Ul­tra­ma­rathon

Lim­ber­ing up for Tiree event

The Oban Times - - Sport -

COM­PETI­TORS are lim­ber­ing up for this year’s Tiree Ul­tra­ma­rathon, which takes place on Satur­day.

The route - a gru­elling 35 miles - cir­cum­nav­i­gates the He­bridean is­land, tak­ing in its dra­matic scenery and fa­mous white beaches.

Or­gan­iser Will Wright, who runs Tiree Fit­ness, which pro­vides fit­ness train­ing, equip­ment and camps, said he was look­ing for­ward to the event’s sec­ond year.

‘We have around 200 run­ners signed up, al­most dou­ble what we had last year and the 35 miles around the is­land re­ally cap­tures what Tiree is all about.’

An ul­tra­ma­rathon is any­thing over the stan­dard marathon length of 26.2miles.

Run­ners will fol­low a se­ries of check­points with sim­ple nav­i­ga­tion in be­tween, in­clud­ing route ar­rows and a team of mar­shals will also be on hand to guide progress.

The day’s events will be rounded off with a con­cert at the is­land’s An Talla com­mu­nity hall.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit: www.tire­efit­ness.co.uk/tiree-ul­tra­ma­rathon/

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