The Glencoe Marathon

5 October 2013

This time tomorrow I'll be photographing runners over the back of the Devil's Staircase section of the Wildfox Glencoe Marathon, and beyond, as they head towards the finish line on the final miles of the West Highland Way.

Surrounded by scenery such as the blackwater reservoir, the Aonach Eagach ridge and the Mamores mountain range, not to mention Glencoe itself, this has to be one of the most stunning marathons in the UK. As the forecast stands at the minute, the event is going to be happening in a dry window of weather, with showers either side of it, which I hope don't linger or come in early! Photographing the event last year I covered 15 miles of trail on foot, with my camera gear, to get shots which featured in the October issue of Outdoor Fitness Magazine (see below) as a feature building up to the second annual event, which will be featuring a half marathon and a 10K run for those building up to the big one. I'm taking a much more efficient approach to covering a chunk of the race tomorrow, to open up more shooting angles and build on the current portfolio from the event. All in all I can't wait to be working out in the hills whatever the weather, but fingers crossed for our dry window and best of luck to all the entrants! 080 glen coe VCjm-1 080 glen coe VCjm-2

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