The event is set up by nofuss events, in aid of lochaber mountain rescue. Whilst relaxing after a hard days paddling at portavadie, we met a local kayaker called pete. A couple of years ago a travel journalist from the guardian came along to test his river racing skills. Run on the river 2016 new kensington, pa jun 11, 2016 7. We, the 3 amigos, had first come up with the abc around bute challenge whilst suping the askt argyll sea kayak trail. The great river race is one of londons most spectacular river events described by many as londons other marathon, the great river race is londons most colourful and spectacular river event. Our race is put on in an old school way where we care about our runners, as we want to make sure you not only have a smooth race but enjoyable time in the process. After registering, be sure to encourage friends and family to make a pledge for your efforts. It attracts over 300 crews from all over the world and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts, to serious sportsmen and. New river raft race specializes in business services at noncommercial site. The start point is close the glen nevis youth hostel. Download its gps track and follow the itinerary on a map. Jul 20, 2010 race down glen nevis river in fort william on a lilo what could be more fun uk. In january 2016 he is booked to talk at the buxton adventure festival, and the adventure travel show in london.
The glen nevis river race is an extreme challenge involving participants navigating through the icy waters of a twomile stretch of the river nevis on an airbed lilo. Good to hear that no fuss have included the race in their robust calendar of events, along with the classic 10 series of mountain bike endurance events and the big ben nevis triathlon. If your idea of fun is roaring around the countryside, getting dirty and having a great time, you really should try quad biking. Nov 05, 2016 race central is held at the nackawic shopping mall, overlooking the majestic saint john river and the worlds largest axe. Stage 1stage 2stage 3 stage 4 cutaway mad river road race stage 3. The glen nevis 10k starts and finishes from the event hub for the glencoe marathon gathering. In the early 1990s my father gave me a book about st kilda. Historically, mountaineering movies have struggled to bridge the gap between climbing documentary and hollywood blockbuster. The great river race on the thames september 3rd 2016. Both mountains are among the nine in scotland over 4000 ft. The glen nevis river race, for example, requires participants to ride the choppy waters on a lilo or inflatable toy, while such is the potential for injury in the border games broadsword fencing event that theyre advised to do battle. Glen nevis river race sun 24th jul 1977 john hindes. Jul 20, 2008 glen nevis raft race, travel down the glen nevis river on a lilo for charity.
This cache is located at the lower falls in glen nevis. Located in the mad river valley within the green mountain range on general stark mountain in vermont, mad river glen is known for having only one of two single chairlifts left in operation and being one of a few skiers only ski resorts left in north america. Each year contestants compete in a 22 mile race between millwall and richmond to find the uk traditional boat champions. Annual ben nevis race in september, fort william the ben nevis race is an annual hill race organised by ben nevis race association in fort william and is held first weekend in september each year. The event featured live music, food and other activities with massey shaw providing pumping displays and tours on board. What that plastic oared skiff from dartmouth did was to be first boat over the line by a margin of 2 minutes and 41 seconds in 2. Saturday, september 10 was the perfect early fall day for wilderness inquirys 6th annual great river race. Great river race the full results scottish coastal rowing. Reading the glen nevis river race glen nevis is known as the outdoor capital of scotland. The mens record has stood since 1984, held by kenny stuart 1.
Older or more nostaligic readers will remember a terrifiedlooking john noakes taking part in the race for blue peter in the 1970s. The most daunting hill race in scotland, with the toughest descent. Distances are 3k5k walkrun, 10k run, and a 1k kids fun run. Scotlandskimountaineering ben nevis back country skiing trail in claggan, scotland united kingdom. We remain hopeful that covid19 concerns will be resolved by june and we continue to plan to race on june.
Should not have more than 20% of race distance on road. Please be sure to consult the final tech guide and all communiques to be sure you have the most accurate times. From the visitor centre, cross the river using the bridge at the far end of the car park. News tue 23rd aug 2016 salomon ring of steall skyrace. The race circumnavigates and summits cow hill behind fort william adding 360 degree views of highland mountains and coastlines. Glen nevis river race sunday 24 july 1977 after a night of heavy rain the water of nevis was swollen this morning, but less so in the afternoon still plenty of water though.
