Salomon Glen Coe Skyline - Update
23rd Aug 2016
With the Skyline Scotland™ weekend of Skyrunning less than one month away, we are providing these important updates and clarifications for participants in the third race of the weekend, the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™to be held on Sunday 18th September.
The final course map (shown above) has now been published on the website. We will be providing each participant with a map at registration (printed on waterproof paper) and this is a mandatory item of kit. However, the course will be well marked and marshalled, and we do not expect participant to need the map for any navigational purposes, but it does have our emergency contact numbers printed on, and does provide additional information about the course.
Staying Safe on Curved Ridge
Planning insights for staying safe on Curved Ridge with Race Director Shane Ohly and Max Hunter who leads the climbing safety team at the race.Posted by Salomon Glen Coe Skyline on Tuesday, 23 August 2016
We will be providing temporary race profile tattoos for all participants and these will be available at registration. These are excellent for helping participants quickly gauge their progress around the course. We recommend everyone wears them on the inside on their forearm (they scrub off after the race).
There are no changes to the advertised Cut-Off times. The most important one to note is 15:00 at Checkpoint 11.
Race Director Shane Ohly walks us through the Aonach Eagach. Amazing weather, amazing views, amazing route!Posted by Salomon Glen Coe Skyline on Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Mandatory Clothing and Equipment
We are not changing anything on the Mandatory Clothing and Equipment list already published on the website. However, we would like to emphasise that fell or mountain running shoes with good studs will be IMPORTANT AND BEST in both ascent and descent. Trail running shoes are not suitable and anyone in completely unsuitable shoes (like flat soled road running shoes) will not be allowed start. Please arrive in good time for the start as there will be a kit check as you enter the start pen. Remember, “No Kit, No Go”.
Anyone in a position of note at the end of the race will be kit checked, and anyone found without the mandatory kit will be disqualified.
The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ race on Sunday 18th September is part of the Skyrunner® World Series. Here is the 2016 SWS calendar: