Category Archives: Race Reports

Caerketton Downhill 6th Sep 2017

After spectating the last 2 years I finally plucked up the courage to try this race. Downhill is not my strong point so I thought I should face my demons and give it a go. I was very glad I … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 2017

Richard Askwith’s book, “Feet in the Clouds: a study of fell-running and obsession” has a chapter on the Ben Nevis hill race and finishes off with a statement that one is not a hill runner until you have run the … Continue reading

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Glencoe Trail Marathon 2017

Glencoe Trail Marathon Race Report (Not the Easy Glencoe Marathon) Well that was an Experience. Do something that scares you once in a while they said!!! In my case it’s sign up for the wrong race and realise you are … Continue reading

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Ochils 2000s Long Classic Hill Race 2017

I ‘enjoyed’ this race so much last year that I thought that I would try it again – and as this would be my 4th Long classic of the year, the pressure would be off to complete the Series requirement. … Continue reading

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Baddinsgill Round Sunday, 27 August 2017

A great local race with a friendly atmosphere and lots of good communication prior to the race through their webpage and Facebook event. This was a slightly altered route due to the presence of livestock, we missed out ‘King Seat’. … Continue reading

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Lomonds of Fife Hill Race 20-Aug-2017

A change to the previous route meant there was a section of tarmac at the beginning and end of the race and instead of contouring the hill we went along the top on a rough track. Although some didn’t enjoy … Continue reading

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West Linton Running Festival Half 2017

In aid of : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/morvenspage Fundraising for Cystinosis Foundation UK Results: Sadie Kemp 01:52:04 Mark Dawson 01:57:47 Alan Thornburrow 02:09:40 Chris Burns 02:09:57 This is a very relaxed informal race. There is also a 5k, 10k and 10 mile race, … Continue reading

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Haddington Half Marathon Saturday 12 August 2017

THE COURSE The course follows B Class country roads to the South outskirting Haddington. This is a very scenic, undulating route with a sharp hill at 0.25 miles, a long hill at 3.5 miles, a sharp hill at 8 and … Continue reading

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Caerketton Hill race 09 08 2017

Distance 3.6 km Climb 300 m It was a lovely evening and there was a great turnout for the kids race this year, which was fab to see. Bill was on the hill as was Kate giving us encouragement. The … Continue reading

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Devil O’ the Highlands Footrace 2017

I was surprised to get in as there’s just 300 places for this very popular ultra. Jan also got a place, so we quickly booked our accommodation at Strathfillan Wigwams as they are just 3 miles from the start. It’s … 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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North Berwick Law Race 2nd August 2017

Distance 4.8 km Climb 180 m Race info: http://www.activeeastlothian.co.uk/event/north-berwick-law-race-247 Just the two of us from harriers for the race this year. Thankfully there was a break in the rain that had been ever present in recent days. The ground underfoot … 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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Cairn Table Hill Race, Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Distance 7.2 km Climb 330 m It was a wet evening and much cooler than you would expect on a July evening. We didn’t mind too much as the rain kept the midges at bay. As soon as the race … Continue reading

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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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