Route into Kinlochleven: This year we will again be using the alternative route in to Kinlochleven. The West Highland Way Race is an annual 153 km (95 mi) race along the full south–north distance of the West Highland Way. Curves Beith 2 Kings Road, Beith . A 53 mile Trail Race through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park along the West Highland Way. L'info trafic Highland Fling avec ViaMichelin : bouchons Highland Fling, accidents Highland Fling, travaux et ralentissements Highland Fling Participants will cover around 85km in distance, 90% of which will be on the trail, and the remainder on a surfaced road. The Highland Fling Race is the biggest annual ultramarathon gathering in Scotland. ... popped the question on the shores of Loch Lomond on the West Highland … As we all know though, these are anything but normal times. Routes; Join; Select Page. The birth of the Highland Fling. Fling Bling! View all races for Apr 2020 2020 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS This is not the same as the route used by the Highland Fling race, which follows the ‘high’ path. The first views after Carbeth were breathtaking. Welcome to the Altra West Highland Way Race. Course à pied 85 kilomètres 2 300 mètres 3 Points ITRA Trail UTMB Solo Course caritative 5 Ravitaillements Au plus, 1000 participants peuvent prendre part à la course. Slight differences in the route and format have been tried over the years but, after the 2019 race, a total of 1,429 people (affectionately known as ‘The Family’) have successfully completed the full race at least once. Now in its 8th year the Hoka Highland Fling Ultra, is a trail race over the southern 53 miles of the famous West Highland Way Path., starting in Milngavie (close to Glasgow) and finishing in the scenic village of Tyndrum. Wednesday 22nd November 2017. A 53 mile Trail Race through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park along the West Highland Way. Highland Fling was a New Zealand bred Standardbred racehorse. Info: New entries for this event closed on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. 2018 Results. This will be clearly signposted and a marshal will be at the junction. That’s because it offers a well-marked trail and a fast running surface. STAY SAFE EVERYONE. 2021 EVENT CANCELLED. Highland Fling Race 25 avril 2020 (samedi) - 06:00 Temps maximum autorisé: 15:00 heure(s). Event Organiser - John Duncan. I set up this blog (Oct 06) to record my training and thoughts in preparing for the 2007 WHW Race – a 95 mile ultra race from Milngavie to Fort William. The Highland Fling 2012 race pace/splits calculator This is a pace and splits calculator for the 53 mile Highland Fling ultramarathon, run every year on the first half of the West Highland Way in Scotland, from the outskirts of Glasgow (Milngavie) past Loch Lomond to Tyndrum. This would be my 8 th Highland Fling but my first since 2013. A 53 mile Trail Race through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park along the West Highland Way. Female. Highland Fling route Pre-Race Logistics The race is a point-to-point, so it requires a few extra transportation logistics, and the race director does a great job of providing options/suggestions. Highland Fling Race… Pro Features (in addition) Unlimited 1:50k & 1:25k OS Maps on this website. It offered a scenic and challenging route through forests and farmland in the Southern Highlands of NSW, hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt road and less than 2km of blacktop. The Highland Fling Race is a grueling 53 mile timed race along Scotland’s premier long distance route, the West Highland Way. Slight differences in the route and format have been tried over the years but, after the 2019 race, a total of 1,429 people (affectionately known as ‘The Family’) have successfully completed the full race at least once. Book a place for upcoming events, read reviews and ratings of past events. National Ultra Trail Championships. The Highland Fling will test all who take on the challenge.” In a few days I will be heading south from my tropical Peregian Beach Studio to a not-so-tropical Bundanoon (forecast in the vicinity of 7-8C overnight reaching a perfect racing temperature of 19C for Sunday, race day) for my inaugural Highland Fling. HIGHLAND FLING RACE ANNOUNCEMENT (10/9/2020) First of all, we would like to thank everyone again for their support and understanding back in early March when we decided to cancel the 2020 event. MMDC 1 wee Close, Beith . Official Race Website All Runkeeper users participating: Now in its 8th year the Hoka Highland Fling Ultra, is a trail race over the southern 53 miles of the famous West Highland Way Path., starting in Milngavie (close to Glasgow) and finishing in the scenic village of Tyndrum. Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February 2018 . The West Highland Way winds through the scenic countryside of Scotland. Highland Fling Race information: location, start time, distance and more. For the race, the organisers will put up additional arrows in potential ‘problem spots’ to assist runners with navigation. The times used are averaged from the 2012 race results, which was sunny & warm. Entering the 2014 Fling was a no-brainer, I loved the race back in 2012, I had unfinished business from 2013, and it would make a prefect build up race for my A race of the year - the 95 mile West Highland Way Race (WHWR) in June. The Highland Fling Saturday also saw the start of the 14th Highland Fling, a 53 mile trail race that takes place every year in April. Highland Fling Race: Training Camp 2. It is well signposted. The Highland Fling Race then followed in 2006 and the West Highland Way Challenge Race … In normal times, excitement would be growing as we approach the annual November opening of entries for the Altra West Highland Way Race. Phone. “The ménage a trois of mountain biking; a Flinging Threesome offers a relay style opportunity with one rider doing each of the 3 stages that make up a Full Fling, transitioning at Bill O’Reilly Oval in Wingello village. The Highland Fling start was no different but I think I was equally surprised to find Andy Johns there. Results . Thursday 7th December 2017. Entries Open. We would recommend trail shoes, especially if there has been lots of rain leading up to race day, although many runners have successfully completed the event wearing road shoes. For a few years there was a staggered start with women and over 50’s men starting at 6am and the rest of the field at 7am. Entries Close. Highland Fling Race: Training Camp 2. The route follows the West Highland Way, Scotland’s oldest official long distance footpath. Highland Fling was a leading performer in the years 1947 and 1948. This will be clearly signposted and a marshal will be at the junction. The West Highland Way Challenge Race is a younger, alternative race which also covers the full route. He won the 1948 New Zealand Trotting Cup with a handicap of 60 yards. I’m still in a state of shock that I completed the 53 miles of the Highland Fling race because I nearly didn’t make it to the start line. Shop. Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February 2018 . The Highland Fling Race then followed in 2006 and the West Highland Way Challenge Race … Highland Fling 2018 Race Reflections. 2019 Results. The annual Highland Fling Race is a 53 mile multi-terrain ultra run along the West Highland Way from Milngavie ending at Tyndrum, right outside By The Way. Wednesday 31st January 2018. During the 53 miles runners will climb a total of 7500 feet/2300m and descend 6900 feet/2100 m. 12.6 miles Drymen 19.8 miles Balmaha 27.2 miles Rowardennan 34.4 miles Inversnaid 40.9 miles Beinglas47.5 miles Bogle Glen, 53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK. by Linda Sinclair | May 3, 2017 | Race Reports. The trail sections vary greatly in nature, going from smooth hard-packed man-made paths, to undulating runnable sections, to technical rock and tree root dominated terrain where you will need to use your hands as often as your feet. Welcolme to the 14th Highland Fling Race. The Fling started in 2006 as a low key training run for the West Highland Way race, with fewer than 20 runners taking part. A 53 mile Trail Race through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park along the West Highland Way. Highland Fling Race: Announcement (10/9/2020) First of all, we would like to thank everyone again for their support and understanding back in early March when we decided to cancel the 2020 event. The route is signposted by WHW marker posts. 3 Personen sprechen darüber. As well as being a popular hiking trail, the 95-mile (152 km) West Highland Way hosts two established ultramarathons: the West Highland Way Race and the Highland Fling. I wondered if the snow topped peaks behind that were Ben Vorlich or Ben Lui. The West Highland Way is Scotlands first long distance route, and remains it's most popular. STAY SAFE EVERYONE. Status Subject Created By Replies Views Last Post : new: Some race photos: Tim: 14: 975: by Tim May 4, 2009 10:24:41 GMT The route is signposted by WHW marker posts. The trail is divided between Loch Lomond National Park, open countryside, and in the forest surrounded by streams. Participants will cover around 85km in distance, 90% of which will be on the trail, and the remainder on a surfaced road. 53 miles of the West Highland Way to Tyndrum. The route is signposted by WHW marker posts. The race route follows the first 53 miles of the West Highland Way footpath from Milngavie to Tyndrum. Then its off to the highlands through the grand Grampian Mountains to Culloden, where Scottish clans met (61208) The Highland Fling 2012 race pace/splits calculator This is a pace and splits calculator for the 53 mile Highland Fling ultramarathon, run every year on the first half of the West Highland Way in Scotland, from the outskirts of Glasgow (Milngavie) past Loch Lomond to Tyndrum. A shorter 53-mile Highland Fling race was launched for ultra-marathon fans in 2006, from Milngavie to Tyndrum. For your own personal race notes, please use your race portfolio! I'd run a decent Fling, a hard fought 8.54 finish not without one or two mistakes. Welcome to the 15th Highland Fling Race. Male. Notice: Coronavirus and SiEntries ... February's route is to run out-and-back from Beinglas checkpoint south along the Fling route (the technical lochside section). The event takes place every year in April. The 2020 race takes place on Saturday 25 th April and is a point-to-point trail ultramarathon along the southern 53 miles (85km) of Scotland’s iconic West Highland Way trail through the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park from Milngavie to Tyndrum. 