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96 Miles - Tough & Rugged
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Lastest Update:  October 2020

Dear All

Due to the COVID situation the posponed 2020 West Highland Way 'Challenge' Race, has now taken place on 2&3 October 2020. The 12 hour night and the morning start, made an interesting change to the race along with the colder Autumn weather. Thanks again to all competitors, volunteers, third parties and support team for making the 2020 race another great success.  We simply can't put on an event of this scale without all of your involvement and 'one team' approach.  Great job everybody!

Well done again to all finishers who crossed the finish line in Fort William, an awesome achievement.  Well done also to those competitors who may not have finished in Fort William but still achieved an ultra distance personal best.  We also hope those who encountered the heavy rain have dried out!  Well done for battling the elements, especially the long dark night of 12 hours and the driving rain for those at the rear.

A big thank you again to all third parties who help enable us to put on this event.  In particular thank you to the owners and care takers of the Check Points locations we use.

Jim Drummond (Race Director) has already received various emails, messages and even a lovely hand written letter thanking him and his team for putting on another great event. All of your comments and feedback are very much appreciated and welcome.  Your postive energy is infectious.  It is good to know the vast majority of competitors really enjoy the West Highland Way 'Challenge' Race experience.  Some of you have said "it is one of the best ultra events I have taken part in" and you seem to love the fact we provide full support from start to finish. Please feel free to share any further comments/feedback.  Jim Drummond prefers email and phone call communication, if that works for you.

We are now pleased to confirm:
The 2021 West Highland Way 'Challenge' Race will take place on: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May 2021.

The 2021 WHW & Ben Nevis Race will take place on: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May 2021.
The Highland 180 Race will take place on: Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th and Monday 31st May 2021. 

We hope to welcome many of you back next year along with plenty of new competitors.

By all means feel free to start training for the 2020 event.  Go on, you know it makes sense.

Thanks again.

Kind Regards

Jim Drummond (Race Director) and

The West Highland Way Challenge Race Support Team


Click here for the 2018 Race Report

Click here for Louise Harrison's 2021 Race experience

Click here for Louise Harrison's 2020 Race experience

Click here for Christene Bell's 2020 Race experience

Click here for Martin Heggie's 2020 Race experience

Click here for Roger Greenaway's 2020 Race experience

Hiking the entire course - a story from Mike Mattison - 2019 Race

Jog & Walk the course - a story from Louise Harrison - 2019 Race

Click Here for Louise Harrison's 2019 EHW Race Experience

Click Here for Alasdair Meldrum's WHW & Ben Nevis 2021 Race Blog

Click Here for Gerry Barrett's 2021 WHW Race Experience


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Jonathan Cushley 2021 Photographs



Photographs 2021 Race