Saturday, July 19, 2014

Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay

Hi

Just a short message to invite you and your club to enter one or more teams for the 2014 Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay on Sunday 14th September.

As in previous years, the race is a 42k relay with 2,110m of ascent, run in four stages for teams of five runners. It starts and finishes in Comrie village in Perthshire and follows a highly scenic route up and around the hills surrounding Glen Lednock. Legs 2 and 3 cover rough mountain terrain, while Legs 1 and 4, although challenging, are closer to trail races.

The proceeds from the race go to support research into pancreatic cancer, the disease from which our friend and club mate Simon died tragically in 2008. 

Last year 34 teams took part in a great day of racing, and for 2014 we can offer
  • category and leg prizes
  • a barbecue after the race (included in the team entry fee)
  • what we hope will again be a very enjoyable and competitive race.
Full race information and entry form can be found at http://www.strathearnharriers.org.uk/comriehillsrelayrace.htm

For any questions or more information about the race, please contact me at relay@strathearnharriers.org.uk

Regards

Gordon Morrison
Strathearn HarriersHi

Just a short message to invite you and your club to enter one or more teams for the 2014 Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay on Sunday 14th September.

As in previous years, the race is a 42k relay with 2,110m of ascent, run in four stages for teams of five runners. It starts and finishes in Comrie village in Perthshire and follows a highly scenic route up and around the hills surrounding Glen Lednock. Legs 2 and 3 cover rough mountain terrain, while Legs 1 and 4, although challenging, are closer to trail races.

The proceeds from the race go to support research into pancreatic cancer, the disease from which our friend and club mate Simon died tragically in 2008. 

Last year 34 teams took part in a great day of racing, and for 2014 we can offer
  • category and leg prizes
  • a barbecue after the race (included in the team entry fee)
  • what we hope will again be a very enjoyable and competitive race.
Full race information and entry form can be found at http://www.strathearnharriers.org.uk/comriehillsrelayrace.htm

For any questions or more information about the race, please contact me at relay@strathearnharriers.org.uk

Regards

Gordon Morrison
Strathearn Harriers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Series - Dates and Places.....

The dates for the 2014 Summer series are as follows:

Wednesday 2nd July - Haddington, by the golf course gates.
Wednesday 23rd July - Longniddry (to be confirmed)
Wednesday 6th August - North Berwick, by the RNLI station *
Tuesday 26th August - Musselburgh (to be confirmed)
Thursday 11th September - Dunbar, John Muir Country Park and afterwards for the end of season BBQ and prize-giving. Bring a head torch!
All races start at 7pm sharp.

* This race is run by East Lothian Council and attracts a separate entry fee.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

LAMM 2014

Last weekend James and myself embarked on our first mountain marathon, the LAMM 2014 which was based in Strathcarron in Wester Ross. As we were complete newcomers to the world of multi-day mountain orienteering events, we decided to enter the next category after the elite runners instead of a more sensible lower-grade option. Elite runners wear bandanas and headbands, they’re that good.

 

Anyway, they don’t tell you where it’s going to be till 2 days before so you can’t recce the area, and even then you obviously don’t get the route till you start the race. In this case, you didn’t even get it then, as they drove the Elite and A class to the top of the Bealach Na Ba on the way to Applecross and gave us another map which joined on to the first one just to make it harder.

 

You have to carry all the stuff you’ll need for 36 hours. It was slightly tough and we took almost ten hours the first day. No support, no drink stations, no nice folk handing out jelly babies, no bands at the side, nowt. On the plus side there were no tricky kerbs, slightly raised manhole covers or 10K chip timing mats to negotiate, and no kids banging plastic tubes at you. And the weather was great.

 

Once we clocked in to the midway camp we got the tent up, cooked some food and repaired to the tent to try and recover for the next day. The day started with a splendid rainbow and got out fine again. James and I decided to tackle an easier course (only 20K and 1000m height gain), especially as it was over 4 hours drive back to East Lothian afterwards. This went better than the first day and we finished just outside the top ten.

 

Anyway, a splendid time was had by all. The event was superbly organised, very friendly, and with a surprisingly wide mix of folk from greenhorns like us to seasoned vets. A few photos are included to give you a flavour of things. A club race next year no doubt.

 

Lee

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fun at the Fling

Just a wee note to mention that the Club was represented at the Highland Fling in fine fashion by Jamie and Lee today.

I have no idea what the times are, but quite frankly, after 53 miles and 6,000 feet of up and down then who gives a monkeys.

