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Ord Hill Relays
Saturday December 29th at 10am. Heading North out of Inverness Ord Hill ison the right hand side aftercrossing the Kessock Bridge. Take the Drumsmittal road. Parking at 655487.Teams of two, three laps each team. Teams can consist of Male-FemaleMale-Junior(under 16) Female-FemaleJunior-Junior. One runner does two laps and the other does one lap. All welcome.

South Loch Ness Access Group AGM
The South Loch Ness Access Group would like to invite club members to their AGM (please see attached poster) and anyone else who is interested in walking, running, cycling or horse riding in the countryside specifically in the South Loch Ness area. They are also looking for a few volunteers to help the committee extend and keep open existing paths in our area.

Braemar Weekend
Another very successful trip organised by Russell. A significant percentage of hill runners made it over for the Saturday night using a variety of means of transport (including mountains bikes from Glen Mor) and routes (including via Dufftown after snow on The Lecht proved too much).
As the evening wore on various members hustled on the pool table like …, well like half-pissed not particularly talented pool players. At least no-one was 7 balled so they could keep their trousers on. As always Russell instigated a variety of games in the vain hope that he would be triumphant in at least one of them. The winners included John (bottle), Emily (box), Steve (balloon stamping) and Fran (balloon race). The grand final of the balloon race was particularly eventful as the hot favourite, John, was blinded by Kenny's bare behind which it was decided, at the last minute, was going to be the target. Fran, toughened perhaps after having shared the worlds smallest tent with Henry, was unperturbed and duly headed home. Other HHRs were last seen muttering incoherently as a lethal cocktail of wine, whisky and beer took hold.
Sunday saw a comical run up Morrone using a postage stamp-sized photocopy of the map and even those without maps seemed to have fixed ideas on where the route went. Finally the group made it to the tourist track. By the top there was plenty of snow but a disappointing lack of view. At least Phil managed to follow the footprints so we could successfully re-group underneath the mast. The cold must have been getting to Russell as he kept on wandering about worrying about being impaled by icicles. The decent was fast and slippy, and after a jog back down a road it was time for tea and medals.
Thanks again to our esteemed leader for getting this organised and I am sure one day you will win something.
Photos (mostly thanks to Ian Hay) here.

North District Cross Country League, Nairn
Senior men
1. Ben Livesey Forress Harriers 36:44
2. Colin Donnelly Lochaber 37:23
3. Alan Reid Peterhead 37:32
16. Ross Bannerman HHR 41:22

Senior women
1. Dawn Scott Lochaber 21:08
2. Sheila Gollan Caithness 21:27
3. Morag Ross Inverness Harriers 21:32
9. Roxy Bannerman HHR 24:46
Full results available here.

Members present:
R and C McKechnie, A Brett, J Appleby, N Speight, F Williams, D Raffe, P Hindell, R Bannerman

F Ross, H Blake, R and L Wilby, J Meehan, I MacDonald. K. Riddle. P. Rodden

Presidents Report:
The membership is healthy and seems to be slightly increasing.
Russell gave special mention to the following in no particular order:
Paul Rodden – for winning the Highland Cross
Mari Todd – cross country champion and winning international in Ireland
Paul Raistrick – Lairig Gru winner and record, Cairngorm 4000's record and Ben Macdui/Cairngorm record.
Graeme Campbell - 5th place at Loch Ness Marathon/ 2nd at Ben Lomond.
Jim Hall – completed Angus munros (British Championship) + Arrocher Alps.
Phil Hindell – For organising the challenge and managing the web site.
Kevin Holliday – For organising the Culloden Krunce.
Fran Williams – A special mention for having the most miserable time during races (see Stuc-a-Chroin & OMM reports on message board)
Henry wining the 13mile wilderness and Kenny just missing out to finish second and break the run of wins.
Ross and Graeme for enthusiasm and competing in the most races.

A thank you to race organisers, marshals and everybody who helped the club function throughout the year – Alex Brett for Cioch Mor, Rob Shaw for Fyrish and Ray Wilby for Knockfarrell + XC in Strathpeffer.

Well done to the 'Comrie Hill Relays' team! Apparently the course will be marked next year meaning head high bracken will be a thing of the past.

It was good to the club turning out in numbers at the highland games as the kit seems particularly suited to that atmosphere with tourists wanting a picture of your tartan shorts. In next years club championship we have tried to pick races spread through out the year to generate more interest and lead to an exciting finally, also at the final race Lochaber has challenged us to a team race, lets get them sorted.

We need to also try and increase the female membership and have more females turning up to enjoy competing in relays, CC and club races. So guys start a training schedule for the wife or persuade the girls at work.
The year ended sadly with the death of Dick Amour who died while running in Drumashie woods outside Inverness. As a memorial to Dick a race is to organised in his memory and the proceeds given to the mountain rescue.

Treasurers report:
Jonathan submitted income and expenditure accounts with current bank balance. Balance stands at £1032.11 and is up £300 on last year. Race insurance as per last year.

Election of Office Bearers:
Russell McKechnie – President
Henry Blake – Secretary
Jonathan Appleby – Treasurer
Ray Wilby – Honorary vice president (for winning world masters)
Phil Hindell – Web site
Committee – All members present
The HHR's constitution shall be sent to committee members and then put on to web site.

Club Races:
Meall a B had a record entry of 143. Henry still owes £1 for entry!
Cioch Mor and Knockfarrell also had strong turnouts.
New race – 'The Slioch Horseshoe' - 31st of May. Will be part of new Scottish long race series.

Club Championship 2008:
Beinn Ratha - 26th of April
Strathpeffer Games Hill race - 9th of august
Druim Fada chase - 23rd of November.

Relay Races:
Looking to put 2 teams together for Devils Burden - 26th of January. Russell agreed to organise.
Also hoping to put a team down to Wales for British relay championship - 19th of October.
One or both will be mini bus trip for next year.

There will be a new training thread on the web site message board. Fran will put details on board on a monday for tuesday night training in Inverness area. Alex is looking to organise training in the Dingwall area.

Also looking for any members to organise long weekend runs which will also be put on message board.

Trips Braemar/Inchnadamph
Braemar - 8th of December.
Inchnadamph - 23rd of February.
Please contact Russell for further details.

Festive runs:
Ord Hill Relays - 29th of December 10am.
Ben Wyvis - 1st of January 9.30am. (full body cover and hip flask mandatory with kit checks at car park)

Also discussed:
Russell mentioned the possibility of producing a club flag + hats and t-shirts with a HHR's logo.
Ross Bannerman will check for further information.

Memorial Race:
There will be a one off memorial race for Dick Amour, with proceeds going to mountain rescue as he would wish. Further information will be provided soon.
The meeting concluded about 2200, next years meeting will be at same time and place the week following Meall a’ Bhuachaille.

North District Cross Country Championship
Mari lost out in the defence of her title from last season, with Shetland's Claire Wilson picking up the gold medal.
1 Claire Wilson Sen Shetland 25.05
2 Mairi Todd Sen HHR 25.52
3 Dawn Scott Vet Lochaber 26.31
Full results are available via Moray Roadrunners' website, here. Next North District League fixture is this Saturday at Nairn, course details here.

Braemar Weekend
Also this weekend is the club trip to Braemar; contact Russell immediately to arrange to go if you still wish to.
-bed linen is supplied
-Hostel is available from 5 pm on Saturday
-Leave by 1200 Sunday
-take some beer
-Eat in the hostel as there are good cooking facilities
-Agenda will be the same as Inchnadamph(!)

Druim Fada
Ross' nemesis yet again got the better of him:
1 Craig Mitchell Lochaber 58:49
2 Paul MacLean Lochaber 1:00:14
3 Bruce Poll Lochaber 1:00:37
4 Ross Bannerman HHR 1:00:39
15 Nicola Meekin Oban 1:05:12
16 Dawn Scott Lochaber 1:05:46
23 Amanda Blackhall Lochaber 1:09:04
58 ran, full results here

Meall a'Bhuchaille
Thanks to Russell for the report:
The weather forecast was again terrible, on the day it was windy but at least the rain kept away and visibility was good. Record numbers turned up for the race which for the first time caused queues at registration. Thank you registration ladies you coped commendably. Due to building work the race route at the start had to be changed making the route slightly longer, but the fresh line to the new path on the descent from Creagan Dubh probably evened things out. The junior race was first with 13 enthusastic youngsters taking to the hill, the majority of which were from Cairngorm Biathlon Club. These youngsters made short work of the route with speed and attitude. One of the wee lads looked like he was running in pain "I’ve got a stitch but no way am I going to stop". I messed up the junior race prize giving as in my haste I grabbed the registration order list instead of the finish order. To much amusement the youngsters sorted the race positions themselves. In the main race Dan and Claire Whithead were winners with Dan fittingly winning the Dave Miller memorial trophy. Alistair Anthony was second and Brian Marshall third. In the ladies race Ruth McGavigan taking a rest from cycling was second and Miranda Grant from the Black Isle was third. There was also a double in the teams prize with HBT winning both. A special well done to William Spark the first M70 to complete the race. With Scotland hosting the Commonwealth games in 2014 there has be a chance for a hill race to be included in the events. The race must take part in the Highlands on a great hill in a spectacular location. As most of the events will be held in the central belt it gives the Highlands a chance to get a small slice of the games cake. Full results available here.

