A long weekend with a difference!
This adventure race is for teams of Sailors and Fell Runners (both adult and teenage) and is held annually on and around the most beautiful parts of the West Coast of Bonny Scotland.
The Race starts in Oban with a short hill run, then you Sail to Salen on Mull, run over Ben More, sail to Craighouse on Jura, run the Paps, Sail to Arran, run Goat Fell, then sail to Troon. The Race takes 3 to 4 Days and caters for Multihulls, Racers and Cruisers.
Each team consists of 5 (usually 2 runners and 3 sailors), there is also an allrounders class for sailors that can run and a class for young people (with the assistance of a few adults).
2013 race is complete! Thanks to all those who came out to run, sail, marshall, kit check, organize, spectate, and support. Results will be posted as soon as they are ready.
A message from Graham Arthur the organiser of the Bens of Jura race: "As you know, John Dare, who was well known to most of the competitors who compete in both the Scottish Islands Peaks Race and the Bens of Jura Race, was principally a sailor, but suffered a fatal heart attack on his way up to marshal at Beinn a'Chaolais in last year's Bens race. It was suggested to Graham Arthur the race organiser by some of the competitors that an annual memorial trophy could be presented at the conclusion of the Bens race for an outstanding achievement in both events, back to back. This suggestion has been received with enthusiastic approval from John's family and a close friend with whom he used to stay on Jura, so we are going ahead with the idea. A handsome shield now awaits the recipient(s) who will be chosen by a rapidly convened committee of runners who have competed in both events immediately after the Bens race finishes. They will also determine the criteria which apply on that occasion. Another incentive to take part in two of the toughest but most enjoyable races in the Scottish racing calendar."