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Altra VIRTUAL West Highland Way Race

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16 May
10:32pm, 16 May 2021
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Going to wait to see how my legs are after doing a non-virtual 50 miler next Saturday!
16 May
10:56pm, 16 May 2021
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Not doing the Virtual this year as hopefully we will be doing part of the WHW for real when we do the Great Glencoe Challenge on 3rd July
17 May
7:41am, 17 May 2021
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I did some miles as part of relay team last year for some sort of connection. And enjoyed the virtual prize giving evening that John K and committee hosted. Will be so sad not having his smiley face and boundless enthusiasm around any more.

Good luck everyone doing full distance. :-) G
17 May
7:41am, 17 May 2021
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I’ve entered. I’ll give it a go again.
17 May
8:01am, 17 May 2021
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mrs shanksi
I know HappyG, I suspect they will honour John on the race buff like they did when Dario passed away.
17 May
8:26am, 17 May 2021
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Enjoyed this last year but giving it a miss this time - I'm going up in June to spend a week walking the real thing instead :)

Thanks for the inspiration everybody and I hope you all go well again.
27 May
8:33pm, 27 May 2021
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Best part of last year for me was publicly challenging a friend via video so he couldn't drop out. And he completed.

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Maintained by FenlandRunner
Following the cancellation of the 2020 Altra West Highland Way Race, we have decided to organise a virtual West Highland Way Race instead. The virtual events start at midnight on Thursday 11 June and allows people to run or walk 95 miles over 9.5 days, either individually, as a semi competitive 3 person relay team, or as a multi person fun relay team.

All entrants need to follow government guidelines for the period of the virtual race. Like all virtual events it relies on honesty from everyone, just getting out there, logging some miles as accurately as possible, and having some fun too.

Unlike the traditional event we are actively discouraging anyone from covering the 95 miles in one go. Instead you can run segments of your choosing, reaching the 3 checkpoint cutoffs, and then uploading your details to an online platform run by SI Entries.

Checkpoints are at:

Inversnaid - Leg 1: 36 miles to be completed by midnight on Monday 15 June;

Victoria Bridge, by Loch Tulla - Leg 2: a further 27 miles to be completed by midnight on Thursday 18 June;

Fort William - Leg 3: a further 32 miles giving a total of 95 miles to be completed by midday on Sunday 21 June.

Each runner or team needs to decide on a strategy according to their own ambitions and available time. Run and enjoy long single stages or break it down in to smaller (and possibly faster) stages - your imagination is your only guide.

On the evening of Saturday 20 June from 7pm to 8.30pm there will also be a show hosted by John Kynaston and Ian Beattie on the race Facebook page. They will chat with previous race winners and characters from earlier West Highland Way Races, along with a quiz.

More details, including a link to the entry page on SI Entries, can be found on the race website

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