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Tiree Ultramarathon

08 Sep 2019

The Land Below the Waves: Tiree Ultramarathon

The Isle of Tiree: 11 miles long, 6 miles wide. Famed for it's white sandy beaches, blue skies, unspoilt landscape, and no midges! Tiree's coastline is rugged, beautifully carved, and adorned with long stretches of firm sandy beach. The complete circumference takes in 35 miles of the finest Hebridean scenery. And that is the Tiree Ultramarathon - The Land Below the Waves.

When entry is full the event will show as CLOSED - our next round of entries will be released on Sunday 16th December at 8pm. There is no waiting list, so make sure you're ready with your entry details in December. Thanks everyone for helping to make the event so popular, we hope to see you on the start line!

What you need to know:

  • It's a 35 mile run around the whole island
  • You'll be following a series of checkpoints with simple navigation in between
  • Route arrows and our amazing team of marshals will guide your progress
  • Cut off time is 10hrs so even if you end up walking sections you should have plenty of time
  • Event date is Sunday 8th September 2019
  • Start time 8am
  • Entry fee includes goodie bag, laminated course map, medal, tech t-shirt and VIP tickets to evening dance

Thanks everyone who has made this event into something so special. There's finish times from previous years and a gallery on the Tiree Fitness website.

 

“Superb from start to finish – can’t stop grinning! Love Tiree!” 

“Thank you for an amazing weekend, loved it & looking forward to coming back next year!!”

 

This event is unique; it's made to appeal to your sense of adventure, to take an entire Hebridean coastline, to embrace the community it circumnavigates, and to encourage participation across all levels of ability. Embracing that is our event sponsor Cohesion Medical - specialising in clinical software solutions the company are advocates of social responsibility and grass roots development, and have supported the event from the beginning. We're pleased to have them on board, and you'll see their commitments as they take on the miles themselves as a valued part of the ultramarathon family.

 

The Course

Essentially you're going to be following the coastline round the entire island. There is a navigation element to this, but it's not there to catch you out. You'll be running across firm sandy beaches, along gravel tracks, grassy dunes, sheep tracks, a few bogs and some rocky outcrops. There's a few hills but nothing serious. It's a really enjoyable course. Varied and incredibly scenic. Maps and profiles can be found on the Tiree Fitness website.

 

As well as the checkpoints there will be several feed stations around the course and friendly marshals to encourage you along the way. At the finish you'll be given a goodie bag, medal and the chance to refuel before the evenings entertainment and prize giving.

 

Getting to Tiree

You can travel on ferry from Oban or plane from Glasgow. It's a weekend trip so you'll need to come over on Saturday, race on Sunday, ceilidh on sunday evening and return home on Monday. It's worth it for a weekend trip though, and a great excuse to come and visit Tiree.

Whilst on Tiree your best option for getting about is bike hire - http://www.tireefitness.co.uk/bike-hire/. Alternatively there's a Ring n Ride bus service - details on the community website.

 

Accommodation

Tiree has group accommodation available as well as hostel, bunkhouse, B&B and self catering holiday cottages. A full list is available on the Tiree Community website. A few places we can recommend:

Millhouse Hostel - bunkhouse accommodation with self catering facilities

Rockvale Guesthouse and Beach House B&B- quality accommodation and a great breakfast

The Hynish Centre - run by the Hebridean Trust and the amazing local catering team

Ceabhar Restaurant and self catering holiday house

Wild Diamond Campsite

Tiree Scarinish Hotel

Tiree Lodge Hotel 

 

Sign up! - click the button at the top of this page to enter! You'll find location map, prices and a list of sign ups through the tabs at the top, and if you've read all that, looked through the website links, and still cant find what you're looking for feel free to drop us an email or give us a call. See you on Tiree!

 

The Fours Relay is a total of 35 miles following the same course as the Ultramarathon. Each runner will do a section of approx 9 miles each, and at the finish each member will  get a medal, t-shirt and goodie bag. There are team relay prizes up for grabs, and it's a great way of sharing the ultramarathon experience as part of a team.

 

To enter:

One person in your team needs to sign up, and this will involve entering details for the rest of the team and also a team name. The combined entry fee is charged on that single entry, so that's a single fee for the whole team entry. You will be the single point of contact for your team, so please pass on any details or emails to your partners.

 

Running order - you chose who does which section

Pass the baton - bring a mascot or baton you can pass on to your team mate

Getting to and from checkpoints - this is part of your team planning, Tiree is a small island, so plan how you can be at the checkpoints in time. We'll offer a minibus shuttle, but we have limited capacity so drop us an email if you have no other transport options.

 

It's a great course for doing your first ultra, and for the more experienced runners it's a race that is like no other:

"my favourite running experience ever!!!"

"Scotlands best ultramarathon"

'the jewel in the crown"

“Omg I'm boring EVERYONE I know about how amazing a weekend I had, I cannae help it!! Sooooooo amazing!”

 

 

The Pairs Relay is a total of 35 miles following the same course as the Ultramarathon. Each runner will do a section of approx 18 miles each, and at the finish both members will  get a medal, t-shirt and goodie bag. There are team relay prizes up for grabs, and it's a great way of sharing the ultramarathon experience as part of a team.

 

To enter:

One person in your team needs to sign up, and this will involve entering details for your team mate and also a team name. The combined entry fee is charged on that single entry, so that's a single fee for the whole team entry. You are then the single point of contact for your team so please pass on any details and emails to your partner.

Running order - you chose who does which section

Pass the baton - bring a mascot or baton you can pass on to your team mate

Getting to and from checkpoints - this is part of your team planning, Tiree is a small island, so plan how you can be at the checkpoints in time. We'll offer a minibus shuttle, but we have limited capacity so drop us an email if you have no other transport options.

It's a great course for doing your first ultra, and for the more experienced runners it's a race that is like no other:

"my favourite running experience ever!!!"

"Scotlands best ultramarathon"

'the jewel in the crown"

“Omg I'm boring EVERYONE I know about how amazing a weekend I had, I cannae help it!! Sooooooo amazing!”

 

 

The full ultramarathon is 35 miles. It's a great course for doing your first ultra, and for the more experienced runners it's a race that is like no other:

"my favourite running experience ever!!!"

"Scotlands best ultramarathon"

'the jewel in the crown"

“Omg I'm boring EVERYONE I know about how amazing a weekend I had, I cannae help it!! Sooooooo amazing!” 

You're about to become part of an amazing weekend of running on the stunning Hebridean island of Tiree! Click the Sign Up button at the top of this page to enter.

Organiser
Will Wright

07867304640

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Tiree Ultramarathon (4-person relay)08 Sep 2019??/4Closed01 Aug 2019
Tiree Ultramarathon (2-person relay)08 Sep 2019??/10Closed01 Aug 2019
Tiree Ultramarathon08 Sep 2019??/200Closed01 Aug 2019
Prices
Until
01 Aug 2019£38.00

To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Event Address
Tiree Fitness, Sandaig, Isle of Tiree, PA77 6XQ