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Ythan Challenge Ellon Aberdeenshire

- Information And Details Of The Annual Race Event:

The Meadows Sports Centre Ellon

The 2017 Ythan Challenge race on Sunday 18 June starts at The Meadows Sports Centre in Ellon and crosses over differing terrains such as foot paths, muddy tracks, a river crossing at Ythan River, steep steps, hills and areas of the Esslemont Estate and is a true challenge of strength and endurance.

Just in case you find that too easy, there are obstacle courses to navigate and overcome along the way!

Entrants can race as an individual or as a team of four.

The race is limited to 300 entrants, though for the 2006 event this was raised to 400.

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The challenge usually starts at 1100 hours and is usually on the last Sunday in June. It has been run since 2001 when there were only 70 entrants.

There is free parking at The Meadows Sports Centre.

For the under 16s there is a Junior Ythan Challenge to compete in.

An entry form and more details can be found at their website

Previous Winners of the Ythan Challenge

2006 Winner - Mike Stewart from Keith and District Club (43 minutes and 48 seconds)
2006 Over 50s Winner - Ashleigh Jermieson of the Cosmic Hillbashers (51 minutes and 40 seconds)
2006 Women's Race Winner - Elaine Whyte of the Fraserburgh Running Club
2005 Winner - Mike Stewart from Keith and Eleanor Reid from Inverness.
2004 Winner - Rob Taylor from Aberdeen.
2003 Winner - Rob Taylor from Aberdeen.
2002 Winner - Rob Taylor from Aberdeen.

For more details about the Ythan challenge and the Junior Ythan Challenge visit their official website at

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