The route mostly follows part of the speyside way, which is a long distance walking route along the banks of the spey. Published literature cairngorms national park authority. View all hotels near speyside way long distance route on tripadvisor. Find out more at run ultra, the home of ultra running. It is a scenic walk along riverside tracks and through pinewoods, with plenty of opportunity to sample the local malt whiskies along the way. Date race medal status 01 st jan liverbird marathon double. When i was training for the speyside way race i was getting up to 100km in a week but generally i do 60100km. Official race website the dramathon is actually four races. Speyside way long distance route aviemore 2020 all you. Hiking in scotland is by far the best way to see varied landscapes, and with easyways walking holidays it couldnt be easier.
Ultramarathon results deeside way d33 33miles 2010. Enjoy this short clip from the speyside way dvd, the speyside way, an aerial odyssey. We were piped in as we got off the bus which was a great touch then had a quick race briefing before mustering at the start line. Those running were steven morrison, alan swadel, robert bruce, karen norvell, sally bruce and a newbie ultra runner kirsteen. Before too long, two busloads of runners were grabbing seats and preparing for the hour longish journey to ballindalloch, where the race would start.
An absolutely amazing 60km and 5000m climbing up mountains. Disorganised camping as a teenager, involving discussion of recently watched horror films, and 3am stumbles around an ancient. Speyside way walking on scotlands highlands and trails. We had a chat pre race and he was looking forward to his first race of this distance. The original route finished at the coast village of spey bay, but the reincarniated event now continues on to the end of the speyside way in buckie town centre, making it a 37 mile ultra event.
I thought that 50km would be an appropriate distance and noel mcpartlin, suggested using the speyside way. The third edition of the race, now called the bells speyside way 50km race, was held on sunday 14th april 1996. A race at the beginning of the year sounded good as i was going a bit crazy after having had 2014 off. I had briefly said hello to ruslan, a visiting runner with frr, on the wednesday night beforehand and brian b told me he was running speyside too. Scotland is full of breath taking scenery, from beautiful lakes to stunning mountains. My race report for my last race ultra pirineu is fairly short. One of the original four officially designated long distance routes in scotland, and now one of the family of scotlands great trails, it traces the river spey, a renowned salmon river, linking buckie on the moray coast with aviemore in strathspey and the cairngorm fringes over some 65 miles, but with spurs added from craigellachie to dufftown 4 miles and from ballindalloch to. Its mainly flat, but with a climb up and down ben aigen in the middle, and some rolling hills as well. You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.
A stunning 37 mile ultra marathon through whisky country. Whichever time of the year you decide to visit the speyside way remember to always be prepared for any weather type. From there it will continue to follow the idyllic speyside route onto craigellachie, fochabers, spey bay then to the final destination of. On the bus and it was a nice drive to ballindalloch. But then johnny fling mentioned the race and practically begged me to come. Slighe shrath spe is a longdistance path that follows the river spey through the scenery of banffshire, morayshire and invernessshire in scotland. It was first opened in 1981, to run from spey bay to ballindalloch, with a spur to tomintoul being added in 1990. In my imagination a murderer or monster was always hiding in the shadows of the garage and i would race back to the house with my heart hammering. Kitst offer a economic chip timing service for road, trail, obstacle races, sportives etc contact us for a quote you may be pleasantly surprised. Speyside way ultra 24 august penicuik harriers running. This is the hardest and most spectacular section of the speyside way. Speyside way ultra 2008 2016 ultra by robert bruce in march this year i took part in my 2nd ultra marathon at the d33 in aberdeen after a so so run i concentrated on the northern scot 10k series and a new 10k pb duly observed at forres in may before then setting my sights on the orkney marathon. The way ess should be quantified and valued has not yet been implemented countrywide, nor has the funding source for pes.
