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Wednesday 31st October 2012
Entries for 2013 are now open for the month of November 2012.
West Highland Way Race -
Process for allocating places
A refund of £55 will be made to any entrant who gives notice of their withdrawal from the race on or before 31 May 2013.
No refund will be made to any entrant who gives
notice of withdrawal after 31 May 2013.
Payment will only be taken if the entry is successful.
Entries will remain open for a period of one month,
from 1 November to 30 November 2012. At the end of the open period all
entries will be considered, using the criteria set out below.
Assuming such a form has been received, places will
be granted to those in the following categories, with the proviso that
each entrant must be able to demonstrate an adequate level of fitness for
an event of this nature and must be able to demonstrate that they have a
reasonable prospect of completing the race. Evidence of this may be
The categories are:
As a general rule, however, entrants are expected to
have completed an off-road ultra marathon of at least 65k in the previous
3 years. Full details of previous experience along with the relevant race
dates need to be provided at time of entry, as these details will be
checked. Further guidance on what may be considered as ‘adequate relevant
experience’ is given below.
If sufficient places are available, all fully
qualified entrants will be granted a place in the race.
If there are too many fully qualified entrants for
the number of places available, a ballot will take place to allocate the
balance of starting places. The Race Director will try to allocate up to
25% of the available places to those who have not started the race before.
By way of guidance (and using other Scottish ultra marathons as examples), completion of the following races in 2010, 2011 or 2012 would generally be considered to meet the criteria of ‘adequate relevant experience’:
All decisions of the Race Director regarding adequate relevant experience, and in respect of the allocation of places, are final.