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Don’t miss your chance to join the race

Written by Fiona November 26 2010

These days running, cycling and adventure events in Scotland sell out fast. Entries to some races fill up in less than 24 hours. Such events are fast-growing in popularity and so you need to sign up as early as possible if you want to join in the fun. I say all this because I’ve missed out on the opportunity to take part in cycle and adventure events because I haven’t been quick enough to enter.

In the last week I have received notification that entries are set to open on December 1 for Hands On Events and their awesome Scottish cycle sportive series. If you’re a follower of this blog you’ll know all you ever wanted to know about my participation in the Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive in September. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. Hands On are also behind a range of other sportives including the Skye, Cairngorm and Ullapool events. You can enter via their website or at SI Entries.

Rate Race Adventure have also emailed to remind people that their Early Bird entries will close in four days. The Mighty Deerstalker adventure race is a fantastic event and if you sign up before November 30 you will benefit from a cheaper entry price. It’s £25 to enter instead of the standard £35. I’ve done this race three times and I love it.

A bit about the Might Deerstalker, which takes place on March 19, 2011, at Traquair, near Peebles in the Scottish Borders:

“It’s a turbo-charged roller coaster of a run. It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s action-packed and it’s as tough as you want it to be. The Laird welcomes you to the Tweed Valley where water and mountains will give you pain and pleasure in the equal measure before making it back to the finish line to share the tales of derring-do over a pint of Deerstalker Ale. Remember, Deerstalkers do it in tweed.”

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