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Heart of Scotland 100

Posted on 2009-06-15

The Heart of Scotland 100 will be held over the weekend of 29th-31st May 2010. There is no local group and the organisation is being undertaken by members of Cumbria, Cleveland, Northumbria and Merseystride along with other interested people. It will be a circular route, starting and finishing at Dunkeld, and going via Kirkmichael, Blair Atholl, Calvine, Loch Errochty, Kinloch Rannoch, Fortingall and Aberfeldy. Of the 17 checkpoints, only 7 will be in halls and due to the nature of the countryside there is very little vehicular access along the route. It is essential that supporters do not drive on private estate roads and tracks, so entrants who rely on meeting supporters will require a different approach. The route is mainly fairly straightforward, with the hardest sections immediately before and after the breakfast stop with some rough ground and climbing. The total ascent is about 13,200ft. The weather can change from glen to glen so walkers must be prepared for all conditions.

Further information will be given in August Strider, and at the same time the event website will be launched with a draft route description and other information. Entry forms will be available from 1st October. All entrants must have a 50 mile qualifier.

Staffing of checkpoints is almost complete with all but two covered, although some still need extra pairs of hands. Extra help is needed at the main venue for start and finish duties, plus at other checkpoints, so if you are able to help out please contact Paul Hatcher, Tel: 01697742133, Email: The Marshals’ Walk will be held on 1st-3rd May and there are at present enough volunteers to help on this walk.

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