That's a wrap on 2023 Salomon Skyline Scotland
What a weekend it has been!
For our last ever Salomon Skyline Scotland in Kinlochleven, it has certainly been memorable!
Thanks to all of our incredible participants for a fantastic weekend of mountain running in the stunning Scottish Highlands!
Here is your run down of all the action from Skyline Scotland 2023:
Saturday 16th September
Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra
Congratulations to Lachie Ives and Mary Butler for taking the wins after a stunning day out on the remote Lochaber trails. Lachie had an impressive winning time of 8 hours 6 minutes, while Mary not only won the women’s race, but came third overall with a time of 10 hours 19 minutes!
Lochaber 80 runners set off ©No Limits Photography
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™
It was a competitive field at the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace, with over 500 runners taking part. Congratulations to Gavin Dale and Sarah Willhoit on very well-deserved wins as they tackled some exciting ridge running in the glorious Scottish sunshine.
Stunning ridge views ©No Limits Photography
In the Event Village
There was a brilliant atmosphere in the Event Village with brands such as Salomon, VAGA, Harvey Maps, La Sportiva, and Petzl exhibiting. There was also food, coffee and beer from Leven Ales, Turnip the Beet, and Base Pizza to name just a few, plus some fab music from Cask Strength. Younger runners enjoyed the fun run and there was also the speedy Grey Mare's 5km Trail Race to enjoy!
The Event Village was buzzing ©No Limits Photography
Sunday 17th September
Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®
Some stormy Scottish weather put an early stop to the Glen Coe Skyline, with the course finishing at Checkpoint 9. However runners still had to tackle the famous Curved Ridge, and it was a tough day out there for our incredible participants. Congratulations to Philip Rutter and Naomi Lang for winning the last ever edition of the Glen Coe Skyline!
Before heading out on the infamous Glen Coe Skyline ©No Limits Photography
Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™
Unfortunately yesterday’s sunshine did not hold, so the bad weather route was brought into play on the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra. However, this did not stop David Haunschmidt and Alicia Schwarzenbach who were this year’s winners!
The stunning Ben Nevis Ultra ©No Limits Photography
The 10/18/27km Trail Races
There were three further Trail Races on the Sunday morning, which proved hugely popular with runners of all abilities! While the rain added an extra level of challenge, the fabulous Scottish views were still enjoyed by all. Finishers continued to come in throughout the afternoon with plenty of smiles and sprint finishes as they crossed the line to many cheers from supporters!
The Scottish Highland trails are a treat ©No Limits Photography
That's a wrap!
Thanks and see you next time...