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Highland Fling Race: Training Camp 2

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Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February 2018

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Thursday 7th December 2017
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Wednesday 31st January 2018
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30 Participants
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Entry Fee   £50.00   
Event Organiser - John Duncan
01505 503216

Fling Training Weekend 2:  2nd-4th February 2018

Welcome to the second of the three organised training camps leading up to the 2018 event.

Over the last 4 years the training weekends have proved very enjoyable and beneficial to a lot of runners (especially those just coming into the sport).  They are informal and fun and are great for runners to come together and relax, get to know each other, talk about running, learn about running and the Highland Fling, and of course do a bit of running.

All weekends are roughly the format although the long group recce run varies.

Places limited to 40 runners per weekend.

Location: By The Way Hostel & Campsite, Lower Station Road, Tyndrum FK20 8RY.

PLEASE BOOK Accommodation BEFORE signing up on Si Entries.  Please phone Kirsty at By The Way on 01838 400333 to book accommodation. Various accommodation types are available (Please see By the Way Website for details)


Arrive at By The Way Hostel in Tyndrum, relax, chat, maybe go on a head torch run (supported by Petzl) and get good night’s sleep. The Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum sells fab fish & chips & other great food and is open till c. 8.30pm on Friday (last orders 8pm). There is veggie stew and cous cous available to anyone who wants it at c. 9pm.

Everyone organises their own breakfast (provided by organisers), then all go on group recce run. February's route is to run out-and-back from Beinglas checkpoint south along the Fling route (the technical lochside section).  Runners can turn round at any point and head back to Tyndrum, therefore, the route is suitable for speeds and fitness levels.

Back to By The Way for some post-run home-made soup.

Talks by guest speakers followed by a Q&A session and group dinner including wine/soft drinks/ and cheese and biscuits followed by chat, fun and relaxation. Please bring any drinks you fancy with you.

A wee recovery run (or further) and a running-related workshop.

Vacate the Hostel at noon and go for lunch, if you fancy it, at the Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum.

There will be short sports massage/phyiso appointments available throughout the weekend.

Full ranges of sponsor test kits to try out

Running related workshops for you to attend.

The camp is kindly supported by Ultimate Direction, La Sportiva, Injinji toe socks, Petzl head torches and Run and Become. Edinburgh.

1) Please phone Kirsty at By The Way to book & pay for accommodation on 01838 400333.

2) Sign up to weekend on Si Entries


  • Tea and coffee all weekend
  • Basic breakfasts of fruit juice, porridge pots, fruit, muesli, cereal, toast, jam etc
  • Veggie stew and cous cous on Friday night (if required)
  • 2 course meal on Saturday evening
  • Post-Saturday run homemade soup & bread
  • Talks from guest speakers
  • Running related workshops
  • Exclusive use of venue
  • Massage/Physio slots (limited)
  • sponsor giveaways


FEBRUARY - out and back south from Beinglas checkpoint along fling route (distance variable)

Many thanks :-)

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