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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Glen Ogle 33 2015 Runner Info Pack
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.