Tay Ten

Click this link for the results of the 2022 Tay Ten, held on Sunday 8th May. We hope to see you (again) in 2023.

The Tay Ten is Perth Road Runner’s open/all-comers’ ten-mile race held each Spring. It starts and finishes on the athletics track at the George Duncan Athletics Arena in North Muirton, Perth. It’s a fast and flat course and ideal for anyone chasing a 10-mile PB! Ten-mile races are increasingly uncommon, yet remain a feature of many clubs’ standards and awards systems. Look no further than the Tay Ten!!

First run in 2014 (it was preceded by the brutal Heaven and Hell Half Marathon), the race takes place almost exclusively (all but ~150m) on tarmac, asphalt and hard surfaces. Most of the route avoids public roads and traffic, using paths and cycleways around the north of Perth. Parkrun runners will be familiar with the section of the course near the start and finish.

Race entry

is via Entry Central. There are no on-the-day entries. 350 places were available for the 2022 renewal. 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.

Updates

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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; the Plot-a-Route version shown reads as slightly over 10 miles/16 km owing to mapping/cornering assumptions that it makes).

For those wanting to see the course more directly, here is a link to a video of the course. NB: The video shows a start ON the track (from the 1500m start at the top of the back straight), but this has recently been changed to correct for distance; the start is now a little further along the back straight).

Course records

Male: Alistair Gudgin, Fife AC, 54:04 (2022).

Female: Annabel Simpson, Fife AC, 59:21 (2019).

Race prizes

There are prizes for:

  • 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+.

Results from previous years

2022

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

also

2020 (held virtually as a 10K race)

2021 (held virtually as a 10K race)

The 2022 Tay Ten sets off…

 

and is won by Alison McNeilly of Dundee Road Runnners in 1:07:10

and Alistair Gudgin of Fife AC with a new course record of 54:04

(photos from Fishygordon, with thanks)