Third year and it just gets better – what an amazing group of runners we had on Tiree last weekend, you are AMAZING!
An Ultramarathon is any distance over a marathon, in this case it’s 35 miles. But that’s not the half of it; the Tiree Ultra is a battle over bogs, beaches, cow fields and rough coastline, a gruelling course that completes an entire lap around the Hebridean island of Tiree.
“it was an amazing experience and privilege to take part.”
“what a blast it was. Just a super all round event with organisation that could rival the Olympics!!”
“Can’t wait come back again”
In battling those 35 miles the peacefulness of Tiree is abundant. It’s a beautiful place, and the sun was shining so Tiree put on a great show. The community came out and did the island proud, with marshals, feed stations, time checks and a shout of encouragement to get the runners round.
We’re delighted with all the stories of achievement, the success of a first ultra, and the incredible performance across the field. Our new mens champion Robbie Hayman set a new course record of 4:35:40, and our ladies defending champion Jo Buckley once again topped the podium, smashing her own course record with a 4:47:46 finish.
Runners travelled from as far as the Netherlands, Portugal, America, Peru, Canada and Australia to do this event, and with loads of interest already for 2017, the Tiree Ultra looks set to be another packed weekend.
Entry for the 2017 event opens on Wednesday 21st September at 7pm
2016 Tiree Ultra Finish Times
For more event information visit the Tiree Ultramarathon page
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