THE organisers of one of the Helensburgh area's most eagerly-anticipated athletic events are expected to decide whether or not it can take place by the middle of August.

From Hel ‘n’ Back – an off-road trail run from Hermitage Academy over sections of the Three Lochs Way and John Muir Way, packing in an impressive 1,253 feet of elevation into its 12.5km course – is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 12, and all 150 places have already been snapped up.

The event, organised by Helensburgh Amateur Athletics Club (HAAC), also includes a shorter Devil's Dash run over 5km.

At present mass organised sporting events are not permitted under the Scottish Government's coronavirus restrictions.

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It's understood that the sport's governing body, Scottish Athletics, is reviewing event permits on a month-by-month basis, and that HAAC are hopeful that gatherings of up to 150 people may be allowed by mid-September.

Earlier this week the organisers of the Babcock 10K Series, which was postponed in May because of the coronavirus outbreak, announced that the event will not take place this year.

The series' three races, in Helensburgh, Dumbarton and Glasgow, have been rescheduled until May 2021.

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