Penicuik Harriers October News

A fun month for the club as cross country season begins (mud mud mud!) and the wackiest race ever took place – the Jedburgh 3 Peaks Ultra with 38 miles of bats, dinosaurs, unicorns and a play park thrown in for good measure!!  As always this race was well attended by club members in both running and marshalling capacities – head over to our website or Facebook page for some great photos.  A special mention goes to Adam Gray who finished in first place, very proud of our boy!

A few more huge achievements for the club with Angus Robertson and Susie Maxwell running the 31 mile Bennachie Ultra Marathon (BUM) and placing 1st and 4th respectively in their age categories.  Michelle Young placed 3rd female at the 50 mile Ochil Ultra and Steve Watson ran the Run for All Yorkshire marathon in under 4 hours in the M65 category.  Great running from these guys!

At the other end of the spectrum in 5k news, we met up with some Jog Scotland members for a run around Penicuik Estate and Sarah Burthe completed her 50th parkrun at Hay Lodge Park in Peebles.  Anne Watson and David Brownlee joined the 100th parkrun club, big achievements can come in bite size chunks!

We took part in an unofficial Pentlands Skyline run as the official event was unable to go ahead this year due to difficulty with access permissions from the land owners.  A few members also attended the Glen Clova Extreme Duathlon, taking on a 21k cycle and 5k run in the wettest conditions (well it is Scotland in October!).

Our Tuesday speed session has temporarily moved to Cornbank Park due to the presence of travellers at Quotient making it unsuitable for training.  We will return when we can and thank the Cornbank residents for accommodating us meantime.

If you are looking to join a lovely running community, our training sessions are Tuesdays (speed sessions 7:15pm at Cornbank Park) and Thursdays (alternate weeks of hill reps and group runs, both 6:30pm at Bellman’s Hill).  All sessions cover a wide range of pace / ability and qualified coaches and jog leaders are on hand for guidance.  Please contact for more information.  You can also find our club website and Facebook page online.

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