Invergordon Runners Christmas Night Out
All welcome to attend this event, to be held at the Storehouse at Foulis on Wednesday 19th December. Last year's was excellent, capped off by Rob's photo review of the year, so have a look at the menu here, and get in touch with Alice to book your place.

Christmas WildDayOut
See this link for an event launched by WildDay Out, a new events company based in Nairn. The Highland Santa Six, taking place in Inverness on the 16th of December, is a fun run around the River Ness with a festive twist…all participants will be dressed as Santa!

Meall A'Bhuchaille
Its Meall a’ Bhuachaille time again and marshals are required to help with the safety and administration of the race. If you're not planning to run in the race and are available on the 17th Nov your help would be muchappreciated. Please email or tel Russell 01463-237608. If you are running do not forget to carry full body cover, hat, gloves,whistle and compass.

Cairngorm 4000's Record
Paul Raistrick has broken the Cairgorm 4000s record by 20mins; it was previously held by Alec Keith.
Paul Raistrick – 4 Nov 2007
Location Time Split
Glenmore Lodge -
Cairngorm 0:49 0:49
Ben Macdui 1:22 0:33
Larig Ghru 1:39 0:17
Cairn Toul 2:19 0:40
Sgor an Lochain Uaine (Angels Peak) 2:29 0:10
Braeriach 2:56 0:27
Glenmore Lodge 4:00:16 1:04
Solo and unsupported. Fairly dry underfoot, moderate SW breeze, no precipitation, thin cloud and occasional sun, all tops clear bar Braeriach (1200m thin cloud base) causing minor navigation error. No snow except smattering on Braeriach coire rim (and old Garbh Coirepatch). Light icing on boulders in the shade. Around 5 falls during the run. 3 on lower boulderfields coming off Ben MacDui. All superficial. Many thanks to Isobel & Eilidh Paterson & Ewan Paterson for theirencouragement on Cairngorm & Braeriach respectively.

Funeral Notice
AMOUR Suddenly, on October 31, 2007, Dick (Richard) Amour, aged 68 years.Sadly missed as a much loved husband, father, brother, friend and colleague to many. All friends invited to the service at Inverness Crematorium, at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, and afterwards at the Drumossie Hotel,Inverness. Donations to search and rescue charities, in lieu of flowers, maybe given at the service, or forwarded to John Fraser and Son, Chapel Street, Inverness.

Dick Amour
It’s with great sadness to receive news of the untimely death of Dick Amour. Dick passed away on Tuesday while out on a run. He was a founder member of the club and loved being out in the hills. Dick has completed the Munroes numerous times and was also a Corbetteer.
Dick also won the Scottish Hill running Championship and been Scottish hill runner of the year. His interest extended beyond outdoor sports as he had keen interest in plants and wildlife and on many occasions could be seen precariously perched on a crag while photographing rare alpine plants. Dick died doing what he loved and we will miss our friend his home brew, cunning logic and fantastic company.

Saturday 24th November, 8pm at Clanlan, Castle Street, Inverness. All welcome to attend.

Braemar Hostel Weekend
The hostel is booked for Sat 8th Dec; free to club members and their families or partners. Everyone that is planning to go has to contact Russell prior to going so he can supply a group list to the hostel and sort out rooms. Impressive former shooting lodge in the heart of the Cairngorms NationalPark. An ideal base for exploring Royal Deeside and the mighty Cairngorms. Great location for skiing and boarding at Glenshee. Good facilities and awarm welcome make this a popular choice. The hostel offers many homelytouches, such as big comfy sofas and a pool table in the lounge, picnicbenches and barbecue, and probably the best drying room in Scotland! The hostel has 1x2 bed,1x3,3x4,2x5,1x7,1x8 rooms5 showers,6 toilets.

Skye and Lochalsh Winter Series
Sunday 4 November - Achmore-Plockton Road Run 10km
Saturday 17 November - Kinloch Forest Trail Run 4mls
Saturday 8 December - Braes Road Run 5 mls
Saturday 19 January Glenmore Skye 10km
Saturday 16 February Glen Brittle Forest Trail Run 10 mls
Saturday 15 March Sconser Road Run 7 mls.
The contacts for further information are Roddy on 01478-613075 > or Glenn on 01478-611226.

Cairngorm Charmer Photos
Thanks to Paul Matheson for forwarding this link to his photos of the above event; results available on the event website.

Tain Hill Trail Race
Congratulations to Neil for finishing third, and to Alasdair for finnishing first junior in this year's Tain Hill Trail Race. Full results available here.

Lochaber Cross Country
Details of the location and courses for the next North District League race at Lochaber on 10th November can be found here.

Thanks to Fran for the following report:
Myself and Henry finished the Elite in 27th place which was good enough for me. We had an epic first day when I got seriously cold about 12km from the finish and I was struggling to think, let alone run. We were considering camping then and there but a marshal and Henry convinced me to continue. Picked it up a bit towards the end and finished just before dark. We then camped in a bog in really foul conditions, high winds and rain. I had to bail out litres of water (and fight Henry off my Therma-rest). Everything got very wet and would have wussed out but Sunday dawned fine and we had a much better run. 40km on the first day (9.5hs) and 34km (6.5hs) on the second. Despite all predictions we didn't get badly lost once! Alec Keith and Dave Cummins did very well in the Long Score coming third. I am sure there were some other HHRs in the OMM so sorry if I have missed anyone. Full results avalable here.

Amsterdam Marathon
Congratulations to Ross on finishing in 3:06; a full statistical breakdown (in Dutch) of his efforts can be seen here.

Cairngorm Record
On 19th Oct 2007 Paul Raistrick had a go at an old Cairngorm record held by Mel Edwards in 1980. Glenmore Lodge- Cairngorm - BenMacDui - Cairngorm- Glenmore Lodge. Paul managed to take 10 mins off it. Light wind and thin cloud and dry under foot. Excellent running conditions. These are the times:
 Location Time Split
Glenmore Lodge -
-Cairngorm 0:50 0:50
Ben Macdui 1:22 0:32
Cairngorm 1:52 0:30
Glenmore Lodge 2:20:54 0:29

Aviemore Highland Half Marathon
1. Simon Pride Forres Harriers 1:11:57
2. John Goodall Keith and District 1:14:28
3. Cameron Watson Pitreavie AC 1:17:43
22. Ross Bannerman HHR 1:21:39
33. Nicola May Carnegie Harriers 1:25:11
53. Morag Ross Inverness Harriers 1:29:01
54. MArion Wood Arbroath 1:29:04
55. Andy McMahon HHR 1:29:06
830 ran, full results here 

Loch Ness Marathon/River Ness 10k
Congratulations to Graeme Campbell for a fine 5th place in this year's Loch Ness Marathon, finishing in 2:40:59. Mary Johnston was third F35+ in a time of 3:20:46. Andy McMahon ran the accpmpanying 10k, finishing in a time of 37:25; full results of both races available here. 

Bennachie Hill Race
Report/excuse list from Fran:
Myself and Ross were the only HHRs at Bennachie on Sunday in what turned out to be a fast, dry race. I was just in front of Ross and good way up the field until the downhill section from Mither Top where Ross overtook me. We were both on course for a time about the hour mark until Ross decided to add in an extra kilometre and I stupidly decided to follow him (Ross had done the route last year). At least we managed to get back on course and only lost 4-5 mins finishing round about 1:05.
1. Dan Whitehead Cosmics 56:09
2. Craig Mitchell Lochaber AC 57:42
3. Ross Arbuckle Keith and District 58:53
14. Ross Bannerman HHR 1:05:16
15. Fran Williams HHR 1:05:31
31. Ruth Mackenzie Deeside 1:10:17
103 ran, full results here

North District Cross Country
Mari's league title defence got off to a winning start in Thurso; full senior results are available here.

Five Hills of Fife
Paul Raitsrick teamed up with Deeside's Alan Smith to win this race in 2:13:05, full results available form the SHR website.

