Category Archives: Race Reports

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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35th Penicuik 10k Road Race

A record number of 260 runners on the start line this year, all ready for an undulating jaunt round our beautiful route in the sunshine, supported by our incredible marshals and refreshed post-race with our home-baking and savoury foods. Results … Continue reading

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Stuc’A Chroin Hill Race 2018

Stuc’A Chroin at Scottish Hill Racing website The race website As a preparation for LAMM I scheduled this race for mileage and hill training. However, too much travel this year, battling with a cold few weeks ago, and not much … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2018

I was thinking about running the London Marathon from the moment Susie and Julie shared their emotional memories about this special race with me after hill training. Since I loved my first marathon I decided to put my name in … Continue reading

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Highland Fling 2018

Saturday 28 April, 2018 Ten hardy (or just plain crazy) harriers gathered on the start line of the 13th Highland Fling Race, a 53 mile ultra along the first half of the West Highland Way, from Milngavie to Tyndrum. A … 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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