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First time running the Penicuik 10k and thoroughly enjoyed it. Every marshal gave out words of encouragement along the whole route. The weather was fantastic, the buffet superb & I even enjoyed the hill ! Thanks to the organisers and volunteers for a great event.
I’m proud of Penicuik. I’m very proud that Penicuik Harriers put on such a special event – you made it so easy for all us amateurs to shine (you even turned the weather on) – if you’ll have me I’ll be back next year – thank you.
That is so nice Justin! Penicuik is a place to be proud of and our running club too! Maybe we could get you to some training seessions or just running races as part of our club and enjoying being part of a team 🙂 You would be so welcome!!!
Ran this for the first time yesterday and loved it, despite the hill! All the marshals were so friendly and encouraging and the scran afterwards was amazing! Bit disappointed at the lack of medal at the end, but understood why it had happened, great that you got so many runners. I will be back to do it again.
Thanks for taking the time to comment here. I can’t apologise enough for the lack of medal, we were victims of our own success and I promise that it will not happen again. I am ordering 40 medals as soon as I have typed this 🙂 Hope to see you back.
Ran my first Penicuik 10k & really enjoyed it. It was certainly quite a challenge with those hills & the heat today. It was a lovely scenic route. Thank you also to all the very friendly & encouraging marshalls. The only down side was that when we crossed the finish line we were told that they had ran out of medals. I wasn’t particularly bothered as i have ran numerous races, although would have been good to add to my collection, but was hugely disappointed for my running buddie who was running her very first 10k race having only been running for 6 weeks. The race was such a struggle for her & I was so proud of her achievement. Also felt for all those others runners at the very back who probably also struggled along but completed it, but to get no medal at the end. When we headed back to the school my pal got talking to a male runner & mentioned it was her first 10k & didn’t get a medal & he very kindly gave her his medal which was such a great gesture. We didnt get his name but want to say a huge thank you to him for making my friends day. I had to borrow a medal for our photo’s, lol. Despite this I would definately run your race again & hopefully get a medal next time. x
I am so sorry about the medal situation. We have never had that many runners before and I have always been left with extra medals. As a club we are trying not to close entries before the day so that we can allow for flexibility and letting people decide on the day if they want to run, this means we are unsure of how many will be on the start-line. Even with 260 pre-entries we always have a big drop off but not this year, this year we were very popular and I can only apologise for the lack of medals. The race committee will have to decide if we close entries a couple of weeks before or if we buy medals with no year on them and have an abundance – something for us to debate! I am ordering 40 medals this evening 🙂
I remember my first 10K race and how tough it was ( and that was on a flat course ) and how good that first medal felt. Since then I have been running for quite a few years and been lucky enough to pick up a few prizes. However, the feeling I got when I saw your friend’s face when she got her well deserved medal was more satisfying than any of these. It made my day as well!
Sometimes us so called ‘serious’ runners get obsessed with minutes and seconds and forget how lucky we are that so much effort and hard work has taken place to make an event like yesterday’s run so smoothly. We don’t always remember to say thanks to all the marshalls, timekeepers, results organisers, those who kept us supplied with tea and food. etc but we really do appreciate all of them.
I hope you both ‘enjoyed’ your day and your friend recognises what an admirable achievement it is to run a 10k race after only 6 weeks of running. She definitely deserved her medal as much, if not more than the fast guys up the front of the pack.
Well done, both of you and Well done to Penicuik Harriers for probably the friendliest and best organised club race on the calendar. Hope to see you next year.
Thanks Willie for being that guy to save the feelings of a first time 10k runner who was let doen by the popularity of the race she entered 🙁 This will never happen again – I reassure you! I will get a new medal to you x
My first Penicuik 10km and it was great! So well organised and everyone really friendly. Thank you marshalls for encouraging me along the route.
Thanks for commenting here Dee. I am so glad that you ‘enjoyed’ it, the marshals have a long-standing reputation of being wonderful that they have to retain 😀
My 1st Penicuik 10k today 12th May 2018! And what a ????day for it!
A varied course with a good mix of hills & flat.
Fantastically organised with super encouraging marshalls, a great to your club!
Well done to all who ran it too!
Thanks for taking part in our race, yes the course is rather undulating but such an enjoyable run down the mile brae with hopefully lots of encouragement up any ‘wee’ hills after that 😀
Brilliant race. Great hospitality too.
Brilliant friendly race. Marshals so friendly and supportive. Food afterwards was superb. Thanks to all the organisers and helpers.
Great event! – Well done guys…
Really friendly members and marshalls (one in particular. 😉 ).
That hill at the start is gaining a reputation lol.
Never ran in torrential rain and hailstones either lol.
Hope to come back next year. 🙂
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Penicuik Harriers are a running club based in the town of Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland.