Fort William-based organisers No Fuss Events are taking a leap into the world of trail and offroad running in 2015 with two events in the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. Their second Runduro event of the year will be staged on Sunday 21 June at Nevis Range Mountain Experience and the new Marathon de Ben Nevis off road ultra will take place on Saturday 19 September.
Runduro Returns With Nevis Events!
Fiona Beattie from No Fuss Events, said: “Our Runduro has borrowed its format from the ever popular mountain biking enduros that are taking the biking world by storm. Runners will cover approximately 20km over the whole race, but only going at race pace on special timed stages, over around 11km. The winner is the person with the fastest combined stage times. This means that in between the stages, on the ‘transitions’, participants have the opportunity to relax, regroup with their friends and chat about the stages. Participants are allowed to walk or jog between stages. Just like our mountain bike buddies do at the enduro format races, being social is encouraged!”
The Marathon de Ben Nevis is another new event for 2015. It is a 64km Ultra Run that will be recognised as a qualifying race by the International Trail Running Association. No Fuss Events has recently joined the ITRA and is now waiting for the race to be evaluated. This will be of particular interest to those with aspirations of doing the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc one day.
Entries are open for both events right now on the No Fuss website. You can follow No Fuss on Facebook and Twitter for event updates.