1 Comment. Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017 . The race route follows the first 53 miles of the West Highland Way footpath from Milngavie to Tyndrum. The Highland Fling has catered for those who want to share their race experiences with others – if not in a paired setting, but in a relay format. A mile or so after Rowardennan, the race route will deviate slightly from the official WHW low path and will 'take the high road'. Nearby gyms & sports facilities. Entry Fees. Highland Fling Race: 2020 Announcement (11/3/2020) Due to the current situation with COVID19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Highland Fling, due to take place on the 25th April 2020, and also the Highland Fling training camp due to take place on the weekend of the 27th-29th March 2020. For the race, the organisers will put up additional arrows in potential ‘problem spots’ to assist runners with navigation. So watching your GPS watch pace will always leave you wondering what is going on. Route Details; Results; About the Fling Team ; Become Involved; FAQ; Shop; 2019 Race Report; Videos; Photos; News; Contact; 53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK. The 2020 race takes place on Saturday 25 th April and is a point-to-point trail ultramarathon along the southern 53 miles (85km) of Scotland’s iconic West Highland Way trail through the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park from Milngavie to Tyndrum.. Entries so Far. It goes through Drymen and over Conic Hill to Balmaha, then … A shorter 53-mile Highland Fling race was also launched for ultra-marathon fans in 2006, from Milngavie to Tyndrum. Highland Fling Race . A 53 mile Trail Race through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park along the West Highland Way. 3 talking about this. 8 years ago. Taking place each year in April, the Highland Fling is a 53-mile race following the West Highland Way trail. Following Scotland’s oldest long-distance footpath, the West Highland Way, the race will take them through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. I’ve been involved with the Highland Fling Race for the past 3 years, but this was the first time I’d actually be running it. The turn off for the low route is just less than 2 miles north of Rowardennan, and one third of a mile after the gate at Ptarmigan Lodge. Runners from all over the world vie for a coveted spot in this ballot-allocated race that is limited to 1000 lucky entrants. 3 en parlent. He is notable in that he won two New Zealand Trotting Cup races, the richest harness race, and sometimes the richest horse race in New Zealand. We have considered the situation carefully over the last few months, and as of now there are still many uncertainties about what the situation will be next spring. Course Records. The race route follows the first 53 miles of the West Highland Way footpath from Milngavie to Tyndrum. Highland Fling Race: Training Camp 1. Since then it has grown and grown, and this year, its 15th anniversary, there will be approximately 800 runners taking part. Route Details; Results; About the Fling Team; Become Involved; FAQ; Shop; 2019 Race Report ; Videos; Photos; News; Contact; 53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK. Entry Fees. Beth Pascall (2016) 7:52:55. 30 Participants. 3 talking about this. Taking place each year in April, the Highland Fling is a 53-mile race following the West Highland Way trail. The Highland Fling is a 53 mile trail race which takes place every year in April. The event continues to grow and is expected to be the most popular UK Ultramarathon in 2013 and the route is almost entirely on trails and thus traffic-free. A mile or so after Rowardennan, the race route will deviate slightly from the official WHW low path and will 'take the high road'. 2017 was the 13th running of The Highland Fling, Australia’s MTB Marathon Championship. The Highland Fling. The race has grown from 70 in 2007 which was my first year (and the 2 nd Fling) to around 800 now but commendably the race as it has grown has not lost that friendly feel. Find out more about Highland Fling on 25th Apr 2020 including route, elevation, and reviews by other runners ... Race Noticeboard Report cancellations, route changes, lift shares, meetups etc here to notify others on the entrant list. April 30, 2018 May 1, 2018. The race will start at exactly 1.00am on Saturday 20 June from the start of the West Highland Way, at the bridge beside Milngavie station. For the race, the organisers will put up additional arrows in potential ‘problem spots’ to assist runners with navigation. The Fling was a mountain bike marathon for all. Rob Sinclair (2017) 6:41:13. Beith Golf Club, Ayrshire Threepwood Rd, Beith . 17 Participants. We have considered the situation carefully over the last few months, and as of now there are still many uncertainties about what the situation will be next spring. The remainder were 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 12th timers!