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Glen Ogle 33 Ultra Marathon

Glen Ogle 33 is an Ultra marathon that sets off from the McLaren Hall in Killin. It’s roughly 33 miles in a figure of eight through beautiful forest trails and cycle tracks. There’s a long switchback section in the centre … Continue reading

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Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra and Relay 2018

The Jedburgh Running Festival attracts Penicuik Harriers every year, including 2018, where Ngeme, Sarah, Chris and Romana (aka the Peni Possums) and Allan, Gillian, Rob and Stuart dressed as Allan (aka the Peni Pinchers) competed in the Jedburgh Three Peaks … Continue reading

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Flash Mob Hill Run

This is an evening race up Castllaw Hill in the dark 🙂 Adam and I entered and joined a mixed bag of runners with our headtorches on for the dash up and down. The route is really well marshalled and … Continue reading

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Lakes in a Day Ultra Marathon

I entered Lakes in a Day after watching aerial clips from a previous year on Facebook. The runners were crossing the mountain ridges in brilliant sunshine with outstanding views. I had heard it was bad weather last year and knew … Continue reading

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Glencoe Marathon Gathering 2018

Mark had run this event in 2016 and had praised it highly, so when Sarah Burthe offered her place to a fellow harrier in the event of her withdrawal due to injury (hope you’re on the mend soon, Sarah) I … Continue reading

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Loch Ness Marathon 2018

I have had a pretty duff year so far with several colds and heatstroke at the Lairig Ghru, so when my wee brother mentioned he was thinking of running the marathon, I jumped at the chance of a different challenge.As … Continue reading

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Salomon Mamores VK

Ellie did this amazing run two years ago, and since then I had been considering entering as it sounded like a brilliant event to be a part of. So early this year I decided to go for it – for … Continue reading

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Glenmore 24 Trail Race

Everyone I have spoken to who has done this race always has such great things to say about it and some who do it come back year after year after year.  I did not really intend to do both this … Continue reading

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The Ochils 2000 Race – 2018

Apart from the Maddy Moss race 2017, I have not spent any time in the Ochils and with the weather forecast being rather alarming (hill fog and headwind), I met with Rob the day before the race to discuss the … Continue reading

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Philliphaugh Hill Race

  This is a nice race that follows similar paths to the Feel the Burns race but is half the distance. Shiela Cochrane organises both races and both raise money for Tweed Valley Mountain rescue. It was pretty rainy as … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes 2018: A tale of fine margins

Back in 2015, I ran the Ben Rinnes hill race for the first time. I loved it. The weather was warm and sunny, I was physically in fine fettle and the 22.4 kms (1435m) there and back route left me … Continue reading

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West Highland Way Race

Apologies, I have not mastered the art of a short race report. I first went to a West Highland Way inspiration evening back in 2010, I had watched clips of the headtorched runners setting off in the dark up through … Continue reading

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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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Seven hills of Edinburgh 2018

Thankfully not as hot as last year! Race 23 Adam Gray 1:56:01 130 Michael Greens 2:22:53 159 Kevin Anderson 2:28:57 187 Charlie Crawford 2:40:23 Challenge 21 Gordon Bee 2:25:56 50 Sadie Kemp 2:33:26 101 Mark Dawson 3:03:39 Full results: http://www.seven-hills.org.uk/PDF/Race-18.pdf

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Strathearn marathon 2018

This is a cracking wee race and it lived up to its name as a friendly event. Pipers, cake and bucket loads of support from the marshalls. 6. John Gibbs M 02:58:38 36. Jan Dawson FV40 03:37:50 (First FV40) 43. … Continue reading

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