Thurso Cross Country
A location (same as last year) and course map for the first cross country fixture at Thurso are available on the Speyside Leisure Northleague website, here.

Dyke 10k
Congratulations to Mari for winning the womens race, and to Ross for setting a PB on this flat course, blessed with a day of fine weather for a change.
1. Simon Pride Forres Harriers 32:19
2. Mike Stewart Keith and District 33:38
3. Ross Arbuckle Keith and District 33:40
11. Ross Bannerman HHR 36:18
20. Mari Todd HHR 38:19
22. Elaine Whyte Fraserburgh 38:58
47. Elspeth Laird Moray Roadrunners 41:27
76. Phil Hindell HHR 45:23
166 ran, full results here.

Invercharron Highland Games
Highland Hill runners dominated, with Ross defending his title and picking up the £50 prize, to be spent on nappies. Russell was third and John Mckechnie 4th and first Jnr. Times not available, thanks to Russell for the summary.

Cross Country Relays
These will be held in Inverness on 13th October, please contact Russell if you wish to run; you need to have a SAL number to run.

Two Breweries Hill Race
1. Colin Donnelly Lochaber AC 2:47:09
2. Ray Ward HBT 2:56:38
3. Alec Keith HBT 2:57:31
21. Lucy Colquhoun Carnethy 3:29:15
26. Ross Bannerman HHR 3:33:29
31. Ellen Homewood Westies 3:39:21
45. Miranda Grant HBT 4:02:19
88 ran, full results here

Morven Hill Race
1. Brain Marshall HELP 45:25
2. Stewart Whitlie Carnethy 45:33
3. Findlay Wild Lochaber AC 46:55
6. Graeme Campbell HHR 48:19
19. Elke Schmidt Bellahouston RR 52:02
51. Ruth MacKenzie Deeside 59:59
58. Sarah Legge Fife AC 1:02:20
100 ran, full results here

World Mountain Running Trophy
Mari led home the Welsh senior women's team, finishing in 42nd place. Full results available here.

Merrick Hill Race
1. Brian Marshall HELP 1:24:02
2. Colin Donnelly Lochaber AC 1:26:05
3. Simon Peachey Carnethy 1:26:20
4. Graeme Campbell HHR 1:28:55
17. Elke Schmidt Bellahouston RR 1:38:25
46. Louise Burt Fife AC 1:55:29
47. Linda MacEwan Lochaber AC 1:55:39
84 ran, full results here

Grantown Triathlon
Congratulations to Alice for finishing first vet woman in her first ever triathlon. Full results here.

Comrie Hills Relay
Thanks to Fran for the report on the message board; the HHR team finished 5th, with Andrew Wright setting a course record for leg 3. Local knowledge obviously counted with host club Stathearn Harriers winning the event. Full results available here, report and photos available on the SHR website here.

Devil's Beeftub
1. Brian Marsahll HELP 19:50
2. Stewart Whilie Carnethy 20:01
3. Colin Donnelly Lochaber 20:18
7. Graeme Campbell HHR 21:16
41. Dawn Scott Lochaber 27:00
86 ran, full results here

Great Wilderness Challenge
13 miles
1. Henry Blake HHR 1:16:18
2. Matthew Sullivan Deeide Runners 1:23:04
3. Steve Worsley Inverness Harriers 1:28:04
16. John Rodden HHR 1:50:22
18. Susannah MacMillan 1:50:51
19. Lizzie Rose 1:50:51
31. Alice Snow HHR 1:58:29
39. Fiona Ross HHR 2:07:27
70 ran, full results here

25 miles
1. Alec Keith HBT 2:58:27
2. Kenny Riddle HHR 3:00:20
3. Graham Ackland Lothian AC 3:11;59
6. Paul Rodden HHR 3:15:24
7. Ross Bannerman HHR 3:15:56
8. Neil Speight HHR 3:23:34
10. Alasdair Macdougall HHR 3:33:25
14. Sarah Dunn Deeside Runners 3:44:23
17. Claire Gordon HBT 3:55:30
19. Ranald Whyte HHR 3:57:04
25. Alex Brett HHR 4:16:55
26. Linda MacLellan 4:28:19
28. Alex Whyte HHR 4:32:15
39. Eric Dodd HHR 5:35: 14
41 ran, full results here

Ben Nevis Race
1. Ian Holmes Bingley Harriers 1:32:57
2. Ricky Lightfoot Ellenborough AC 1:33:54
3. Danny Hope Pudsey & Bramley 1:34:07
27. Angela Mudge Carnethy 1:48:28
44. Jackie Lee Eryri 1:51:58
45. Sharon Taylor Bingley Harriers 1:52:00
87. Richard Lonnen HHR 1:58:42
148. Martin MacLean HHR 2:08:26
164. Ian MacDonald HHR 2:13:32
176. Jonathan Appleby HHR 2:15:19
181. Alex Brett HHR 2:15:57
273. Ranald Whyte HHR 2:28:54
336. Alexander Whyte HHR 2:42:10
404 ran, full results here

Highlander Mountain Marathon 2008
Next year's Highlander will be held on the weekend of the 5/6th April 2008. There is anew venue, but hopefully the same weather as this year.

Club Championship 2007
Congratulations to Alex Brett for winning this year's Club Championship; the triphy will be presented at this year's AGM.

Comrie Hills Relay
Runners wanted for the Comrie Hills Realy, to be held on 9th September. See the Strathearn Harriers site for more information. Contact Russell on 01463 237608 or email if you wish to run.

Strathpeffer Games Hill Race/Great Wilderness Challenge
Rumours are that the Blake pothunting bandwagon trundles on. Full results available shortly.

Cairngorm Charmer
A new event this year from Paul Corrigan, the organiser of the Aviemore Half and Corrieayrick Challenge, is the Cairngorm Charmer to be held on 27th October. For full details see the event website.

Applecross Duathlon
Thanks to Andy for the follwoing: Mari Todd won the Applecross duathlon last weekend, again overtaking me on the bike on an extremely tough hilly course with a constant strong headwind. I would recommend this event to all at the club, but be prepared the cycle leg is tough. The run is great not too tough conditions underfoot varied from trail, boggy, a little rocky few streams grass then the last mile on the road.
Full results here.

Nairn Half Marathon (North District Championship)
1. John Goodall Keith and District 1:14:00
2. Keith Buchan Fraserburgh 1:17:49
3. Ewan Paterson Moray Roadrunners 1:18:44
25. Morag Ross Inverness Harriers 1:30:15
28. Karen MacLeod Inverness Harriers 1:31:46
32. Elspeth Laird Moray Roadrunners 1:32:59
64. Shirley Hay HHR 1:42:57 1st FV55
145 ran, full results here

WMRT Trial Senior Men's Race
1. Grant Stewart Edinburgh AC 49:15
2. Jethro Lennox Shettleston 50:24
3. Alasdair Anthony Ochil Hillrunners 50:30
12. Graeme Campbell HHR 55:03
23 ran, full results here

Ben Tee Hill Race
1. Steve Fallon Carnethy 40:22
2. Stuart Simpson Ochil Hillrunners 42:22
3. Ross Bannerman HHR 44:05
13. Dawn Scott Lochaber 52:43
22 ran, full results here

Tominabat Hill Race
1. Alasdair Anthony Ochil Hillrunners 29:09
2. Kyle Cowie Central AC 30:09
3. Robbie Cammack Moray Roadrunners 30:19
4. Dave Cummins HHR
11. Jim Hall HHR 1st MSV
15. Jacqui Higginbottom Carnethy
17. Eilidh Wardlaw HBT
18. Cathy Simon Unattached
24 ran. full results here

Glenmorrangie Tain Highland Gathering Hill Race
Gordon Lennox and Catriona Fraser continued their winning form at the Tain Hill Race. Full results here.

Creag Dhubh Hill Race
1. Colin Donnelly Lochaber 29:15
2. Manny Gorman Westies 30:43
3. Stweart Whiltlie Carnethy 30:57
10. Dave Cummins HHR 32:31
15. Fran Williams HHR 34:39
16. Steve Worsley HHR 34:49
19. Ross Bannerman HHR 35:21
25. Fiona Maxwell Mourne Runners 36:16
32. Dawn Scott Lochaber 37:21
37. Jim Hall HHR 39:05
45. Kirsty Bryan-Jones Dark Peak 41:06
89 ran, full results here

Good luck to Rob Shaw and Kevin Campervan, off to do the Transrockies MTB race starting next Sunday in Panorama, Rockies, Canada. The website is, where stage results will appear each day, and folk can watch the lightning progress of their HHR/Square Wheels Masters 80+ entry. 600km in 7 days and 12,000 metres of ascent.

