This epic marathon is claimed as Scotland’s toughest
Photograph: Â© Ed Smith
Did you see the runners taking part â€“ and clearly enjoying â€“ the Glencoe Marathon on the BBCâ€™s Adventure ShowÂ back in December? Plenty of people I know have been commenting about how great the event looked and how they fancy taking part in 2014.
I might even sign up for it myself. I have been building up my running distances over the last few months and Iâ€™m greatly enjoying the pace and scenery on longer tail runs.
What is the Glencoe Marathon Gathering?
The Gathering comprises the Glencoe Marathon of 26.2 miles, and also the Mamores Half Marathon and the Glen Nevis 10k on the same day, 5 October 2014.
The full off-road marathon follows a fabulous Highlands route through the heart of Glencoe, including the 500m Devilâ€™s Staircase, and into the foothills of Ben Nevis. The marathonâ€™s total ascent is 1,608m.
Billed as Scotlandâ€™s toughest marathon the event is organised by WildFox and the Gathering in 2013 attracted more than 200 runners.
The fastest time for the marathon is an awesome 3hrs, 44 minsÂ and 50 secsÂ set by Alan Ross in 2013.
Find out more at Glencoe Marathon Gathering