Entries open for memorial race

Kirkintilloch Olympians have announced that entries for the 2014 Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon are now open online.

This year’s race will take place on Sunday, October 5, starting at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre before heading into Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown, Torrance and Lenzie.

The group’s nominated charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust, in support of one junior member who faces an ongoing battle to overcome cancer.

They will donate £1 from each entry to the charity and offer athletes the facility to make a further donation.

The Olympians’ Cornell Neil said: “Losing Neil in such tragic circumstances was a particularly difficult and emotional experience for the juniors of the club and we feel that it is appropriate at this time to adopt a charity which is providing valuable support to a child who knew and admired Neil.”

To enter the Neil McCover Half Marathon, visit www.entrycentral.com/mccoverhalf

Athletes can also chose to set up their own Just Giving page and link in with www.justgiving.com/teams/Matt-TCT.