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Altra Virtual West Highland Way Race 2020

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Harriers Day – Road Race Day

Our road race couldn’t go ahead this year so our club members turned Sat 9th May into…… – Harriers Day – They ran alone or with their kids, they also biked and walked wearing their club colours so that we … Continue reading

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Glentress Trail Marathon 23 02 2020

Distance: 42K Ascent: 1500m Driving down through the snow to Glentress early Sunday morning I was nervous and excited to see what the conditions would be like for the race. Some of our crowd had done the cross country the … Continue reading

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Carnethy 5 Hill Race 50th Anniversary

This years race will remain etched in our memories and on our faces for a long time!  Storm Dennis was forecast and didn’t fail to disappoint. My excitement before the race turned to fear on top of West Kip where … Continue reading

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Strathearn Trail Festival 1st & 2nd Feb

This festival consists of four races split over two days. On the Saturday there is a Light 10k at 1pm then a Dark 10k at 5pm then on the Sunday there is a 5k at 11am and a Half Marathon … Continue reading

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Feel the Burns 19-Jan-2020

Distance 21.4 km Climb 800 m The weather was mild this year which gave us near perfect running conditions bar the mud. As always this is a much enjoyed race by the harriers, could that be something to do with … Continue reading

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Greenmantle dash 2020

Distance 3.3 km Climb 200 m The hill racing year kicked off with a favourite of Penicuik harriers down at Broughton. With many harriers running the race plus Dave and Susie doing the timing along with lots of supporters too. … Continue reading

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Simonside Cairns Hill Race 2019

I have run this race a few times now and as it is the last mid-distance hill race (17.7kms, 460m) of the year it is a good race to keep one’s fitness on point for Feel the Burns in January. … Continue reading

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Wooler Marathon, 16 November 2019

Mark persuaded me to run this race, spurred on by a notification in September from Trail Outlaws that there were only 30 places left for the full marathon, and that the half marathon (running the next day) had sold out. … Continue reading

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Tweed valley ultra 17 November 2019

Route details: https://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/tweed-valley-ultra Route Stats: 65k:Ascent: 1574m/5164 50k:Ascent: 1145m/3757 I have done a couple of other High terrain events and they are always well organised with great support. They often also provide a collapsible reusable cup which I think is … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon

My fifth visit to Chicago – my first as a Marathoner! Chicago was marathon number 3 for me this year and number 6 over the last two years that I’ve been doing this.  Last year around this time I was … Continue reading

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Tinto Hill Race

This was one of my first hill races from back in 2013, so I was looking forward to doing it again six years on. We met up at the Penicuik Centre at 12:00 to see how many cars we’d need. … Continue reading

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Jedburgh 3 Peaks, Saturday 26th October 2019

2 relay teams and 8 solo runners took on this year’s Jedburgh 3 Peaks ultra and relay. Conditions were brilliant weather-wise, if a little muddy underfoot! As ever, the race was full of well-kent faces, both runners and marshals alike. … Continue reading

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Pentland skyline 2019

Another super skyline. So much support from our wonderful club members. Rob Wilson summed it up perfectly: Can I just say, on behalf of all who ran today, thanks for the amazing support. Epic…. especially as you were mostly in … Continue reading

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Tweed valley tunnel run 20K

I had been wanting to try this race as it looked a bit qwerky and different. The route was very scenic along by the Tweed then up into the hills behind Peebles. The second half was hillier than I expected … Continue reading

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