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Welcome to the West Highland Way Race Web Site
Hopefully this web site will provide all the information you need whether you plan to run, support or are just interested in this amazing race.
2013 Race - starts at 1am on Saturday 22nd June 2013
(you will need to join facebook to be able to view it)
Saturday 18th May 2013
Podcast episode 41 is now available.
In this episode John Kynaston interviews Marco Consani.
Wednesday 15th May 2013
From Ian Beattie, Race Director .....
Dear WHW Race entrant,
As I write this note the website is showing there are only 37 days and a few hours to go until the start of this year’s race. I hope your training is going to plan and that everything is on course for a strong performance on race day.
I thought it would be useful at this stage to update you on a few issues about this year’s race.
Detailed race instructions:
The detailed race instructions will be e-mailed to all runners towards the end of May, and will also be posted on the website and on the Facebook site. When this is sent out it is important that all runners read the instructions carefully and pass on all of the relevant information to their support team. The e-mail will contain a link to submit details of your emergency contacts and support team. Please ensure you complete these details when requested by using the link and not in any other way, as it makes it much easier for us to access the information on race day. Details on the available race merchandise and how to place an order will also be included within the e-mail. We hope to have a few new items in the range this year!
This year, for the first time, the race is going to use electronic timing at each of the checkpoints and at the finish. It will allow your friends, families and other supporters to follow your progress online throughout the race, and will provide the race organisation team with even better information to monitor things from a safety perspective. Full details on how the electronic timing will work will be included in the final race instructions.
We are delighted to have secured access to Beinglas Farm for this year’s race. Beinglas Farm will be a compulsory checkpoint, i.e. your support team will be required to meet you there, but because of space restrictions we will be insisting that only one car per runner goes into the checkpoint. The same one car per runner rule will also apply at the Auchtertyre Farm checkpoint.
Withdrawing from the race:
If you need to withdraw from the race, please advise me by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . You will receive a refund of £55 if you advise me of your withdrawal on or before 31 May. No refunds are payable for withdrawals notified after that date, but it is still important that I am advised. Please note that it is not possible to defer any entries to the following year’s race.
If you have any questions in the meantime please e-mail me at email@example.com . Good luck with the final weeks of your training.
Tuesday 14th May 2013
Heather Ohly, a Registered Nutritionist with a personal interest in sport nutrition, has produced a paper covering nutrition strategies for the West Highland Way Race.
The paper recognises that every runner will have to develop their own strategy based on their own experience, but presents the basic principles. Hopefully it will be of interest to those running the race, and to their support crews.
Sunday 5th May 2013
Podcast episode 40 is now available.
In this episode John Kynaston interviews Race Director Ian Beattie
and Sandra McDougall.
Tuesday 30th April 2013
With less than 8 weeks to go before the 2013 race the start list has been updated with the latest withdrawals.
If you do have to withdraw remember you can get a £55 refund up until the end of May 2013.
Sunday 29th April 2013
Podcast episode 39 is now available.
In this episode John Kynaston interviews Stuart Mills before and
after the Hoka Highland Fling.
Wednesday 24th April 2013
Podcast episode 38 is now available.
In this episode John Kynaston interviews David McLure and
Nick Smith has designed a really helpful online tool to help runners
plan their split times based on their predicted finishing time.
Have a look at Nick's web site.
Monday 25th March 2013
Podcast episode 37 is now available.
In this episode is part 2 from Tuesday 19th March 2013 inspiration night,
John Kynaston's talk on How to get the best out of your whw race and then interviews with Rosie Bell and Paul Giblin.
Saturday 23rd March 2013
Podcast episode 36 is now available.
In this episode you can listen to Stan Bland's talk on support
and Dr Chris Ellis' talk on medical matters from Tuesday 19th March 2013
Videos of the talks from Glasgow .....
Dr Chris Ellis - Medical Matters
John Kynaston, Rosie Bell & Paul Giblin - whw race preparation
Part 1 - John Kynaston
Part 2 - John Kynaston interviews Rosie Bell & Paul Giblin
Monday 11th March 2013
Podcast episode 35 is now available.
In this episode John Kynaston interviews Ian Minty and Jon Steele.
Thursday 7th March 2013
Podcast episode 34 is now available.
The main feature of this one is John Kynaston interviewing Caroline McKay.
