Category Archives: Race Reports

Alloa Half Marathon – 12th March 2023

RACE REPORT BY ANNE WATSON We set off from Penicuik around 7.00am in damp, drizzly conditions. As we travelled up the M9, the surrounding countryside became whiter with a surprising covering of snow, and by the time we crossed Kincardine … Continue reading

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Penicuik Harriers February News

Entries have opened for our 10k road race, being held on Saturday 13th May 2023. Pre entry is on Si Entries or limited places will be available on the day. Come and join us for our “undulating” course with the … Continue reading

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Skyline.

Ever since I was a wee boy at primary school, I’ve been in the Pentland hills, I’ve watched in awe as the runners ran the skyline and it stuck with me. I’ve not always been a runner in fact I’m … Continue reading

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Falkirk Trail Ultra 05/03/2023

This is a fantastically well organised event that is held in Callendar Park, Falkirk.  The level of support from the marshals must be some of the best I’ve ever experienced, very personal and enthusiastic. It is a 4(ish) mile lovely … Continue reading

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Feel the Burns 2023

As one of the club’s hill grand prix races (or maybe because people felt the need to do something other than eating and sleeping after the Christmas break…), Feel the Burns was very popular among Penicuik Harriers with a team … Continue reading

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East District Cross Country League – Bathgate

Its was double Cross Country weekend, so with the majority of the Harriers heading to the Borders XC at Paxton on Sunday, there were just a few of us flying the purple and white at Bathgate. The rain had been … Continue reading

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Greenmantle Dash 2023 – Race report (organisers perspective)

After a break of two years the Greenmantle Dash was on again and 109 runners and 17 junior runners from near and far enjoyed the short race packed with a bit of everything in bright sunshine and freezing temperatures. The … Continue reading

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East District Cross Country – Stirling

There was a fair turnout for the purple and white at Saturday’s cross country.  We were in the beautiful grounds of Stirling University campus, it was dry and sunny thankfully as still minus a tent we set up camp under … Continue reading

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Scottish Athletics National Cross Country Relays

Been a while since I took part in any of the Nationals or District XC races, and have never done the relays so was looking forward to running as part of a team.  Michelle, Tracy and I were the face … Continue reading

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Mud Glorious Mud and a Fast Field

Posted on behalf of Zoe Robertson: Lasswade XC  Date – 30/10/22 Weather – 16 degrees and rainy Harriers in attendance – Julie, Tracy, Allan, David and myself   First race on our Grand Prix calendar so thought I’d get off … Continue reading

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Ultra Trail Mont Blanc TDS race

The TDS race is a 146km race on the more mountainous trails around Mont Blanc than the normal UTMB route, and has an ascent of 9,100 metres. For this reason it is widely regarded as a harder race than the … Continue reading

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St Cuthbert’s Way 100km Ultra Marathon

St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra Marathon 100km from Melrose to Holy Island Time: 19 hours 24 minutes and 55 seconds Ascent 8,067 feet. I was more than a little worried about completing this race after missing four weeks of training because … Continue reading

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Turnhouse Hill Race 2022 – Race Report

“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men gang aft agley……” The Turnhouse Hill race used to be coordinated by Andy Kitchin but has not “run” since 2013. I always liked the race and having run ca. 200 Scottish Hill … Continue reading

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Penicuik Harriers 10k race is back!!

Last weekend we had 158 runners through the finish line of our race and as a club we are just so happy to have been able to stage our race again. The course signage was out by 9am and the … Continue reading

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Glenshee Snow Run 2022

I happened to notice this race on the SHR website and in a moment of madness signed up. Then I looked at what it might entail and the equipment list (snow spikes, bivvy bag, mobile phone, headtorch, etc.). Er headtorch? … Continue reading

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