Bonar Bridge 10k
Full results from the Bonar Bridge 10k are available here. In a field almost twice the size of previous years, Ross managed a win thanks to the leading runners heading the wrong way, but fortunately Gordon Lennox recovered to hang on for a win in the Round the Firth 10k Series, by virtue of his earlier wins at Tain and Brora. Catriona Fraser also had a torrid run, but similarly hung on to first place in the series. Eighteen people completed the series, and full results are available here.

Strathconnon and Ben Braghie
Thanks to Henry for sending in the partial results for these two races, not influenced at all by the fact he won them both, and set a course record at Ben Braghie.
1. Henry Blake 40.35
2. Ross Swift 42.23
3. Alec Brett 44.54
4. Steve Worsley 44.54
5. Ian MacDonald 45.15
Ben Braghie Race
1st Henry Blake 23.36
2nd Steve Worsley 27.21
3rd Ross Bannerman 27.41

Ben Rinnes
1. Brian Marshall HELP 2:07:20
2. Dave Cummings HHR 2:10:36
3. Stuart Simpson Ochil Hillrunners 2:12:12
13. Ross Bannerman HHR 2:29:08
27. Jim Hall HHR 2:47:24
29. Hilary Holding Carnethy 2:48:42
56 ran, full results here

Round the Firth 10k
The updated series results with one race to go can be seen here. Only those who are still eligible for the series of best 3 from 4 are included, i.e. who have run at least two races. The final race in the series is at Bonar Bridge on Sunday 5th August, starting from Bonar Bridge FC on Midgedale Road (NH 618917) at 2pm, registration from 12:30pm.

Maddy Moss Hill Race
1. Dan Gay HBT 52:41
2. Kenny Richmond Bellahouston 53:20
3. Manny Gorman Westies 54:25
11. Elke Schmidt Bellahouston 56:39
31. Megan Mowbray HBT 1:03:00
32. Catriona Buchan Central 1:03:01
47. Jim Hall HHR 1:06:27
104 ran, full results here 

Angus Munro Race
1. Thomas Owens Mercia FR 2:39:09
2. Rob Jebb Bingley Harriers 2:39:18
3. Rob Hope Pudsey and Brambley 2:41:48
25. Jill Mykura Carnethy 3:07:26
26. Janet McIver Dark Peak 3:07:42
33. Karen Davison Dark Peak 3:15:09
73. Jim Hall HHR 3:58:46
106 ran, full results here 

Glamaig Hill Race
1. Brian Marshall HELP 49:48
2. Alan Smith Deeside 53:26
3. Steven Fallon Carnethy 54:03
23. Alex Brett HHR 1:11:32
25. Lyndsey Shaw Lochaber 1:11:40
34. Sarah Evans Unattached 1:18:50
38. Joan Wilson Carnethy 1:19:53
68 ran; full results here

Aonach Mor Uphill Race
1. Colin Donnelly Lochaber 23:53
2. John Hepburn Lochaber 25:25
3. Stephen Gill Kieth and District 25:30
5. Nicola Meekin Oban AC 28:25
8. Hamish Irvine HHR 29:28
9. Dawn Scott Lochaber 29:56
11. Lyndsey Shaw Lochaber 32:06
18. Julie Cleghorn HHR 34:25
31 ran, full results here

Dollar Hill Race
1. Adrian Davis Carnethy 1:24:24
2. Bob Wiseman Ochil Hillrunners 1:26:10
3. Stuart Simpson Ochil Hillrunners 1:27:46
20. Helen Stuart Bellahouston 1:39:22
31. Lisa Gamble Fife AC 1:48:46
33. Andrina Buchanan Central AC 1:49:38
59. Lisa MacDermid HHR 2:22:38 1st F50
60 ran, full results here

Brora 10k
Results attached here.

Cluanie Double
Congratulations to Fran and Jonathan for completing this route; Fran's report follows, the schedule is here.
The Kintail Traverse or Cluanie Double is one of the most obvious long days out in the North West boasting great ridge running, pubs at both ends and the opportunity of road support. It is also a baggers delight with a high number of Munros and even a smattering of Corbetts. Due to various excuses John and I decided to do a manageable round starting up Am Bathach and finishing via The Saddle back to Cluanie. Purists will no doubt bemoan the missing out of 2 more potential Munros north of Cluanie and the Corbett above Shiel Bridge. However we were making up the ‘rules’ so decided to stick with 16 Munros and 2 Corbetts with a total of 36.4 miles and 18538 feet of ascent. Jonathan had even set up a schedule with a column mysteriously labelled ‘Appleby time’.

The weather forecast was looking increasingly bad, but due to a lack of free weekends we decided to give it a go anyway. At 4am the midgies at Cluanie were already out in full force but there was only a smattering of grey cloud in spite of the forecast. A steady ascent up a wet path lead up to the superb ridge of Am Bathach. Ciste Dubh was poking its head above the clouds and was further away than I remembered it from last time. Dropping down in to the bealach towards the Three Brothers the cloud came in. For the next 10 hours we ran through mist and at times heavy drizzle. I have a very low boredom threshold so Jonathan kept me amused with his old Kintail MR stories normally involving dead bodies and leaving them after epic rescue attempts. The rocks on the Five Sisters were very slippy and slowed up the pace for a while as walking, let alone running, was precarious. After a surprising number of false tops, steep steps and even more false brightenings we dropped down out of the cloud via the very steep hillside of Sgurr na Moraich to the farm and then the car where soup and scones were supplied by Emily. Suitably fortified, and in the most part due to Emily refusing me a lift back up the glen, it was back off into the drizzle in the direction of The Saddle. We didn’t feel like doing the Forcan Ridge in the wet so we wussed out and headed up the corrie instead. I followed Jonathan off the next Munro using the South ridge until it was possible to traverse back under the steep crags to a rather featureless bealach. Fence posts lead the way up over the next Corbett and on to the South Glenshiel proper with it’s associated easy running and route finding. It definitely felt like downhill all the way and I was even in a good mood despite the persistent clag and cold.

We met our first person of the day on Creag nan Damh who rather pompously told us that we should really get a move on as we were starting ‘rather late’. I assured him we would do our best to hurry along and that we were quite confident of finishing before dark.
A bit further along we encountered some more walkers one of whom lay on the ground groaning surrounded by about 5 fellow Geordies. Apparently the guy had slipped off the flat path and proceeded to break his arm. Jonathan went into mountain rescue mode and offered pain-killers. However, the casualty seemed to be made of sterner stuff and preferred to wail away while his mates stood around looking bemused. One of his mates produced a sling with a karabiner to act as a tourniquet and some fags, I decided to leave them to it. We promptly ran off and promised to call MR from the nearest hill. After numerous attempts we finally got through gave the details and carried on. From then on to the end of the run we would get periodic calls giving us updates on the ‘rescue’. The last we heard was that the MR team was going to be dropped off below cloud level and they would have to walk the casualty off. Thankfully by that time we were stuck into our well earned pints.

The ridge and the weather got more and more kind towards the end, which was one reason we decided to do the round anti-clockwise. The last jog down to Cluanie was with sore knees but although we were some 2 hours down on our best estimate we were still within ‘Appleby time’.

Arrochar Alps Race
1. Stewart Whitlie Carnethy 3:34;10
2. Alex Kieth HBT 3:36:30
3. Dave Cummins Shettleston 3:37:12
21. Kate Jenkins Unattached 4:33:28
26. Jim Hall HHR 5:06:47
44 ran, full results here

Half Nevis Race
1. Dave Rodgers Lochaber 57:22
2. Alan Smith Deeside 59:38
3. Paul MacLean Lochaber 1:02:27
5. Ross Bannerman HHR 1:02:40
22. Dawn Scott Lochaber 1:11:00
29. Sarah Legge Fife AC 1:14:20
32. Lyndset Shaw Lochaber 1:15:58
66 ran, full results here

Fyrish Hill Race
Graeme led home a small field in this year's Fyrish race, run in fine conditions with an occasional refreshing breeze out of the trees. Miranda Grant won the Trotter's race for first women. Some photos to follow.

