Preparations under way for the 2021 Salomon Skyline Scotland ultra running events in Lochaber

Norwegian Erik Johannes Husom crosses finish line as first male home. Picture: ©No Limits Photography/Salomon Skyline Scotland NO F39 Salomon Glen Coe Skyline - First Male - Erik Johannes Husom 1 - Copyright No Limits Photography
Norwegian Erik Johannes Husom crosses the finish line as first male home in the Glen Coe race in 2019. Picture: ©No Limits Photography/Salomon Skyline Scotland NO F39 Salomon Glen Coe Skyline - First Male - Erik Johannes Husom 1 - Copyright No Limits Photography

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Mountain running events company Ourea Events has confirmed details of its planned calendar of races once Covid restrictions ease.

These include a September staging of a key ultra event, Salomon Skyline Scotland.

Preparations are well under way to go ahead with hosting all of the company’s key events this year. As well as Salomon Skyline Scotland, it has plans for the Cape Wrath Ultra, the Silva Great Lakeland 3Day and the Dragon’s Back Race.

The Salomon Skyline Scotland is pencilled in for September 18-19 and is scheduled to see the The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra;  Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace;  Salomon Mamores VK and the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline.

Throughout the pandemic, the Ourea Events team says it has communicated regularly and transparently with every runner who has signed up for its events, along with the huge army of volunteers who make it possible to host them, and all sponsors, partners and stakeholders.

Race director Shane Ohly said: ‘The last year has been immensely difficult for everyone and as both a race organiser and participant, I have an acute awareness of the impact that the pandemic has had on the events sector, and in particular on mountain running.

‘At Ourea Events, we share the huge frustration of runners everywhere and like them, we are desperately keen for a return to events. However, we must make sure that this is done safely.

‘We put on races in three different nations and each event is very distinct, presenting us with very specific challenges to address.

‘For many months now, we’ve been preparing for the moment when we can line up runners on the starting line for one of our iconic events, and now, finally, we are confident that this will happen in August and September.’