Thieves Road Ultra 2019 – Entries Open

We’re delighted to announce that the very first Thieves Road Ultra will take place on the 10th of August 2019. You can enter via SiEntries by clicking here.

For the first year of the race we’ll have less runners than a “normal” year would have just to test things out and see how the course handles the numbers. We’re also aware that its a bit short notice, but we also get feedback saying that races open way too far in advance these days, so maybe there will be those of you at a loose end looking for a new challenge in the coming months.

The course itself is about 40 miles long… there’s some hills… course will be fully marked… its not technical underfoot and is suited runners of all abilities; so no prior ultra marathon experience is needed.

Race basecamp will be in Peebles, so its easily in reach of the central belt and there’s loads of parking onsite. Runners will be taken by bus to the start and the race will finish in Peebles.

You can find out more about the race from our page here.

Glen Ogle 33 Ultra – 2019 Entry Details

Entries for this year’s Glen Ogle 33 Ultra will open on Saturday 1st June at 9pm from the link below.

Clicky-tastic link to SiEntries

You can find out more about the race itself by visiting the race information page here.

We’ll have 600 places available and they usually take a week or two to sell, so there’s no mad rush or need to panic.

As always, we’ll be having a post-race ceilidh in Killin. This serves as a nice end of season party with all money from ticket sales and the raffle going to the local Cancer Research fundraising group. The ladies from the group will also be on hand to sell hot drinks and their amazing home baking to runners after the race in the McLaren Hall.

Glen Lyon Ultra & Trail Race – 2019 Results

This year’s Glen Lyon weekend took place on the 4th and 5th of May. We woke up to a covering of snow on the ground on the morning of the 4th, but it was a good day for running.


Ultra Marathon Results

Womens Race

PositionNameTime
1stClaire Gordon04:18:37
2ndFiona Watt04:46:01
3rdMake Felstead04:58:19

Mens Race

PositionNameTime
1stDavid Shaw04:07:00
2ndDavid Gow04:11:45
3rdRodger Sangster04:16:43

This year’s Lanterne Rouge award was presented to Jennifer Portch.

Bill of BAM with Jennifer Portch

Full race results for the ultra marathon (PDF format) can be downloaded by clicking here.


Trail Race Results

Womens Race

PositionNameTime
1stMorvern MacKenzie01:58:36
2ndAilsa Lopez02:08:13
3rdCharlotte Brown02:10:31

Morvern MacKenzie was also second overall, finishing 6 minutes after Peter Kadobinskyj.


Mens Race

PositionNameTime
1stPeter Kadobinskyj01:52:56
2ndAndrew Ballantine01:58:52
3rdMark Cuthbertson01:59:40

Full race results for the trail race (PDF format) can be downloaded by clicking here.


Glenmore 24 Trail Race – 2011 Results

Glenmore 2011 – And they’re off!

In 2011 we had a total of 27 runners trying out our new race for the first time. In fact this was the first race we’d ever organised and we couldn’t have expected how it would grow over the years.

A collector’s item now, the original flyer we sent to running shops to try and drum up interest in the new race

We didn’t have the short loop in place for the last hour so runners had to judge when to finish and when to go for one more full lap at the risk of missing the 12/24 hour cut-off and it not being counted in their final total. With it being the first year of the race, these were all new course records for total distance covered.

The highest mileage achieved this year was 124 miles by Jeroen Renes which was obviously a new course record.


You can see lots of pictures from the inaugural Glenmore 24 by following this clicky link.


Results

The winners! (L-R) Fiona Rennie; Mimi Anderson; Carrie Craig; Ross Moreland; Jeroen Renes; Alan Crawford

24 Hour Category, Mens Race

PositionNameDistance
1stJeroen Renes124 miles
2ndRoss Moreland116 miles
3rdAlan Crawford104 miles

24 Hour Category, Womens Race

PositionNameDistance
1st woman & 3rd overallMimi Anderson112 miles
2ndFiona Rennie108 miles
3rdCarrie Craig104 miles

12 Hour Category, Mens Race

PositionNameDistance
1stColin Hutt56 miles
2ndJohn Watts44 miles
3rdMike Blamires20 miles

24 Hour Category, Womens Race

PositionNameDistance
1stAntonia Johnson72 miles
2ndJamie Aarons68 miles
3rdHelen Buxton60 miles

Full race results in PDF format can be downloaded by clicking here.


BAM Chat Forum

In recent times, we’ve been making use of Facebook to share a lot of our race information and also to allow you all to chat about the races. Over the years, we’ve ended up with too many Facebook pages – we now have a BAM Racing page; a page for each race and a “chat” group for each race.

In theory that’s a good model as it keeps everything separate. In practice, its a bit of a pain to administer and doesn’t benefit runners who may miss posts which (we think) would appeal to them, but they may not see as they’re not members of that particular page.

We’re also well aware that not everybody has a Facebook account and while you don’t need one to view our pages, we’re also not big fans of Facebook’s attitude towards customer privacy, nor how they like to use your data.

So we’ve taken the decision to close the individual race pages and just post to our main BAM Racing website (which you’re reading now). Those posts will then be shared on our BAM Racing Facebook page and Twitter feed.

So we’ve also taken the decision to open a BAM Racing chat forum.

For all you teenagers out there, before Facebook changed how we use the internet, internet chat forums were one of the most popular ways for users to chat about shared interest subjects. Facebook made a lot of them redundant, but I think, like vinyl records, they’re going to make a bit of a comeback.

We’ve set our own one up which you can access from the “Forum” link at the top of the page. Or just click here if you’re so inclined. Its very basic just now, but we’ll add more functionality over time. Photo sharing will be the first thing we add, but you can link to photos hosted elsewhere from day one.

To begin posting you just need to register a username and email address. Our site uses cookies to improve the user experience, but we don’t track anything or share this information with 3rd parties. We also won’t share your contact details with any third partiesSo if you’re checking out a thread about which trainers to wear on our forum, you’re not going to suddenly plagued with adverts for the latest shoes.

Anyway, check it out and let us know what you think. There’s a forum for each race which will replace the Facebook chat pages, a forum for any other ultra running chat and one for anything else at all.


Mike.