2018 Ring of Steall Skyrace Live Coverage

iRunFar’s live coverage of the 2018 Ring of Steall Skyrace.

By on September 12, 2018 | Comments

The stars come out this weekend at the 2018 Ring of Steall Skyrace in Kinlochleven, Scotland. The Ring of Steall Skyrace is 29 kilometers/18 miles long with about 2,500 meters/8,200 feet of climb, a variation of the famous and technical Scottish hillwalker route for which the race is named. The men’s course record is held by Stian Angermund-Vik in 3:24:51 and for the women by Laura Orgué at 4:05:12, both of whom are racing this Saturday.

This year’s Ring of Steall Skyrace hosts the every-two-years Skyrunning World Championships events for the Sky discipline and is one of the six events in the brand-new Salomon Golden Trail Series. The combined presence of runners competing in the series and championships, along with the local, experienced hill, fell, and trail runners of the United Kingdom, are sure to create excellent competition.

Here are a couple resources to help you follow the race:

The race fires off on Saturday, September 15th at 10 a.m. local BST, which is 3 a.m. MDT in the U.S. We’re covering the Ring of Steall Skyrace live! As a heads up, given the race duration (short), the course (remote and difficult to access), and the weather (likely total shit), our live coverage will be a bit lighter than you’re used to from, say, the Western States 100 or UTMB. ;-)

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iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2018 Ring of Steall Skyrace

Meghan Hicks

Meghan Hicks is the Editor in Chief of iRunFar. She’s been running since she was 13 years old, and writing and editing about the sport for around 15 years. She served as iRunFar’s Managing Editor from 2013 through mid-2023, when she stepped into the role of Editor in Chief. Aside from iRunFar, Meghan has worked in communications and education in several of America’s national parks, was a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine, and served as a columnist at Marathon & Beyond. She’s the co-author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. She won the 2013 Marathon des Sables, finished on the podium of the Hardrock 100 Mile in 2021, and has previously set fastest known times on the Nolan’s 14 mountain running route in 2016 and 2020. Based part-time in Moab, Utah and Silverton, Colorado, Meghan also enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, and watching sunsets.