Author Archives: Gill Cairns

Lairig Ghru Race

After reading Rob’s report on his effort in this race last year, I had decided that this might be my next race challenge. Having not run a marathon distance and having ruled out attempting a road marathon, this race seemed … Continue reading

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Hunters Bog Trot

A few of us harriers made it along to the Hunters Bog Trot race this year on a lovely sunny day, possibly our one day of summer :-). This is a short and fun race hosted by the Hunters Bog … Continue reading

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3 Eildons Trail Race

Allan, Andy and I made it to this year’s Eildons trail race, a lovely 10 miler starting with the hills and then lots of muddy trail. This is a great race for getting a little bit more mileage in after … Continue reading

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Philiphaugh Hill Race

Three Harriers made it along to Philiphaugh this year – me, Des and Stuart. This is a great race organised by Sheila Cochrane and the Selkirk Fund Runners, and in its 8th year. It sets off from close to Selkirk … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes hill race

After running this fantastic race last year, I planned to make a weekend of it with the family again this year. The race is part of the Dufftown Highland games and is the ‘easiest’ of the long hill races. At … Continue reading

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Milngavie Trail Race

On Sunday 4th June, 6 of us set off early for this lovely trail race in Milngavie. The race is arranged by the Scouts as a fundraising event, and is really well organised, and with cakes at the finish which … Continue reading

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Stuc a’ Chroin hill race

Rob’s Perspective At 21kms and about 1400m of climb, this race does not look on paper to be too daunting. However, the technical nature of the terrain for pretty much the whole race makes this a real challenge. This is … Continue reading

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Deuchary Hill Canter

On Sunday 7 Harriers set off to run this race, the longer of two hill races last weekend at Birnam, Dunkeld, and part of the Highland Boundaries series. The race is just over 19 kilometres with 700m elevation, with lots … Continue reading

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Philiphaugh Hill Race

Julie, Andrew and I travelled to Selkirk on Sunday morning to run the Philiphaugh hill races, and had a good blether all the way there. Andrew and I ran the 7 miles, and Julie ran the 4 mile race which … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes Hill Race

Very early on Saturday I left for Dufftown with Scott and the kids to enter the Ben Rinnes hill race. I’d read a little about it and Rob had assured me it was manageable! I’d also realised it would cover … Continue reading

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Red Moss Kips Race

On Wednesday night, 12 hilly Harriers turned up for this fast but fun hill race. It was a lovely sunny evening, though a bit on the warm side. For some of us, this was our third race in a week … Continue reading

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Pentland Skyline

Entering this epic race seemed like a good idea many months ago, but on the day I had the fear, big time! It was an amazing Harriers turnout, with Stuart, Mike, Rob, Yan, Jan, Al, Sadie, Chris and Andrew, plus … Continue reading

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Baddinsgill Round Hill Race

Five hardy Harriers (me, Sadie, Mel, Yan and Andrew) turned up for this tough race in the Pentlands round Baddinsgill reservoir on Sunday, involving hills, bog, deep heather and grass, and stony track. On the day, summer arrived with unbroken … Continue reading

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Largo Law hill race

I didn’t manage along to this race last year, but those who ran it last time said it was a great short race, so I was really glad to run it this time. Just three hilly Harriers – me, Rob … Continue reading

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Caerketton Hill Race 2014

This is my first race report for the Harriers; it’s going to be short on route detail (as I was so focused on just getting up the hill!), but here goes! Sadie, Michael and I travelled together to Hillend, and … Continue reading

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