21 Aug

All Go At Glencoe

Pictured L to R L to R, Tricia Imrie (NSPCC), Gina Wallace (Project Northern Lights), David Fox-Pitt (Wildfox Events) and local piper Willy McPhee.

Billed as the toughest event of its kind in Scotland, this year's Glencoe marathon on 6 October will include a half marathon and a 10k for the first time. Runners at the marathon have a chance to appear on TV as BBC2's monthly sports magazine programme, The Adventure Show, will televise the race.

The full marathon takes runners through the pass of Glencoe, surrounded by the towering remains of this ancient super volcano, before a gruelling 500 metre climb up the fearsome Devil's Staircase. From the eastern edge of the Aonach Eagach ridge, runners will look straight onto the mighty Buachaille Etive Mor which has been voted one of the top 10 greatest views in the world, before dropping back to sea level at Kinlochleven. Climbing up through the Mamores, the route rolls gently before descending into Glen Nevis and the base of the mighty Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak. The route climbs a total of 1608 metres.

David Fox-Pitt, event organiser and founder of Loch Tay-based WildFox Events, said: "There are few marathon routes in the world that can rival the drama and beauty of Glencoe. Whether you are a seasoned marathon runner, a novice or a keen fundraiser we urge you to join us to experience this amazing event which we hope will raise considerable funds for two very worthwhile causes."

Mark Sullivan will be taking part in his first marathon and said: ''I'm really excited about the Glencoe marathon. I've never run a marathon before, but having taken part in similar endurance events in the past, I am confident I can do it and I'm sure the scenery alone should more than make up for the hours and hours of training! I can't wait.''

For more information, visit the event website

Comments

  1. Peter said...

    Is it correct no transport back is provided?
  2. SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE said...

    Hi Peter Event website says: We will be offering a number of additional bus services to make the logistics of your race day easier. These will inlcude a bus from Fort William to the start line on Sunday morning and a bus from the finish line after the race back to Glencoe. These will be available to purchase from late July. If you have any questions, please call WildFox Events on 01567 820409. We’ll be only too pleased to help. SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE
  3. craig Macfarlane said...

    Hi can you confirm when this will be televised