Roon the Toon runs in the family

“Over the last 35 years I have competed in over 430 races but the one I will always cherish is Roon the Toon with my great grandson Oscar.”

That was the heartfelt message from competitive runner Alistair Kerr (74) from New Cumnock took part in his first Roon the Toon last year in the stroller race category. Alistair and Oscar (20months) ran Roon the Toon in under an hour and they both thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Alistair is an exceptional athlete. He is a former Scottish Welsh national age group winner in triathlon, duathlon and World Corporate Games triathlon. He is an indoor rowing world online marathon winner and two-time Scottish age group winner in 50km ultra marathons.

Alistair said: “I am still enjoying running and walking 40 miles each week and I am really looking forward to entering the Roon the Toon stroller race with Oscar, in his home town of Kilmarnock, on Sunday 9 June.”

Kilmarnock’s 10k road race, Roon the Toon is hosted by the Kilmarnock Harriers and will take place on Sunday 9 June. The race is flat and fast, suitable for new runners or runners hoping to improve their time.

There are a number of categories including the stroller race and new this year are the School and Sports Club Challenges which gives schools and sports club teams the opportunity to win £500 for their funds.

Kilmarnock Football Club are also supporting this year’s race as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations. Fans are being asked to run the race in their favourite Killie tops in a bid to turn the town blue and white. All the runners will also receive an invite to an after race party at the Park Hotel in Kilmarnock.

You can find out more information on the event website or you can sign up directly at www.entrycentral.com/roonthetoon