Ming the Merciless - Endurance Challenge
This Open Duathlon comprises a ENDURANCE RUN and CYCLE. The event consists of 2 routes or any combination to allow a choice of long or short as well.
MIGHTY MING is a 14 mile run followed by a 30 mile bike ride.
The run provides impressive views over the Clashindarroch Forest and the Strathbogie countryside, notably on descent from Muckle Black Hill.
The cycle involves a fairly remote & demanding push up towards the Cabrach on the southern side of Tap O’ Noth.
MINI MING is a 7 mile run followed by a 17 mile bike ride.
Runners will enjoy the scenic Coynachie Glen and then a rural cycle circuit within Strathbogie.
On both routes the run is on quiet unclassified roads and forest trails which include some hard climbs. The bike route is best suited to road bikes (or mountain bikes with smooth tyres) and is on relatively quiet main & minor roads.
Combinations of the routes are also welcome, single stages or relays, or just walking.
Mighty Ming starts at 10.30 a.m. - Mini Ming starts at 11.30 a.m.
Parking for bikes is available at Gartly Hall and registration must be completed at least half an hour before your start time.
Please note that this is Endurance - Individual participants must be 14yrs or over; under 18yrs requires parent /guardians signature. Young families and accompanied youngsters under 14 are welcome to walk or ride the short 7mile run route and be part of the occasion. The wearing of helmets is mandatory whilst cycling.
Showers and changing facilities available nearby at the Huntly Nordic & Outdoor Centre, in Huntly.
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British Nordic Ski Team
British Nordic's purpose is to facilitate the long term cross country ski athlete development pathway from club to national team level. We were formulated to ensure that there was an opportunity for young athletes to progress into the Great Britain Racing teams.
As a result of many years of hard work by athletes, volunteers and coaches, athletes have progressed up through the system and are now competing on the world stage. At the top end of the Team, the "World Elite Squad" athletes are racing at Continental and World Cup level and some of them have been selected by the national governing body British Ski & Snowboard through agreed performance criteria to represent Team GB at major championships. In 2010, the British Olympic Association in conjunction with BSS selected three of our skiers to represent Great Britain at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, and at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi we had four young athletes from the team.
This event goes some way to raising funds to support the Squads as they strive up the development pathway - Help support the British Nordic Ski Team - register your entry today.