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London Marathon
Aberdeen AAC is typically allocated two or three places for the London Marathon each year.  The club committee accepts requests from AAAC members for these places in November and awards the places at the December committee meeting.  Preference is generally given to members who regularly compete and/or volunteer for the club.  Contact Alan Dick for further details or to make a request for a place.

For 2019, the places will be filled by Paul Kelly and Bill Lonsdale.

London Fundraising
From AAAC member, Elspeth Aspinall:

This year I’m running a London Marathon with a difference. I will be along side my dear friend, Ali who was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour just over a year ago. I am supporting her to raise funds for Brain Research Charity, Meningitis Now and Get Kids Going Charity.
Although her future is uncertain to say the least, she is fighting hard, and running is one of her main coping strategies. She is also planning various running events, like London, to keep living for. She says that running “makes me feel alive.”
She’s an amazing lady and a true inspiration. If you would be able to support her by donating via this JustGiving link, it would be so so so appreciated.

49th Allan Scally 4x 5k Road Relays
The popular Allan Scally Relays will be back in March this year on a 4 x 5K course.

A move to a new venue for 2018 was scuppered when the ‘Beast from the East’ unfortunately ensured no option other than a cancellation on a day when 104 teams had pre-entered.

Now Saturday 2 March is the date for diaries for clubs with race organisers, Shettleston Harriers, keen to encourage entries over what is a fast course and an ideal testing opportunity ahead of the National Road Relays at the end of March.

Shettleston have successfully promoted the Babcock 10K already on this new course and are confident this 5K course will also produce fast times and a great team race.

The event will be sponsored by Webhelp with generous cash prizes over a range of age groups to a total of £1500. The race will also host the Scottish Students Road Relay Championships and a new corporate challenge race, too.

NOTTS 20 is a 20-mile road race that will be held on Sunday 17th March 2019.  It is the perfect preparation for April 2019 marathons.

No repeat laps
Relatively flat course
Water stations and toilets every 3 miles
Isotonic drinks at the halfway point
Energy boost snacks
Technical t-shirt
4 hour 30 minutes cutoff time
Winners’ prizes

More details here.

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