Thieves Road Race Briefing & Bib Numbers

We’re really excited about Thieves Road next weekend and hope you are too. Here’s some final, important information for all of you joining us.

Your race numbers are now available at SiEntries by clicking here. If you are leaving a drop bag in Peebles, please make sure your race number is marked clearly on your bag and take it to race registration.

We regret you can’t just meet us at race start outside Balerno. We were trying to work it out, but its just not feasible, so all runners are required to attend race registration in Peebles where you’ll also be given your timing chip for the race.

There’s been a few changes to the race briefing pack we sent out.

The updated version can be downloaded by clicking here.

The important changes are as follows:

  • Race registration is now from 06:45 am – 07:45 am in Peebles.
  • Race briefing will then be given before you get on the bus to leave for race start at approximately 08:00 am.
  • There will be portaloos at race registration which is in the same location as your first checkpoint and where your drop bag will be available.

We look forward to seeing you next weekend!

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.