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Glen Lyon

05-May-2018 Loch Lyon, Perth, UK (Scotland)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
48KM / 30Miles
1 Day

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

The Glen Lyon Ultra takes place on the trails around the loch and the next Glen.

The course is fully marked for the event.

The mandatory kit must be carried throughout the race. No external assistance is allowed or poles. Water stations will be placed every 8-10 miles. The race is fully marshalled.

Dropbags can be left at the start/finish area, runners will pass through this area at approximately 17 miles.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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somewhataldente

03:31 12-06-18

Ran this in 2018. BEAUTIFUL location and a great race. First half fairly straightforward on flat-ish section round the loch on land rover tracks with fun river crossings...second half pretty brutal incline to get you going...or rest the legs by walking ;-) Great organisation and pre race communication. Well marshalled and super supportive. A must!

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jamesstewart13

03:57 26-05-16

A stunning location, barren and beautiful. The BaM team are experienced race managers and this is a fine addition to the Scottish Ultra series. The link to my full race report is below.

https://jamesstewart13.com/2016/05/09/race-report-glen-lyon-ultra/

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dinasourgirl

12:32 24-05-16

I celebrated my birthday weekend by running the stunning Glen Lyon Ultra! The 30ish mile Ultramarathon was always going to be a great event as the organising team BaM Racing are renowned for great organisation, amazing support and stunning locations. As a hill runner and fan of trails the route looked appealing and I chose the race to explore a new part of Scotland. After a night in Killin we headed to the start and were overwhelmed by the beautiful views and mountain escapes.
The race itself was of 2 parts, the first half see's you running round Loch Lyon which has a few undulations on a forgiving trail. I was paced well with a chum David and we spent this section catching up. The second half has you returning to the start, crossing the dam at Lubreoch and heading into the next glen, Glenlochay. Here it's a mix of tarred climbs and trails. This section I loved due to the climbs but the lack of food took its toll and I am looking forward to my return next year! The finish was brilliant, greeted by the wonderful ultrafamily I came in first lady after a hard battle with Fran who was hot on my heels! The race has it all, roads, trails, river crossings, dams, friends, gates, hills and stunning scenery! A brilliant addition to the ultra calendar and a great race to try out running this distance. To win was a shock, I still feel very new to this world but there's something about BaM races that helps me run well!

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