Category Archives: Race Reports

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 … Continue reading

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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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The last LAMM

It all started about a year ago with a rainy/misty Durisdeer hill race with Rob – there I was exhilarated by the navigational challenge and achieved a solid run without getting lost. During post-race Facebook banter Julian suggested I should … Continue reading

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CAAC 5 mile Road Race 2018

Being one of the harriers Grand Prix races this was sure to attact a few of our runners. Its a nice distance and quite unusual in the running calendar. The route is undulating with many club runners and its easy … Continue reading

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Gypsy Glen 16-May-2018

What else would I do on my birthday, but run a hill race? Weather was fab and a great turnout from the club. Gillian was out on the hill dishing out encouragement and taking pics and Bill was there at … Continue reading

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Rigg race 2018

We had fantastic weather for the race this year that was as always very colourful and had a great atmosphere with lots of folk in fancy dress. There was a lovely spread of food at the finish. Derek won first … Continue reading

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Goatfell Hill Race

At 15.5kms and 870m, this is one of the classic hill races in the calendar. It is therefore very surprising that hardly any Harriers in recent history (only Stu I think) has run it. Although Arran might seem far away, … Continue reading

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Race Day Photos

On the day of our race we were lucky enough to have the incredible photographic skills of not one or two, but three photographers!  Juan Suarez and Julian Hall are club members and Steve Reid is a commercial photographer and … Continue reading

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