1. Graeme Campbell 52.5 M Highland Hill Runners
2. Gordon Lennox 54.3 M Invergordon Runners
3. Findlay Wild 55.08 M Lochaber Athletic
4. Nigel Levett 55.5 M Unattached/Evanton
5. Robbie Paterson 57.2 M Unattached/Boat of Garten
6. Paul Maclean 58.12 M Lochaber Athletic
7. David Rudkin 61.5 M Unattached/Edinburgh
8. George Mitchell 63.39 MSV Inverness Harriers
9. Miranda Grant 64.48 F Hunters Bog Trotters
10. Eilidh Wardlaw 65.25 F Hunters Bog Trotters
11. Lynn Humphries 68.12 FV Invergordon Runners
12. Ben Warrick 69.53 M Unattached/Inverness
13. Votyeck Novotny 76.42 M Unattached/Czech Republic
14. Ian Cartwright 79.19 MV Invergordon Runners
15. Phil Hindell 80.18 M Highland Hill Runners
16. Martin Caldwell 83.39 MV Invergordon Runners
17. Adrian Clark 93.54 MSV Unattached/Evanton

Junior Hill Race
1. Andrew Macleod 47.37 M Evanton
2. Connor Ross 55.05 M Evanton
3. Chloe McGroarty 58.52 F Evanton
4. Struan Auld 60.07 M Evanton

Tain 10k
The second race in the Round the Firth Series was won by Alness' Gordon Lennox, with Inverness Harriers Morag Ross winning the women's race. Full results availablehere. Some photos and an update on the race series results to follow. Next race is 8th July at Brora.

Lairig Ghru
Paul Raistrick set a course record for the Lairig Ghru race, in spite of taking a tumble.
Dry in Deeside over head. Tracks dry up untill Derry Lodge then started flowing once you get into Lairig. Boulders were slippery all the way over the pools of Dee and I eventually decked it just down from the old Sinclair hut (smashing my knee and hip). Very bizarre exiting the forest to run back through the (outsider) festival crowds into Aviemore. Alan Smith kindly set up pies and soup in the RD's Cafe for all at the end and gave lifts back over for cars.
Full results here.

Highland Cross
Congratulations to Paul for winning this year's event, and to Mari for finishing second woman. Provisional results are available here, and if anyone has been missed off the HHR results below, please let me know.
1. Paul Rodden 3:39:47
7. Dave Cummins 3:48:02
8. Angela Mudge 3:48:09 (1st woman)
9. Angus MacLeod 3:48:52
14. Ross Bannerman 3:52:52
19. Alasdair MacDougall 3:56:01
21. Graeme ampbell 4:00:43
27. Richard Lonnen 4:01:53
31. Mari Todd 4:05:23
31= Willie MacLeod 4:05:23
40. Andy MacMahon 4:12:58
49. Iain McIntyre 4:16:25
83. Alex Brett 4:32:00
85. Ranald Whyte 4:32:18
89. Mary Johnson 4:33:22
110. Rob Shaw 4:40:27
125. Marsela MacLeod 4:46:24
199. Andrew Clark 5:03:40
218. Alice SNow 5:08:27
238. Alasdair Lawton 5:14:58
683 finishers

Culloden Crunce, 14th June
On a fine summer evening the second running of the newly spelled Crunce took place in Culloden woods. Is 75 % of entrants HHR members a club record? Conditions were muddy, similar to a month ago, and indeed times were roughly similar. The pace was speedy from the start with Paul Raistrick leading from Alec Keith initially. However Alec strayed from the route in the latter stages of the race, perhaps he was ahead, or perhaps he intended making an appeal to Gilly for her record on the (Secret) Ladies route. The sun dappled cover certainly reduced the contrast on the sawdust route indicators making them more difficult to see than on previous outings. Additionally a passer by had decided to be helpful and obliterated an indicator, no doubt contributing to Alec's confusion.
1. Paul Raistrick 29.15
2. Willie Macleod 29.50 ( + 0.49)
3. Alasdair McDougall 31.18
4. Kevin Holliday 32.35 ( +0.01)
5. Steve Wells 32.54 (+3.00)
6. Alec Keith 34.42 ( Ladies route)
7.Phil Hindell 35.10 (-1.58)
8. Peter Ferguson 36.52 (-1.05)
So, relative times show Willlie Macleod continuing to make a stellar improvement in form, and Steve Wells making his way back from injury. The race organiser shows he is only able to run at one pace with an almost identical time to a month ago, and Pete and Phil have devised a cunning plan to optimise points for next month.
Next race will be on the THIRD Thursday in July due to vacation havoc.
Next races: July 19th and August 2nd, both Thursdays

North District Cross Country
Dates and venues for next season:
6th October 2007 Caithness
13th October 2007 Inverness (Relays)
10th November 2007 Lochaber
30th November 2007 Moray Road Runners (Champs)
8th December 2007 Nairn
19th January 2008 Keith
2nd February 2008 Strathpeffer
23rd February 2008 Forres

Skye Half Marathon 9th June
1. Paul Acari Kilbarchan AAC 1:14:28
2. Paul Raistrick HHR 1:21:34
3. Benjamin Kemp Portobello RC 1:27:39
22. Morag Ross Inverness Harriers 1:39:36
37. Eilidh Paterson HHR 1:45:32
39. Deborah MacDonald HBT 1:46:09
168 ran, full results here

Benbecula Half Marathon
1. Toby Laver Forres Harriers 1:20:40
2. Chris Moran Doncaster AC 1:23:24
3. Graeme Jervis Forres Harriers 1:24:38
7. Elaine Phipps Forres Harriers 1:32:32
12. Isobel Knox HBT 1:37:37
13. Shona Morrison North Uist AAC 1:38:26
39. Andrew Clark HHR 1:57:36
65 ran, full results here

Culbin Forest Run
1. Ben Livesey Forres Harriers 29:14
2. Graeme Bartlett Forres Harriers 30:03
3. Ross Arbuckle Kieth and District AC 30:14
15. Mari Todd HHR 33:55
19. Eleanor Duncan Forres Harriers 34:36
21. Eilidh Waedlaw HBT 35:02
24. Kevin Holliday HHR 35:29
118 ran; full results here

See the message board for details of an orienteering event next week which takes place over some of the ground covered in the Cioch Mhor race.

Nairnshire Challenge
Some photos of this year's event on the Photos page, thanks to Alice Snow and Paul Matheson for submitting them. Full results here; please let me now if you're missing from the HHR results below.
1. Ben Livesey Forres Harriers 2:07:00
2. Paul Rodden HHR 2:12:36
3. Mark Hilditch 2:17:31
4. Angus MacLeod HHR 2:22:52
5. Alasdair MacDougall HHR 2:23:11
9. Ross Bannerman HHR 2:24:13
11. Willie MacLeod HHR 2:27:23
15. Mari Todd HHR 2:27:41
18. Richard Lonnen HHR 2:28:44
31. Iain MacIntyre HHR 2:34:13
43. Kenny Riddle HHR 2:37:02
44. Martin MacLean HHR 2:37:18
47. Kevin Holliday HHR 2:38:51
53. Alex Brett HHR 2:40:34
94. Rob Shaw HHR 2:51:37
108. Andrew Clark HHR 2:54:21
119. Marsella MacLeod HHR 2:57:16
177. Anne MacLean HHR 3:06:31
203. Shirley Hay HHR 3:12:12

Cape Wrath Marathon
1. Paul Raistrick HHR 2:56:06
2. Bruce McAdam 3:12:01
3. Mike Holmes 3:12:42
Wendy MacKinnon HHR 4:55:11
Full results here

Laggan 10k
1. Graeme Campbell HHR 34:55
2. G Lennox 36:16
3. M Dixon Lochaber 37:56
Results to follow

Isle of Jura Fell Race
1. Ian Holmes Bingley
2. Lloyd Taggart Dark Peak
3. Jon Wright Todmorden
22. Angela Mudge Carnethy 4:07:5
32. Fran Williams HHR 4:15:22
57. Hazel Jones Dallam 4:33:42
58. Sarah Hammond Tattenhall 4:34:31
154 ran, full results here

Goat Fell Hill Race
1. Jethro Lennox Shettleston Harriers 1:04:29
2. Alasdair Anthony Ochil HIllrunners 1:04:51
3. Grant Stewart City of Edinburgh 1:05:16
28. Elke Schmidt Bellahouston RR 1:16:15
49. Dawn Scott Lochaber AC 1:22:44
50. Eilidh Wardlaw HBT 1:22:47
62. Jim Hall HHR 1:27:55
129 ran, full results here

Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race
1. Rob Hope Pudsey & Bramley 1:15:13
2. Rob Jebb Bingley Harriers 1:15:22
3. Simon Bailey Mercia 1:15:33
111. Ross Bannerman HHR 1:36:49
Full results from SportIdent here, at least for the men's race.

Latrigg Fell Race
1. Ben Bardsley Borrowdale 18:15
2. Simon Booth Borrowdale 18:33
3. Andrew Schofield Borrowdale 19:34
17. Ross Bannerman HHR 22:45
34. Jo Moore Keswick AC 26:35
59 ran, full results here.
Kinnoul Hill Race
1. Roy Ward HBT 25:43
2. Don Naylor HBT 25:52
3. Graeme Campbell HHR 26:31
37. Sarah Blake Penicuik Harriers 32:10
113 ran, full results here

Cioch Mhor Photos
Thanks to Russell for a selection of photos from Cioch Mhor, link from the photos page.

