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Kelso 10 K

A lovely run around the grounds of Floors Castle, Amy got first lady (in the wrong vest!) and Ian got 3rd in his category. 17 00:41:23 Michael Greens 22 00:41:58 Allan Dunbar 23 00:42:05 Amy Kerr 51 00:46:15 Gordon Campbell … Continue reading

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Lee Pen Hill Race 15-Jul-2017

Distance 4.8 km Climb 350 m This is a short and sweet race. As part of the St. Ronan’s Border Games there are lots of sprint races going on at the same time in Victoria park where the race starts … Continue reading

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Great Glen Ultra

After missing out on a place in the ballot of the West Highland Way, I knew I had to get signed up for something else that I felt was going to push and challenge me. The Great Glen Ultra is … Continue reading

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St Cuthberts Way 100k

100k… Two and a half marathons. 10 x 10k. 20 x 5k. However you break it down, 100k is a LONG WAY. Not being satisfied with running a 50k, a 33 mile race and two marathons in 12 months, my … Continue reading

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La Marseillaise á Dollar

A belated report by Andrea This year’s Dollar hill race starts with a pre-race dialogue at the Wilson home: Andrea: “Rob, have you seen my compass?”  Rob: “Ah yes, I forgot, I lent it to XXX; she never gave it … Continue reading

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Arrochar Alps 2017

After missing out on Slioch due to a dodgy ankle, I was looking for another long hill run having suitably recovered from Trotternish Ridge. However, this is one of the hardest in the Scottish Long Classics Series, 15.6 miles four … Continue reading

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The Fabulous FIVE

I would like to pay tribute to the Fabulous Five who turned up at Hillend this evening to run 7 times up and down our hill rep course in unremitting rain.   The FAB FIVE, in alphabetical order, were: Gillian Cairns, … Continue reading

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Lairig Ghru 2017 – Warts and All

I am not good at long races. I am simply never fit enough and it is only by October every year (i.e. The Pentland Skyline) when I normally have increased my fitness to a level worthy of the long races. … Continue reading

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Eildon Three Hill Race 24-Jun-2017

It was a sunny day for the race this year, but pretty windy which meant you were blown about on the hill tops. It was especially bad when it hit you from the side and nearly blew you off your … Continue reading

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Red Moss Kips Race 21-Jun-2017

We started the race in clammy weather, not long in the thunder and lightnening started so that by the time we were on the kips we were in a storm. A marshal diverted the later runners off the second peak … Continue reading

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Magnificent 7 at the Seven hills of Edinburgh

It was a hot and clammy day for the race this year. With many of us struggling in the heat. Allan, Michael and Tracy were new to the event but all managed to successfully navigate the unmarked course. I got … Continue reading

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Strathearn Marathon 11th June 2017

We arrived in plenty of time after Gilly kindly drove us up to Cultybraggan Camp. Michael and Tracy had spent the night in their van so were already settled and made us all cuppas while we waited for the race … Continue reading

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Traprain Law Race 10 June 2017

Distance 9.7 km Climb 190 m This is a great race that has a bit of everything. Cross country in woodland, through a river, over a hill and tarmac. There is a lovely vibe to this event as it is … Continue reading

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Drama at Durisdeer Hill Race

This post describes Gregor’s and Rob’s experience of running Durisdeer hill race on the 10th of June 2017.   Gregor’s bit I was contemplating running the Durisdeer hill race for the last few weeks. While the distance (14.7 km) seemed fine, … Continue reading

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Corstophine 5

Being one of the road race grand prix we had a nice turnout of harriers. The weather was a bit breezy but stayed dry and sunny. This is a fast race with lots of club runners and a really nice … Continue reading

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