A New Year, New Changes
Please note that the V3K is not in the 2018 calendar.
The Skyrunning UK Series has been implemented as of 2016 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 3-races. Points are accumulated and the male and the female with the most points are the Skyrunning UK Series Campions. It is possible to run all Skyrunning UK races and use your best 3 performances for the ranking, a 20% bonus is awarded for the last race.
- Scafell SkyRace (Qualifier for the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships)
- Salomon Ring of Steall
- Garmin Mourne Skyline MTR (20% bonus race)
In 2018, Lakes Sky Ultra and Salomon Glen Coe Skyline will award a 50% bonus for the top-20 male and top-10 women.
Salomon Mamores VK is a stand alone race as part of the Vertical Kilometre World Circuit and prizes will be awarded for UK entrants – top 3 male and top 3 women.
Guaranteed entry for 2018
Please note, Skyrunning UK will try guarantee (where possible) entry for those runners who commit to the series. For example, if you have an entry for Scafell SkyRace and and entry for Ring of Steall, we will facilitate entry for Mourne Skline MTR so that you are guaranteed three races. Glen Coe Skyline and Lakes Sky Ultra are vetted races so different conditions apply.
UK Series Prizes
▪Free entry into all Skyrunning UK races in the following year.
▪Guaranteed entry into a 2019 Skyrunner World Series event
Please see race websites for race dates and entry procedure
The Lakes Sky Ultra team once again bring us the Lakes Sky Ultra and a new race as of 2017, Scafell Sky Race . This duo of races provide two incredible opportunities. The Lakes Sky Ultra is a tough, challenging and adventurous race that requires experience and vetting. Elevated ridge lines, exposure, tough, challenging and technical terrain all pale into insignificance with grade 3 scrambles. Extreme, gnarly and hardcore, it’s everything a Skyrunning race should be! 55km in length and 4500m of vertical gain.
Entries are available HERE
The Scafell Sky Race offers a 40km race and 2700m of vertical gain. It’s a challenging race that like its bigger brother offers an incredible Skyrunning experience. However, the challenge is less extreme and vetting is not required. Therefore, this race is open to all and is the qualifying race for the Skyrunning UK National Team for the 2018 World Championships held in Scotland.
Entries are available HERE
Skyline Scotland provide us with four events in 2018, the Salomon Mamores VK, the Salomon Ring of Steall Sky Race and the Ben Nevis Ultra – all races will be in the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships.
Salomon Mamores VK™ HERE
An incredible leg burning and lung-busting ascent from sea level to Munro summit.
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ HERE
A variation of the classic ‘Ring of Steall’ ridge-walking route, the Skyrace® has spectacular views of Ben Nevis from the Mamores and includes short sections of easy scrambling.
The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline is a stand alone event and is part of the 2018 Migu Run Skyrunner World Series.
Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ HERE
Does this race need any introduction? Pure Skyrunning that includes the most challenging Scottish mountain terrain. Scrambling/climbing experience required.
To conclude the 2018 season will be the Mourne Skyline MTR in Ireland which takes place on tbc in October. This race over the last 4-years has grown to become a favourite of all the runners who have participated in the UK series. At 35km’s it is one of the shorter races in the UK circuit, however, the Mourne Mountains pack a whopping 3370m of vertical gain. Salomon International athlete and Skyrunning World champion, Stevie Kremer, said it is one of the hardest events she has ever participated in. Don’t let that put you off though. The landscape, terrain, views and Irish hospitality make this a stunning way to close the 2017 series. Entries are available HERE (note, entries usually open in March on St Patrick’s day and sell out within hours)
THE SERIES RANKING
To participate in the series, you will need to run at least three races on one year. If you run more, your best three results count.
Points will be awarded as follows (please note, new scoring points
Ladies: 25, 22, 19, 12, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Men: 25, 22, 19, 15, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1
In addition, points will also go to the Skyrunning World Ranking. The Skyrunning World Ranking is a rolling 52-week ranking based on all the points awarded to the athletes from his/her participation in:
(i) All the Skyrunner® World Series races.
(ii) The SNS races, wherever run (best four results).
(iii) The Skyrunning World Championships.
(iiii) The Skyrunning Continental Championships.
(maximum one counting).
Points in the world ranking will be awarded to the top 30 min and top 20 women.
Ranking will be updated after each qualifying event.
To qualify for the overall series 3 results as a minimum are required. If you race more than 3 races within the calendar year, your 3 best results/ points qualify. A 20% bonus is awarded for the last race in the series.