Ben Lomond Hill Race
1. Simon Peachey Carnethy 1:08:37
2. Graeme Campbell HHR 1:12:19
3. Andrew McCall Greenock Glenpark 1:13:05
37. Helen Palmer Bellahouston 1:27:36
59. Sarah Legge Fife AC 1:33:42
69. Lisa Gamble Fife AC 1:36:58
118 ran, full results here

Culloden Krunce
Thanks to Kevin for the following report:
As a prelude to a busy Highland weekend where selected delights included Athletics in Inverness, cycling on the west coast and a league 10k in Forres, a slightly diminished entry attended for the Culloden Krunce on Thursday night at 7pm. With minimal alteration to the route, but a much muddier course than the scouting event a month ago, seven ventured out over the start line set out on the ground by Claire Holliday. Claire's dad would like to apologise for the wanton destruction of bluebells Claire thought was required for the start line. I deny any responsibility. Willie Macleod forged a strong lead from the offset, while Kevin, Eilidh and Phil had a good race all the way round. Times were noticably faster than previously.

1. Willie MacLeod 30.39
2. Eilidh Wardlaw 32.21
3. Kevin Holliday 32.34
4. Phil Hindell 33.12
5. Peter Ferguson 35.47
6. Steve Wells 35.54
7. Katy Boocock 36.05
 Welcome to the new Bogtrotter lass, the first lady to complete the correct course. In fact, no-one got lost, so no need to appeal to Gilly for adjudication on the secret Ladies Course. Thanks to Judie and Neil for marshalling.
All welcome on the 2nd Thursday in June, the 14th, at 7pm , Culloden Woods, OS GR 727459. Special allowance will be made for Manny Gorman after his appearance at the Race for Life today. Which pink wig were you wearing Manny?

Dumyat Hill Race
1. Ian Donnen 32:52
2. Alasdair Anthony Edinburgh University 33:47
3. Andrew Symonds Carnegie 34:24
6. Graeme Campbell HHR 35:50
8. Angela Mudge Carnethy 36:46
263 ran, full results here

North District Championships
Senior men 1500m
1. Tony Golabek Unattached 4:44:23
2. Shawn Tait Orkney AC 4:49:62
3. Phil Hindell HHR 5:02:26

Benromach 10k, Forres
1. Simon Pride Forres Harriers 32:27
2. Mike Stewart Kieth and Dsitrict AC 33:12
3. Ross MIlne Moray Roadrunners 33:15
32. Christine Milne Lothian Running Club 37:40
38. Morag Ross Inverness Harriers 38:39
42. Elaine Whyte Fraserburgh Running Club 38:53
51. Iain McIntyre HHR 39:53
268 ran, full results here

Culloden Krunce
See this link from Kevin for a route description and map for the monthly thrash round Culloden Forest. Meet at the middle railway bridge in Culloden Forest for 7pm on Thursday, grid ref 727459.

Trail of the Seven Lochs
See this link for details of a new waymarked 50 mile trail on the South side of Loch Ness. Relay anyone??

Road To The Isles Half Marathon
1. Paul Raistrick HHR 1:15:48
2. Graeme Jervis Forres Harriers 1:23:25
3. Steve Hards 1:26:23
10. Kathryn Ellis 1:36:36
20 ran, full results here

Stuc a'Chroin Hill Race
1. Stewart Whitlie Carnethy 2:14:29
2. Simon Peachey Carnethy 2:14:40
3. Brian Marshall HELP 2:15:29
10. Graeme Campbell HHR 2:26:17
23. Jill Mykura Carnethy 2:34:09
42. Ross Bannerman HHR 2:40:59
68. Hazel Dean Central AC 2:52:19
72. Dawn Scott LOchaber AC 2:54:15
77. Fran Williams HHR 2:57:25
179 ran, full results here

Report from Fran, already a challenger for the Most Miserable Race awards...
Dejection was complete as I sat down in the heather. I had just fallen over and not even managed to injure myself enough to justify giving up. My ego had just taken one of its biggest hits for a while. I was running, although that’s probably too strong a word for my attempt at forward motion, like a granny and I still had miles to go. Most of it over very rough ground. My feet hurt, my legs hurt and this was going to be my last hill race, ever. Well apart from Jura which I have pre-entered so was obliged to do. All those horrendous winter training runs endured for this.

It had all started so well. After dire warnings from old-hands I decided to pace myself so I stuck at the back. The first 2 miles of slightly up hill forest track soon spread the large field. Ross, Graham and Dave Cummins (running for Shettleston) were somewhere miles up in front, but I was happy where I was. The first up and down over into Glen Ample went alright. Even Beinn Each with its fixed rope on it went fine. It was at the top when I saw how far the Stuc was that it all began to go pear shaped. I just couldn’t pick up any speed over the rocky ground and the pumpkin pie I had eaten was increasingly seeming like a bad choice for a pre-race meal. Somehow I managed to get up the final pull to the Munro top. I was well down on all the other Highlanders (with Dave and Graeme particularly well placed) and everyone else I am normally close to in races. Running down the steep and loose hill and my race conspired to get even worse. After all the dry weather the steep slopes were very unkind to my tender legs and I seemed to get slower and slower and everyone else bounded past with ease. That’s when I fell over.

I picked myself up, threw my toys out of the pram, and ambled down to the bottom of the glen. Surprisingly the last steep up went well and I got some places back, which I promptly lost with added interest on the flat tussocky section across to the last downhill before the forest track. As I hit the track a caught up with a man old enough to be my grandfather and I knew I had to salvage some of my pride and the last 2 miles were painful but they came to an end soon enough without losing further places.

As I finished I was still determined to give my shoes and running kit to the nearest gullible idiot and start a sedentary life-style. Strangely enough, with reflection, I think I may just be back. It should at least be easy to beat my pb next year…

Beinn Ratha
1. Manny Gorman Westerlands 50:12
2. Ross Bannerman HHR 52:18
3. David Douglas Ochil Hillrunners 57:57
8. Alex Brett HHR 1:05:03
12. Martine Hughes Caithness AAC 1:09:30
25 ran, full results here

Bonar Bridge 10k
The date of the Bonar Bridge 10k, lat in the Round the Firth 10k Series, has been confirmed as Sunday 5th August.

Knockdu International
1. Mari Todd Wales 41:27
2. Jill Mykura Scotland 41:33
3. Jackie Lee Wales 42:20
Results and pictures available here.

Ming the Merciless Midsummer Madness
See the following poster and entry form for the above event, to be held in Strathbogie on 23rd June.

Glen Affric Duathlon
1. C Marin Cupar 2:20:16
2. T Brand West Highland Wheelers 2:22:44
3. Dave Cummins HHR 2:22:59
4. Ade Pottinger HHR 2:23:39
6. Paul Rodden HHR 2:25:28
16. Mari Todd HHR 2:36:00
32. Kevin Holliday HHR 2:47:54
47. Steve Wells HHR 2:54:20
53. R MacKenzie Deeside 2:57:04
56. Martin MacLean HHR 2:57:20
69. G Kirkwood Inverness 3:01:09
73. Alex Brett HHR 3:02:47
76. Alasdair Lawton HHR 3:04:02
133. Andrew Clarke HHR 3:47:12
136 completed, full results here.

London Marathon
Well done to Rob (3:52:48), Alice (4:16:20) and Fiona (4:30:03) on completing a hot London Marathon.

Rob's report:
Pleased to come first in a select club list for once! I was severely hampered by once again playing the “married card” and agreeing to run with my wife from the start. Despite high spirits and a very pleasant build-up at the excellent red start, and being only 15 yards from the tape, we knew something was up by 4 miles. Poor Alice wasn’t feeling great the day before, and with the temperature in the high teens before 10am, her splits were slowing by mile 8. People were literally wilting from about mile 10, and by the halfway mark I decided to take-off, and abandoned her to her fate, going against the race-pact. By mile 19 I had seen 5 people collapsed and three blue-light ambulances, but managed to keep a quicker pace and ground out the last 4 miles in some considerable discomfort to at least have a 3 at the end of my time. I narrowly missed passing Sally Gunnell, courtesy of (with hindsight) too slow a start. The roadside temperatures in the sun were nearer to 24 degrees from Canary Wharf all the way to the finish.

Alice meanwhile kept on keeping on, despite feeling quite off-colour, and pretty much collapsed in St James Park. Once I had her recovered enough, we retired to the nearest Fullers Ale & Pie House on Tothill Street for two pints of their finest (me), and a cup of tea (Alice), and then went off in search of Fiona at the Hospices Hospitality in Westminster.

