Date set for Challenge

With less than two months to go, the plotting and scheming for this year’s CETCO Ythan Challenge 2014 is well under way.

The course builders have just completed their first recce to identify the route of this year’s challenge – and the obstacles the runners will encounter along the way.

Now in its 14th year, the multi-terrain obstacle race, which takes place at Ellon, was the forerunner of endurance races such as the Tough Mudder and the Beast at Banchory. This year’s event will have 650 runners competing on Sunday, June 15 – the largest contingent ever.

The Challenge has 28 team and individual categories.