Tinto Hill Race 2016

My first hill race for a while and my first Tinto since 2010 and I absolutely loved every minute, of which there were many, of it!!  Only entered the race on Wednesday, not hill or running fit at all but I just wanted to give it a bash and be back with all the crazy hill-racing Harriers.

The race didn’t disappoint, it was just as hard as I remember it but a hug from running royalty Charlie Graham, boosted me a bit. The fast guys were flying past me as and I was having to walk through the heather to keep out of their way. Every single bit of me hurt in the last 50m of climb to the cairn, has to be one of the widest cairns to go round but it gave me a chance to see if my back would straighten and my legs would lift oh and to see if I was at the back.

I completely loved the run down, stretched out when I could trying to keep up with Gilly but just enjoyed it.

Grateful thanks to all for making this such a great afternoon everyone, especially Yan who can bellow like a loud bellowing thing!!

There were loads of us there but the top spots went to Stuart first M50, Duncan 2nd M50 and Kate Crowe 1st F50.

Will upload results when they are ready and sort out some photos for those who aren’t facebook junkies 🙂


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3 comments on Tinto Hill Race 2016

  1. Sadie Kemp says:

    Tinto to me is a proper hill race, no cross country element at all. Its just great. Well done to all that took part and some of us even made it to the pub in the evening for some light refreshments. Happy days 🙂

  2. Dave says:

    Another massive turn out. Great for Bill & I to see so many of you out there representing the Club. Well done

  3. Bill Bennet says:

    Congratulations to the Harriers prize winners at Tinto, Kate Crowe, Stuart Sanderson and Duncan Ball and to our other runners. I was really pleased also to see that Michael Greens took more than 3 minutes off his 2015 time and that there were 3 Penicuik runners in the junior race, Lily Dunbar and Callum and Duncan Hind.

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