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Run the 3 Dee Glens

Overview

Coaches: In House
Start Date: 07/06/2019
End Date: 09/06/2019
Sports: Running
Location: Scotland
Price from: £370

Details

An opportunity to run some of our all time favourite routes over a long weekend. You will do 35 - 40 miles over 3 days, including a really classic run on the Saturday when you will ascend to over 1000m (don't worry you will have plenty of time!). An unforgettable running experience and not to be missed if you enjoy running and beatutiful scenery.

Route

All 3 routes are on the Eastern side of the fabulous Cairngorms National Park and have been selected to gve you a varied and inspirational experience of running in this beautiful wilderness.

Friday p.m. - A memorable 10 mile loop in Glen Quoich near Braemar. The run will take around 2-2.5 hours with a couple of rest stops included.

Saturday a.m and p.m. - An absolute classic route of around 20 miles and 1000m of ascent in and around the Dee Glen (Valley) itself. On wonderfully scenic trails on the Balmoral Estate, near Ballater you will climb to Munro height (3000 feet, 914 metres). The run will take around 6 hours in total with plenty of rest stops included.

Sunday a.m. - A choice of 5, 7 or 10 mile loops; all on the stunning Glen Tanar Estate near Aboyne. These runs will take between 1-2.5 hours depending on the route selected.

Please note that Running The Highlands reserves the right to alter the route and/or vary the distance of a day's run in the event of extreme weather conditions (i.e. for health and safety considerations). 

Distance

35-40 miles over the weekend.

Pace

Very comfortable with emphasis on getting there and not racing! Lots of rest stops, chatting en route and photo opportunities.

Ability Level

These are challenging runs and will hopefully provide all participants with a tremendous sense of achievement (when completed)! As such, we would advise that all guests should be able to achieve the following: a 60 minute 10k, a 2:15 half marathon and/or a 4:40 marathon. There will be plenty of rest stops en route for a quick drink, etc especially on the Saturday when we will also have a stop for lunch. Therefore, please ensure that you bring a small back pack for your lunch and appropriate gear.

Training

Much will depend on your current level of fitness. However, it would be great if you could get up to running 40 miles a week by 2 weeks before the weekend, with your long run being around 18 miles. You should also try to combine a couple of long, easy paced runs 2 days in a row to prepare for running these relatively long distances on subsequent days. The emphasis should be on endurance and strength rather than speed. As such, we would strongly recommend that you spend some time in the gym or on a bike improving your leg strength. This will help you when the terrain is rough and uneven. You should then begin a taper down for the last 2 weeks ensuring that you eat plenty of healthy carbs! Please contact us for more advice/information.

Accommodation

Two nights full board (including packed lunches) in the Glen Lui Hotel, Ballater, Aberdeenshire. The Glen Lui is a lovely and extremely comfortable 3 star small hotel (with great food and a well stocked bar).

Meals

Full board - all meals included: breakfast (full Scottish if you wish!!), packed lunches and dinner. Please ensure you bring a packed lunch/drink with on the Friday.

 

 

For further information on this Running Training Camp, please see ....