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The Highlander â€“ Escape the Redcoats
18 July, 2015 @ 8:30 am£60
This is a new duathlon, in a spectacular Cairngorms setting, and it sounds pretty special. The 39-mile road cycle and nine-mile run follow a figure-of-eight course starting and finishing in Newtonmore, with the transition at Cluny Castle. Entrants will supposedly speed through the scenery just likeÂ Highlanders fleeing the redcoats in the aftermath ofÂ the Jacobite rebellion â€“ though they had to manage without state-of-the-art bikes and lycra. Non-competing partners, kids and supporters can while away the time with free admission to the museum, which is excellent and has an array of reconstructed buildings, such as a black house and a schoolroom. Proceeds will go to the charity Lucky 2B Here, which provides life-saving defibrillators in rural areas. Enter via www.entrycentral.com