COME and have a go if you think you’re hard enough!
Have you finished a marathon hungry for more? Or raced up and down hills and mountains for hours on end? Have you kept going through the pain when it was the only thing you could feel?
Calling all adventure racers, ultra marathon runners and fell and trail runners ready to take on an endurance challenge across Scotland’s ancient West Highland Way.
The RBS Caledonian Challenge is the walk of a lifetime. Each year up to 1,500 hardy walkers tackle the 54-mile course in 24 hours. For you, though it’s different. You are the elite and if you can prove it we want you at the RBS Caledonian Challenge 2009.
If you want to run the RBS Caledonian Challenge route on the 13 and 14 June 2009 and think you can finish in less than 16 hours then you could compete as part of the Elite team category.
The team can have two to four members but they must be of equal fitness and start together, stay together and finish together on the trail. The 54-mile course Includes ascents equal to scaling Ben Nevis twice and despite taking place In the height of summer conditions can vary greatly so each team must bring their own emergency beacon.
The support crews necessary for walkers won’t be needed here and the Challenge organisers will transport your kit from checkpoint to checkpoint through the course. At least one team member must either have sound experience of adventure racing, fell running or have completed the Challenge previously.
So what are you waiting for? The fastest ever time to complete the course Is 9hrs 38 minutes so get your elite team together and you could win one of the coveted elite category trophies.
The epic journey will take you through some of Scotland’s most remote, rugged and stunningly beautiful landscapes. In less than a day, you will experience the majestic views of Ben Nevis – the UK’s highest mountain, the splendour of Glen Coe, the wilds of Rannoch Moor and the scenic Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
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