This autumn, the isle of Tiree will host the first Hebridean ultramarathon. The Tiree Ultramarathon will take place on 7 September and features a 35-mile run around the island.
Famed for its white sandy beaches, blue skies, unspoilt landscape, and lack of midges, Tiree already hosts the annual half marathon and 10k in May. The island is 11 miles long and 6 miles wide with a coastline that is rugged, beautifully carved, and adorned with long stretches of firm sandy beach.
Organisers say of the new race: "We've created an event to appeal to your sense of adventure, to take in the Hebridean coastline, and to challenge you with the concept of circumnavigating an entire island. As this is the first time we’ve run this event we want to make it really special."
Runners will follow a series of checkpoints with simple navigation in between. Route arrows will guide their progress but participants will need to use a course map. Every finisher receives a goodie bag and special medal.
The early bird price of £18 is available till the end of June. For more information, visit the event website.