The poster for this year’s event

The Mighty Deerstalker, the UK’s biggest night trail/run, due to be staged at Innerleithen in the Borders on Saturday has been postponed.

A spokesperson from the organisers, Rat Race Adventure Sports, said: “We had been monitoring the weather forecast and the conditions on the ground over the last few days with plans to run the event on a specially adapted route.

“However, it is now clear that the severe snow and wind conditions, particularly in the localised event area and the Central Belt of Scotland, surpasses recent estimates.

“Also, there was an uncertain weather outlook towards the weekend, making it impossible for us to proceed.

“With the interest of the safety of our participants and event crew top of mind (and mindful that making a call any later may actively affect live travel plans), we are taking this decision.”