It is Sale Day on Tiree And If you go down to the pier today You just never know who you might meet. We were standing with friends booked on the morning crossing. At that point someone walked up and introduced themselves. They had a name that I was familiar with online. ‘Peter Windnwaves’. He […]Read more "“Pier Times”"
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’"
On your marks! Get ready! Wait for it! Go is at 2:00pm, Saturday 5th May, 2018. The race event is the Tiree 10K and Half-Marathon. It appeared as if external circumstances were conspiring against it. First of all the MV Clansman required extensive unplanned for repairs. And for several months now the ferry service has […]Read more "Ready! Steady!"
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"
The date was the the 29th of April. The event was the Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. The location was the beautiful Isle of Tiree, Scotland. But, there is more to Tiree than simply providing a backdrop. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s not an advertising slogan. There is more to Tiree than providing a […]Read more "More Than"
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"
Over thirty people turned up at Sandaig on Tiree for a Festive Run organised by Becky Wright of Chocolates and Charms and Will Wright of Tiree Fitness. There was a choice of two runs – either 5k or 10k. There was no pressure whatever, you could run or walk. And age was no barrier with […]Read more "Festive Run"