The Speyside 100

25th - 27th May 2024

Congratulations to all finishers!

Update: 27th May 2024

The Speyside 100 took place over the weekend of 25th-27th May. Congratulations to all finishers, and indeed to all entrants, and thanks to the organisers and to the very many marshals and helpers who made the event possible. The weather was initially fine but turned to rain on Sunday afternoon and evening. There were 401 starters of whom 315 finished and 86 retired, a completion rate of 79%.  Provisional Results are downloadable, but be aware that some checkpoint times are missing or may be inaccurate and considerable checking will be needed before the results can be confirmed. The TrackTrail website https://track.trail.live/event/speyside-100 provides other data on the event.

The Marshals' Walk took place over the weekend of 4th-6th May with eleven of the organisers and helpers checking out the route and other arrangements to inform the main event. The final results for the Marshals' Walk may be found here. 

The final version of the Route Description and GPX files are on the Route Description page. There is also a link to the route superimposed on OS standard mapping.

Tee-shirt, hoodies, fleeces, etc. bearing the event logo continue to be available, see the Merchandising Page.

The LDWA Speyside 100 2024 Facebook group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/916497339839521.This is for those entering the main or marshals' events as well as marshals and helpers who would like to join.

Opening and closing times are on the Checkpoint Information page and on the Checkpoint and Route Summary  page as well as on the Route Description. 

Local information, provided by VisitCairngorms has been added under Accommodation, Activities and Food and they have now produced a short video on the Speyside Way. There are also links to some local timetables.

We are pleased that the route for the 2024 Speyside 100 has been finalised after an enormous amount of hard work on route planning and negotiation with authorities and landowners to overcome difficulties beyond our control. Particular thanks for this are due to John, Roger and Julie. Although rather different from the original route envisaged, this is a fine and varied journey around the Speyside area of Scotland with 14 checkpoints and around 8,800ft of ascent mainly in the first half of the walk. 

Details of the route, checkpoints, maps and other information may be found on this website and information continues to be added. Very briefly, the start and finish of the event will be at Boat of Garten Community Hall (transport from Aviemore will be arranged). The route goes through Nethy Bridge and Grantown on Spey to the village of Cromdale. From there we go up over the ridge of the Cromdale Hills to drop down to Ballcorach, before going south to Tomintoul. We join a spur of the Speyside Way northwards and traverse Carn Daimh to reach Glenlivet, passing the first of many Speyside distilleries. Some small lanes and tracks take us to the breakfast point at Dufftown.  From here the Speyside Way takes us through Aberlour, Tamdhu and Advie back to Cromdale, from where we reverse our outward route to the finish. And yes, the route does pass lots of distilleries! For more details see Route Sections.
 
As part of the Speyside 100’s green policy, entrants are encouraged to make a donation to Trees for Life to establish a grove of trees as part of a wild forest in the Highlands. You can donate directly through this link.
 
Watch this website for further information
 

                                    

Looking north from Carn Daimh between Tomintoul and Glenlivet - Photo Richard Webb CC-BY-SA-2.0