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Run-On: Transitioning From Marathon to Ultrarunning

The Dava Way 50K in Scotland

Neil Mapes, the author, running on a pine tree lined section of gravel path in the sun

Why the Dava?

The Dava Way is one of Scotland’s greatest trails, linking the towns of Grantown-on-Spey and Forres. It is a net-downhill trail run following the old Highland railway line for 24 miles through stunning Scottish moorland, woodland, and farmland.



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Neil Mapes

Beach wanderer, sea swimmer, trail runner and charity leader. Loving life in the Highlands of Scotland.