The finish of the speyside way race was after a tortuous climb uphill into buckie, to a town square. It is still a really long way and pace in the speyside way race is fast as it attracts some amazing marathon runners. When is the best time of year to walk the speyside way. At the meeting of the ritchie foundation trustees in february 1992 it was decided to investigate the staging of a local ultradistance race. The speyside way was designed so that you start and finish a days walk at a town or village. Call for marshals as always this is the hardest part of my yearly job, the task of finding enough willing bodies to give up their day to ensure runners get from start to finish safely. Speyside way spur to dufftown ldwa long distance paths. At 11am, george runcie of united distillers, the main sponsors, sent the 47 runners on their way. A short extension leading off the main trail from craigllachie to dufton. The speyside way race ultra marathon event takes place at craigellachie in uk scotland. The speyside way links the sea at buckie with the cairngorms at aviemore and at tomintoul.
This is the ninth speyside way race which is limited to 200 competitors and starts on the grounds of cragganmore distillery. There are also two spurs off the main path, of 15 miles to tomintoul and of 4 miles to dufftown the central parts of the way opened in 1981, with the tomintoul spur following in. Through interviews with farmers in rio clarosp, brazil, and in cairngorms national park in the highlands and lowlands of scotland, uk, we compared farmers perspectives concerning ess and pes, focusing on the pes. The speyside way opened in 1981 and offers spectacular scenery in a region of northeast scotland famed for its whisky distilleries. This route rises to 1800 ft twice to very exposed locations and mainly uses rough hill tracks.
Speyside way race craigellachie uk scotland runultra. West highland way 2016 beautiful scotland duration. All are trail races, mostly on wellmaintained grassy paths along the beautiful speyside way. Speyside way ultra race 19082017 moray road runners. Maybe it didnt quite go according to plan, when i couldnt manage more than a walk after 50 miles, but i picked it up later and finished in a decent enough time. The speyside way is one of four official long distance routes in scotland the others are the west highland way, the southern upland way and the great glen way. Circular options exist between glenlivet and tomintoul, following crown estate waymarked trails. Speyside way race things to do in speyside easyways. The speyside way trail follows the banks of the river spey, often along disused railway lines as it makes its way from the sea to the cairngorms national. This section shadows the railway line for most of its length, following a path through attractive birchwoods on the kinrara estate, before a final section above the.
I turned a corner to be greeted by lots of flags and bunting and hugs from friends old and new. The route begins in aviemore and ends at buckpool harbour in buckie, some 107 kilometres 66 mi away. The route of this event follows the speyside way from the cragganmore distillery, in ballindallock, to the town of buckie, combining woodland tracks, roads, forest tracks and old railway lines. The extension to the speyside way from aviemore to kincraig opened in 2015. The west highland way race was the main goal for me in 2012. Speyside way long distance walk page on undiscovered scotland.
There were a few mrrs entered for this race, most of them had ran the fling earlier in the year and saw this race as the next challenge to undertake. The speyside way covers just over 100 kilometres 65 miles from the fishing village of buckie on the moray coast to the village of aviemore, in the foothills of the great cairngorm mountains. I got up at 4am and peter got up at a more relaxed 4. Powered by create your own unique website with customizable templates. Speyside way ultra marathon 1,794 photos sports event. I got my skates on to be fit for ultras says alice. The speyside way is a 37 mile ultra race which takes place on the 25th august 2018. The speyside way race ultra marathon returned to the scottish ultra calendar in 2010. Speyside way 1 afraid of the dark fionamacbain march 2, 2016 i keep getting achy neck muscles and a slight headache, and think im coming down with something. The full dram nearly 42km, the half dram nearly 21km, the wee dram just over 10km and the relay we dram.1044 426 1517 1309 1560 579 273 179 510 491 1560 298 201 735 222 918 341 1345 236 1247 204 1092 811 580 577 609 1608 259 995 418 78 1428 654 1400 1030 480 538 1441 259 731 952 501 787 376 1052 415 95 40