Virtual 10km Race

In light of the recently cancelled Kirkwall 10k race, Orkney Athletic Club are pleased to offer a Virtual 10k on the weekend of the 24th-26th April. The 10k race will be completed as a solo road run at anytime during the stated weekend.

We must be very clear that this event is subject to Government guidelines and social distancing advice.

Runs MUST be completed solo, must be done from your home and athletes are asked to observe a 2m distance at all times when passing.

Entry for the race is free and open to non-club members and submitted to Ian Sutcliffe at by Wednesday 22nd April.


The Virtual 10k is to be completed between 00.00am on Friday 24 April and 11.59pm on Sunday 26th April.

Data from fitness trackers to be submitted to Ian by 11.59pm Sunday 26th April.

*This virtual event is open to U20, Senior and Masters athletes only.

*It is one attempt per person and routes with significant negative elevation will not be counted. Athletes should avoid popular walking routes and busy parks.


All government guidelines in regards to Social Distancing must be strictly adhered to, any changes to these guidelines will be implemented immediately. 

Social Distancing!

Athletes MUST avoid popular running/walking routes or busy parks.

Be considerate to other people by keeping a minimum of 2m distance at all times when passing.

Runs MUST be completed solo.

Do not drive somewhere to run.



All participants must be responsible for their own safety and as a minimum should adhere to the following suggestions –

  • Plan your route in advance
  • Let someone know when you expect to be back – contact them to check in when you return
  • All participants should carry an ICE (In Case of Emergency) card with your name, address, any medical information and an emergency contact number.
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