2019 Tiree Ultra Marathon

Around the coastline in 1 day – runners from far and wide take on the challenge.

This September we will see another day that tests the endurance of 250 visiting and local runners as they take on the 35 mile Tiree Ultramarathon. Now one of the established events on the ultramarathon circuit, Tiree boasts its own uniqueness, with no other event following the entire coastline of an island.

But it’s the community welcome and the support and encouragement that has made this event so popular. Runners will travel from as far as Canada, Finland, Germany and of course from across the UK to take part in this race.

Event organiser Will Wright from Tiree Fitness says

“these runners are looking for a challenge, something that’s a bit different and that takes them well off the beaten track. They’re always a lovely group, and their feedback has been so positive over the years, even despite some pretty vicious headwinds and hail storms!”

The event kicks off with registration and race briefing at An Talla on Saturday 7th September, and then the run starts early in the morning on Sunday at 8am on Sorobaidh.

Full race details can be found at www.tireefitness.co.uk/ tiree-ultramarathon/

Local runners Heather MacArthur and Jo Vale will be on the start line to take on the full distance. And with local relay teams running as well they will all appreciate your support and encouragement. We wish them all the very best! Expect to see runners around the island from the 8am start and eventually coming through Scarinish towards Crossapol from mid day onwards.

“It’s a tough course out there so we’re really grateful for all the help at the weekend to give these runners the best shot at getting around, and thank you for the kind cooperation from everyone around the course.”

35 miles in one day, all the way around the island. The course record is 4hrs32!!! But for everyone out there, getting over that finish line will be an achievement to be proud of. Good luck to all the runners!

If you’d like to join the team, or be involved in any way just contact Will on 07867 304640 or email {will@tireefitness.co.uk}

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