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Run Across Scotland Tour

Overview

Coaches: In House
Start Date: 31/03/2019
End Date: 05/04/2019
Sports: Running
Location: Scotland
Price from: £845

Details

A 5 day route from Inverness to the Isle of Skye. We've had guests from the USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Belgium, Hungary and all parts of the UK.

Several of our guests have done it twice and some have even done it three times now! Accommodation is in comfortable 3* hotels on full board basis - this is all about enjoying a comfortable night's sleep each night and tackling each day's running refreshed and ready.

Route

Inverness to Isle of Skye via Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, Glen Affric, Kintail and then over the Skye Bridge to the Isle of Skye. As you may already know – this route covers some of the very best scenery in Scotland – with the extra special feeling of running across to Skye at the end! The route is almost all off-road. We will meet in Inverness at c. 10am on the Sunday outside the train station (in our running gear - ready to run!). 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

85 miles (136 kms) in 5 days. Day 1 = 21 miles (34 kms) , Day 2 = 17 miles (27kms) , Day 3 = 9 miles (14kms) , Day 4 = 21 miles (34 kms), Day 5 = 17 miles (27kms)

Pace

Very comfortable with emphasis on getting there and not racing!

Ability Level

This is a challenging run 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 and quite a lot of back up from the minibus (e.g. we even tend to have a lunch stop). The run on the 4th day (21 miles long) is several miles from the nearest road and so it makes sense that we keep going (albeit with stops/rests for a quick drink, etc). Therefore, please ensure that you are up to such a run and bring a small back pack for Day 4.

Training

We would recommend that you begin your training several months in advance if possible! It would be great if you could get up to about 50 miles a week by about 2 weeks before the Run, with your long run being around 18 miles. You should also try to combine a few long, easy paced runs in a row (e.g. Friday, Saturday & Sunday) to prepare for the long distances on subsequent days. The emphasis should be on endurance rather than speed. Also, 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

First three nights (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) in the Tomich Hotel, Glen Affric, Inverness-shire. The Wednesday and Thursday are in the Tingle Creek Hotel, Erbusaig, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire.

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 you for the first day’s run (Sunday).

 

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