… Email. I felt strong and ready to test my strength and endurance in trying for a sub-20 hour West Highland Way, but I'd always maintained a healthy respect for the 96 mile route after my first attempt at it in 2012. Notice: Coronavirus and SiEntries - for more information please see our Help Topic. News. Route Details; Results; About the Fling Team; Become Involved; FAQ; Shop; 2019 Race Report; Videos; Photos; News; Contact; 53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK. Welcome to the 15th Highland Fling Race. Route Details. 2021 EVENT CANCELLED. The trail sections vary greatly in nature, going from smooth hard-packed man-made paths, to undulating runnable sections, to technical rock and tree root dominated terrain where you will need to use your hands as often as your feet. Website: Highland Fling Marathon. As this follows along the West Highland Way, you’re almost entirely off road, so you’re sure to see some varied terrain and … Footage from my camera during the Highland Fling Race, 28th April 2018.A journey from Milngavie to Tyndrum along the West Highland Way. During the 53 miles runners will climb a total of 7500 feet/2300m and descend 6900 feet/2100 m. 12.6 miles Drymen 19.8 miles Balmaha 27.2 miles Rowardennan 34.4 miles Inversnaid 40.9 miles Beinglas47.5 miles Bogle Glen, 53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK. 01505 503216. Info: New entries for this event closed on Wednesday 31st January 2018. The route follows the West Highland Way, Scotland’s oldest official long distance footpath, through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The race starts in Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, then rapidly heads out into the countryside. There are 4 checkpoints along the race route where you can leave drop bags with extra food for your race. On Saturday 28th of April, a strong field of 1000 ultra-runners will take the start of the 53 miles race in Milngavie. Update on entries from Ian Beattie, Race Director. I felt quite relaxed and ready to go. 8 talking about this. 2021 EVENT CANCELLED. Curves Beith Scotland 2 Kings Road, Beith . Saturday 28 April, 2018. West Highland Way Race. Entries Open . The 2019 race takes place on Saturday 27 th April and is a point-to-point trail ultramarathon along the southern 53 miles (85km) of Scotland’s iconic West Highland Way trail through the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park from Milngavie to Tyndrum. The route is signposted by WHW marker posts. Highland Fling Race 2013 – Race Report. The race has been run in its current form since 1991. Entries Close. Boydstone Farm Stables Boydstone Farm, Lochwinnoch . The race has grown from 70 in 2007 which was my first year (and the 2 nd Fling) to around 800 now but commendably the race as it has grown has not lost that friendly feel. The Highland Fling is a 53 mile trail race which takes place every year in April. STAY SAFE EVERYONE. The Final Fling was Flung on Sunday 12th November 2017. All … 2020 National Ultra Trail Championship / Elite Entries . Highland Fling Ultra Marathon. You could see the route laid out in front of us crystal clear, Conic hill in the distance and the summit of Ben Lomond beyond. The West Highland Way stretches 96 miles (154 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep mountains. The race route follows the first 53 miles of the West Highland Way footpath from Milngavie to Tyndrum, along Loch Lomond and through The … A 53 mile Trail Race through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park along the West Highland Way. Tuesday 24th October 2017. Entries so Far. We would recommend trail shoes, especially if there has been lots of rain leading up to race day, although many runners have successfully completed the event wearing road shoes. OS maps for the whole GB online (this is a separate agreement to your mobile maps). On Saturday 29th April at 5am, approximately 700 runners gathered at Milngavie railway station to the North of Glasgow ready to start the 2017 Highland Fling Ultramarathon. For the race, the organisers will put up additional arrows in potential ‘problem spots’ to assist runners with navigation. The Highland Fling is one of the oldest marathon races in Australia, having run since 2005 in the Southern Highlands. The Highland Fling is a difficult race to understand pacing wise as it is a fast start and gradually various obstacles such as Conic Hill, the rough section after Inversnaid or the Crianlarich roller coaster appear. Curves Beith 2 Kings Road, Beith . Of this number, roughly half were first time 'flingers'. The route then runs along the edge of the Loch for another 7 miles or so – this was an amazing section, the scenery was breath-taking. Pricing - This 10-day escorted tour of Scotlands highlands starts with two nights and sightseeing in Edinburgh before crossing Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrewsthe home of golf. A few of us had met up the evening before in the Burnbrae Inn, Milngavie, to register for the race and grab some food. Stuart Gray SES Beith KA15 1EL . Entry Fee: £50.00 : Contact. Beith Saracen Rangers Supporters Club Beith KA15 1AD . Posts about Highland Fling Video written by johnkynaston59. 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