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Will’s Jura Jaunt

Race report from William Imrie, who secured a last minute entry to the famous Jura Fell race and made a mad dash across by ferry and bike to join fellow BARFer and Jura veteran Trevor Wilson on the start line. Well done guys! Arf arf!

AWESOME, FANTASTIC, UNBELIEVABLE, SUPERB, MIND-BLOWING!! Just some of the  superlatives that I would use to sum up my first visit to the Isle of Jura Fell Race. This event is so  different to any mountain races that I’ve undertaken previously, the terrain is unique within the UK.  

From the start along a gravel lane, through a bog, across open mountain terrain until hitting the  piles of scree that form the three Paps of Jura, with more open mountain running before the final  dreaded 3 mile flat tarmac coast road section to the finish, this race has it all. 17 miles and 2000  meters of ascent (and descent!), it’s an awesome event. 

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