Ronhill West Highland Way Training and Inspiration


Wednesday 27th February 2019
7.00pm - 9.00pm(ish)

Tollbooth Arts Centre, Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE
Nominal £5.00 fee (plus usual ECentral charge)
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An informal evening of advice and inspiration for anyone – or their support crew – tackling this iconic 95-mile challenge, for the first or tenth time. Also of interest for any similar or shorter ultra challenge, like the Highland Fling, Devil o' the Highlands etc.

As always, we aim to provide a full 2 hours of information and inspiration, to send you home with some new ideas to help you prepare better for whatever challenges you have ahead.

Event co-ordinated by Run and Become and the West Highland Way Race. Full line-up of speakers and topics include:

Jame Stewart

The likable West Highland Way winner 2016 (in 15:15:59) and current Great Britain 24-hour International. James will run though how he approached his first West Highland Way, what worked well and what didn’t. What advice he would give now to someone preparing for their first WHW or wanting to improve on their last one.

Sean Stone

Ultra running: What could possibly go wrong…?

Sean has been part of the Race medical team for 10 years. He will take you through a selection of the potential medical problems and hazards that may impact on your ability to complete the distance. Sean is well placed to advise on warning signals to look out for when running distances of 50 miles plus, and the common injuries and medical pitfalls to avoid.

West Highland Way Question Time

Your chance to get involved. Whether you are aiming to Compete or Complete, our ever popular Question Time is your chance to ask our panel of experienced ultra runners about anything from Training to Trainers; Support crew to Schedules; From Race prep to Race food. Our panel will include a wealth of experience of all standards:

Nicola Adams-Henry 2018 Women's Champion who made a huge improvement to record 17:55:41 in her 2nd West Highland Way and become the 4th fastest lady over the course.

David McClure 2018 race winner, and Scottish 100km international, at home on the roads or the trails, who improved by two and half hours at his second attempt!

Jamie Aarons 2015 Women’s Champion, with a best time of 18:24:10. Finisher of the Tor des Geants and Goretex Trans Alpine race.

Norma Bone To date, Norma is the oldest female finisher of the West Highland Way with a best time of 30:00:30 from her 3 finishes. She is getting faster too!

A N Other to be confirmed

  • Follow the race Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on speakers.
  • Directions to the Tollbooth here (It's up near the castle)
  • Nominal £5.00 fee (plus usual ECentral charge) fee to help cover hall hire 
  • Simple refreshments available at the Tollbooth centre.

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