarded to the various category winners along with a family winner for the first parent and child home.

Like the 10k, there will be medals for the overall team of three and the local team.

All feeder primary schools in the area have been invited to enter teams of three to compete for the two school shields. Also on offer is a medal to each runner first home for their school.

To keep the spectators interested, especially the younger ones while the races are on, there will be a bouncy castle and face-painting to enjoy.

But above all, the Trustees wish everyone a good time, runners and spectators alike.