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Skyline Scotland Will Sell Out

3rd Feb 2016

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Ready, Set, Go! Entries for the Skyline Scotland™ weekend of races will sell out. © Ian Corless

The first 100 entries flooded in for the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ on Monday in just 7 minutes and eventually peaked at 349! At the same time, we received 110 entries for the Mamores Vertical Kilometre® and 157 entries for the Ring of Steall Skyrace™ (and the entries keep coming). With eight months to go before the first Skyline Scotland™ weekend, we can be absolutely certain that these races will sell out, and that we are going to have a fantastic, stacked weekend of Skyrunning.

During the last 48 hours the Ourea Events team has been carefully working through all the entries into the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ and we wanted to share some insights into the process:

  • All the entries are actually read carefully by a human. This means that limiting your experience to “lots of AL fell races” will mean your entry is rejected.
  • The same goes for scrambling/climbing experience, with comments like “plenty of Scottish scrambling” also leading to a rejection.
  • When you state you did a particular race, we generally check the results to see if you appear as claimed.
  • Often the race/event/climb/scramble you claim to have done has also been done by someone in the office so we really do know if it is relevant experience or not.
  • The process is not elitist. We are not looking for fast running results or difficult climbing grades; just reassurance that you understand the nature of the challenge and can clearly demonstrate your competence through previous experience.
  • Let us also be clear that we don't particularly like turning away anyone, but that the vetting process is there for good reason.

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ Entry Limits
Of the 349 entries these breakdown as:

  • 137 accepted and paid
  • 115 outstanding invites
  • 89 rejected
  • 8 pending further information

Assuming everyone offered a place now pays we currently have 252 participants.  We are saving 50 start slots for elite runners competing in the Skyrunner® World Series and the maximum start field is 300 so the event is effectively full. However, we know that there will be a no-show rate so will let the general entries continue until we reach 300 active participants. So, there you go, there are now 48 places left!

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So to answer the question we are often asked the chance of passing vetting and getting a Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ 2016 entry is 74%!

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