Tay Fitness are organising a number of running and swimming events in and around Loch Tay later this year. The events are tailored for all abilities, read on for more details.....
Saturday, August 27th 2022, Killin 10K & 5K
Killin 5K & 10K Routes
The ‘Loch Tay Highland Lodges Killin 5K’ route starts and finishes in Breadalbane Park. The route takes runners slightly uphill up Main St to cross the Dochart Bridge before joining the old railway line, which runs parallel to the river. 5K runners will run parallel to Loch Tay, cross the River Lochay and run towards the head of the Loch. After 3Km they will reach the turning point and return back to Breadalbane Park, passing the ruins of Finlarig Castle and crossing the River Lochay again.
After nearly 3Km the 10K route leaves the village and goes up Glen Lochay and show off fantastic views of the Tarmachan Range and River Lochay. The route continues further into the Glen and passes the hydro station where runners turn and head for the finish after they climb the short hill at the 6Km mark. The Glen Lochay section follows a beautiful undulating loop on a single track tarmac road. In the last 1Km you will rejoin the main road back into Killin before returning to the village and finishing in Breadalbane Park.
Sunday, 11th September 2022, Loch 2 Lawers, 10k and Half Marathon
21Km Run Route
The first 11.5Km takes runners to the summit of Ben Lawers through an area of astoundingly natural beauty. The route is rugged, steep in places and not for the faint hearted, but offers spectacular and unforgettable view of the Lawers Range and Loch Tay below. After descending Ben Lawers, runners will run up Beinn Ghlas and then descend back to the finish line at Loch Tay. Waterstops are located at the start, 4Km, 17Km and finish if the route.
10Km Run Route
The trail path is rough and uneven but offers stunning views to the mountains above. Runners reach the turnaround point after a gradual 5Km climb and then return to the Lodges, soaking up the stunning scenery as they go. Waterstops are located at the start, 4Km, 6Km and finish of the route.
Saturday 17th September 2022, Swim Loch Tay, 250m, 750m to 5k
Whatever your level of confidence, we have a distance that will be perfect for you! Starting at 250m for over 8s and families, we have options up to 5 km for more experienced open water swimmers.
250 METRES - 10 Lengths Swim Loch Tay can be fun for all the family... Dive in with the 250m distance, equivalent to 10 lengths of a 25 metre pool. Children aged 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. 13 years + can swim can swim solo.
750 METRES - 30 Lengths New to open water swimming? This distance is a great opportunity to get out of the pool and into the open water. 750m is equivalent to 30 lengths of a 25 metre pool.
1500 METRES - 60 Lengths Suitable for swimmers of all abilities. Get your head down and power through the course with front crawl or lift your head, use breast stroke and soak up the glorious views of the Lawers Range. 1500m is equivalent to 60 lengths of a 25 metre pool.
3KM - 120 Lengths Looking to push yourself a bit further or step up from previous challenges? This distance would suit swimmers with previous experience in open water events. 3000m is equivalent to 120 lengths of a 25 metre pool.
5KM - 200 Lengths Suitable for experienced and confident open water swimmers, take on the longest challenge that Swim Loch Tay has to offer. 5000m is equivalent to 200 lengths of a 25 metre pool.