This session is aimed at runners with some mountain running experience. The day is led by ultra-runner and Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor Giles Ruck, assisted by a local hill runner.
Distance - 16km
Highest Point Gained - 874m - Goatfell
Total Ascent - 920m
Run Duration - 5 - 6hrs
Terrain - Some rough mountain paths, steep ascents and descents, some hands-on rock clambering.
Technical Rating - Moderate
Endurance Rating - 4
Cost - £25
Date - Sunday 19th May 2024
Meeting Time - 9.30am
Meeting Place - Cladach (Wineport car park)
This session is for runners with some experience of the mountains, but who want to push that bit further and perhaps a bit harder than their current experience level.
The plan is to run the eastern half of the Glen Rosa horseshoe (Saddle – North Goatfell – Goatfell), but this may change depending on the conditions on the day and on the group’s ambitions. Expect to be out for about 5 – 6 hours. The pace will be moderate, probably averaging about 6 km/hr during the day.
There will be some clambering over rocky ground, in the Mountain Festival “moderate” grade, so expect a little exposure, but no difficult scrambling ground. Steep ascents will be hiked rather than run.
A variety of mountain running topics will be covered whilst out on the trail, including route choice and safety, navigation, nutrition and hydration, mountain running objectives and races.
This walk is organised by the Arran Mountain Festival, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC 052229, supported by Auchrannie Leisure Ltd.