Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon

11 Oct 2020

Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

UPDATE NOTE - due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions which have been placed on the holding of events this event has been POSTPONED.  The event is being planned for Sunday 10 October 2021. 


10th Anniversary Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon - Sunday 11 October 2020

2020 marks a special anniversary of this friendly, club organised half marathon, organsied by Kirkintilloch Olympians with the support of Police Scotland and East Dunbartonshire Council. The race is open to runners aged 18 years and over, and it will take you through some of the scenic contryside and towns of East Dunbartonshire. The course is held on public roads and pavements and is undulating, but has recorded some very fast times and allowed many runners to set personal best times.

All runners will receive a special commemorative t-shirt and medal to mark the 10th anniversary.

The race starts at 9am on Sunday 11 October, with registration at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre close to the town centre. Changing facilities are available from c7.30am.

This year the race incorporates the SVHC half marathon championship race.

Please note that runners should aim to complete the course in under 2.5 hours; marshals may be withdrawn after that time.

The race is being held under UK Athletics rules and is a Scottish Athletics licensed event.

Anniversary Race Series:  this race also forms the final event in the special anniversary race series being held over 2020, which includes the 12.5k race in February and 10k/5k races in June. If you would like to enter the series and get the chance to take away a special commemorative medal, please enter BEFORE 15 FEBRUARY 2020 at 


Entry Fees to Half Marathon:

SAL/UKA Registered £13, non-UKA/SAL registered £15 (includes £2 SAL levy).


The event is organised by Kirkintillloch Olympians and is a memorial race for Neil McCover. Neil was a competing athlete, club chair and junior coach at Kirkintilloch Olympians who was tragically killed in a cycling accident on 8 October 2010 whilst cycling with police colleagues.  Neil was a keen long distance runner, competing in marathons, duathlons and triathlons; including the European Ironman Austria amongst his greatest achievements. He was a Superintendent in Strathclyde Police, involved latterly in police training and had been a leading member of the police athletics team. A considerable loss to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him, through this event we hope to pay tribute to Neil's significant contribution to the club and athletics.



09 Oct 2020£13.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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

Dates and Status

Date: 11/10/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 43

Places Available: ??



Robert Rogerson

0141 444 8628


Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre Woodhead Park Kirkintilloch G66 3DD