Welcome to the West Highland Way Race Web site

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Welcome to the home of the renowned West Highland Way Race.

Saturday 20th June 2015 start time 1am

The 2015 race will be the 31st running of this great race.

Latest news ……

Arrangements for training weekend at Balmaha – posted 26th January 2015

Just a reminder that the first 2015 WHW training weekend will take place this weekend (Saturday 31st January).  The plan is for everyone to meet at the front of the Oak Tree Inn around 9.45am on the Saturday morning, with the run starting at 10.00am.  The full route will be 30 miles, following the West Highland Way trail from Balmaha to Inversnaid, and then back the same way.  However people are free to do whatever they want – for example there is a group planning to run to Rowardennan and back, which is just under 16 miles.

Iain Morrice from new race sponsors Honey Stinger will be there before the start of the run, offering some samples of Honey Stinger products to try out.  Please try and see Iain beforehand if you can.

In the evening everyone generally congregates in the bar for some food, drink and chat.  There will be loads of people there with all sorts of ultra-running experience – it’s a great chance to pick the brains of some very experienced people, or just to make some new running friends.  Nothing formal is planned for the Sunday but there are normally a few people going out for a run, so I’m sure you will find some company if you fancy it.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible on Friday evening or on Saturday.

Entry list for 2015 – posted 22nd January 2015

Some stats about the 265 runners who have been given places for the 2015 race

Midsummer Highland Relay – posted 22nd December 2014

Just a reminder that entries for the 2015 Midsummer Highland Relay will open on 1 January 2015, with a limit of 50 teams.  Full details of the event and the entry page can be found at the following link: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1673

Details about Training weekends – posted 17th December 2014

There are two training weekends planned in the run-up to the 2015 race.

  • The first of these will take place on Friday 30 / Saturday 31 January 2015 at the Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha – phone 01360 870357 for details of remaining accommodation and prices.
  • The second will take place on Friday 22 / Saturday 23 May 2015 at By The Way, Tyndrum.  The contact number is 01838 400333 if you wish to book accommodation; more details will follow in due course.  When booking accommodation at either venue please mention that you are part of the WHW Race training weekend.

Update on Entries for the 2015 Race – Monday 8th December 2014

We have now considered all of the entry applications for the 2015 West Highland Way Race.  There were 370 applications in total.  Of those, 6 withdrew from consideration prior to the review process.  24 were not considered to have adequate relevant experience at this stage and their application was rejected.  That meant there were 340 ‘qualified’ entrants for 265 places, and so a ballot needed to be held to determine the 75 people who could not be given a place in this year’s race.

The list of the 265 people offered a place is shown below.  In the next few days each of these people will receive an invitation to enter the race, via SI Entries.  This needs to be accepted by 31 December 2014 – any places not accepted by then will be offered to people who have been unsuccessful in the ballot.

List of the 2015 entries

Ian Beattie, Race Director

So far 894 runners have completed the race at least once with 13 people having completed 10 races or more.

If you want to find out more about the race go to the history page and for all the results go to the results page.

The West Highland Way Race Podcasts will be starting again soon but check out the list of previous podcasts.

Training weekends … we are planning two training weekends for 2015 ….

Details of the first one at the end of January 2015

We will be holding the Midsummer Highland Relay again in 2015. This will run on the same basis as 2014, with a 12 noon start from Tyndrum on 20th June 2015 and 3 legs of various distances to the finish at Fort William. Entries will be limited to a maximum of 50 teams on a ‘first come first served’ basis, and will open on 1st January 2015.

Please checkout all the pages for more information about the race, past results, race reports, podcasts and much more.

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