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Kintyre Way Ultra

11-May-2019 Campbeltown, UK (Scotland)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
56KM / 35Miles
1 Day - 200 Runners

Alternate Distances: 57KM/35M

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Entry From £38 GBP

KINTYRE WAY ULTRA - Saturday 6th May 2017

Three Great Races - One Outstanding Event - all new for 2017

RUN   RELAY   CYCLE Scotland’s most scenic long-distance trail

  • Coast to coast on the Kintyre Peninsula
  • Fully Waymarked & Mile marked
  • Refreshments and first aid at checkpoints
  • Drop-off bags conveyed to checkpoints
  • Rucksacks conveyed to finish
  • Electronic Timing
  • ULTRA Village at finish point – food, drink, music, sports massage, activities, kids fun area
  • Technical goody bag for all entrants

New for 2017 – a 73 mile cycle race

The Kintyre Way Ultra, which first ran in 2006, has grown in popularity year-on-year.  May 2016 saw 80 individual runners and 16 relay teams taking part in the gruelling 35.5 mile ultra marathon which includes a 1300 metre ascent over three stages, set against the idyllic backdrop of the Kintyre peninsula.

The Kintyre Way Ultra begins at Tayinloan and ends at a new finishing point at Hazleburn, Campbeltown which will be set up to cater for both runners and cyclists.  The ‘Ultra Village’ will provide food, drink, music, sports massage, workshops, activities and a kids fun area. Improved facilities will also enable the event to expand, with up to 200 able to take part in the Ultra Marathon / Relay races, and up to 100 taking part in the Ultra Cycle race.

The Kintyre Way Ultra Team,

info@kintyreway.com

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Rob Reid

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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.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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marathonmcel

12:54 04-10-17

Set in a remote, but extremely beautiful part of Scotland the Kintyre Way Ultra is a must for anyone that likes to run trails/hills within a well organized fairly low key environment. The weather was really kind to us this year (2017) along the stunning 35mile route (the only Ultra option now available) and this made for pretty spectacular views. The only slight negative is the need to finish along a tarmac road section for the final few miles, other than that though, I would highly recommend this to be added to your ultra to do list. .

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ljaitcheson

03:40 26-05-16

Vibe: excellent: I ran with my friend - it was our first Ultra 35miles. Friendly runners and organisers. Route: Great views (could see Arran where I live). 'Good' hard hills, forest trails and beach. Didn't mind the tarmac - encouraging local supporters too! Fun and challenging!

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ryanjohnscott

11:15 08-06-15

I did the 35mile race. The weather made it as the Kintyre peninsula, the islands and the mainland were in their glory. Well organised, small field and friendly bunch with excellent post-race rub-down, food and then evening in the pub. There were a few tough climbs involved. The only down side was the last 6 miles on tarmac singletrack road. If only there was a way to get this section off the tarmac. Still, it made crossing the finish line all the sweeter. Great event.

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aderrick

11:06 11-05-15

Have done many such events over the past 30 years and this was definitely one of the best. Was on stage 4 of the 67 mile relay so got to experience both coast lines and the hills in between. Scotland at its best for sure. Fantastic organisation and local hospitality at all the check points. A tough event with plenty of climbing and I imagine could be very wild if the weather turns nasty (which it certainly didn't this year). Low key and a relatively small field which is part of the attraction; you really don't want to feel you are in a big city marathon when you are in scenery like this.

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richbannister

10:14 11-05-15

Kintyre's difficult to get to. But, boy, is it worth it! Completed the 67 mile ultra in May 2015 and it's up there with some of the best days I've had in Scotland.
Great views over the Kintyre peninsula, across to Arran, Jura, Gigha... amazing!
The race itself is quite low key, but incredibly well organised by Rob and his huge band of volunteers. Very enjoyable, but don't underestimate just how tough this route is... especially the beach section!

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