Skyrunning, or mountain running above 2000 ft, is coming to Scotland and tackling the skyline of Glen Coe. The route will feature long sections of scrambling terrain which is comparable to moderate standard rock climbing. The route covers 53km with 4500-5000m of ascent. This event is strictly for highly experienced competitors and all aspiring entrants must provide evidence of completion of a mountain run or race, within the last 5 years, of the same level of severity to the Glen Coe Skyline. Photograph: Ian Corless.
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Lots of World Cup excitement as 4X pros from around the world compete on Saturday and the downhillers have their turn on Sunday. It’s the fourth time Fort William has hosted the mountain bike competition and with an upgraded track, we are sure to be in for some thrilling rides.
First run in 1985, the Cort-ma Law is a popular event forÂ runners aged 16 and over and at 6 miles and 1700 feet of fairly clear path and deep, wet bogs, it is a truly terrific workout.Â The race is a category AM race soÂ windproof body cover, map, compass and whistle are mandatory equipment.
The Hoka Highland Fling Ultramarathon is a 53-mile trail race along the West Highland Way, through the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. Starting in Milngavie and finishing in Tyndrum, the route is almost entirely on trails and features stunning scenery. Runners can enjoy a free beer, homemade soup and a massage following the race plus a traditional ceilidhÂ party.
A 10-mile run around the capital. Beginning and finishing in Holyrood Park, the route will take runners through the centre of Edinburgh and include the castle, the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby’s statue and Arthur’s Seat. The perfect chance to keep fit while sight-seeing.
Celebrating the best of adventure across Scotland, England and Wales, these awards are open to anyone and will be judged by a panel that features a variety of experts.Â The winners will be announced at a ceremony that should be as glittering as us outdoors types ever get.
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Celebrating its 30th year, the 15k road race is the big event in this year’s festival of running. The first 3.75 miles of the route has a gradual rise of 350 feet, Â followed by just under one mile of steep track rising 550 feet. On reaching the top, there is a 4.6 mile descent back into Moffat. There will be refreshments and first aid stations at every quarter of the route and all runners will receive mementos at the finish line.Â