The Community Centre is once again at the heart of a major sporting event as over 1100 competitors in the Coast to Coast Rat Race assemble in Nairn tonight for registration prior to the start of the event tomorrow morning on the Links (Sat 14th Sep). Depending on their category they will run, cycle and canoe across the Highlands to the West Coast. It will be quite a sight down there tomorrow morning as the Expert category sets off at 6.30 a.m. and the Challengers at 8.00 a.m. The Experts number 287 and there are approximately 800 in the Challenger competition.
The Gurn understands that Liz will complete her last civic event as Provost tomorrow morning when she wishes all the athletes well and sets them off on their journey across the Highlands.
A one night boost for the town's accomodation providers and maybe some of them might also spend another night here as there are buses back from Fort William to Nairn for those finishers that wish to come back for their vehicles etc. More about the event on the Rat Race website.