WayOutside challenges you to a Scottish midwinter trail lap race taking place mostly during darkness. Each lap is 8km (5miles) with 150m ascent. The terrain is a mixture of dirt tracks, rocky paths and includes small river crossings.
Race starts midday 18th January 2020.
RACE RULES HERE
Tyndrum 24 is run Under UKA Rules and scottishathletics Licence 11085.
As well as the 24hour race, there are 6hr and 12 hours races available. All 3 races begin Midday 18th January and the 24hour race ends Midday 19th January 2020. Tickets are on sale via SI entries and cost,
12 hr - £66
6hr - £38
(+ £2 if not a member of SA or UKA)
In addition 24hr entrants may form a pairs team with another 24hr entrant. This competition is more for fun than an official race as teams may be mixed age groups and genders. You may form a team at any time by editing your entry on SI Entries.
Accommodation is available at race HQ, By the Way Hostel, including the bunkhouse, posh pods, camping huts and motorhome pitches. Please contact email@example.com to book. We have use of the Green Welly Car Park for this event.
Tyndrum 24 is proud to support Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance - SCAA, Charity No. SC041845, and will donate the profits from the event to help its life-saving work. SCAA statistics show that they have attended the Tyndrum area 10 times since May 2016, for medical and road traffic incidents (no races thankfully).
Each mission costs around £2500, and SCAA rely 100% on donations with no Government funding. SCAA operate one helicopter out of Perth Airport for the last 6 years, and are currently raising funds for a second aircraft which will be based in Aberdeen and cover the North East of Scotland. SCAA is tasked by 999 and can attend medical emergencies and trauma incidents anywhere in Scotland. There is lots of further information about SCAA on their website – https://www.scaa.org.uk
It would be fantastic if any T24 competitors would like to raise sponsorship for SCAA, if so please contact Fiona at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our facebook group to meet other runners, supporters and volunteers!
Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood)
We may require Fell/trail shoes suitable for snow and slippery conditions, including ice.
We advise you bring hat, gloves, whistle, extra layers and spare batteries/head torch.
Friday 17th evening registration opens along with two film showing 'Through the Pain' featuring Shelli Gordon by We Are Noah and 'Underdog' featuring Damian Hall by Summit Fever. Race registration re-opens and drop bag tent opens Saturday 18th morning. All times tbc.
Start/finish/race HQ – By the Way Hostel Tydrum
Address: Lower Station Rd, Tyndrum, Crianlarich FK20 8RY
Route GPX from HERE
Please note the route may change due to unforeseen risks.
UPDATE: From midnight the course will change to cross at
the railway crossing missing the top smaller loop.
GPX data and new map to follow. All entrants have received
an update email.
Race Sponsors & prizes
Prizes include 2 nights for 2 at By The Way Hostel and 2 nights for 2 B&B at Glengarry House, vouchers towards group event guided or navigational courses with Girls on Hills and guided runs of swim with WayOutside. We also have an assortment of prizes from T8, Beta Running and Wild Highlands! Winners will also receive a mounted piece of artwork by Llinos Proctor (who is also a competitor!).
Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting the Tyndrum 24 - The forestry Commission, Scottish Athletics, the land owners, By the Way Hostel, Green Welly Stop, and the Stathfillan Community Development Trust. We could not put on the race without them!!
1. How can I sign up?
Login into Is entries and get your place here - https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=577 Entires close midday 1st January 2020.
2. Do I need to run the entire time?
No, you are welcome to come and go from the race at any time and as many times as you like. You will be required to 'dib' out of the race when you wish to take a break and leave the course.
3. Do I have to run?
No, you may walk or mix it up run and walking :D
4. Can anyone run with me?
Only registered runners may run on the course, but if you want to run with a pal who is also racing that is cool. If you are in the 24hr race you may form a team with another 24hr runner in SI entries. You can both be accumulating laps at the same time as you each have a dibber.
5. Where can I keep my kit and food?
There will be drop bag tents which you can access each time you pass through race HQ. Please do not exceed a bag size approximately the size of a Ryan Air hand luggage bag.
6. Will there be anywhere I can go mid race if I need a rest?
Yes, there will be an indoor area where runners may sit and eat and there will be access to hot and cold water and tea. Non- runners will not have access to this area.
7. Will I need to carry all the mandatory kit with me?
No, you may keep it in a drop bag, however, if you are asked to carry certain items such as a head torch on you then you must.
8. What is eye protection?
Clear ski goggles or wrap round safety glasses (these cost about £4). Being out for this duration of time and in strong winds and potentially with snow/hail can cause serious eye injury.
9. Is there accommodation?
Yes, accommodation is available at race HQ, By the Way Hostel, including the bunkhouse, posh pods, camping huts and motorhome pitches. Please contact email@example.com to book.
10. Is there parking?
Free parking at the Green Welly Stop
11. What does race entry include?
Wooden medal designed by Josie Handmade
Up-cycled ReRun Race T shirt
Way marked course
Full medical cover and scottishatheltics insurance
20% discount on collapsible Wild Highlands cups
Movies at Friday night registration
Lots of running with other runners :D!
12. How does the race end?
IT NEVER ENDS! Haha only kidding! In all three races only laps completed within the timeframe will count in the results. However, in the 6 and 12 hour races competitors can start their final lap at any point within the final hour of their race. In the 24 hour race runners wishing to complete a final lap after 11.10am Sunday morning will be at the RD's discretion as the midway medical team will be leaving the course at midday.
13. How are prizes awarded?
The top woman and man in each race will receive prizes. Male and Female over 50 in the 24hr race also win prizes. The women's and men's prizes are of equal monetary worth.
14. Will there be food provided?
No. Please bring all the food you require for the race or money to purchase food from nearby cafes (these will be shut a lot of the race though!).
15. Is there a refund if I cannot attend?
We are unable to offer refunds this year, however, you can transfer your place to another runner in SI entries if you can no longer race. This will be available up to the end of the year.