53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK
2020 RACE: Saturday 25th April 6AM START

Training Camp

We organise a Highland Fling training weekend which is taking place at By The Way Hostel, Tyndrum.

Dates: 27th - 29th March 2020

Over the last 7 years the training weekends have proved very enjoyable and beneficial to a lot of runners (especially those just coming into the sport or participating in their first Fling). They are informal and fun and are great for runners to come together and relax, get to know each other, talk about running, learn about running and the Highland Fling, and of course do a bit of running.

Location: By The Way Hostel Campsite, Lower Station Road, Tyndrum FK20 8RY.

Places limited to 50 runners (then waiting list).

PLEASE BOOK Accommodation BEFORE signing up on Si Entries. Please phone Kirsty at By The Way on 01838 400333 to book accommodation. Various accommodation types are available (Please see By the Way Website for details)

The £50.00 cost includes:


  • Tea and coffee all weekend
  • Basic breakfasts of fruit juice, porridge pots, fruit, muesli, cereal, toast, jam etc
  • Veggie stew and cous cous/ Real Food Cafe chips on Friday night
  • 2 course meal on Saturday evening
  • Post-Saturday run home-made soup & bread
  • Talks from guest speakers
  • Running related workshops
  • Exclusive use of venue
  • Massage/Physio slots (limited)
  • Sponsor giveaways
  • Great chance to get info and advice from experienced runners/fling team
  • New friends :-)

This fee DOES NOT include accommodation or the Saturday bus transfer for long training run option to Balmaha (£10 extra).


FRIDAY AFTERNOON - Short easy paced afternoon trail run

FRIDAY EVENING - Head torch run supported by Petzl, followed by meal and short introduction talks.

SATURDAY DAYTIME - Everyone organises their own breakfast (provided by organisers), then all go on group recce run. This long group run is run the last 33 miles or  of the Fling route (Balmaha - Tyndrum).  There is also a shorter option of 20 miles (Balmaha - Beinglas/Drovers).

We get a bus down to Balmaha checkpoint and run north to Tyndrum. This is a very useful final long training run prior to the event.
Back to By The Way for some post-run home-made soup.

SATURDAY EVENING - Talks by guest speakers followed by a Q&A session and group dinner including wine/soft drinks/ and cheese and biscuits followed by chat, fun and relaxation. Please bring any drinks you fancy with you.

A wee recovery run (or further) and a running-related workshop.
Vacate the Hostel at noon and go for lunch, if you fancy it, at the Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum.

There will be short sports massage/physio appointments available throughout the weekend.
Full ranges of sponsor test kits to try out.
Running related workshops for you to attend.
The camp is kindly supported by Ultimate Direction, La Sportiva, Injinji toe socks, Petzl head torches and Run and Become. Edinburgh.


Highland Fling Traning Weekend

Supporting Sponsors
Highland Fling Secondary Sponsors