April NEWSLETTER

Look Back  at March

First off in March was the much anticipated opening round of the POC Scottish Enduro Series. What would Fort William bring to the party for 2017?  The race was spread across five stages, varying from familiar trails using the network at Nevisrange and some of the Enduro gold that the area is known for. Stage three (Blue Crane / Ridge Run) and the deep ruts of Stage four (Alt a'Mhullin) were the big talking point of the day. It was Lewis Buchanan who took the overall win on the day, with  Eilidh Wells taking it home for the ladies.

Full race report here, podium shots are here and results are here.

Next on the calendar was the Wee Triathlon again based in Fort William, the heart of the Outdoor Capital of the UK.  With  over a 130 starters  it is fair to say that the Wee Triathlon is  now quite big. The Wee triathlon is always a favourite and a great introduction to the  world of multi sport - with favourable weather and  the familiar format  it really was a cracking weekend. You can read a full race report here and results are here. If you think  you would like a go at triathlon  or indeed if you would like some more why not join us for the Dunoon Triathlon in May.

Whilst not strictly in March, last weekend was roll up your sleeves and take care of your trails day.  No Fuss were busy in the north east getting ready for Rnd 2 of the POC Scottish Enduro Series and  out  with the Dunkeld Trail  Crew - big thanks to Taj and Julia from Flotec Suspension for bringing that one together.

Bring On April
RND 2 Scottish Enduro

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April is  going to be one hell of a month for the No Fuss team.  There is a great amount of anticipation around  Rnd 2 of the POC Scottish Enduro Series. Entries for Pitfichie have sold out and there is a waiting list for spaces.  Please email for details.

What should we expect? Our friends over at Wideopen Mag have done a cracking race preview which  you can read here

As we  move to an exciting  new venue can we once again ask everyone to spend a wee bit of time and make themselves aware of biosecurity? Tree diseases and pests are posing an increasing threat to our forests and can be spread very quickly from forest to forest on muddy tyres, boots or paws.   We believe everyone who loves spending time in the forest will want to help if they can to reduce the risk of spread of disease. For some simple ways everyone can help follow the link here

Participants are reminded that there will be no overnight camping or parking  facilities in Monymusk where  race HQ will be. There are loads of facilities  close by for info click here.

10 Under the Ben

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For 2017 the date has moved to April the 29th - a packed calendar, demands on the venue and an attempt to avoid the curse that is the West Highland Midgie, were all factors in the decision making for the new date.  With some early plans to shake the course up in 2017 riders are warned to expect the unexpected but to be sure that there will be some great riding on offer. The  growth in  the number of solo riders and pairs has changed  some of the dynamics of the way the event works since the early days - more riders needing track side parking,  transitions  needing smoother run through etc.  For 2017 there will be solo,  pair and quad categories.

To read more about 10 Under click here To enter click here.

Please note that there will be NO PARKING at the Rural complex  for 2017. There will be overnight parking at Nevisrange, with allocated space for Motor homes and Caravans in the overspill car park. If you are planning overnight please pre book by purchasing an appropriate  ticket here. Please note there are a limited  number off allocated spaces and these will be on a first come basis.

Finally do not forget to pre book you event T shirt here.

What's New?


Dunoon Triathlon

Hopefully  most of you will be aware of the new Dunoon Triathlon in May. Building on the success of the Wee Triathlon, the  Dunoon Presents Triathlon is an entry level  event that encourages participation  of any fitness and ability.

With a 400m swim, a 22km cycle and a  6km run/walk it is designed to encourage the ‘have a go’ philosophy and participation will be made up of all ages and fitness levels

This is a perfect and very do-able triathlon aimed at beginners and those who are looking for something to keep themselves  motivated and fit. The Dunoon Presents Triathlon has only one ‘quick’ transition, between the bike and run, so is even more suited to those just starting out on multi-sport as you get a rest between your swim and cycle!

The aim is to encourage everyone to experience the wonderful world of triathlon and make it fun and rewarding for all competitors. Whether a seasoned triathlete or a first time beginner this race will have something for  you.

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The Cowal Way Chase

Gravel Ride or Ultra Marathon

Scotland has long been recognised, by indigenous country folk as well as many from far off lands, as an adventure destination for biking. Gravel racing is the cycle industry’s new kid on the block and is essentially endurance riding over unsurfaced roads. It’s gathering momentum in the US and we have been scouting Scotland to bring you our very own gravel race. 

Scotland has almost 12 times as many forest road miles than motorway network. Gravel road riding is becoming increasingly more popular, giving those that seek the challenge a chance to swap the daily grind and get out to grind their gears (if they choose to use them), with a huge sense of reward, all in the name of fun and enjoyment.

The Cowal Way Chase will also incorporate an ultra run event taking place alongside the bikes. Also starting at Glenbranter, and at almost 50km, this will take participants along the same route as the riders, offering a great distance for those just getting into the world of ultra running, whilst giving the more seasoned competitors the chance to test their abilities. And for anyone looking for something a little more easy going, there will be a 2 person relay option, with 2 separate sections between support points.

For more news on the Cowal Chase click here.

For entry to Gravel race  click here

Competition Time

To enter this fantastic competition please visit our Facebook page here for your chance to win.

Please like the post and comment with;

“I’d like a place in the Chase”

You could even share!

Remember to like our page so that we can definitely see your comment and, if you feel the desire to share amongst your friends, please do so.

A winner will be picked at random on  Monday 17th April - entries in by Midday on this date. Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook to see how you did.

The stay at Portavadie resort is only valid for the 2 nights indicated for the event. The prize must be claimed within 14 days of the winner being announced. The winner will be required to contact No Fuss through Facebook messages to confirm their prize and provide contact details so the package can be booked. If the winner does not contact us within the specified time, a new name will be drawn at random on Monday 1st May.

And the winner is?

Thanks to those who participated in last months competition, its all about Google! At No Fuss we just about had a Googlegasm with the top quality reviews. Thanks. and the winnner is (dadadadada)that's a drum roll............

Dc Weston

Please get in touch and we shall furnish you with £100 of No Fuss Vouchers.

FinallY

10 Under the Ben and Macavalanche are just around the corner we have some seriously good corporate and sponsor opportunities, if you think our audience could be your customers then please get in touch to discuss.

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