Aim for more at Glenmore 24
Last places remain for popular Highland time/distance challenge
Just a handful of places remain available for Glenmore 24, Scotland’s 24-hour trail race.
Based in the Glenmore Forest outside Aviemore, the popular event challenges runners to complete as many laps of a four-mile course as they can in 12 or 24 hours.
The route itself, which starts at the Hayfield and passes near the stunning Loch Morlich, is on forest trails and completely off-road. It will be in operation for the duration of the event, but as only fully completed loops will count, runners will have the option to switch to a smaller, accurately measured 400m loop in their last hour.
As runners are in charge of setting their own personal time or distance goals, organisers Rocket Events say the event is perfect for both those new to ultrarunning and those ‘wise long in the tooth runners who’ve seen it and done it all’.
Roger Peppiette, who completed 16 laps in the 2019 event, told RunABC Scotland that the most 'fascinating' thing about Glenmore24 ‘is that it manages to be both a competitive and a social event.’
To help them go the distance, runners tackling the 12-hour limit will be allowed one crew member to support them from the welfare marquees after each lap, while those taking on the full 24 will be allowed two.
Glenmore 24 will start at 12 noon on Saturday 4 September and carry on until 12 noon on Sunday 5 September, with limited entries remaining.
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