The course was laid out. The race marshals were organised. Those carrying out the registration were on the ready. The goody bags and t-shirts were prepared for the entrants. There was even a queue for those requiring tickets for the ceilidh. The planes carrying runners had landed. Most important, the ferry had arrived on time. […]Read more "‘Good For Go’"
They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. Imagine energetic dancing after running 35 gruelling miles. That’s what many of the 200 participants of the Ultra Marathon did in the evening. Music for the evening was provided by Tiree’s ‘Cornaig Ceilidh Band’. It is led by the award winning tutor Gordon Connell. And get the runners on […]Read more "They had a Ceilidh"
They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. “It was beautiful! It was brutal! It was Brutiful!” This was one response to this year’s Tiree Ultra-Marathon. The Tiree Ultra-Marathon is 35 miles long with a great reputation. What other Ultra-Marathon is run right round an island? It is not just any island! – It is the beautiful […]Read more "They Ran!"
They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. They came by land, sea and sky. They came to Tiree. The Tiree Ultra-Marathon is organised by Will Wright of Tiree Fitness. He is assisted by his wife Becky of Tiree’s Chocolates and Charms. He has an amazing Support Team from the island and beyond. In galleries mouse-over for […]Read more "They Came"
Enjoy a flavour of the Bank Holiday Weekend on Tiree. The occasion is the 2017 Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. This event is 12 years old and draws runners from all over. The Aperitif The journey to the Isle of Tiree is in itself an aperitif. Travel by ferry from Oban and you pass through […]Read more "An Exciting Flavour"
Saturday 29th April 2017 is the big day. Walkers, runners and supporters have started arriving. They are coming by ferry, scheduled and chartered air flights. Today’s ferry was exceptionally busy with cyclists and foot passengers. It’s Friday and the weather today has been remarkably calm. For Tiree it is warm, bright and still. What a welcome! The sun […]Read more "It’s the 10K and Half Marathon"
‘Running with The Waves’ includes the 10K, Half-Marathon and Ultra-Marathon. Saturday the 30th April 2016 was an ideal day for the 10K and Half-Marathon, with blue sky and a moderate breeze. Later in the year, Sunday 4th September, Tiree Fitness hosts the Ultra-Marathon. Runners and their support teams have been arriving over the past few days. […]Read more "Running With The Waves"
On Monday the 20th of October (2014) it was reported, ‘Remnants of hurricane Gonzalo are set to arrive in Britain later on Monday bringing strong winds and heavy rain . . . it will reach north-western parts of Britain late in the evening, with gusts up to 45mph over north-western parts of Scotland by midnight, […]Read more "Tiree: In The Wake of Gonzalo"