10UTB on same day as GT7?
Glentress 7 on same weekend it always has been, last bank holiday weekend in May. Noticed 10 under the ben, usually in April, scheduled for same day for 2020. Anyone know why? Seems bit crazy putting 2 of the biggest mtb races in Scotland on same day when plenty of folk would usually do both.Posted 10 months ago
Drop Fraser an email and ask.
More than likely they didn’t bother to look/didn’t know gt7 was on that date when they planned.Posted 10 months ago
Yes. A lot of disappointed people who would like to do both (like me). Might be rumour and speculation on my part but have numbers been falling in recent years? Might be trying to re-establish the event by going for the English bank holiday weekend and capture some of the tourist traffic.There’s no real conflict on their usual date that I can so its probably for long term strategic business reasons and to miss the midge season.Posted 10 months ago
GT7 has been consistently on that weekend so a bit annoying.
10utb hasn’t consistently been on any particular weekend for a long timePosted 10 months ago
10 under always used to be that weekend.
I’d do 10 Under anyway- GT7 this year was a funny race, a lot of the mid field riders seemed to be taking it very very seriously and getting angsty and fractious (there was even a fist fight) while 10 Under is always peace and love.Posted 10 months ago
10utbs been anytime between mid April and end of junePosted 10 months ago
@Trail_rat. I doubt it that they did not anticipate that GT7 would be that day. Although GT7 messed up a little by not confirming the date until today. They are competitors in a crowded calendar. We’re long past the ‘cottage industry’ events of days gone by. They’re competing for business usually for the bit of profit there is.Posted 10 months ago
I’m.nit really concerned.
I’ll be at 10 under regardless.
I wont be at gt7Posted 10 months ago
The target market’s probably not exactly the same but there’s enough overlap to make it absolutely stupid if it goes ahead like this tbh, maybe in the heyday of endurance type events it could have made sense but not these days
I know the GT7 has been on the same weekend for years now- it always messes with ChrisL’s birthdayPosted 10 months ago
I just want to add there wasn’t actually a fist fight at GT7 but someone did clothesline me completely uneccessarily from behind resulting in some very stern words! Otherwise I had a very friendly race!Posted 10 months ago
Out with the 24hr ones, are these the only two endurance type events left on Scotland?Posted 10 months ago
You also have the hillbilly events 10@kirroughtree and the muckmeddan 6hrPosted 10 months ago
(there was even a fist fight) while 10 Under is always peace and love.
Only time I did 10UTB there was a fight- some dude had spannered himself on the first slightly difficult bit and it all kicked off between what I think was his mate, and some random **** who objected to being delayed. Even though he was only about 10 places in front of me, and therefore must have been very slow anyway.Posted 10 months ago
, a lot of the mid field riders seemed to be taking it very very seriously and getting angsty and fractious (there was even a fist fight)
I came across 2 absolute nuggets squaring off to each other in the middle of the trail at gt7 this year so I Can well believe that.
Bit odd to have them on same day, but imo tub is a more fun event, albeit a bit further away for me.Posted 10 months ago
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