I still managed to well-beat Gordon Ramsay, so some pride spared, but not a day for the ill-prepared, or those who hadn’t trained!! (according to most national papers today) Must do some training next time therefore. Seriously though – that was a hard race in very hot and humid conditions, so well done to anyone who managed to get round.

Fiona's Report:
This was to be my third London Marathon and – I hoped – the first one I was going to enjoy!

My training went to plan, long runs in the bag, only one minor niggle quickly fixed by my local sports physio. I am a member of Highland Hill Runners and this year ran ‘London’ for my club and on behalf of ‘Help the Hospices’. Checking the 5 day forecast showed sun, sun and more sun – not exactly the weather I’d been training in!

The start was really busy and, yes, sunny. The toilet queues were long, hot and sunny. Hearing the starting cannon, crossing the start was exciting, crushed, slow and emotional (oh and sunny). The first six miles went to plan, I found my pacing group and was looking forward to a PB, a 4 hour marathon. Then I felt it, the heat really hit, I felt like a beetroot about to explode. At times it felt like there was no air left – the 36,390 other runners had used it all up. I relised that if I going to get round I’d have to change my plan, stop aiming for a PB, just aim to get round, to finish.

I lost my pacing group, stopped looking at my watch and stopped trying to find the mile markers. I ran the rest of the marathon water station to water station. After every water station I walked for enough time to breath, take a drink and then pour the rest of my bottle of water over my head and neck. The water station was now a water stop. Each water stop was a goal, get there and be rewarded with a walk – the marathon flew by! I saw so many things I had never noticed on previous years. Tower Bridge was stunning, Canary Wharf was great (and I hated it previously). The crowds didn’t deafen nor annoy me this year. Lovely people with bananas, chopped up oranges and lots of jelly babies (I couldn’t face them). Runners supporting each other sharing drinks, bananas and encouragement. The Fire Brigade standpipes with hoses attached spraying water across for those who wanted to run through and at various stages there were official shower tunnels, ah bliss!

Coming out onto The Embankment I knew I was nearly there. Never mind the heat and the sunny conditions I was nearly there. I ran the Embankmemt from tree, to sign post to bridge to tree – smaller chunks, smaller goals. I was tired and sore, my legs were heavy.

Past Westminster, onto Birdcage Walk, 600M to go, past Buckingham Palace, round onto the Mall and the Finish Line. I picked up my feet, not quite a sprint, and ran for the finish line with a smile on my face. I finished in 4.30.03 not my best time, not my worst time either. I was still smiling and still standing....oh yes, and it was still sunny.

Cioch Mhor Hill Race
There was a record field for this year's Cioch Mhor race, held in cooler conditions than the previous week's Knockfarrel race. Graeme Campbell thwarted Colin Donnely's hat trick of sucessive wins in a close finish, with last year's winner and course record holder Alec Kieth third, all first three breaking Alec's time from last year. HHR's hegemony continued with Neil Speight picking up first veteran, Elidh Patterson first woman, John McKechnie first (and last) junior, and Graeme, Paul and Ross reversing Lochaber's team win the previous week. David Duncan of Ochil was first supervet.

1 Graeme Campbell Highland Hillrunners 1:08:38 M
2 Colin Donnelly Lochaber AC 1:08:53 MV
3 Alec Kieth Inverness Harriers 1:09:29 MV
4 Paul Raistrick Highland Hillrunners 1:12:19 M
5 Alan Smith Deeside 1:12:54 M
6 Paul MacLean Lochaber AC 1:14:18 M
7 Ross Bannerman Highland Hillrunners 1:14:20 M
8 Neil Speight Highland Hillrunners 1:14:53 MV
9 Tom Smith Lochaber AC 1:16:29 M
10 Peter Ward Unattached 1:19:21 M
11 Fran Williams Highland Hillrunners 1:18:45 M
12 Angus McLeod Highland Hillrunners 1:20:25 MV
13 David Duncan Ochil Hillrunners 1:25:19 MV50
14 Graham McNab Unattached 1:25:24 MV
15 Kevin Delaney Skye and Lochalsh 1:26:29 MV
16 David Raffe Unattached 1:28:12 M
17 Glen Edge Skye and Lochalsh 1:31:40 MV
18 Eilidh Patterson Highland Hillrunners 1:33:17 F
19 Adrian Hodges Forres Harriers 1:34:12 M
20 Ian Adams Lochaber AC 1:36:07 MV
21 Colin Wilson Carnethy 1:36:16 MV
22 Hamish MacDonald Aberdeen AAC 1:46:29 MV
23 Joan Wilson Carnethy 1:47:07 FV
24 Rod MacKay Unattached 1:50:43 MV50
25 Tilly Smith Deeside 1:51:58 F
26 Andrew Clarke Highland Hillrunners 1:53:58 M
27 Graham Fraser Unattached 1:56:27
Phil Hindell Highland Hillrunners DNF

Junior Race
1 John McKechnie Highland Hillrunners 28:44

Culloden Forest Run
Thanks to Kevin and Judy for organising this devious, twisty 4 mile route round Culloden Forest. Although this was allegedly a race, the 9 who ran seemed to be taking it a bit easy, no doubt sussing out the route for next time and plotting to be the most improved runner.

Kevin's race report:
Nine intrepid explorers made their way to the appointed place to explore Culloden Woods on Thursday night. With unseasonally dry conditions underfoot the course was marked with sawdust and occasional hazard tape around a figure of eight shaped course, optimising the lesser known singletrack and muddy backtracks of the wood. Soon after the start the leading pack settled down into a convivial pace, much to the chagrin of the assembled crowd (one man and a dog) who had turned out expecting to see a proper dog fight among the eyes-a -popping runners.
Gilly Kirkwood set a record on the ladies course which will probably be difficult to beat, largely because it was not intended to set a ladies course and only Gilly knows the actual route she took between start and finish. Phil Hindell likewise claimed a time allowance for an unintentional detour but managed to find his way back to the finish line. Neil Speight was elected by the leading pack to be first across the line, therefore claiming a course record. Graeme Jervis was remarkable for saying 'After you ' three times immediately before the finish line.
1. Neil Speight 32.41
2. Willie MacLeod 32.42
3. Ross Bannerman 32.43
4. Graeme Jervis 32.44
5. Fran Williams 34.43
6. Phil Hindell 35.10
7. Gilly Kirkwood 35.40 ( Ladies Route)
8. Adrian Hodges 41.33
9. Steve Wells 41.33.
A race over the same course will be organised on the second Thursday of every month at 7pm over the summer from the bridge at Culloden Woods which goes under the railway track OS GR 727459, or approximately 600m directly south on a map from Culloden Academy.
The organiser reserves the right to fix handicaps in the series to those making inadequate effort. Next time I expect blood sweat and tears.
Yours sincerely,
the bloke who retired from the Craig Dunain race with a blister on his foot

Craig Dunain Hill Race 07.04.07
1. Colin Donnelly Lochaber AC 33:18
2. Kyle Grieg Forres Harriers 33:49
3. Graeme Campbell HHR 34:39
10. Ross Bannerman HHR 38:00
11. Natalie White Bingley Harriers 38:07
15. Mike Cumming HHR 39:09
22. Ian McIntyre HHR 42:14
25. Karen MacLeod Inverness Harriers 42:39
28. Martin MacLean HHR 43:36
32. Eilidh Paterson HHR 44:46
46. Andrew Clark HHR 49:35
53. Kevin Holliday HHR DNF
53 ran; full results here.

Balmacara Country Day Hill Race
As mentioned on the message board, there is a 3.5 mile hill race at the Balmacara Country Day, near Kyle of Lochalsh, on Saturday 12th May. Some more details here.

Knockfarrel Photos
Lots more photos from Knockfarrel on the photos page, mostly of the finish. Thanks to Fiona Ross for sending them on.

Craigdon Mountain Sports Discount Night
The next Club discount night at Craigdon will be on 26th April; more details here.

Thanks to Russell for sending a very comprehensive information sheet on tick borne diseases. See what he's found in his hair here.

Culloden Woods Trail Race
Also on the message board; start at the middle railway bridge in Culloden Woods at 7pm on Thursday, will be a monthly race throughout the summer.