Hopefully attached is a pic of the guys picking up the "Club nearest Dunbar" award to tumultuous applause.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Musselburgh 10K

 The annual 10k race takes place on Saturday 19 July.
The senior's race will start at 10.30am - it's chip timed and it's a fast, flat course so plenty of PB potential! The entry fees are £13, or £11 to Scottish Athletics members.
There is also a junior fun run, which is free to enter.
The 10k sold out quickly last year, so entries should be made sooner rather than later to avoid missing out!
 
Enter on Q-Buster

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Championship Results

The scores (so far) for the 2014 club championship are now loaded and ready to view.
Results HERE

Friday, April 11, 2014

Penicuik 10K Road Race

The Penicuik Harriers 10K road race will take place on Saturday 10th May 2014 at 2.15pm.

Enter now at EntryCentral

  • Online entries close on May 8th
  • Declarations and on-the-day entries open at noon and close at 1:30pm
  • Pre-entry fee £9 (affiliated) or £11 (non-affiliated)
  • Entry on the day £12 (affiliated) or £14 (non-affiliated), but places limited
  • Prizes to major category winners
  • Teams: First 3 seniors to finish per club
  • Under UK Athletics rules
  • Scottish Athletics Permit event
  • Memento for first 220 runners
  • Please Note: No headphones/earphones/ipods etc permitted during race
  • Post race refreshments, home baking & prize-giving at Penicuik High School
  • Athletes must be aged 17 on or before 31st August 2014
  • Declarations, changing facilities and parking are located at Penicuk High School, Carlops Road, Penicuik

To pre-enter visit EntryCentral. We can also accept postal entries – please download, print & complete this form and return it together with the entry fee by 8th May.

If you require further information please visit our website penicuikharriers.org.uk or contact Susie Maxwell at roadrace@penicuikharriers.org.uk

ROWAN BOLAND MEMORIAL TRUST AND GALA HARRIERS

ANNUAL JUNIOR FUN RUN AND MEIGLE RUN

******NEW THIS YEAR MEIGLE 10K RUN******

FRIDAY 2nd May 2014

AT

GALA CRICKET CLUB, MEIGLE PARK, GALASHIELS

Junior Fun Run at 6.00pm                             Entry £2

Meigle Run/Walk (3 miles) at 6.15pm            Entry £5

Meigle 10k Trail/Road Race   7pm                 Entry £5

Family Entry for Meigle Run                         Entry £10

Families, walkers and dog walkers are encouraged to participate.

REGISTRATION IS FROM 5PM AT CRICKET CLUB.  AFTER THE EVENT THERE WILL BE A SOCIAL EVENT WITH REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE.   ALL PROCEEDS OF THE EVENT WILL SUPPORT THE ROWAN BOLAND MEMORIAL TRUST

Monday, April 07, 2014

3K Family Fun Run

Hope all those taking part enjoyed the event - certainly some big smiles at the finish line.  Looks like one dad enjoyed it so much he came over the finish line twice.  Some great times.

Charlie Hamilton

First male

M12

11:14

Sam Glass

Second male

M10

11:48

Ishbel Inglis

First female 

F14

12:08

Innes Wright

Third male 

M7

13:18

Ewan Allan

 

M8

13:33

Michael Stevenson

 

 

13:34

Rory McDonald

 

M11

13:58

Marissa Kelly

 Second female

F10

14:10

Aidan Page

 

M7

14:15

Freya Faulkner

 Third female

F7

15:00

Paul Faulkner

 

 

15:00

Todd Stevenson

 

M7

15:43

Tracy Stevenson

 

 

15:44

Michael Stevenson

 

 

15:46

Zoe Affleck

 

F8

16:12

Kate Arnott

 

F10

16:42

Ailsa Baker

 

F6

17:24

Janell Arnott

 

 

17:32

Cameron Bell

 

M9

17:33

Richard Hadfield

 

 

17:34

Ewan Thomas

 

M6

17:40

Rose Sinnott

 

F8

18:04

Eddie Sinnott

 

 

18:19

Lucy Jones

 

F11

18:54

Ceres Wright

 

F4

19:52

Maisie Storrier

 

F7

20:16

Beth Taylor

 

F7

20:16

Alexa Storrier

 

 

20:18

Isla Jones

 

F5

20:48

Julie Jones

 

 

20:49

Benjy Jones

 

M8

21:57

Ian Jones

 

 

21:58

Holly Shotton

 

F7

22:43

Morven Baker

 

F4

23:21

Steve Clossel

 

 

25:34

10km Photos

Hopefully these will show and the privacy settings are off.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mactaylors/sets/72157643483994503/