The team behind Salomon Skyline Scotland™ release 3 NEW Trail Races

There is now something for everyone on the UK’s biggest weekend of mountain running, as Salomon Skyline Scotland™ adds 3 NEW Trail Races to its exciting programme of events. Join them on the 5km, 10km or 18km courses and take part on an international stage in Kinlochleven on 21st-22nd September 2019.

Skyline Scotland ©Guillem Casanova | Skyline Scotland
Winding trails through the woods at the start of the Grey Mare’s Trail Race ©Guillem Casanova

The new Trail Races use the same Start/Finish arena as the globally recognised Salomon Skyline Scotland™ races, who hosted the SkyRunning World Championships in 2018, and the starting times are close too, allowing all participants to enjoy a similar level of atmosphere and event buzz! Having run the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace for the past two years (2017 race report / 2018 race report), I can vouch for the atmosphere, runners experience and attention to detail, the team at Ourea Events provide.

This also means that friends and family attending to watch participants in the already established skyrunning events can run the Trail Races, enhancing their experience of the trails and mountains that surround Kinlochleven.

Skyline Scotland ©No Limits Photography | Skyline Scotland
On the 10K & 18K trail races, expect terrain and trails not dissimilar to this shot from another Skyline Scotland race last year ©No Limits Photography

Club runners are warmly welcomed to compete, with full recognition given to club name in the entry lists and official race timing for all three Trail Races.Skyline Scotland trail race map ©Skyline Scotland

Grey Mare’s Trail Race
Distance: 5km
Start: 10:30 – Saturday 21.09.2019With super-steep ascents and zig-zagging rocky trails, could the Grey Mare’s Trail Race be Britain’s toughest 5km?
But don’t forget to also look up for the fantastic views of Loch Leven and the surrounding Munros.

Loch Eilde Mòr Trail Race
Distance: 10km
Start: 09:00 – Sunday 22.09.2019 This 10km will take you through gorgeous woodland to more remote territory and Loch Eilde Mór via some steep climbing. You will eventually be rewarded by tremendous views on the returning descent to the buzz of the Event Village at Kinlochleven.

Three Mealls Trail Race
Distance: 18km
Start: 09:00 – Sunday 22.09.2019 Feeling bold? Then go for the 18km Three Mealls Trail Race and enjoy the biggest hills, the widest views and the most memorable single-track running.
A finisher’s medal will be presented to all competitors completing the race (within the course closure time).

Skyline Scotland trail race elevation profile ©Skyline ScotlandNow I’m not running at the Skyline Scotland weekend this year. It has been one of my highlights of the past two years, but, sometimes you need to take a break and with my health issues of the previous two months, I’m happy to give others an opportunity to experience the Ring of Steall* in it’s full glory. However, I am due to be in Scotland on the weekend of the Skyline and these 3 races area tempting…… if you’ve been thinking about entering the Skyraces and want to get a feel for what you are letting yourself in for, I can’t see a better way of getting a taste for things to come.

*The Ring of Steall Skyrace has SOLD OUTMamores VK & Ben Nevis Ultra entries are still up for grabs, along with the newly released trail races

For full details on the Salomon Skyline Scotland weekend and the 3 new trail races, click HERE.


Information provided by Ourea Events