What we're about

Pitlochry Outdoor Fitness is a group for anyone interested in getting fit outdoors in Pitlochry, Perthshire and the Highlands of Scotland. Forget the gym and the treadmill, get outdoors; there is no bad weather only bad equipment.
Pitlochry Cycling Club & Pitlochry Running Club & Pitlochry Hillwalking Club. Get ready for the restart of the Pitlochry Park Run at Faskally Forest.

Walking, Running and Biking.

All skill levels are welcome.

The main meeting point will be The Recreation Ground, Ferry Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5DZ.

Perthshire has 3 Marathon Races, 28 Munros, the Caladonia ETAPE, the Pitlochry 10K race and many many hill tracks to walk, run and bike. Pitlochry is also very central, a 90 minute drive opening up much of the highlands for a day trip. An hour and a bit from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Inverness and of course Perth our smallest city is just 30 miles away.

Please have a look at the draft events or my Strava profile for ideas and message the organisers if you would like to arrange a date for anything that grabs your interest. Send in your suggestions for your own favourite route that is within striking distance of Pitlochry.

https://www.strava.com/athletes/rodger_brian

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ)

Before joining your first event with the group please complete and sign a copy of the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) which can be downloaded here https://jogscotland.org.uk/jog-leaders/support-and-tools/parq/ . This can be emailed to the organisers or dropped off at your first event.

Training for Future Events

Training programs will begin in the spring for the following events: none in 2021 due to Covid.

Other Organisers and Events

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/

http://www.perthhillwalkingclub.co.uk/

Outdoor Leadership Training

https://jogscotland.org.uk/

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/

https://www.mountain-training.org/

Information on Charges

Most events in this meetup group have a £1 charge per person per event to cover the following costs:

(1) There is a fee for use of the site payable to meetup.com $107.93 every 6 months.

(2) Running events are covered by training and public liability insurance through Scottish Athletics membership.

(3) Walking events are covered by training and public liability insurance through the Ramblers.

(4) First Aid training and equipment.

Special events will have their own charges applied see the event for details.

Car share will operate for some events, 22p per mile is the recommended contribution per person to the driver.

Safety Notice

The events take place outdoors and the Scottish hills are dangerous, there are no permissions expressed or implied by the organisers. Participants make use of the facilities and landscape at their own risk and without express permission from the organisers, landowners or authorities such as the council and Cairngorm National Park.

Running, Walking and Biking are physically active sports. You should always seek advice from your GP before taking up a strenuous physical pursuit. You accept that participation is entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. It is your judgement on whether you can complete the planned route. You are responsible for making sure your equipment is suitable and capable for the event. A Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) must be completed prior to attending the first event and when there is any change in circumstances.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and must be accompanied at all times before, during and after the event. The organisers reserve the right to turn away children, accompanied or not, if the activity or planned route is not suitable.

The organisers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant. The participant is responsible for insuring themselves against any such occurrences.

Upcoming events (2)

Etape Caledonia Training

Pitlochry High School

https://www.etapecaledonia.co.uk/

85 mile route

85 miles of closed road cycling beginning and concluding in Pitlochry. The course consists of rolling hills and forest-lined roads around Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, combined with the demanding, twisting climb of Mt Schiehallion (1,083m).

40 mile route

A 40 mile option of closed road cycling beginning in Pitlochry. The course will take you left away from the 85 mile route at Loch Tummel and then South towards Coshieville, round to Aberfeldy before you finish back in Pitlochry.

Great Scottish Run Half Marathon and 10K - Glasgow

George Square

Enter the race here : https://www.greatrun.org/

Glasgow has won numerous accolades such as European City of Culture and UK City of Architecture and Design. The city is now well-established as a top tourist destination offering extensive shopping, a lively social scene and contemporary architecture as well as world-class museums and galleries.

Past events (43)

Jog Scotland Beginners Evening Walk/Run

Ferry Road

Photos (26)