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Runner and sailor seeking a boat
One of us (Clare) is an experienced runner. She’s done several marathons, trail half-marathons, the Original Mountain Marathon and regularly runs fell races. Clare enjoys exhaustion, hilly terrain, difficult navigation and general discomfort. She also used to sail dinghies so although not a sailor, probably won’t fill your boat with vomit. Richard is an experienced sailor. He started sailing in 1993 and has sailed all over the world, including the Solent, France, the South West, the Menai Straits, Greece and Turkey. He is qualified as an RYA Senior Instructor, RYA Advanced Instructor, RYA Racing Instructor, RYA Multihull Instructor, RYA Keelboat Instructor. He is also an RYA Coastal Skipper, RYA Powerboat Instructor and holds the RYA VHF short-range licence. Richard did a lot of racing while at university and has skippered yachts up to 44ft in length. Neither of us have done the race before but have wanted to for years. We are both familiar with the Scottish islands. Hoping to hear from you, Richard and Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org
Runners seeking teams
I’m a runner seeking a competitive boat for 2019 SIPR. Would like to be top 3 but still keen to complete if it goes tits up early on! I did SIPR in 2014 and 2018. Last year my partner and I were 7th on Mull and 3rd on Arran, but I had more in the tank! I handle the rough conditions on the boat pretty well and have done quite a bit of sailing. I won the Lowe Alpine MM A course last year and am entered into the Elite on the Scottish MM this year (early June) so plan to be in fine fettle. I live on the Isle of Harris so am well accustomed to running steep, rocky, boggy stuff without paths!
I am a decent runner and usually come top 5% of the field in most fell runs. I am also a good mountain navigator and I can even sail! I am pretty competitive but I also just love being out on the water and on the hill. Please get in touch if you are looking for a runner for a competitive team. Ross Jenkin 07976837276.
Looking for an All Rounders team. Based in Snowdonia, I love a good ole mountain run. I have my Coastal Skipper, VHF, REC, First Aid and STCW95 and I work as mate for a sail training charity. Very experienced in morale upkeep and vomit comet limitation. Wanted to do this race for years! Tel: 07491 654898 Email: email@example.com.
Ben Abdelnoor and myself are experienced runners, with lots of experience in the Scottish hills, looking for a competitive boat for the 2019 race. I have done it twice previously, the last time was on ‘Playing FTSE’ the year it was cancelled due to bad weather. We are both members of Ambleside AC. Dan Duxbury.
Competitive mountain runner looking for a place in the seniors race. Years of running experience including most recently 4th place in the summer version of the Spine Race (up the Pennine Way) and also recent county and regional titles at cross country and track. Have sailing experience and can make myself useful under guidance. Also have rowing experience. Lots of multi day race experience and can keep smiling when knackered! Pete Woodward, 07393147322
2 runners looking for place in an all-rounder crew. No formal sailing experience but we have many years of collective experience of hill racing in Scotland. Edinburgh-based runners for Carnethy. Many long races completed in Scotland and elsewhere, mid-pack runners. Can cook, make tea, run. Mike Lynch & Mark Hartree, 07720972911.
I took part in this years Three Peaks Yacht race, live in Scotland and regularly run up and around the hills and mountains. Scott Seefeldt, (+44) 07703 678775
Two runners from Keswick AC, Steve Hebblethwaite & Steve Halsall, looking for a boat to compete in this years race. This will be our first attempt at the race but both are strong experienced hill runners. Both of us were in the Keswick AC team that won the English and the British Fell Running Championships in 2018. Steve Heb was also in the winning British and English champs team in 2017 and a regular front runner in Lake District fell races. Steve Halsall has raced across Scotland, before moving to Keswick, getting good results in the long classics. We are keen to have a serious but fun attempt at the event so will put the effort into training and preparing for the race. Contact Steve Halsall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Breckenridge & Alastair Pringle are looking for a boat for this year’s race. Plenty experience running, racing and navigating in the Scottish hills, SHR races, mountain marathons (OMM, LAMM, Highlander), and a few ultra-trail races… but virgin SIPR hopefuls! Both run for Shettleston Harriers (Glasgow). We recced the Mull leg last year, have raced Jura a few times and know the hills on Arran very well…what could go wrong?! contact Bill at email@example.com
Two Runners Seeking A Boat. James Callender (31) and Ruth Crewe (31) are both friendly and experienced hill-runners for Westerlands Cross-Country Club in Glasgow. They have both competed (and completed!) in SIPR more than once and have competed in dozens of hill races each, generally finishing in the top 20% of the pack. We’re competitive runners and would do well in the mixed-category but at the end of the day are looking for a fun weekend with like-minded individuals in some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. Would love to hear from runner-less boats! Give us a call – 07527743836.
Pair of runners looking for an equally laid-back boat and crew for a riotous weekend on the hills & waves. Sam & I are evenly matched, typical hill runners- enthusiasm out stripping natural talent. We both compete across Scotlands hill running circuit, Sam having run Jura multiple times & SIPR in 2016…although his boat may have sunk. I thrive on long day out in the hills & back to back hill races, we’re looking for a fun adventure & can happily survive off cereal bars & pork pies. James Espie & Sam Alexander 07867693240