Turnhouse Hill Race 2022

Race Details

Race date: 15/06/2022
Start Time: 7.30pm (senior 24+); 7.35pm (Junior (16-23) fun run)

Registration online at SIentries. Capped at 70: SI-Entries HERE

Entry cost: £6 – junior fun run is free
Race entry is also free for those who cycle, walk or even run to registration

Number collection from 6pm

Overview

The senior Turnhouse Hill race (5.2kms, 310 metres) is a traditional hill race suited for all runners with hill running experience. Although relatively short, the main ascent and descent to/from the summit are steep so hill shoes are advised. The route is mostly tracked although the steep climb up to the summit is through heather.

The junior race is a short out and back route (ca. 1.9kms, 100 metres)

The race start is a few minutes jog up the glen road from the Flotterstone car park (NT229631).

The Pentland Hills Cafe Express will be open before/after the race for sustainance.

Race start and registration

Registration

Registration (number collection) is near the Pentland café at the Flotterstone car park (EH26 0PR or NT232630) within the Pentland Hills Regional Park. The race start is a few mins walk/jog away through the trees – see above.

Getting There

By Car

Flotterstone Car Park is located just off the A702 just south of Edinburgh. Heading out of Edinburgh over the bypass at Lothianburn, bear right at the fork and after approx 2.5m/4km Flotterstone will be on your right. If you get to the new Mauricewood roundabout you’ve gone too far!

Number collection (from 6pm) is near the Pentland café at the Flotterstone car park (EH26 0PR or NT232630) within the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Due to limited parking, it would be appreciated by the organisers if you could car share as much as possible.

There will be marshals assisting with car parking, please take advice from them regarding parking and follow their instructions.

By Bus

Take the number 101

101 Bus Route & Timetable: Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh – Whitesands, Dumfries | Stagecoach (stagecoachbus.com)

By Bike or on Foot

Race registration is free for anyone cycling, walking, or indeed running, to the event.

Facilities

There are very limited public toilet facilities behind the Pentland café.
There are no changing and showering facilities available.

Safety

This race is run under SHR rules and although close to the longest day of the year, all runners must carry full body cover (weather conditions applicable) and a whistle. A compass is not needed as the course will be marshalled but you are advised to print a copy of the map although the route will be well martialled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnhouse Route – Quarantine Covid Edition

3 comments on Turnhouse Hill Race 2022

  1. Stuart MacLaren says:

    Does anyone have a GPX file for this route?

    • Rob Wilson says:

      Hi Stuart – I should have one somewhere (will e-mail) – I would not worry though as on race day there will be plenty of marshals – no chance of getting lost even if the weather is extremely clagged in.
      Rob

  2. Allan Dunbar says:

    Hi John, sorry for the delay in responding. We are waiting to see how restrictions are looking before making a final decision on whether and when to hold the race. We’ll give as much notice as possible. Thanks

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