British Heart Foundation Scotland has added a new event to their calendar with confirmation of the Loch Ness Duathlon. Organised for Saturday, August 25, the duathlon will see competitors depart from Fort Augustus, following a scenic and challenging route before finishing in Inverness. The event, which can be run individually or in relay teams or two, consists of two gradients of difficulty. The first option involves a 7.5k run and them 60k of mountain biking, with a 1700m ascent on the north side of Loch Ness. The other, slightly less challenging route entails the same run but with 56k of road cycling and a lower climb of 1050m on the south side of Loch Ness.
TV presenter, writer and BHF Scotland Supporter, Amanda Hamilton, commented: "The Loch Ness Duathlon is an exhilarating challenge for Scotland's outdoors enthusiasts in one of this country's most stunning locations"
Amanda, who is planning on taking part in her own relay team, added: "And this event is a great opportunity for people to look after their own heart health too. I'm getting my team together and I'd encourage runners and cyclists to take part too and help save lives. BHF Scotland needs you!"
The event is the latest in the charity's calendar and British Heart Foundation Scotland are hoping participants can raise vital funds to help save and improve the lives of people with heart disease in the country. Registration is priced at £50. For more information, visit the BHF website.