For 2020, the route is south-to-north: Tayinloan to Tarbert, 32 miles.
Date: Saturday 29th August 2020, starting 09.00 -10.30, maximum time 10 hours. Start list will be published ASAP after entries close.
Check-in: maximum 15 minutes before your start time at Tayinloan Village Hall.
An optional bus will run from Tarbert to the start at Tayinloan, picking up en route. You can book and pay when entering. Depending on guidelines in force on the day, we may need 2 or 3 buses.
Drop-bags (containing your own personal food & drink etc) will be conveyed to the checkpoints at Clachan and Skipness . Please mark them clearly with your race number and place them in the marked vehicles just outside Tayinloan Village Hall. Our checkpoint volunteers are not able to provide all the lovely soup, home baking and hot drinks this year so you will have to bring everything yourself. There will also be no ‘surplus food’ table. All unused items must be placed by yourself in a rubbish bag at the checkpoint.
You can also hand in a bag/rucksack with change of clothes etc for the finish.
Showers at finish, courtesy of Tarbert Harbour.
Soup, sandwiches, cake and hot drink at the Finish.
Tayinloan – Clachan, 9½ miles (15km), ascent 140m
Clachan – Skipness, 12½ miles (20km), ascent 415m
Skipness – Tarbert, 10 miles (16km), ascent 480m
Total 32 miles (51km), ascent 1035m
£45 up to 31 March 2020, then £50 up to 21 April
£2 reduction for members of SAL
Closing date for entries: 5th August 2020
Foil survival blanket
Water supply (bladder or bottle). Top-ups will be provided at checkpoints and hopefully intermediate points in each section.
Whistle. The emergency signal is 6 short blasts, repeated as necessary
Mobile phone, with our 2 support nos stored in your mobile. Please note: mobile signal is weak in many places along the route but you can sometimes send and receive a text even when you have a weak signal.
Full body cover must be brought to registration. A decision will be made on the day whether you need to carry this during the race (depends on weather) and if not needed you can pop it in your Finish bag.
You are responsible for your own safety and that of fellow-runners.
With safety in mind, please follow these simple rules:
No ear phones
Always stop to help an injured competitor. This may involve making them comfortable and going on to a checkpoint or somewhere with a mobile phone signal.
Wear your number on your front where it is visible to marshals. As your medical details etc are on the back of your number, it cannot be swapped with anyone else.
At road crossings, follow marshals’ instructions to wait until traffic is clear and to walk across roads. This has been agreed with Police Scotland.
Check out The Route here. Further details will be announced as things fall into place so keep an eye out for the latest posts and chat on Facebook.