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Organiser's Description


Sunday 25 June 2023

10K Trail Race and Junior 2.5K Race

The event takes place in Dechmont Law Park in Livingston, famous for the Robert Taylor Incident back in 1979! There are two races, a 10K trail race and 2.5K event for younger runners.

We can’t promise you’ll see a “flying dome” on the day, but you never know - you may well bump into an alien!


Both races will take place on Sunday 25 June 2023. The 2.5K race will start at 10.30am and the 10K race at 11am. Registration will take place on the day and will open at 9.45am.


The course follows a scenic, undulating woodland trail, mostly on firm paths with some short tarmac sections. The Junior 2.5K race follows a single loop of paths around Dechmont Law.

The 10K starts with the same loop and then follows a longer loop past the Alien Stone then to the North Wood before returning to Dechmont Law. 

The route is one of many created by Martin Hyman. There are others throughout Scotland including the Cockleroy Chaser and the World Mountain Running Championships.  No one route might claim to be The Martin Hyman Run and Martin’s modesty would have vetoed such a title. So we invite you to enjoy A Martin Hyman Run. The crucial question is “Did you enjoy it?”

We may have to alter the route and distance due to forestry or other essential maintenance work. If the race is cancelled due to severe weather conditions or any other unforeseen circumstances, then we will reschedule the race to a later date. Dogs and pushchairs are not allowed on either race.

The route will be well marked, and marshals will be in place at key junctions and other key points. In the interests of the safety of both competitors and marshals there will be a two hour cut off for the 10K. There will be a tail runner for both races.


Both races will start and finish at the same place in Dechmont Law Park, accessible via Eastwood Park, Livingston. The exact location is shown on the map.


Parking for the event will be available at Deans Community High School, Livingston, EH54 8PS. Toilets will also be available within Deans Community High School. There are no toilet facilities on the route.


Photographs will be taken during the event and shared online. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken by an official photographer, please let us know by emailing


Both races will be chip timed by Keep it Simple Timing. Results will be posted as soon as possible at They will also be shared with Run Britain and on the Lothian Running Club public Facebook page.  Prize giving will take place at around 12.30pm. 

For Lothian Running Club (LRC) members, the 10K race also forms part of the Club Championship. There will also be special awards for the first male and female LRC competitors.


Events like this can be strenuous and the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injuries. By entering this race you are confirming you understand that participation at this event is at your own risk. First-aid teams will be available at the start/finish area. Anyone withdrawing during the race should report to the nearest marshal.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at

Dechmont Law 10K Trail Race

The 10K race will be limited to 170 entries. The standard entry fee is £15, £13 for Scottish Athletic members. Entrants must be aged 17 or over on race day.

There will be NO entries accepted on the day. Please note that entries are non-refundable and not transferable. Entries will close when the maximum number of entries is reached, or if spaces remain, at midnight on Thursday 22 June 2023.

Dechmont Law Junior 2.5K Race

The 2.5K run event will be limited to 30 entries. The entry fee is £10. Entrants must be aged 9 or over and under 17 on race day.

If you’re a member of Lothian Running Club, please contact Martin Leadbetter before entering.

There will be NO entries accepted on the day. Please note that entries are non-refundable and not transferable. Entries will close when the maximum number of entries is reached, or if spaces remain, at midnight on Thursday 22 June 2023.


To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dechmont Law 10K Trail Race
22 Jun 2023 23:59£13.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of Scottish Athletics

Dechmont Law Junior 2.5K Race
22 Jun 2023 23:59£10.00

Dates and Status

Date: 25 Jun 2023

Closing Date: 22 Jun 2023 23:59

Status: Closed

Dechmont Law 10K Trail Race??/170
Dechmont Law Junior 2.5K Race??/30


Joanne Turnbull



Dechmont Law Park Livingston West Lothian EH54 8PS