Thieves Road Ultra
Thieves Road is the latest BAM event which will take place for the first time on the 10th of August 2019.
This race will be a two point qualifying event for the UTMB series of races.
Runners will gather in Peebles before being transported to the start of the race outside Balerno. The route is circa 40 miles long in total and for the most part is along old drove roads with some cracking views along the way.
Once in Peebles, runners will head out to the Dun Rig Horse Shoe loop around the stunning Haystoun Estate before finishing back at Edderston.
|Entries Open||June 2019|
|Number of Places||100|
|Distance||40 miles (ish)|
|Total ascent||circa 5000 feet|
|Race Date||Saturday 10th August 2019|
|Race Start Time||8am|
|Race Start Location||Little Vantage, Balerno (Runners will be bussed here from Peebles)|
|Course Fully Marked?||Yes|
|Drop Bags||One at Peebles which will be halfway point|
|Terrain||Drove roads, forest trails, some road between sections|
|Timed||Chip timed with dibbers.|
Please note that while the route distance is accurate, there’s a missing section of elevation in Peebles. This section is mainly flat (honest) with a wee climb up to the Edderston Farm CP.
|Difficulty||Suitable for all, no ultra-marathon completion needed|
|Cut-Offs||Runners should be capable of an average speed of 4mph|
|Mandatory Kit||Full sized foil blanket|
Means of carrying water
A detailed runner information pack will be emailed out approximately four weeks before race date.
The 2019 briefing can be downloaded by clicking here.