September 20th - 22nd 2019
Skyline Scotland 2019 competitors can look forward to racing on the same world-class courses as those used for the Skyrunning World Championships and Skyrunner® World Series editions in previous years. In 2019, the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ will once again feature as the final race of the Golden Trail Series.
Salomon Mamores VK™ – 5km / 1,000m
An incredible leg burning and lung-busting Vertical Kilometer® race from sea level to Munro summit.
The Salomon Mamores VK™ follows the well established International Skyrunning Federation Vertical Kilometer® format, in which participants follow a marked course gaining 1000m of height in less than 5km. Participants are set off at timed intervals with the winner having the fastest overall time to the summit. Whilst physically arduous, the Salomon Mamores VK™ route does not include technical terrain that requires any scrambling or rock climbing experience. As such, the race is suitable for any runner who is up for the challenge.
Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ – 52km / 4,000m
The spectacular route summits Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis where the world’s first mountain running race took place in 1895.
In keeping with the ethos of the Salomon Skyline Scotland™ races, this route is very challenging with considerable height gain, great variability in the terrain including river crossings, and an airy traverse of one of Scotland’s most famous ridges, the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête, leading to the summit of Ben Nevis.
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ – 29km / 2,500m
Spectacular views of Ben Nevis from the Mamores and includes short sections of easy scrambling including the Devil's Ridge.
The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ follows in the tradition of Skyrunning, which consists of uncompromising mountain running, such as scrambling along mountain ridges with steep ascents, traverses and descents on technical and challenging terrain. This Skyrunning race route incorporates two lofty ridges within the Mamores, including the Devil’s Ridge, which provides a thrilling and airy traverse with Glen Nevis visible ahead and as a yawning drop far below, and Ben Nevis beyond and towering above. Race route is set within the Mamores, which are an east - west series of majestic Munros (Scottish Mountains over 3,000ft / 914m) and in this route there are four that will be summited. The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ was an immediate hit when it launched in 2016 and has already established itself as a classic Skyrunning event.
Salomon Glen Coe Skyline® – 52km / 4,750m
Pure skyrunning that includes the most technically challenging Scottish mountain terrain. Scrambling/climbing experience required.
The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline® follows in the finest tradition of the most prestigious Skyrunning races, fusing mountain running and alpinism in a pure test of speed, endurance and skill on an uncompromising, world-class course. The route features long and sustained sections of scrambling terrain, which is roughly equivalent to moderate standard rock climbing. In addition, the race traverses high and remote mountainous terrain, which is at times impossible to retreat from and may be subject to severe and rapidly changing weather.
1st Ragna Debats in 04:36:20; 2nd Gema Arenas Alcazar in 04:50:32; 3rd Maria Mercedes Pila Viracocha in 04:50:36
More info: www.skylinescotland.com