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Muckle Toon Adventure Festival

14th-16th June 2019

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2018 Events Guide (2019 EVENTS TBC)

 

Friday 15th June

MTAF HILL CLIMB 18:30
(Registration from 17:00)

A gruelling 1.6 mile hill climb to kick off the festival. Competitors are timed from Whitshiels to the top of Whita hill. Fastest time wins. Male, Female, youth and mountain bike categories, prizes at basecamp.

Saturday 16th June

MTB LONG, MED & SHORT – 8:00 – 9:00
(Registration from 7:00)

A challenging and varied MTB trail awaits the bravest on two wheels. Your hard work will be rewarded by all the Muckle Toon single track has to offer. Catch a glimpse of the riders on local trails.

SUMMIT CHALLENGE (5, 3 & Single) – 9.00
(Registration from 8:30)

Gather at Basecamp to begin your very own summit challenge. Whether you are taking on one, three or five of the summits surrounding the town, pick up your t-shirt, map before heading to the tops.

BASECAMP ACTIVITIES OPEN – 10:00
The kids zone, pump track, climbing wall, to name but a few, all get underway at Basecamp.

10K & HALF MARATHON TRAIL RUN – 13:00
(Registration from 11:00)

A mass start for the runners who will begin by coming through the town (North to South) and heading up the Kirk Wynd – why not join the pipe band in giving them a muckle Toon send off?

NAVIGATION AND HILL SKILLS – 13:30 – 15:30
(Registration from 13:15)

Join our local mountain leader Phil Tinning as he takes you high above Basecamp to learn the basics of Navigation in this 2hr workshop. Bookable in Advance at www.mtaf.co.uk. £10pp.

SIM MAINEY MTB PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – 14.15 – 16:15
(Registration from 14:00)

Professional photographer Sim Mainey (Singletrack Magazine, MBR) will lead this 2-hour practical workshop. Showing you how to create dynamic compositions and capture moving subjects. Suitable for all levels of experience, this workshop offers feedback on technical and creative aspects of
adventure/MTB photography. Note- Mountain bikers have time to complete the trails AND be back at basecamp in time for this workshop! Bring your own camera or camera phone.

NORDIC WALKING WORKSHOP – 14:30 – 15:30
(Registration 14:15)

Cover the basics of Nordic walking with Chartered Physiotherapists and British Nordic Walking
Instructors Rachel and Steve Mills. We provide the poles in all sizes so bring the whole family! Bookable in the Tent. £5pp. Max Number 16.

SATURDAY EVENING

SIM MAINEY MTB FILM/EXHIBITION NIGHT – 19:00 – 21:00 @ 54 High Street Gallery
As part of this year’s MTAF Arts Programme, Sim Mainey is exhibiting a curated selection of his
stunning adventure photographs. Spaning his career as professional photographer (Singletrack Magazine, MBR). Come meet Sim and join us for a beer/wine/soft drink, plus a MTB film showing.

PROJECTOR IMAGES LANGHOLM HIGH STREET – From 21: 00
A moving image projection event will take place on Langholm High Street so keep your eyes peeled as you pop into one of our many fine drinking/eating establishments!

Sunday 17th June

ROAD BIKE SPORTIVE MASS START – 8.30AM
(Registration from 7AM)

The road cycle sportive will set off behind a lead vehicle through the Muckle Toon. The first riders are expected to be back by late morning and the long route riders by early to mid-afternoon. Come up to basecamp to give them a cheer as they return from a tough day in the saddle.

SUMMIT CHALLENGE (5, 3 & Single) – 9.00
(Registration from 8:30)

Gather at Basecamp to begin your very own summit challenge. Whether you are taking on one, three or five of the summits surrounding the town, pick up your t-shirt, map and charismatic guide before heading to the tops.

BASECAMP ACTIVITIES OPEN – 10.00
The kids zone, pump track, climbing wall, Border Segways to name but a few, all get underway at Basecamp.

MTAF 5K 12:00
(Registration from 10:00)

Enjoy an atmospheric mass start from Basecamp before heading through beautiful woodlands for a family friendly 5K run.

NAVIGATION AND HILL SKILLS – 13:30 – 15:30
(Registration from 13:15)

Join our local mountain leader Phil Tinning as he takes you high above Basecamp to learn the basics of Navigation in this 2hr workshop. Bookable in Advance at www.mtaf.co.uk. £10pp.

MOUNTAIN BIKE MINI-TRAIL – 14:00
(Registration from 13:30)

This is one for the whole family!! Jump on your bikes and head out for a 3-mile hurl around the MTAF MTB trails rounding off an amazing weekend in the Muckle Toon

NORDIC WALKING WORKSHOP – 14:30 – 15:30
(Registration 14:15)

Cover the basics of Nordic walking with Chartered Physiotherapists and British Nordic Walking
Instructors Rachel and Steve Mills. We provide the poles in all sizes so bring the whole family! Bookable in the Tent. £5pp. Max Number 16.

ALL WEEKEND

SIM MAINEY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION,
54 High Street Gallery (formerly Cut the Mustard), Open 10:00 – 17:00 Saturday & Sunday

GEOCACHE
The Muckle Toon Geocache network will have you hunting around the most scenic trails the Muckle Toon has to offer. Join the global treasure hunt and spread the MTAF word all year round!

 

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Results from the Pumpkin Run! Thanks to all who came out and supported our run! We hope you all enjoyed it and didn’t get too much of a fright at the spooky goings on in the woods 😊! ...

Results from the Pumpkin Run! Thanks to all who came out and supported our run!  We hope you all enjoyed it and didn’t get too much of a fright at the spooky goings on in the woods  😊!

 

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Steven Hewitt Alex Palmer David Smith Tom Hoyle Rachael Edgar Rhiannon Douglas

Oh dear! Me, Suz and Nichola ran further! 😂

Well done Ruth!x

Claire Douglas-Hogg Suzanne Murdoch Helen Hart Eileen Douglas Laidlaw Nicola Amos. 👍

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