18 Jun

Ultra Challenge Under Way

The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way Race will start tomorrow, described as the 'Blue Riband' of Scottish Ultra Running since it was established in 1985. The race covers the 95 miles from Milngavie to Fort William and is one of the most popular events on the Scottish ultra running calendar, with 514 people to date completing the challenge.

Runners will start in the early hours of tomorrow morning, at 1am from Milngavie Railway station and are given 35 hours to make it to Fort William Leisure Centre, whether by walking, jogging or running. The men's course record currently stands at 15:44:50 and the ladies at 17:16:20. With the weekend's weather looking to be hot and sunny, these times may be difficult to beat.

The Ultimate challenge for any long distance runner, this event is not to be missed and with a starting list of a record 163 runners toeing the line tomorrow morning, this year's race looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

The West Highland Way Race is part of the Montane Scottish Ultra Marathon Series, which forms a championship around 9 independently organised ultra distance races around the country, with the next being The 'Clyde Stride', on July 17.