Brig Bash 5

The Brig Bash is back this year! The 2022 race will take place on Wednesday 6th July at 7.30pm.

Entries open on Thursday 5th May at 7:30pm (Tayside time) on Entry Central

at  (NB: link will not allow entries until that time).

First run in 1998, this friendly summer evening five-mile race is fast and flat, all on tarmac and largely over quiet country roads to the south of Perth.

It is eminently suitable for producing a personal best time or just having a really enjoyable run. Since its start, the race has attracted runners of all standards from total beginners to internationals.

With five-mile races in short supply, why not include it in your race targets for this year? The now-famous after-race spread (huge buffet) is well worth the journey and race fee in its own right ….

Race entry

is via Entry Central (but not yet open). There are no on-the-night entries. 300 places are typically available. The race is always popular with clubs from across Scotland – many of whom use the race as part of their championship series – and typically sells out quickly.


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The Course

A map of the course can be found here (exact start and finish line are not pinpoint-accurately shown).

See here for a video of the course.

Course records

Male: Chris Robison, 24:03 (2000).

Female: Nicola Duncan, 27:30 (2014).

(See… we told you it was flat and fast…)

Race prizes

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes for male & female.
  • 1st prize for male & female teams (XC/position-based scoring system, 3 in each team score).
  • 1st prize only for male & female age categories as below:
    • Vets: M 40-49 and F 40-49;
    • Supervets: M 50-59 and F 50-59;
    • Master Vets: M 60-69 and F 60-69; and
    • Vintage Vets: M 70+ and F 70+.
  • Course records.
  • There is also a prize for the Brig Bash Mile (ie the fastest first mile); prizes awarded go to both male and female, with an additional prize if the current records are broken. Current records stand at:
    • Male: 4:44, James Donald of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers (2019).
    • Female: 5:20, Annabel Simpson of Fife AC (2019).

Results from previous years 

2020 and 2021 – not held owing to COVID-19










Brig Bash Mile

More team pictures from 2019 (click to enlarge)