Things are ticking along nicely, not long now until the 2017 Great Glen Ultra. I need to confirm final number for the bus company in the next couple of weeks, so please do book your ticket if you’ve not already done so and you wish to travel up with us from Inverness.
I’ve put a list online of those already booked on. If you feel you should be on the list and don’t appear to be, please do get in touch.
I’ll be closing the Bus Tickets on the 6th of June.
With our first race of the season taking place next week, it is time to think about the last one of the year!
Entries for GO33 2016 will open at 9pm on the 4th of June. 500 places, first come first serve, no wait list, no deferrals, no swapsies and no refunds. A cheap and cheeky wee run to round off the year.
We will have a ceilidh after the race in Killin and hold our 2016 BAM prize giving then. Ceilidh tickets will go on sale later on in the year, with all ticket sales once again going to CRUK – Killin.
Put it in your diary, tell your friends, set an alarm…don’t miss out!
Race entries have now closed and we will get the final list online in the morning.
Looking forward to seeing everyone dam side in a couple of weeks time!
Click on this link to download the 2016 Glen Lyon Race Briefing Pack. We have just emailed this out to all runners currently on the start list (we have 3 more entries to process which we’ll do tomorrow) and have also made it available on the Race Info page and our Facebook chat page.
As always, please email us if you have any questions about it or even better, post up on the Facebook chat page as it will let other runners see what you’re asking about and will also let other members of the race team respond.
See you all in a couple of weeks time at Glen Lyon!
The Great Glen Ultra and Glenmore 24 start lists will be online shortly. I’ve just a few bits and pieces to find out from people who perhaps mistyped on their entries.
If you entered a race on behalf of a friend or family member can you please email in their details to me at email@example.com so I can keep the list as up to date as possible.
If you notice any mistakes, spelling or otherwise, please also email in rather than going though the Facebook pages as lots gets missed on there when it develops into a posting frenzy!
Evening all. Been sorting through all the BAM race merch we have here and have updated everything still in stock. All race t-shirts are now £6 or under. I’ve some G24 hoodies on there, and new BAM Buffs are now available!
I’ve also opened up the Glen Ogle 33 2015 t-shirt ordering so those who missed out first time round can get a race t-shirt. I will close this on 01DEC15 in order to get them printed up and sent out, hopefully before Christmas.
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.
BAM is all packed up and heading to Killin this morning. If you need to get in touch with any of the race team then texting would be the best option..but please be aware that reception is a bit dodgy at times! (mobile numbers are in the race pack)
To all our lovely marshals, thank you very VERY much, to all our lovely runners, enjoy our little race, and thank you to the people of Killin for letting us move into their village for the weekend.
See everyone soon!
Cat, Bill & Mike
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.