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Glen Ogle 33 – Last Minute Info

Morning everyone!

With just three sleeps left, we thought we’d say hello. “Hello! đź‘‹” It also gives us an excuse to link to this song, as if any excuse is ever needed.

First things first, the weather. Its looking very wet. But strangely warm. But also very windy. A typical Scottish day really.

What this means for you… Unless you seriously think you’re going to be up there with the winners, you need to be wearing and carrying the right kit to keep yourself dry and warm. The course is fairly sheltered, but for those of you who will be on your feet for a long time, if you’re wet, you’re going to end up cold. Very cold. Layering is good. Hat and gloves are great. You’ll also have a rucksack/race vest with you into which you can easily slip an extra base layer or leggings.

There’s some really good tips about how to keep warm and dry on the FB chat which you can access here.

You must all carry a foil blanket with you. This is the most important item of mandatory kit and we will be doing kit checks. As well as being invaluable in the event of an emergency, it can also be used it you are getting cold while running. One important tip… if you are going to use a foil blanket, its pretty much pointless if you wear it like Batman’s cape. Get it as close to your skin as possible and nicely tight. Put it under your jacket or top layer… not over it.

Secondly, our friends from Likeys will be in attendance this weekend. If you don’t know, Likeys have been selling ultra-running kit sice before most people had even heard of ultra marathons. They kitted Bill and I out for our respective desert adventures back in 2008/2009 and they also organise the amazing 6633 race.

Likeys will have their mobile shop with them which will be packed with the latest race vests, waterproofs, t-shirts (short and long sleeved), various leggings, shorts, gloves, hats and socks, shoes,nutrition and hydration products….

If there’s something you want for the wekeend, give ’em a call and so long as its before Thursday night at 3, they’ll bring it up with them. How’s that for service?

And did we mention there’s also a discount code for all you lovely people too? GO18 will give you 10% off.

Oh, and don’t forget your pennies for the lovely ladies from the local Cancer Research Fundraising Group who will be on hand at the end to sell you hot tea, coffee and the most amazing homebacked cakes.

Anyway, that’s enough rambling, we hope your training has gone well and you’re raring to go.

See you at the weekend!

 

 

Mike of BAM©

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Glen Ogle 33 2018 Race Briefing Pack

Here’s a link to download the race briefing and runner information pack for this year’s Glen Ogle 33.

For those of you who have done the race in past years, the only difference to note is that there’s going to be a single drop bag location at Strathyre.

Download your race pack(ed) full of fun by clicking here.

 

Mike.

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Glen Ogle 33 2016 Runner Information Pack

Here’s this year’s runner information pack for the GO33. We will email it out to all runners within the next day. It is really important that all runners read this pack all the way through, even if you have done this race before.

If you have any questions, please email us before the race!

We’ll see you on the start-line in Killin in a few weeks time.

http://runyabam.com/downloads/race%20packs/GO33%202016%20Runner’s%20Information%20Pack.pdf

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Glen Ogle 33 – Important Information for All Runners

Afternoon all,
 
When marking the course today we’ve found an issue at one of the checkpoints which is causing us concern from a safety perspective. We are therefore going to make changes to the checkpoints for tomorrow’s race. We appreciate this is short notice, but your safety is our paramount concern and the changes are very minor and won’t impact your race.
 
  • Checkpoint 1 will still be at the top of the valley approx 6 miles from the start.
  • Checkpoint 2 will be approximately 10 miles from the start and just slightly earlier than normal.
  • Checkpoint 3 will now be in Strathyre Forestry car park at approximately 15/16 miles which is when you turn to come back.
  • Checkpoint 4 will now be at approximately 22 miles.
  • Checkpoint 5 – At the top of the valley, checkpoint 1 will now be water-only checkpoint only 3 miles (all downhill) from the finish. There will also be a scavenging table here with leftover food and drinks left by runners.
You can still have up to four drop bags but the distances have changed.
 
If you were planning to have two drop bags in total, you will now need to split them.
 
We appreciate this is a last minute change, but if you’re a first-timer, please don’t panic. The above actually means you’ll get more benefit from your last drop bag.
 
If you have any questions, you can bring them up at registration tonight.
 
See you soon,
 
 
Mike, Bill & Cat.
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Glen Ogle 33 – 2015 Race Briefing Pack

Its nearly time! Two weeks left until this year’s GO33, so here’s the runner briefing pack. Please get in touch with us by email (info@runyabam.com) if you have any questions about the race pack.

We’d just like to remind you of a few golden rules!

  • Race registration is at the McLaren Hall in Killin on Friday night and Saturday morning.
  • You will need photo ID to register – race places are not transferrable.
  • Your race number can be found here.
  • Please car share to the race wherever possible and park courteously. Within a few hundred metres of the race start there’s the local Ambulance, Fire and Police Stations, so we simply cannot afford to cause any impact to traffic here.
  • The race has to be run unsupported.
  • Please use small bags for your drop bags so that means no rucksacks, suitcases etc.
  • There’s a few tickets left for the ceilidh but they’ll be coming off sale this Thursday.

Remember to enjoy yourselves and to also check out the views. We were up there doing a final reccie yesterday and the place is looking stunning.

We’d like to wish everyone all the best and will see you in a couple of weeks time on the start line in Killin.

BaM ©

Glen Ogle 33 2015 Runner Info Pack

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Volunteering for BaM

Whilst sitting here checking through results for last weekend’s Glenmore 24, I thought I’d put up a quick post about our new plans for race volunteers. Like the majority of ultra marathons in Scotland, the BaM team aren’t full-time race organisers and so when it comes to race day, we come to rely on a team of volunteers who are happy to give up their time to come along and help us put on the best race we can. Without understating things, until you’ve marshalled at an event, you wouldn’t believe the amount of preparation and time that goes in to making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible on the day. After five years of organising these things, we’re still learning lessons from every event about what went well and what didn’t go so well, so we can hopefully make the following year’s race even better.

We can’t tell you how grateful we are for the volunteers who have helped at our events. Without them, we couldn’t put any of our races on. Whether its people helping to mark the course, prepare goody bags, marshal at checkpoints or road crossings or helping at the finish line, it seems like we need more and more helpers every year. When you do help out at our races, we’ll provide food & drink and also some race memorabilia to say thank you, but marshals also find that its a very rewarding day out which also gives a very different perspective on race day.

So, going forward, if you marshall at a BaM event, we’ll give you a free place in the BaM race of your choosing within the following 12 months.

If you are interested in volunteering, just click here to send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you.

 

BaM.
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