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Creag Dhubh Hill Race

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Saturday 3rd August 2019

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Thursday 2nd May 2019
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Thursday 1st August 2019 at 20:00
Entries so Far
307 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £6.00   
Contact
Geoff Simpson
Phone
01540 670048

The race begins with a full lap of the games field before heading towards the hill via an obstacle course of 2 barriers, a lumpy field full of thistles, 2 more fences, a river, some rounded boulders, a very steep bank, another fence right next to a crash barrier, across a road and then you can finally start running properly.

The race proper after the initial scramble starts with a wide gravel track leading towards the birch woods of Coille na Creige Duibhe, where a narrow path leads through grass, and rising to a narrower rockier trail through heather to the fine perched summit of An Torr.

The descent is fast and exciting down heather initially and then back down the narrow trail with little chance of overtaking until lower down. Then after the road crossing the same crazy obstacle course of 5 fences plus a river to cross, before a final lap of the games field to finish.

Start Time: 3.15pm

Venue: The Eilan, Newtonmore

Distance: 5.6 km Climb 370m

Record (M): 0:27:07 John Brooks (1997)
Record (F):  0:32:21 Angela Mudge (2006)

 

Race Sponsored by Dalwhinnie Distillery

Why not pay a visit to the Distillery Visitor Centre - only 10 miles south of the Newtonmore on the A9.  Visitor Centre opening times can be found here https://www.malts.com/en-gb/distilleries/dalwhinnie 


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