|Date||Saturday 1st June, 2019|
Ming the Merciless Summer Madness Endurance Challenge
This Open Duathlon comprises a FUN ENDURANCE RUN and CYCLE. The event consists of 2 routes or any combination to allow a choice of long or short as well. In addition, there is an evening CEILIDH at the Gartly Hall, Huntly.
NO ENTRY FEE. We invite DONATIONS and funds will go to the British Nordic Development Squad. www.britishnordic.org
The Development Squad is a group of talented cross-country skiers, aged 12-25, from across the UK, many of whom are or have been coached in Aberdeenshire. Fitness training is an essential element for these skiers competing at all levels. Some will represent their club or race at national level, others will race internationally. The squad has skiers who represent GB at World Championships and we had 4 skiers at the Winter Olympics in Sochi this year!
Your support of the Squad makes a huge difference to funding skiers from the youngest ages up.
If you’d like to learn more about the BNDS or how you may take up the sport yourself please contact us.
MIGHTY MING is a 14 mile run followed by a 30 mile bike ride.
The run provides impressive views over the Clashindarroch Forest and the Strathbogie countryside, notably on descent from Muckle Black Hill.
The cycle involves a fairly remote & demanding push up towards the Cabrach on the southern side of Tap O’ Noth.
MINI MING is a 7 mile run followed by a 17 mile bike ride.
Runners will enjoy the scenic Coynachie Glen and then a rural cycle circuit within Strathbogie.
On both routes the run is on quiet unclassified roads and forest trails which include some hard climbs. The bike route is best suited to road bikes (or mountain bikes with smooth tyres) and is on relatively quiet main & minor roads.
Combinations of the routes are also welcome, single stages or relays, or just walking.
Mighty Ming starts at 10.30 a.m. - Mini Ming starts at 11.30 a.m.
Parking for bikes is available at Gartly Hall and registration must be completed at least half an hour before your start time.
Please note that this is Endurance - Individual participants must be 14yrs or over; under 18yrs requires parent /guardians signature. Young families and accompanied youngsters under 14 are welcome to walk or ride the short 7mile run route and be part of the occasion. The wearing of helmets is mandatory whilst cycling.
Showers and changing facilities available nearby at the Huntly Nordic & Outdoor Centre, in Huntly.
EVENING CEILIDH Sat. 7th June 2014 – 7.30pm Gartly Hall
Live band, raffle, bring your own refreshments & snacks - Adult tickets £5, U12 £4