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The Benbecula Half Marathon

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Saturday 2nd June 2018

Entries Open
Wednesday 25th October 2017
Entries Close
Thursday 31st May 2018
Entries so Far
94 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £17.00   
(£2 refund for SAF card holders – needs to be shown on Registration)
Contact
Event Organiser - Fiona MacDonald
Phone
01870603759

The Benbecula Half Marathon route is undulating and exposed all the way round, with stunning views of the Island and friendly marshals guiding you along the way and keeping you refreshed as you go.  We are the Second race out of 5 Events (HEB5) – Stornoway, Benbecula, Skye, Barra and Harris.  The Benbecula Half Marathon is offering a £100 prize for the Male/Female course records to be broken, please head to the website for more information.

Benbecula over a fairly open and undulating route.  It leads through the flower rich machair grasslands, with the noisy oystercatcher, lapwing and redshank calling to their young to be alert as you pass by.  After 3.5 miles, you turn to cut across the islands through the blacklands. Here it is not uncommon to see hen harriers and short-eared owls hunting during the day for food for their chicks.  At Market Stance, close to the 6 mile mark, you join the main north south spinal road, and you should be mindful of the traffic.  The next turn, to the east, is just before 9 miles where again the birds provide most of the noise.  After 10.5 miles you'll be finally heading in the direction of the finish line.

 


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