Tiree 10k and half marathon 2014

Tiree 10k and half marathon 2014

May 3, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tiree 10k and Half Marathon

Saturday 3rd May 2014


Both of these events are scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday 3rd May next year. Once again, Lothian Running Club has a booking at the Hebridean Trust’s Centre at Alan Stevenson House, Hynish on the island. (www.hynishcentre.co.uk/accommodation.htm)  The centre has accommodation for 20 people, arranged in a variety of rooms, from singles to 4 bedded, some with bunks and some with partial or complete en suite. The cost of accommodation is £35 per night which includes bed and breakfast and evening meal. In addition, last year everyone made a small contribution – a few pounds – to by some food for lunches. The accommodation is available from Friday 2nd until Monday 5th May, though it may be possible to for 1, 2 or 3 nights.

Travel to the island is via ferry from Oban. The ferry on the Friday will probably leave very early in the morning. In 2013 it was 05:45, with last check in for vehicles at 05:00, though Calmac’s ferry summer 2014 timetable will not be available until early 2014. A car with two passengers cost about £140 return. Foot passengers cost about £24 return. Anyone taking a car would be advised to book as soon as the summer timetable is available, usually in January (see www.calmac.co.uk.) It saves quite a bit of money if car spaces are shared. Another option is to hire a car on the island and this costs about £45 a day. (http://www.maclennanmotors.com/?page_id=7 ) It is therefore possible to drive to Oban, park there (for free), and travel over as a foot passenger. Bicycles could also be used. It’s free to take these on the ferry.

You will also have to enter whichever event you want to do. More details are available at http://www.tireefitness.co.uk/events/tiree-10k/

The 2014 trip is being coordinated by Christine Milne. Names, with deposits, have to be with Christine by 20th November. A deposit of £15 per person per night is required. A number of people have already expressed interest and they should confirm their interest and pay their deposit to Christine by 20th November.

If you are interested please contact Christine on 07887561836, email christinemilne668@btinternet.com

Names and deposits by 20th November.