Race Information

Please peruse the pages within the website but if the information you are looking for is not there then please contact me on nicky@BrucesCrown.co.uk

Entry

The race can be entered on SiEntries here   https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=13647

1)  We will check Previous Experience when you enter and you will initially be placed on a Pre-Selection list. We will aim to send out an email confirming your acceptance and requesting payment.

As a minimum we require three member to have one of the below and then the fourth member can be less experienced.

a) 1 x Mountain marathon experience. Please give year and course

b) 2 x AL / Scottish Classics fell race completions. Please give year and time/position

c) Other Experience and competence on the hills.  Rounds are perfectly acceptable eg Bob Graham etc as are any long, full days out on the mountains with navigation.

 

2) The race is 300 to enter a team of four runners 

3) To enter a Team the Team Captain will first need a "Team Name" then to add themselves. It is possible to enter an incomplete team and then at a later date add the the SI Entry number, email address and last name of each team member to the Team. When SI Entries brings up that Team Member you then add Experience in the blank box and make sure the Emergency contact box are complete. You can now save a partly completed Team entry ie one with 1 or more team members.

3a) You can enter someone who isn't currently on SiEntries but will need full details such as dob, address, contact details, medical history as well as Experience and Emergency contact details.

4) There will be prizes for Open Team, Ladies Team, Mixed Teams and Vets Team. A Mixed Team is any combination of Men and Women.

 

Registration and Start times

The race starts on Saturday 5th April 2025 with the Walkers setting off  from 2pm and Runners from 4pm. There is a cut off at 11pm Saturday at CP5 (Dee Bridge Track CP) and 6am Sunday at CP11 (Track CP after Corran of Portmark) and the overall cut off will be 2pm on Sunday 6th April.

 

Route

We will be using Opentracking to record that Teams have visited each of the following checkpoints. You are free to choose your own route between checkpoints however I have published "recommended route" and marked some unclear forestry areas. There could be extra manned checkpoints added to this list so please check back here every now and again.

 

Updated 12th May 2024 - The route is the same as 2024 except CP12 below Sheil Hill has moved and from CP19 Gate in Wall you can chose your route to Bruce's Stone. 

Runners can carry these maps and they will pass kit check however TWO full maps must be carried per Team eg https://www.harveymaps.co.uk - Galloway-Hills

Start / Finish Caldons old campsite OS Grid Ref: NX 40027 78951

CP1 Lamachan OS Grid Ref: NX 43517 76905

CP2 Curleywee OS Grid Ref: NX 45459 76958

CP3 Millfore OS Grid Ref: NX 47814 75463

CP4 Cairngarroch OS Grid Ref: NX 49135 77569

CP5 Forest Track Manned with hot food / drink. Cut off 11pm  OS Grid Ref: NX 49595 79503

The Quarry is Out of Bounds from the Forest track to access to Darrou. See Route notes

CP6 Darrou OS Grid Ref: NX 50605 80121

CP7 Meikle Millyea OS Grid Ref: NX 51835 82885

CP8 Corserine OS Grid Ref: NX 49780 87063

CP9 Meaul OS Grid Ref: NX 50052 90972

CP10 Coran of Portmark OS Grid Ref: NX 50905 93678

CP11 Forest Track Manned with hot food / drink. Cut off 6am OS Grid Ref: NX 47639 94101

CP12 Forest Track Manned with food/drink OS Grid Ref: NX 42830 94468

CP13 Shiel Hill - Trig OS Grid Ref: NX 41757 94526

CP14 Craigmasheenie OS Grid Ref: NX 41465 92922

CP15 Shallock on the Minnoch Trig OS Grid Ref: NX 40453 90708

CP16 Tarfessock OS Grid Ref: NX 40896 89222

CP 17 Kirriereoch OS Grid Ref: NX 42077 87010

CP18 Merrick OS Grid Ref: NX 42733 85526

CP19 Gate in wall OS Grid Ref: NX 40515 83126

CP20 Bruce's Stone OS Grid Ref: NX 41577 80349

Finish Caldons campsite OS Grid Ref: NX 40027 78951

Map 1 - Map 1 Bruce's Crown.pdf

Map 2 - Map 2 Bruce's Crown.pdf

Track CP 5 - Track CP5 2025.jpg

Map 3 - Map 3 Bruce's Crown.pdf

Map 4 - Map 4 Bruce's Crown.pdf

Map 5 - Map 5 Bruce's Crown.pdf

Track CP11 - Track CP11 2025.jpg

Map 6 - Map 6 Bruce's Crown.pdf

Track CP12 - Track CP12 2025.jpg

Map 7 - Map 7 Bruce's Crown.pdf

Map 8 - Map 8 Bruce's Crown.pdf

 Bad weather -  Low level route 1 to 40,000.pdf

Bad weather -  Level route 1 to 25,000.pdf

Photo on the right is coming off Bennanbrack looking at Curelywee (highest left). You can contour Scars of Milldown by going left after the lochan.