Coigach Half Marathon
Saturday 12th Oct 2019
Summary Timetable – more details below.
11-12.30: Registration at the Community Hall (entry possible on the day).
12.40: Bus leaves Community Hall for the start line
2.30 onward: Tea in the Hall
3.30: Prize-giving in the Hall
The course is marshalled until the last runner has returned.
Just 10 days to go, and we’re getting organised here in Coigach.
There are plenty of local volunteers to hand out drinks and sweeties around the course; re-energise our legs with rousing bagpipes; make sandwiches and bake cakes for tea afterwards…as well as all the less-fun stuff that goes into organising a race.
What YOU need to do is come to the Coigach Community Hall (postcode: IV26 2YG) on 12th October between 11am and 12.30 and register. It’s very helpful to us if you ENTER beforehand, but you can also enter and pay on the day.
The start line is roughly 1.5 miles from the Hall. You can make your own way (there is very limited parking near the start) or hop on the free transport from the Hall from 12.25. You can leave a bag at the start which will be transported to the finish.
The race begins at 1pm from Badenscallie (IV26 2YL) – you can see a map at Registration. The race ends at the Achiltibuie Playing Field, near the Hall. A warning: after the steep track up to the Playing Field there’s a 3/4 lap of the field before the finish line. There will be drinks, snacks, medals and foil blankets at the end.
Down at the Hall there’s a generous tea. It’s free for runners, and we ask for a donation for non-runners. There are showers at the Hall which you can use, for a small donation. (Bring your own towel etc.)
We will hold Prize Giving at 3.30pm, but the course will be marshalled until the last runner has finished.
Oh, and also, after a few ‘discussions’ over the last few years: we’ve had the course professionally measured (for the second time!) and can confidently tell you that the course is now bang-on 13.12 miles long. Phew.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there.
See our Facebook Page ‘Coigach Half Marathon’ for photos from past great runs.
2018: A rather damp and chilly day for our half-marathon this year, but everybody had a great time nonetheless – and it was our largest ever. Thanks to the runners, the Marshalls, the local First Responders and Coastguards for first-aid cover, Alison and her pipers, Peter Haring for his fantastic photographs and members of the local community who fed everyone at the end. Thanks also to Tesco Ullapool for providing refreshments and Kenny John Matheson for the use of his bus.
What runner C.K. said about the 2013 run: "Fantastic event - well done to all who helped make it happen. My first half marathon and the last 6km were very tough going. Loved the friendly, community atmosphere and, despite the hills, I will be recommending it to everyone for next year - can't believe there is a more scenic run out there!"
What runners said in 2012:
‘An awesome route with incredible views of coast and mountains from every point! I’ll be back!’ A.M.
‘It was all so friendly – and the circular route round the peninsula was just stunning… and surprisingly challenging!’ J.R.
A medal for every entrant and a trophy for winners.