If your New Year's resolution is to get fit, just come and visit us in Inverness Loch Ness for walks, cycling routes, sporting events and more!
With 1st January comes – well, occasionally a hangover, but almost certainly one or two New Year’s resolutions for most of us!
If your goal for 2016 is to get fitter, all you have to do is come up to Inverness and Loch Ness!
Here we have a huge number of great sporting events on offer for you, from the epic Loch Ness Marathon to the more unusual Man Versus Horse race.
If you’re a runner, Inverness has an event on offer for runners of all abilities. Races kick off in March with the Inverness Half Marathon and a 5K Fun Run for novice runners. In May the annual Race For Life now offers a new 10K distance in Inverness as well as the established 5K event. The highlight of the running calendar is of course the famous Loch Ness Marathon in September, which starts near Whitebridge for an epic 26.2 miles along the shores of Loch Ness in to Inverness. If you find the Marathon a bit daunting, why not try the River Ness 10K or 5K Fun Run?
If you’re a fan of the ParkRun, you don’t have to miss out when you visit Inverness, our local ParkRun takes place at Bught Park every Saturday morning at 9.30 and it’s free to join, just register online if you want to know your time… Our Inverness ParkRunners are a friendly bunch and visitors are always welcome!
Running is not the only way to get fit, of course – Inverness and Loch Ness are also great for road cycling and mountain biking and if you are looking for a challenge, the annual Etape Loch Ness cycle race takes place in April.
Just in case a simple run or cycle is just not challenging enough for you, Inverness and Loch Ness offer a couple of quirky and unusual events you could try – in April the “Man Versus Horse” race will see runners competing against riders on the 26 mile course along the South Side of Loch Ness! In September, the Beast Race will take place at Aldourie on Loch Ness – this gruelling obstacle race includes a chilly dip in the famous Loch, of course!
Getting fit doesn’t have to mean a marathon though – you can start with a gentle walk around the Ness Islands or along the Caledonian Canal (if you need some inspiration, have a look here!).
So, that’s one New Year’s resolution sorted…as for the other popular resolution to lose some weight, that may not be so easy with so many restaurants and Cafes around offering tasty food!