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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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Two Breweries hill race 2019

Although the weather looked threatening on the drive over we were blessed with clear skies and good visibility. The going under foot was rather boggy though. Julianne had to pull out through injury unfortunately. We all enjoyed some soup and … Continue reading

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Ben Resipole Hill Race – 2019

Resipole is a good 4 hours drive (+ ferry) away from Penicuik and therefore is not a race that one would often consider. However, as I had fieldwork on Rannoch moor the day before I saw an opportunity to run … Continue reading

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