Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mountain Marathon Navigation

From Robin Sloan :


Reivers Orienteering Club is holding an event on Wednesday September 24th.

 

The OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) is this year being held at the end of October in the Cheviot Hills, right on our doorstep, and we know some local runners have been tempted to enter. Three of our members have planned previous OMMs and know a lot about the technical challenges and navigation techniques.


 ·         Controls can be easy to find in clear weather, but what if the mist comes down?

·         How do you relocate if the ground you are on doesn’t fit the map?

·         What are the ‘rules of thumb’ which allow you to make quick decisions about route choice?

 We’re holding an informal Club Night in Hawick, stating at 7pm with a navigation exercise just to remind everyone how to use a compass, followed by a discussion of hill navigation, with special reference to actual courses and controls used in previous events.

 

Anyone thinking of taking part in a mountain marathon will be welcome, and details of the venue, Wilton Dean Hall in Hawick can be found here.

 

Parking is fairly limited, so it would be useful to have a rough idea of numbers attending – just drop an e-mail to Rob Cranston.

 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Teviotdale Harriers

10K and 5K Runs Scottish Athletics Permit Events Under UK Athletics Rules
Incorporating East District 10K Road Race Championships
5k part of the Jog Scotland 5K Challenge
                                                                    and
2 Mile Fun Run
Sunday 31 August 2014
Fun Run Start 12.30pm
10K & 5K Start 1.00pm
Various Prizes with Medals to all finishers
Registration in Volunteer Park Clubrooms 10.30 am – 12 noon
 10K  £10 SAL / £12 Non SAL Members (additional £2 for entries on the day)                             Runners must be aged 15 years or over on race day
 5K   £6 SAL / £8 Non SAL Members (additional £2 for entries on the day)                         Runners must be aged 12 years or over on race day
Fun Run         £2 (enter on the day)
 

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