Monday, January 21, 2013

Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10K

The race takes place on Sunday 28th April 2013 at 11am - this is a rural road 10k on an undulating route. 
First run in 2007 (as the Co-operative Balfron 10k), this event has proved extremely popular with runners of all abilities. The officially measured course, chip-timing, winners prizes and professional organisation appeal to the most serious runners, whilst the friendly atmosphere, traffic-free route and excellent goody bags including commemorative medal and T-shirt make it a great race for the more casual runner and even first-time 10k-er. 
There will be various stalls and entertainment for spectators, as well as an excellent café, so feel free to bring support with you.
Online entries are now open at   

All proceeds raised from this event are being donated to the local primary and secondary schools and CHAS the Scottish Childrens Hospice charity.

Strathearn Marathon

After a successful launch in 2012, The Strathearn Marathon will take place again in 2013 on Sunday 9th June - organised by Strathearn Harriers running club.
The race starts and finishes just outside the village of Comrie in Perthshire, and the route follows quiet roads through the beautiful scenery of Strathearn, with about 1500 feet of ascent over the length of the course.
Full information about the race is at

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Please note that the next leg of the Borders XC (to be held at Berwick) has been CANCELLED.

There is a statement on the borders xc website

Keep an eye on the borders site for more info.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Consensus appears to be that the new/old "retro" vests are the way to go.
The club would therefore propose placing an order for more. It would
be expected that the vests would then be sold on at cost to members.
Sadly, we cant really keep a large stock of these, so we would propose
to simply order what was required (maybe a few extra of each).
If you want one of these vests then either email the club OR tell
Stuart – But please don't simply shout out "I want a vest" as you whiz
by on a Tuesday run – give him a chance to note your order down.
Vests come in Ladies or Gents S/M/L sizes.
Please get your request in by Thursday 14th February, stating how many
and what size (order will be placed the following day). The vests will
then have to be "badged up" but we would hope to get them in time for
Spring races.
If you absolutely must have an old style green diagonal stripe vest
then please let us know.

East Lothian Open Cross Country

The above event will take place on Sunday 20th January at Meadowmill,
with the first race taking place at 12:30 - see
for details.

Help is also required on the day, so if you are available, let Anne
know or contact Henry Muchamore directly.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Northumberland Coastal Run

Entries for this popular 14 miler, which takes place on Sunday 14th
July, open on Saturday 19th January. This is a very popular event and
places are taken very quickly, so keep an eye on the Alnwick Harriers

For those of you who have never tried this before, the event starts at
Beadnell Bay and finishes at Alnmouth, taking in some of the wonderful
Northumbrian coastline along the way.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Long Green Line

The Long Green Line is an inspiring film about cross country running. After years of legal battles, it is now available to watch on Youtube. Well worth watching to get you motivated and on target for all your running goals for 2013.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Black Bun Run

Some of the action at the last race of 2012. Happy New Year!

Black Bun Run 2012 - RESULTS

Twenty runners found a wee bit time last night to fit in one last race of 2012.
Results are:

Pos Name Time Cat
1 Grant Noble 8.25 M
2 Stuart Hay 8.31 M
3 Ian Sills 8.43 M
4 Brian Davidson 9.07 M
5 Jonathan Herring 9.41 M
6 Ian Rowland 10.41 M
7 Ross Combe 11.08 M
8 Fiona Hamilton 11.28 F
9 Brian Rae 12.04 M
10 Anne Hay 12.07 F
11 Catriona McPheat 12.08 JF
12 Frank Weissgerber 12.18 M
13 Graham McPheat 12.22 M
14 Theresa Leslie 12.26 F
15 Jane Timms 12.57 F
16 Robbie Bennett 13.17 JM
17 Sheila Morrison 13.36 F
18 Richard Bennett 14.05 M
19 Andrew Bennett 14.05 JM
20 Keith Mills 17.40 M

Well done to all.