ENTRIES have reopened for the famous Troon 10K road race.

Numerous running fanatics were left disappointed on Sunday, February 16 after organisers of the event announced that entries had been suspended.

Troon Tortoises claimed the website used for punters to register to take part, Bookitzone, had crashed because of ‘unprecedented demand’.

This appeared to have been caused after a mix-up over the booking link opening time, with some able to log on at 7pm and others trying at 7.30pm.

However, now, the online entry form is up and running with participants able to register for the popular race.

It will take place on Wednesday, May 6 starting at 7.30pm at the Walker Hall in the town.

There are 1250 places up for grabs as runners test themselves along the South Ayrshire coast route.

A Tortoises spokesperson said this morning: “We are continuing with Bookitzone to resolves the issue.

“Can we ask that you continue to check the website for updates.

“Any queries should also be directed to them as we do not have access to those successfully entered at this time.

“We appreciate your patience with this matter and apologise for the inconvenience.”

Prices for the road race vary from £16.50 to £18.80 depending on Scottish Athletics and club membership statuses.