Run the Blades is a unique trail running event with three distances (10K, half marathon, 50K ultra) that is held exclusively within Whitelee Windfarm. Run the Blades is a totally unique event being held exclusively within the UK’s largest windfarm, Whitelee Windfarm (and it’s only 20 minutes from Glasgow)! With three distances (10K, half marathon and 50K ultramarathon) Run the Blades makes trail running accessible for runners of all fitness and experience levels.
All three distances offer a challenging course across mixed moorland and forests past wind turbines that tower 140 metres above the trail. Fully supported by Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service you’ll maybe chance upon one of the hundreds of species of birds, adders or deer that live within the boundaries of the wind farm. On a clear day you’ll be able to see Glasgow and in the distance even the coast of Northern Ireland.
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Running in Scotland
Aren't we lucky to live amongst such awesome trails? Here are some of the finest! We hope your training takes you somewhere magical this weekend. https://www.visitscotland.com/blog/active-sport/running/
Last year's finishers wore red. What t-shirt colour would you like to see at the finish line this year? Comment and let us know! There's still time to register, don't miss out: http://www.breakingstrain.co.uk/run-the-blades/
5 reasons to sign up for Run the Blades Right Now
Need some Monday motivation after a chilled weekend? If you haven't already registered for the 10K, Half Marathon, or 50K Ultra this July. Here are 5 reasons why should get it written down in your diary today. In pen. http://www.breakingstrain.co.uk/5-reasons-to-sign-up-for-run-the-blades/ Register at: www.breakingstrain.co.uk/run-the-blades/
You'll deserve a medal after Run the Blades 2017!
We all know someone who deserves a medal... but do you know someone who could earn one by challenging themselves to Run the Blades this July? A big shout out to all of our 2016 finishers! We can't wait to see more sweaty medal selfies after this year's 10K, Half Marathon and 50K Ultra events. Register today: www.breakingstrain.co.uk/run-the-blades/
Watch Mira Online | Vimeo On Demand
Did anyone else see this short film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Glasgow or Edinburgh? It's an awesome story about a Nepali ultra runner and her journey to the Salomon 110km Pirineu 2015 in Spain. Highly recommend a watch for runners of all distances, she's a true inspiration: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/miraraifilm/186150808?autoplay=1
Be sure to click attending on the right event page, under 'upcoming events' to watch out for upcoming updates, training tips and more! 10K: https://www.facebook.com/events/1900144816939078/ Half Marathon: https://www.facebook.com/events/394644907552512/ 50K Ultra: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641579116147456/
Run The Blades 2017.
Register now for Run The Blades 2017. Your 10K, Half Marathon or 50K Ultra training starts here - which distance will you tackle? Tickets available at: http://www.breakingstrain.co.uk/run-the-blades/
Congratulations to Charlotte Craig and her running partner Lisa McDaid... ladies you have won free entry to Run The Blades 2017! Time for you to choose if you'll be taking on the 10k, the half marathon, or the 50K ultra together! We will message you privately with further details. Thanks to everyone who shared the event with their running buddy, it's great to see such awesome team spirit! We hope to keep the motivation levels high... so take advantage of our final week of early bird tickets on sale until the end of February. Keep up the training everyone! Tickets on sale here: http://www.breakingstrain.co.uk/run-the-blades/