The Speyside Way

Another addition to the new routes section of the website – The Speyside Way, including the Speyside Way Race. This has been a regular race for me since 2010 when I ran the newly resurrected 36.5 mile Speyside Way Race for the first time. It was my 3rd ultramarathon and, after the disappointment of a D.N.F. at the Montane Highland Fling that year, it was the perfect way to end my first year running ultras.

One of my favourite race moments came approximately 30 miles into the race when I came across a fence covered in personalised A4 sized messages. There was a message for every runner, arranged secretly between the race organisers and friends and family of the runners. It was a great touch and gave me the boost I needed to help me along the way to the finish line in Buckie.