For a relatively fit hillwalker who is up for a decent day. Scottish ice climbing on smiths route ben nevis duration. The intrepid adventurers begin by launching themselves off a small ledge on a rock face, plunging into the freezing waters of the river nevis below. Braveheart is another wellknown film which featires glen nevis as a location. Jul 30, 2016 see age grade % via the additional data menu. Competitors clad in wet suits carrying an assortment of inflatables launched themselves into the cold water of the river nevis. Photos can take up to 48 hours to appear here after a race is over. The archipelago of st kilda is situated approximately 70km west of north uist in the outer hebrides, out in the atlantic ocean, off the west coast of scotland and is the most remote part of the british isles. I have set myself several sup challenges, and loch tay was just one of these.
He has talked at the scottish outdoor pursuits show, twice, the fort william mountain festival, dundee university, and for several private groups. New river raft race fort lauderdale, fl business information. Glen nevis airbed race to raise funds for mrt walkhighlands. Competitors start by hurling themselves off a ledge at the head of the glen, before plunging into the river and later dropping down a 9 metre. The legendary glen nevis river race takes place this year on the 20th july. On a lilo not sure if this can be viewed without facebook membership top. Recently, i rewatched one of my favourite mountaineering movies. The river nevis flows from the mountains east of ben nevis to its mouth near the town of fort william in scotland. To the north, by contrast, cliffs drop some 600 metres 2,000 ft to coire leis pronounced koruh laysh. The western and southern flanks of ben nevis rise 1,200 metres 3,900 ft in about 2 kilometres 1. This is a usat certified sprint course designed with an open water swim recognized for its high regard for athlete safety. The original plan had been to try to sup the full length of loch tay, approximately 23.
First week in september is the ben nevis race, an athletic event for fell runners who race to the top of ben nevis and back down again, with completed times around 1hr 24mins amazing. No fuss events the legendary glen nevis river race takes. Actually, including the ascent of the ben nevis, the highest mountain in great britain, that would make quite an epic 100mile event. On a lilo not sure if this can be viewed without facebook. Lower falls gc349r8 was created by camermack on 9162011. Followed very closely by helford in pedn billy and torridge in kerens. New river canoe race friends of high country state parks. Rory and paddys even greater british adventure daily star. How about vintage bicycle races, a cricket match in the sea or. John and eve sims called in to achdalieu, with matthew and kate, also john brindle, to borrow helmets.
This is the defining moment of the glen nevis river race, an annual bout of. Here, the nevis river peacefully meanders along the flatbottomed valley, providing a perfect backdrop for a weekends getaway. The glen nevis river race has been running since the early 1970s, and is used to help raise funds for the lochaber mountain rescue team. The 1986 race also had a fast winning time from colin donnelly 1. During the event, more than 350 people paddled, watched and volunteered read more 2016 great river race. Sup st kilda north uist to st kilda, outer hebrides, scotland.
Mad river glen ski resort resort and ski area overview. Prize money is up for grabs for the top 3 finishers, male and female. Today, mad river glen offers a range of traditional and nontraditional races and events with its own ski it if you can twist. The word steall itself actually translates as spout, and the traditional name for the falls, an steall ban, means white spout, and the area itself contains a number of ruins of a past settlement. The ring of steall is a classic day out in the mamores, a route and a range of mountains you might never have heard of that sits on the opposite side of the glen to ben nevis. Check out aarons report here and find out more about the lilo world champion, kinship with monty pythton and drunkeness not dissimilar to downing a bottle of whisky. Sep 03, 2016 posted on september 3, 2016 by dailarge on saturday 3rd september lower thames rowing club once again entered the great river race. Race down glen nevis river in fort william on a lilo what could be more fun uk. Glen nevis river race video, mtbcut tv the uk rivers. Paul crabby crabtree amazingly finished in the exact same time as last year, well done paul.
Glen nevis river race video, mtbcut tv the uk rivers guidebook. If youve been reading my sup blog, youll know that 2014 and 15 are set to be the years of the sup, stand up paddleboard, for me. Many scenes were filmed along the river nevis including the barn where the. Thousands of spectators and competitors gather at nevis range for uci downhill mountain biking championships, which always provides excitement and drama.
