For the keen runners on the Oatcake there's always Race the Train. Just one of the start points this August. Very warm.
any decent places to stay with good views across the sea or mountains ?
There's a couple of very good ones on the seafront and some great places to stay just outside town with views across and up the valley. The only thing with Race the Train weekend is that places tend to be booked up well in advance. It's become pretty popular on the running calendar apparently.