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On the Day

COVID

We want to do everything possible to keep you safe and keep our community safe. Please take a lateral flow test within 48 hours of the start. At Registration, please wear a mask and sanitise your hands before entry. The number of competitors should be kept to 4 or less in the Registration room. The toilets in Hartfield will be available but not the showers or changing facilities. For the Race start, you will be spaced by age category ie Open first, Vintage last. There will be no water dispenser at Transition. Tea and prize-giving will be outside. Please maintain social distancing as far as possible.

NB CHANGES SINCE 2018

We have made two important changes which we believe will much enhance the event experience both for competitors and the local community and, most importantly, improve safety around the Finish. Firstly, as detailed on the Course page, we are moving the Finish to the road up to the Walled Garden. Secondly, Registration and the Tea / prize giving will all be at Hartfield House, next to the Start and less than a mile from the Finish. So, all the key activities will be much closer together and away from the main road. Hartfield House is affiliated to Hostelling Scotland and has 50 beds. It could be the ideal location for folk wishing to stay over the weekend – see Locality page for details.

9.30 onwards. Leave your bike at TRANSITION, at Arrina (“Arrisa” on OS map), on the north coast of the peninsula. An official will be present to ensure their safety. You need to allow an hour for the return trip from Applecross bay to the bike drop. If you are coming from the East you will save a lot of time by dropping off your bike on your way to Applecross – turn right at Achnasheen (to Kinlochewe and Torridon) and use the road round the north coast of the penisula.

TRANSITION

10.30-12.30 Registration and distribution of Competitor Numbers at Hartfield House.  CHALLENGE entrants must be registered by 11.30

APPLX BAY

Hartfield House is signposted from the road round Applecross Bay

About 11.50 Safety briefing for CHALLENGE entrants at the START 

12.00 CHALLENGE start

About 12.50 Safety briefing for race entrants at the START

1.00 RACE start

About 2.15 – 2.30, first arrivals from the Challenge at the FINISH, close to the Walled Garden.

About 2.45 – 2.55, arrival of first Race finisher

After finishing, return 0.8 miles to Hartfield for Tea and prize-giving. For the purposes of the event the “Home” bridge will be open for car access to the Walled Garden and will allow direct car access from the Finish to Hartfield.

For competitors who finish early and for their supporters, the Walled Garden offers great refreshment options from tea and home baking to a full dining menu. It is also licensed!

The Finish will close at 4.30.

4.00 – 6.00 Tea at Hartfield

About 5.15 – 5.30 prize giving

Any items left at Start or Transition can be collected from Hartfield.

Later, dinner in the Walled Garden restaurant for those who can stay on. Early booking advised, 01520 744440.

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