The Ben Race 2015 is now Full.
Entry forms for 2015 will be available on Sunday 25th January at noon.
Solus Productions Ltd filmed a documentary for BBC ALBA during the Ben Nevis Race 2014. This programme is called ‘Turas Tony’ and featured actor/presenter Tony Kearney as he literally follows in his late father and Uncle’s footsteps and attempts the Ben Race.
It can be viewed on the iPlayer.
Here is the Final runners list.
For all the Competitors of the Ben Nevis Race, Massage facilities will be available before and after the event by Vicki Anderson, who is also Promoting the use of a Sports Warm Up Cream and also a Recovery Cream Called MADFORM, at the event for competitors to try and purchase.
Vicki will be based in the field, using a Blue Gazebo with MADFORM flags displayed, A quick leg massage with MADFORM warm up or Recovery Cream is £5 for any competitors wishing to take up this offer, which is an excellent way of helping the legs to recover after such an arduous event.
If you require any further information or wish to speak with her direct, her contact number is 07718 907787.
Can anyone that has a trophy from last year make sure that they be returned to us asap
The Ben Nevis Race Association would like to ask all entrants not to train on the Grassy Bank as there are on-going discussions with Scottish Natural Heritage over future use.
In 1895 when William Swan, a Fort William barber, set off on the first recorded timed ascent and descent of Britain’s tallest mountain he could not have envisaged the modern day Ben Nevis Race which now has a field of 600 runners accepting a challenge which is not for the unfit or faint-hearted.
In the late 19th. and early 20th. centuries a number of races were organised on an ad hoc basis. However it was not until 1951 that the Ben Nevis Race Association was founded with the intention of formalising arrangements for an annual race. Since that first field of 21 runners, the race has grown beyond all recognition and it has been run every year since with the exception of 1980. That year the elements won and, with competitors on the start line, a last minute decision was made to cancel the race for the safety of the runners and officials on the mountain. Continue reading