Pentlands :: November 4th 2012
This will be the first time that the Haglöfs Open5 event has journeyed north of the border. Veteran Open Adventure competitor Rosemary Byde has a great event in store to attract event regulars to this stunning location.
The Pentlands is not a stranger to hosting adventure races though. In the past many events have visited this place. It is also a regular escape for Edinburgh's outdoor community as its within easy travelling distance of Scotland's capital city.
Times :: Registration 8:30 to 10:00; Start 09:30 to 10:30
Costs :: £35 EOD; £2.50 hire SI Card (per person)
Last Refund :: 28th October
Closing Date :: 1st November - entries on the day are still available
Start List :: View start list
Registration :: Bonaly Primary School, 57 Bonaly Road, Edinburgh EH13 0FJ
Catering :: TBC
Weather :: BBC
Bike Hire :: See update below
Accommodation :: Hostels to posh hotels and everything in between. Nearest campsite Mortonhall.
Liftshare :: See where people are coming from here
Nearest Railway Station :: Mainline: Edinburgh Haymarket or Edinburgh Waverley; Local: Wester Hailes (infrequent Sunday service)
For registration you'll need to have your start number and SI Card (if you own one). If you have hired a SI Card this will be provided when you register. If you are competing as a Pair, you will both need to sign the registration sheet at the same time, before coming to the registration desk.
If you are new to Open5's then don't worry as there will be someone at registration to answer your questions.
Edinburgh is packed with tourist attractions, which you can take your pick of! If you'd rather stay outside, how about a stroll up Arthur's Seat to take in the views and loosen your legs ready for the race? Edinburgh also boasts its own beach and you can go for a swim if you feel very hardy. For a more relaxed trip, you can spend many a happy hour hopping from one cafe / pub to another and you can have your pick of cuisines when it comes to food. If you're staying longer, you could visit any of the 7 Stanes mountain bike centres or the trails at Drumlanrig (which also boasts a castle!) on your way.