Skyline Scotland 2016 – VK, SKY and EXTREME

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What an incredible weekend for Skyrunning and Skyrunning UK! Skyline Scotland did more than place the UK on the map, it blew the Skyrunning world apart.

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On Friday it was the Salomon Mamores VK (a UK first) that sent hundreds of runners sky high gaining 1000m vertical in 5km. For many, it was a first taste of such a race and boy-oh-boy was it a resounding success. From that fast and furious pace of Alexis Sevennec to the very last runner, one thing was confirmed – Skyrunning as a sport is accessible for all and the VK is a great place to start.

You can read a summary and view images HERE

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Saturday was the Salomon Ring of Steall, a classic SKY distance race that started and concluded in Kinlochleven after taking in a stunning, challenging and difficult loop of the Mamores. Skyrunning World Champion Stian Angermund took top honours ahead of VK winner, Alexis Sevennec and in the ladies race, Georgia Tindley did the double, winning the VK and SKY!

You can read a summary and view images HERE

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Sunday was the big showdown and the highlight of the weekend, the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline, the 3rd and concluding event in the Skyrunner World Series for the EXTREME category. Arguably, the greatest elite field ever assembled for a UK mountain race toed the line. Victory and series titles were awarded to Jonathan Albon and Jasmin Paris after they both ran strong and dominant performances.

You can read a summary and view images HERE

It’s also important to note that the Skyrunning UK Series battled on over the Skyline Scotland weekend with points awarded for the overall series title. Currently rankings need to be compiled and accessed but it’s fair to say at this early stage that Sarah Ridgway and Bjorn Verduijn strengthen their positions. More to follow…

More media:

BBC – HERE

Red Bull – HERE

Skyrunning – HERE

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