Salomon Skyline Scotland announces two new events for world series

The Mamores Stalker 27k Trail Race and the Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra will form part of the Spartan Trail World Championships series

Salomon Scotland

by Trail Running |

Two new races at the Salomon Skyline Scotland event, set this year for September 17-18, have become part of the Spartan Trail World Championship (STWC) series.

Based in Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands, this year will see the debut of the Mamores Stalker 27k Trail Race and the Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra, which will both feature in the STWC.

The STWC is a series of nine events over the year in which some of the world's top trail runners will be scored in two categories (50km+ and <50km).

Salomon Skyline Scotland offers two days of mountain running that includes races for all ages and abilities, ranging in distance from 5K to 80K, and runs for children. As well as the two new races, it will continue to include the well-established Ben Nevis Ultra, Glen Coe Skyline and Ring of Steall Skyrace.

The Mamores Stalker will follow a classic trail race route, with steep climbs, technical descents, hugely varied terrain, and a course that weaves through the magical ancient woodland surrounding the village of Kinlochleven, framed perfectly by the towering mountains all around.

The Lochaber 80 is also significantly different from Salomon Skyline Scotland’s established ultras. It weaves through the glens into some of Scotland’s most remote and wild terrain. It is billed as a wilderness ultra that makes the best use of the established paths, trails, and tracks, which combined with the very generous cut-off times, makes it an achievable dream for the majority of participants.

Shane Ohly, race director of Salomon Skyline Scotland, said: “The Mamores Stalker and Lochaber 80 complement our existing races perfectly, and we are very excited that these two races will add another dimension to Salomon Skyline Scotland. The event weekend of trail and mountain running continues to be the only event in the UK on par with the biggest races in Europe, with its festival atmosphere, elite runners, and massive international attendance. One of the special experiences of Skyline Scotland is to be in the same race as the best elite runners in the world and this year there will be twice the opportunity to see how you measure up!”

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