TWO popular Loch Lomond run events have been cancelled until June 2022.

The Loch Lomond 10k & 5K races usually see runners locally and from all over Scotland sign up to run run amongst the beautiful surroundings of Balloch Castle Country Park.

But organisers have confirmed that both events, which were due to be held this summer, have been cancelled for a second year running due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers of the runs published a post on Facebook which said: "We are aware that restrictions may be eased in June. However this will not be confirmed until a later date and therefore provides inadequate time to organise an event of this scale.

"We will make it our priority to work as hard as we can to welcome you all next year where we hope to eventually launch the long awaited Loch Lomond 5k.

"This is the second year in a row we have had to postpone the event, but we hope that you have kept active and healthy and are looking forward to joining us on 18th June 2022 (provisional date).

"Run Loch Lomond would like to thank all participants, sponsors, volunteers, officials and the community for their continued support and engagement over the years.

"The health and wellbeing of all of these individual and groups is extremely important to us and we hope you appreciate the reasons for us having to make this decision.

"We are already excited about the future and look forward to seeing you all crossing the finish line at Run Loch Lomond 2022. Please stay safe, fit and healthy."

Earlier this month the organisers of the Dumbarton 10K - part of the Babcock 10K Series, which also features races in Helensburgh and Glasgow - announced that their event would not take place this year.

The Babcock series has been rescheduled for May 2022.