Jul 20, 2015 18 the most frightening part of the race is in the second half of the course. Check out aarons report here and find out more about the lilo world champion, kinship with monty pythton and drunkeness not dissimilar to downing. The earlier edition of the race map showed the course crossing the water of nevis river via the wire rope bridge at checkpoint 6. Captain morgan spiced glen nevis river race 2011 duration. While my original, postwhw race plans for this summer included a possible crack at the rigby round think cairngorms equivalent of the ramsay, thats been looking fairly improbable since early november, when no fuss events received my entry the very first, to show support for a great new local event. Sep 06, 2016 several cornish pilot gigs took part once again in the great river race in london. I had a fantastic time, but must take this opportunity to say sorry to the guys at the centre which will remain nameless. The glen nevis river race has been part of the annual calendar of events for many years, although it wavered for a while in recent years. Sep 07, 20 this years ben nevis race was feircely competitive and won in an impressive time by lochabers finlay wild. Today we chose the highest mountain, ben nevis or beinn nibheis. Britains more eccentric sporting activities travel the guardian. Scottish viewpoint is the largest and best picture library dedicated to scotland. The 39th annual new river canoe race will take place on june 1st, 9 all proceeds go to support friends of high country state parks mission to support our state parks.
Race is one run on fell, hill or mountain and shall be categorised as follows. World airbed racing championships from back in 2008. Run for the river 5k clayton, ny saturday, july 30, 2016. The ben nevis race takes place very year on the first saturday in september and up to 500 entries are accepted from suitably qualified hill runners. Special recongnition will be given to the top pledge earners. The event will begin at zaloos canoes in jefferson, nc and travel five miles to the wagoner road access of the new river state park. The race has been started up again after a sixyear absence. Aug 26, 2016 the great river race, londons river marathon, is a spectacular boat race up the river thames over 21. The event is described as a race down the nevis river, through glen nevis, under ben nevis, on lilos air beds. The massey shaw education trust moored up in richmond near the finish line of the great river race 2016. Having started in 1988, the spectacular 21 mile course from london docklands to richmond now attracts over 330 crews from around the world. Fort william mountain festival is in february each year for 12 weeks and has a collection of talks, exhibitions, films, workshops, etc. A 2mile race down the river nevis has been run in the summer since 1973.
The glen nevis river race is an extreme challenge involving navigating through the icy waters of a twomile stretch of the river nevis on an airbed lilo. The earliest recorded timed run up and down ben nevis was that by william swan of fort william on august 2nd 1895 and took 2 hours, 41 minutes. From participating in the race to taking a free paddle ride in our voyager class canoes, we strive to get everyone on, in, or near the water. Great river race the full results there were only 10 st ayles racing on saturday, with one using plastic oars so not counted for the grr trophy for the fastest st ayles. Tv and film ben nevis visitor centre high life highland. The glen nevis river race is an extreme challenge involving participants navigating through the icy waters of a twomile stretch of the river nevis on an air bed. Youre helping to raise awareness and preserve our states waterways and other natural resources. The first race was held in 1973 and ran for 30 years and raised thousands of pounds for the lochaber mountain rescue team based in fort william. Comedys no joke for seasoned funnyman rory the scottish sun. Set in the shadow of ben nevis, near fort william, contestants of the river nevis race are obliged to navigate the deepest and most dangerous parts of one of. You begin by launching yourself off a small ledge on a rock face, plunging into the freezing waters of the river nevis below. Glen nevis raft race, travel down the glen nevis river on a lilo for charity. The course will actually cross the river via a shallow wade participants will get wet feet here though they will likely already be wet before this crossing, and checkpoint 6 has moved a few hundred metres.
Pauls hidden falls regional park was abuzz with energetic teams ready to race down the mississippi river in 24foot voyageur canoes to lilydale regional park. The glen nevis river race is held annually in july and sees competitors navigate a twomile stretch of the icecold river nevis on an airbed. Cutaway mad river road race stage 3 green mountain stage race. Photo above from the helford gig club twitter feed. A luxurious weekend away in the country steall hut. In the distance is the mountain sgurr amhaim, its distinctive summit slopes of white scree can look like snow which often leads people to mistake it for ben nevis. Jun 05, 20 the legendary glen nevis river race takes place this year on the 20th july. Sam watson showed his class to finish in a fantastic 6th place, he has been consistantly in the top 10 in recent years. Jul 30, 2016 river to sea 612 hour race is put on by rd, dawn lisenby, who has 9 years experience conducting ultras, and 12 years coaching and running races.239 1349 963 942 857 1204 961 1180 1277 467 1309 621 961 1493 504 982 946 906 212 504 1136 1180 843 1280 112 245 749 434 1348 1429 282 769 1460 967 1351 897 873 1417 479