Saturday 16th February 2013
Details of two nights of Inspiration ...
Tuesday 12th March 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Run and Become 20 Queensferry Street Edinburgh EH2 4 QW
Tuesday 19th March 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Glasgow Cathcart Trinity Church Hall
Wednesday 13th February 2013
Podcast episode 33 is now available.
This one features John Kynaston interviewing Race Director, Ian Beattie.
Thursday 7th February 2013
Podcast episode 32 is now available.
This one features John Kynaston interviewing Ian Minty plus Dave Waterman's latest Piranical Ramblings.
Thursday 31st January 2013
Podcast episode 31 is now available.
This one features Iain Wallace interviewing Matt Moroz about his plans
for the year and the whw race in particular.
Sunday 27th January 2013
Short video of the whw training run ...
Thanks to all those who came for the weekend. A great day was had by all ....
More photos on the whw facebook page.
Monday 21st January 2013
Update on ‘WHW training weekend’ on 25th & 26th January 2013
at the Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha
We are looking forward to seeing everyone who is coming this weekend. The run on the Saturday will start at 10am so people should meet about 9.45am at the Oak Tree. The plan is to run to Inversnaid and back but anyone can choose when they turn back. There is nothing formal planned for Sunday but people are welcome to do their own thing.
Tuesday 15th January 2013
Podcast episode 30 is now available.
This one features an interview with David McLure and a discussion on footwear by Andy Cole.
Thursday 10th January 2013
Update on ‘WHW training weekend’ on 25th & 26th January 2013
at the Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha
The following accommodation is still available for the training weekend ....
3 twin rooms, 1 superior and 5 deluxe doubles
Anyone interested should contact the Oak Tree directly.
For details go to Training Weekend Page
For those joining us for the run on Saturday 26th January 2013 we will start at 10am, and anyone who wants to come along for the run only is very welcome and should meet outside the Oak Tree at 9.45am
The full run is 30 miles, from Balmaha to Inversnaid and back, people welcome to do less if they prefer. We would advise and encourage everyone to carry a headtorch.
Tuesday 8th January 2013
Sale on last year's merchandise now on the shop page.
First come first served so be quick!
Friday 28th December 2012
John Kynaston has sent out an email asking for each runner to send in a profile with picture. The profiles have started to come in so check them out on the 2013 start list page. Keep returning as they will be updated regularly.
Monday 17th December 2012
2013 whw race start list added to web site.
Breakdown of runners by category ...
Breakdown of how many whw races have runners completed ...
Friday 7th December 2012
From Ian Beattie, Race Director, regarding entries for 2013 race ..
'We have now reviewed all the entries for the 2013 race. There were 279 entries in total. 3 of those withdrew before the closing date, and 11 were considered to have insufficient experience at this stage. That left 265 'qualified' entrants, and we have had to have a ballot to reduce this to 250. Sorry if you were one of the unlucky 15, but the race will be here for quite a few years yet so there will be plenty more chances to take part. Everyone will be notified of their own position over the weekend.'
Wednesday 5th December 2012
Podcast episode 29 is now available.
This one features an interview with 8 time whw finisher Keith Hughes.
Saturday 1st December 2012
2013 whw race entries are now closed.
There are 279 applicants. The committee will consider all the applicants and will inform everyone in due course. Please be patient!
Wednesday 14th November 2012
Podcast episode 28 is now available.
This one features an interview with 2 time whw winner Richie Cunningham.
Wednesday 31st October 2012
Entries for 2013 West Highland Way race are now open.
Remember you have until 30th November 2012 to enter.
Further details on the Entry Page.
Tuesday 30th October 2012
FOR YOUR ATTENTION ... We are holding another WHW Training weekend at at the Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha on 25th and 26th January 2013.
All the details including prices and how to book added to
BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment!
Saturday 6th October 2012
Podcast episode 27 is now available.
After a break the whw podcasts have started again. The aim is to do one a month for the next few months. In this episode Iain Wallace interviews Matt Moroz.
Monday 24th September 2012
Entry criteria added to entry page.
Please note you have the whole of November 2012 to enter.
Thursday 20th September 2012
Entries for the 2013 race will open during the month of November 2012.
The entry criteria will be published on this site by the end of September 2012.
This web site is maintained by John Kynaston
If you have any questions/suggestions/comments please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
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