With the popularity of Mountain Marathons ever-growing, 2007 will see a new arrival on the competition scene. Organised for March/April 2007, The Highlander Mountain Marathon will be set in a ´midge-free(?)´ Scotland. For full details, read the press release below: Date: 31st March /1st April 2007 The Highlander Mountain Marathon is a new event for people with a sense of adventure. It will follow a traditional mountain marathon format over two days, with teams of two navigating over mountainous terrain and carrying all their equipment for the overnight camp. To make the event that bit more social food will be available at the midway camp as well as some traditional Highland entertainment. There are 5 classes to choose from; A, B, C, D and Score. The routes have been designed to allow a wide range of participation; the hardiest of competitors will be pushed in the higher classes but novices will also be able to experience the challenge of a mountain marathon. The primary aim of the event is that everyone enjoys a weekend of travelling through a wild and beautiful mountain environment. For our first event we have been able to secure access to a particularly stunning and rarely visited Highland location. SPORTident TIMING, the premier electronic system for recording times at checkpoints, will be used to give instant and accurate results for each day.The team behind the Highlander have years of experience between them as mountaineers, competitors and organisers of adventure racing events. This, combined with an intimate knowledge of the event location, means that the Highlander promises to be a special event – challenging, fun, sociable (and midge free!!!)For more information and an entry form see www. Highlandermountainmarathon.org.uk