Croick, Scotland, GB
Jun 4–5, 2016
Type: Orienteering - National
added by: c.hill
All good things come to an end. So it is with great sadness that we have taken the decision that The Highlander Mountain Marathon 2016 will be the final Highlander. It is the 10th anniversary of this epic event and we intend to make it the very best yet. With the announcement that the LAMM will not take place in 2016 we have moved the date of the Highlander from it’s usual spot on the last weekend in April. The Highlander Mountain Marathon 2016 will take place on Saturday and Sunday 4th/5th June.
The Highlander shares a number of similarities with many other Mountain Marathons but it also has it’s own unique character. To start with, the scale of the event means we are able to gain access to some of the most dramatic and unspoilt areas that the north of Scotland has to offer such as Torridon, Dundonnell and Strathfarrar, we also favour wee quirks that make taking part in the Highlander a memorable experience and then there’s the Scottish Ceilidh. In order to keep this unique feel we are capping entries to 300 pairs across all courses. As with 2015’s event we may take the decision to cap certain courses if we feel the numbers are getting too big for that course.
But don’t be fooled into thinking the Highlander is a soft option, our courses are at least as demanding as their counterparts in comparable events we just don’t see the point in making competitors spend any longer than necessary in cramped tents. There are always stories to be shared, friends to catch up with and reels to be danced, on the Saturday evening at the traditional Scottish Ceilidh, before turning in reasonably early in anticipation of a challenging second day. Every year as the event comes to an end we think “ We’ll never top this . . . “, but the following year we always do – see you in June 2016!
The location will be announced on 4th May 2016 – 1 month prior to the event.
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