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I would run this… but!

Written by Fiona May 12 2010
I would be taking part in this new event but… it’s my birthday the day before and I might want to enjoy a couple of large glasses of wine, or more!

Anyway, it looks like there’ll be more than a few eager mountain goats running the new OUTDOOR CAPITAL TRAIL HALF MARATHON AND 5KM FUN RUN on Sunday May 16 in Lochaber.

Get ready to run in gorgeous Leanachan Forest

The race (another from No Fuss Events) takes place on the stunning mountain bike and walking trails of the Nevis Range, near Fort William, and runners will be the first to test themselves on world famous mountain biking trails, used during the legendary World Cup, World Championships and Benromach Ten Under The Ben mountain bike events.

The 21.1 kilometre figure of eight loop follows forestry roads, disused narrow gauge railway line and cycling and walking tracks within Forestry Commission Scotland’s Leanachan Forest. It also includes stages of the new Cour Trail that winds its way towards Spean Bridge offering stunning views of the Great Glen, the Grey Corries and Ben Nevis.

An excited Chloe Patterson, of No Fuss, said: “This is our first trail half marathon event and like our other annual events the emphasis is firmly on fun with a friendly atmosphere for runners of all abilities. Entrants can expect a challenging but manageable course of stunning beauty and a warm welcome at the finish!”

Runners can register their £20 race fee online at . Pre-race registration will take place between 17:00 and 19:00 on Saturday evening and from 07:00 at the saddlespan at the Nevis Range HQ on the Sunday morning. The Outdoor Capital Trail Half Marathon starts at 12:00.

Good luck to you all. I’ll likely be doing a walk-off-the-birthday-hangover Munro instead!

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