Calendar 2020

UK & IRELAND Series 2019

The Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND series has been implemented as of 2020 and at the end of the year a male and female champion will be crowned. To qualify for the series, runners must participate and finish in a minimum of 4-races. Points are accumulated and the male and the female with the most points are the Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND Campions. It is possible to run all Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND races and use your best 4 performances for the ranking.



*Gaelforce Sky Run 7th March 2020 HERE


Snowdon Skyline 2/3rd May (date to be confirmed) HERE


Scafell SkyRace 6th June HERE

*Arran Skyline 20th June HERE


Lakes Sky Ultra – 11th July HERE

*Pinnacle Ridge Extreme – 12th  July  HERE


Seven Sisters Skyline 15th August HERE


Mourne Skyline MTR 17th October HERE

*Is a new race for 2020


To participate in the series, you will need to run at least four races on one year. If you run more, your best three results count.

Points will be awarded based on finishing position.

The Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND series is combined of five races and to be the best-of-the-best, runners must take part in at least three races. Points are awarded based on results and the male and female runner with the most points will be crowned as the Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND champion of 2019.

A Skyrunning World Ranking is a rolling 52-week ranking based on all the points awarded to the athletes from his/her participation in: Skyrunner® World Series races, Skyrunner National Series, Skyrunning World Championships and Skyrunning Continental Championships.

Importantly, from 2019, the Skyrunner® World Seriesseason will end with a Sky Masters race gathering only the best athletes who qualified over the season. SMSA offers to Skyrunner® National Series Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND qualifying paths.

Ranking will be updated after each qualifying event.

To qualify for the overall series 4 results as a minimum are required. If you race more than 4 races within the calendar year, your 4 best results/ points qualify.

9 Responses to Calendar 2020

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  3. Robert Campbell says:

    Who was the UK and Ireland 2018 champion then? There appeared to be no news posted on this website in 2018, either in relation to race results or ranking point updates. The Ring of Steall 2019, Glen coe skyline and Ben nevis Ultra do not seem to appear in this race calendar – why is that?

    • Skyrunninguk says:

      There was no champion Robert in 2018 as the UK & Ireland calendar did not exist. However, we had a male and female champion, results were posted on the Skyrunning UK Facebook group. As for the Scottish events, they are not official Skyrunner UK & Ireland events for 2019 and they are not part of the Skyrunner World Series – so, they are not recognised and points will not be awarded in 2019 as part of any series. This was a decision by Shane Ohly to pull out of both SNS and SWS. As for 2018 posts, they were posted on as the skyrunning uk website was meant to move to a new server – this unfortunately did not happen and therefore for the foreseeable future, all Skyrunning UK and all Skyrunner UK & Ireland information will now be posted on ‘this’ website – hence the change recently.

  4. Robert Campbell says:

    It would be very helpful if you could clarify what benefits there are to a race being a recognised official Skyrunning UK and Ireland event? For those of us who are not likely (95% of us) to achieve a top 20 finish in any race and therefore accrue no ranking points over a season, on the surface there appears to be little interest or incentive. Perhaps Shane Ohly takes the view that his Scotland “skyrunning-inspired” events are strong enough to stand alone, without being part of a series or affiliated to a broader legislative organisation. Perhaps he is just tired of bureaucracy….

    • Skyrunninguk says:

      Dear Robert, it is ‘Skyrunner’ UK and Ireland and not skyrunning. It is an important clarification. In regard as to what the benefits are for a race to join the ‘Skyrunner UK & Ireland Series’ – this is something that is discussed with the race directors individually. If you are a race director and interested, please email Skyrunning UK and we can chat. Re Scotland – Important to remember that all the Glen Coe events were specifically created for ‘skyrunning’ and they are still accredited and acknowledged as ‘skyrunning’ races by the ISF (International Skyrunning Federation) they are just not part of the National or World Series and therefore points are not available – In regard as to why Shane decided not to be part of SNS or SWS, you should of course communicate with him. Important to note though that Salomon sponsor Shane’s Scottish race series and they have the ‘Golden Trails’ circuit – I am sure you have noticed that one of his races is Golden Trails….

  5. Robert Campbell says:

    Many thanks Ian, I am easily confused when the messages from you are posted from “skyrunninguk” on a website with Skyrunning Uk at the top of the page :). No doubt “Skyrunner” is a subtle but trademarked distinction, so all understood. Your clarifications help us all to plan our racing calendars for 2019, much appreciated.

  6. When will 2020 races and schedule be posted? I see some races are already open for entry.

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