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SarahCrunning - 12/09/2018 01:08:11
   
Salomon Skyline Scotland 2018
Scotland is about to play host to 4 days of Skyrunning. Salomon Skyline Scotland kicks off with the Salomon Mamores Vertical Kilometre on Thursday. Saturday is all about the 29km Ring of Steall Skyrace. However, we will have our eyes on the two ultras - Ben Nevis Ultra on Friday, and Glen Coe Skyline on Sunday. Both carry a health warning - 'risk of serious injury or death'. These events are for experienced mountain runners only - much of the routes are remote, and the weather can change in the blink of an eye.

BEN NEVIS ULTRA

This 52km route is a mix of technical terrain, short sections of scrambling and some more runnable sections. The race starts at the southern shore of Loch Ness, and runners will encounter 5 Munros, including a summit of Ben Nevis - the UK's highest mountain. Last year's winners were Donald Campbell and Mira Rai. Donnie is back to defend his title, but will face tough competition, including Jonathan Albon, who came second in last year's Glen Coe Skyline. Competitors in the women's race include Katie Kaars Sijesteijn and Ragna Debats (third in last year's Glen Coe Skyline).

GLEN COE SKYLINE

This 52km route is seriously brutal. It contains 4750m of ascent and includes long and sustaines periods of scrambling, with no fixed ropes to assist. This is Scotland's mountains at their most challenging. Last year, this race tempted Kilian Jornet to make his UK debut. He and Emilie Forsberg were the winners. Kilian is back again to defend his title. In the women's race, Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn is going for the double by doing both ultras. Other contenders include Jasmine Paris.
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SarahCrunning - 13/09/2018 23:51:05
   
RE:Salomon Skyline Scotland 2018
Due to heavy rainfall and strong winds, tomorrow's Ben Nevis Ultra will use the Bad Weather Route - 47km that does not include summiting Ben Nevis. This is to ensure the safety of participants. It will start at 10am rather than 7am.
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SarahCrunning - 14/09/2018 20:28:37
   
RE:Salomon Skyline Scotland 2018
The results from a very wet Ben Nevis Ultra (Bad Weather Route):

MEN
1. Jonathan Albon (GB) - 3:48:02
2. André Jonsson (Sweden) - 4:00:05
3. Luis Alberto Hernando (Spain) - 4:01:21
4. Manuel Anguita Bayo (Spain) - 4:01:41
5. Andreu Simon Amyerich (Spain) - 4:04:32

WOMEN
1. Ragna Debats (Netherlands) - 4:36:20
2. Gemma Arenas Alcazar (Spain) - 4:50:32
3. Maria Mercedes Pila (Ecuador) - 4:50:36
4. Natalia Tomasiak (Poland) - 4:52:46
5. Henriette Albon (Norway) - 4:53:04

Two standout winners with very close races for the remaining podium spots. Their victories make both Jon and Ragna the Skyrunning Ultra World Champions 2018.
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SarahCrunning - 16/09/2018 22:35:52
   
RE:Salomon Skyline Scotland 2018
Today's Glen Coe Skyline was also run on the Bad Weather Route (32km), and runners faced rain and strong winds. Despite having already won yesterday's Ring of Steall Skyrace and setting a new course record, Kilian was again first across the line. André Jonsson came second for the second year in a row and only two days after coming second in Ben Nevis Ultra. These guys have incredible recoveries!

In the women's race, it was a fight to the finish with Hillary Gerardi winning by just 7 seconds after a sprint against Jasmin Paris. These were the top 5 men and women:

MEN
1. Kilian Jornet (Spain) - 3:37:22
2. André Jonsson (Sweden) - 3:40:33
3. Daniel Jung (Italy) - 3:42:33
4. Andy Symonds (GB) - 3:45:03
5. Cody Lind (USA) - 3:45:41

WOMEN
1. Hillary Gerardi (USA) - 4:17:48
2. Jasmin Paris (GB) - 4:17:55
3. Brittany Peterson (USA) - 4:25:44
4. Malene Haukoy (Norway) - 4:30:10
5. Aitziber Ibarbia (Spain) - 5:05:46
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SarahCrunning - 19/09/2018 18:59:07
   
RE:Salomon Skyline Scotland 2018
Alice Morrison's news piece: https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/September-2018/Win-for-Jornet-and-battle-royal-for-the-women-as-S
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