Looking for an event that blows all the others away? The Speyside Windfarm Challenge – returning for its fourth year on 13 September – could be the answer.
Gone With The Wind
The annual event, run amongst the majestic turbines of Pauls Hill Windfarm in Speyside, features three individual runs, each suiting different abilities. The main challenge is a gruelling 12-mile run, encompassing a total climb of 1400ft.
Event organiser, Rob Montgomerie, spoke about what competitors can expect: “I’m an ex Royal Marine Commando, and I still find this one hell of a challenge!”
If that all sounds a bit daunting, don’t panic! Rob assures entrants the alternative 9-mile run has been designed with less experienced runners in mind, and the 1-mile run is ideal for kids.
The post-race hospitality is rich reward for participants' efforts, as Rob explains: “No matter which challenge you’ve run, you’ll get a warm Speyside welcome, with homebakes, tea & medals!”
The event also has strong community support, with all proceeds going to sports facilities for children and the local area. For more information and to enter, visit the event website.