My dad, Tom Robb lived and farmed near the Carron Valley for over 50 years. In later life he developed dementia. In August 2012 he went for a walk and was last seen at the Carron Valley Forestry. Despite extensive searches by family, friends, mountain rescue teams and the police, he has never been found.
The Tom Robb Memorial Trail Race will take place on Saturday 24th August 2019 to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland and Ochils mountain rescue to support the amazing work they do.
The 7 mile race takes place within the carron valley forestry which is located off the B818 Fintry to Denny road in Stirlingshire. Parking is available although you may require to pay up to £3. The race starts at Duncarron Fort which is situated within the carron valley forestry site. The route follows undulating forestry tracks before turning up the hill towards the Meikle Bin. We don't ask that you run to the top of Meikle Bin, but instead veer left to the top of the track (take a moment to turn and notice the great view!) before heading along a tree-lined section before twisting back down towards the carron reservoir and on to the finish back at Duncarron Fort.
(The route may change slightly from the image shown in purple)
The race is managed under UK Athletics rules. It is a Scottish Athletics Licensed event. Entry costs £12 (£10 for SAL members) which will be shared between Alzheimer Scotland and Ochils Mountain Rescue Team. Entry is via with entry opening at 8pm on Monday 20.5.19. Race is limited to 175 entrants.
The registration area will be within Duncarron Fort. It will be sign posted and is situated a short walk from the car park. Registration will be open from 8:30am and will close 15 minutes before the start of the race at 10am. It is approximately 50m from registration to the race start. There are lots of lovely paths available for warm up. Toilets are situated close to the car park and registration areas.