Penicuik Harriers November News

This month we celebrated some non-running success as club member Daniel Greens graduated with his Masters degree in History from Edinburgh University.  Congratulations Dan, great work there and obviously using running to manage the stress of studying!

Another success for the club as Tony Henry won senior male in the Scurry Events Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill 5k, great running with a time of under 23 minutes.  The muddy cross country fun continued with trips to Lauder and Peebles as part of the Borders series and we also ran the Edinburgh University Braids Hill race.

A few of our hardcore girls took part in the John Muir Nocturnal Ultra which consists of 6 hours of 5k loops under the cover of darkness.  As if the challenge of a daylight ultra wasn’t enough!  We also attended the Glen Ogle 33 Ultra and the Glentress, Water of Leith and Wooler half marathons – a much more civilised distance with a win for Angus Robertson in the MV50 category at Wooler.  Well done, Angus!

Our Tuesday speed session has now returned to Quotient as the travellers have moved on and we hope to remain there for the rest of the winter training season.

We are busy making preparations for hosting our next race – the Greenmantle Dash which takes place on 2nd January 2024 in Broughton.  This is a short fun filled race with a bit of everything thrown in so expect hills, walls, burn crossings, bog wading and fields!  Fancy dress is most welcome and hot soup is provided post race to help you warm up.  Entries are now open on SiEntries, please come along and join in the fun!

If you are looking to join a lovely running community, our training sessions are Tuesdays (speed sessions 7:15pm at Quotient) 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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