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12 Mile - Speyside Windfarm Challenge

This is a challenging course that climbs up, and around the Pauls Hill Windfarm, climbing some 1400ft in total, with incredible views from the Cairngorms to the Spey Valley and out to the Moray Firth.

Starting on an access road, the route turns onto a very steep track after about 1/2 a mile, from here the ground underfoot is compacted hardcore. The steep section is fairly short, opening out to a more gentle gradient which contours around the hill and up to the Turbine Field. Once you reach the Turbines the view stretches out to the Cairngorms on your left, and the Moray firth to your right. The track winds through the Turbines to the 4.5 mile point, marked by marshals and a water stop. After grabbing a bottle of water, its a 3 mile loop of undulating terrain back to the water stop and your 7.5 mile point. From here you retrace your steps back to finishing line, where you will receive your well-deserved medal, more water, and a biscuit or two!

Race dateSunday 20th August 2017
Starting time10:00am
VenueKnockando, Moray
FacilitiesRegistration will open at Margach Hall (AB38 7RX) at 10 O'clock. Participants who have pre-registered will need to collect their race numbers from registration before the relevant event(s). But don't worry, if you haven't already registered you can register on the day. It's advised to get to Margach Hall about 30 mins before your event starts to allow time to get processed and get to the start line near Kirdelbeg Farm (AB37 9BS), about 2 miles from the Hall. MARGACH HALL Home bakes and refreshments will be available from midday for participants and supporters. Toilet and changing facilities will be available from 10 O'clock onward. There is off road parking available opposite the Hall. After all the participants have returned from the Hill and received their Medal, we will have a short awards presentation. Awards are given to the fastest Male and Female of each event. There will also be a prize awarded to the runner of the 12 Mile Run, who has improved the most from the previous year.
Distance12miles
Entry fee£10.00
PrizesWinner Male, Winner Female, Most Improved
OrganiserRobert Montgomerie
Telephone07533420337
Websitespeysidewindfarmchallenge.weebly.com/12-mile.html

Race details last updated on Monday 24th April 2017 a 8:56am.

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