The 'Dunoon Presents'...Ultra Marathon and Relay
02 Oct 2021
Welcome to the 2021 Dunoon Ultra Marathon and Relay - Saturday 2nd October 2021
Race start time: 9am
PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT SOME ELEMENTS OF WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED MAY HAVE TO ALTER DUE TO A COMBINATION OF ANY COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS THAT MAY BE IN PLACE AND ONGOING TREE FELLING ON PART OF THE ROUTE
General information about the route:
The race begins at Benmore Gardens and travels south for a mile along puddle lane running parallel with the River Eachaig (on your left). Turning left over a short metal bridge and past Uig Hall (on your right) you will cross over the A815 then turning right after 100 meters towards Pucks Glen. You will follow the narrow path up the Glen staying alongside the river before finally reaching the forestry track turning left. This trail will lead you to Inverchapel over a bridge and following the single track path as it winds and climbs up towards the forestry track (please close all gates after you). The track will be well signposted but as a rule follow the white banded forestry commission marker poles. Eventually you will find yourself crossing the Ardentinny High Road where the first drop bag point (7.5 miles) is (no parking is recommended for supporters due to very narrow single track road). From here you will continue to climb to 1000ft above sea level (don’t forget to look back as you reach the radio mast as the views are spectacular). After a couple of more short climbs, passing by the new hydro dam you will begin the long fast decent towards Invernoaden (first checkpoint and first change over for the relay teams – 13.5 miles). A short half mile or so run along the unpaved A815 will see you turn left into Glenbranter (a short alternative route is being sought to try prevent running on A815). Glenbranter will be the second drop bag point (14.5 miles), toilets and plenty of car parking available. The run heads south down the flatter side of Loch Eck, 9 miles from Benmore Gardens. Benmore Gardens will be the second checkpoint (23.5 miles) and last change over for the relay teams. Toilets and parking available, cracking cafe here too! (for non runners obviously lol). You will return back down puddle lane however continuing to follow the river, there will be some road running involved however it is normally very quiet. The trail will bring you across the B836 bringing you into Glenkin forestry car park. The terrain begins to climb again, reaching the last major climb until you begin to descend into the Bishops Glen. Keep your eyes on the markers, the reservoir will be on your left until you drop down onto Kilbride Road turning right along to the road junction crossing over and veering left along the West Bay Esplanade where Dunoon Pier will begin to come into sight (ensure the River Clyde is on your right).
There will no on the day registration and race numbers will posted out 7-10 days prior to the event
Your entry fee for this beautiful and scenic event on theScottish Ultra Marathon running calendar will be:
Indivudual - £38
Relay teams of 3 - £48
and will include:
- Coach transfer (if required) from Dunoon Pier to the race start Benmore Gardens
- A light breakfast before the race
- Excellent changing facilities in the stunning surroundings of Dunoon Pier
- Full event support including electronic chip timing, check points, drop bags and food/water stations, first aid back up and at the finish, a fantastic goodie bag as a momento of a great day.
- High quality/branded Dunoon Ultra Marathon techincal t shirt
- Important information : Please be aware of the following age limits for both events -
The Utra : You will need to be aged 20yrs or over on the date of the run.
The Ultra Relay (teams of 3) : You will need to be 18yrs or over on the date of the relay run.
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*Discounted for members of any of SA SA EA WA
Dates and Status
Date: 02 Oct 2021
Closing Date: 12 Sep 2021
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