The Event

A Duathlon over the marathon distance of 26 miles contained within Dalbeattie Forest. The event consists of a 10 mile run of which 8 miles are on good forest road and the remainder on woodland track. This is followed by a 16 mile bike run over the 7 Stanes red route, of which 10 miles are on forest road and 6 miles on rough and steep single mountain bike track. The route is hilly in places with a height gain of 700 feet on the run and 1000 feet on the bike. The forest is varied in nature with great viewpoints. The event starts, changes from foot to bike, and finishes at the Richorn Trailhead 7 Stanes Car Park. The foot section will be way marked with yellow arrows, tape and ground painted arrows. The bike section will be similarly way marked in red to supplement the signs for the 7 Stanes red route.




One of our long term main sponsors, ETB Technologies Ltd have put up money for anyone who sets a new course record in the individual male and female classes. Any male or female who sets a new record will receive £200. ETB have agreed to put this money up every year for the foreseeable future. Many thanks to ETB Technologies Ltd for this generous addition to the hardrock challenge

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