Knockfarrel Hill Race
There was another increased entry for this year's Knockfarrel race, no doubt boosted by the hot weather, which had almost completely dried out the course but made for some hard work on the sheltered climb to the Cnoc Mor trig. Colin Donnely followed up his win at Craig Dunain the previous week with a repeat performance, finishing a minute clear of HHR's Dave Cummins. Colin's Lochaber team mates Tom Smith (3rd) and Paul MacLean (4th) secured the team prize. Mari Todd continued where she left off at the end of the cross country season to win the women's race, with Lochaber's Dawn Scott in second place just ahead of HBT's Miranda Grant. HHR's Alex Brett was first male supervet, and Ali MacLeod first junior. First male veteran was Graham Whyte, while Karen MacLeod was first female veteran. Some photos on the photos page, thanks to Phil Brown, and more thanks to Paul Matheson here.

1 Colin Donnelly Lochaber AC MV 41:21
2 Dave Cummins Highland Hillrunners MV 42:19
3 Tom Smith Lochaber AC M 44:02
4 Paul MacLean Lochaber AC M 44:49
5 Ross Bannerman Highland Hillrunners M 44:50
6 Mari Todd Highland Hillrunners F 45:41
7 Stephen Gill Kieth and District AC M 46:30
8 Graham Whyte Inverness Harriers MV 46:34
9 Billy Skinner Inverness Hariers MV 46:44
10 Graeme Jervis Forres Harriers MV 47:08
11 David Gallie Inverness Harriers MV 49:01
12 Dawn Scott Lochaber AC F 49:25
13 Miranda Grant Hunters Bog Trotters F 49:47
14 Gerald Angus Kieth and District AC MV 50:39
15 Eilidh Wardlaw Hunters Bog Trotters F 50:54
16 Stewart Wilson Inverness Harriers MV 51:25
17 Ali Macleod Highland Hillrunners MJ 51:44
18 Alex Brett Highland Hillrunners MV50 52:16
19 Graham Jones Unattached M 52:43
20 Karen MacLeod Inverness Harriers F 52:53
21 Raymond Harrison Unattached MV 53:01
22 Eilidh Paterson Highland Hillrunners F 53:20
23 Ken Rumgay Lochaber AC MV 53:31
24 Malcolm Beharrel Nairn Roadrunners M 53:34
25 Adrian Hodges Forres Harriers M 54:26
26 Richard Church Unattached M 55:17
27 Karen MacLeod Unatached FV 55:30
28 Roger Boswell Unattached MV50 56:08
29 Simon Macmorren West Wight Roadrunners MV 56:18
30 Phil Hindell Highland Hillrunners M 57:03
31 Ian Adams Lochaber AC MV 57:55
32 Ian MacLennan Unattached M 58:44
33 Sarah MacAuley Forres Harriers F 60:44
34 Robert White Ullapool MV 61:10
35 Eric Dodd Highland Hillrunners MV 62:24
36 Alasdair Lawton Highland Hillrunners MV 62:29
37 Michael Johnston Unattached MV 62:39
38 Andrew Clark Highland Hillrunners M 63:15
39 George Reid Unattached MV50 63:24
40 Samantha Ross Brora Roadrunners F 63:59
41 Tilly Smith Deeside Runners FV 65:08
42 Claire Piper Forres Harriers FV 65:10
43 Keith Macrae Brora Roadrunners MV 65:33
44 Ron Smith Highland Hillrunners MV50 66:57
45 David Rudkin Unattached M 67:04
46 John McKechnie Highland Hillrunners MJ 67:36
47 Alan Cockburn Brora Roadrunners MV 69:08
48 Brenda Paul Unattached F 74:52
49 Rosie Crockard Millburn Harriers FV 76:54
50 Stewart McPherson Unattached M 78:42
51 Alasdair MacDonald Brora Roadrunners M 81:28

Lighthouse 10k, 07.04.07
1. Andrew Douglas Caithness AAC 33:58
2. Phil Mowbray HBT 34:16
3. Kyle Cowie MRR 34:55
12. Megan Mowbray HBT 41:41
24. Jackie Mair Inverness Harriers 44:32
30. Sarah Macauley Forres Harriers 46:37
38. Alice Snow HHR 47:55
39. Rob Shaw HHR 47:56
80 ran; full results available here

Highlander Mountain Marathon 31.03.07/01.04.07
The inaugural Highlander Mountain Marathon took place in Strathconon at the weekend. The event followed the traditional two day mountain marathon format, with the added bonus of mid camp food and celidh. The weather was magnificant, Strathconon was stunning and HHR's Alasdiar Lawton pulled off an impressive feat of organisation to make the event a sucess. Other club members involved included controller Ray Wilby, planner Ian Hay and general dogsbody Henry Blake, as well as others variously marshalling and doing all the other myriad jobs needed to run an event like this. The club also managed a good turnout in participating in the event, with the highlight being Ade Pottinger and Finlay Wild winning the score, in spite of a strong second day challenge by Kenny and Roddy Riddle, who eventually finished third. Neil Speight and Ewan Gillespie finished second in the B class by 10 minutes, rueing their lost 15 minutes of navigational chaos on day one. Alex Brett and Lynda Johnston fininshed 16th in the C class, while Alasdair McDougall and Russell McKechnie were 7th in the score. The Inov-8 team of Tim Higginbotham and Chris Near were emphatic winners of the A class, making off with a large claymore for their efforts. Full results available on the event website, along with a full list of controls for each course.

Lairig Mor, 17.03.07
Ross' ankle survived this year's race, while Henry now knows where the shortcut is so he'll be back next year.
1. Craig Mitchell Lochaber AC 1:30:37
2. Colin Donnelly Lochaber AC 1:32:12
3. John Kennedy Clydesdale Harriers 1:33:46
7. Henry Blake HHR 1:36:08
12. Neil Speight HHR 1:40:23
15. Ross Bannerman HHR 1:41:59
33. Amanda Blackhall Lochaber AC 1:53:42
37. Ellen Homewood Westerlands 1:58:06
38. Catriona Miller Westerlands 1:58:42
75 ran; full results here

1. Brian Marshall HELP 37:33
2. Andrew Wright Cambuslang 39:10
3. Marcus Scotney Shettleston 40:57
4. Graeme Campbell HHR 41:16
13. Jill Mykura Carnethy 46:15
28. Shirley Singh Unattached 56:02
35. Sharron Gunn Falkirk 1:00:05
40 ran

Inverness Half Marathon
Results below are based on the chip times availabe on raceahead. Far be it from me to argue with technology, but I'm sure I passed Andy on the track while he was wearing a Stornoway vest. Another excellent run by Graeme, and well done to all who ran. Should be some photos to follow.

1. Michael Carroll Perth Roadrunners 1:08:17
2. Ben Livesey Forres Harriers 1:08:28
3. Robert Gilroy Cambuslang 1:09:51
7. Graeme Campbell HHR 1:13:17
8. Cathy Mutwa Carnegie 1:13:19
49. Shona McIntosh Glasgow University 1:23:03
67. Alison Winship Garscube Harriers 1:24:17
107. Richard Lonnen HHR 1:27:32
141. Andy McMahon HHR 1:29:40
157. Phil Hindell HHR 1:30:32
162. Ranald Whyte HHR 1:30:58
240. Alex Brett HHR 1:35:45
241. Jonathan Appelby HHR 1:35:47
367. Rob Shaw HHR 1:40:50
648. Fiona Ross HHR 1:52:34
Ian MacDonald HHR DNF
1150 ran

Marshalls Needed for the Highlander Mountain Marathon 31st March /1st April 2007
The Highlander is a 2 day event for teams of 2 navigating their way over the hills somewehre near Inverness. Further details about the event are on the website
We need marshalls to help with:
Putting out controls – Thurs 29th/Fri 30th all day (you don’t need to be able to navigate just be happy to be out on the hill in all weathers!)
Car parking – Fri pm/eve/Sat 6.30 – 9.00am
Registration – Fri eve/Sat 6.30 – 9.00am
Handing out maps at the start – Sat 7.45 – 10.00am/Sun 6.45 – 9.00am
Road crossings – Sat pm/Sun pm
Helping at the finish – Sat pm/Sun pm
Checking runners through control points out on the course – Sat/Sun all day
Marshalls will be given a meal and gift (being supplied by Craigdon Mountain Sports) and our very grateful thanks. You could make a weekend of it – have a hill walk before or after your marshall stint and join us at the overnight camp where there will be a heated marquee, food, music and beer for a sociable night. Bring your own tent and sleeping bag. If you are able to help please contact Katy Boocock 01463 221536 email

Nairn 10k
The rain didn't materialise, but the wind did, and so did 350 runners for the first of this year's Northern Scot 10k series. Close wins in both the men's and women's races, and team wins for Forres men and Inverness women.

1. Paul Acari Unattatched 30:51
2. Simon Pride Forres Harriers 30:53
3. Darren Wigmore Forres Harriers 31:54
18. Ross Bannerman HHR 37:50
30. Phil Hindell HHR 39:17
34. Christine Milne Lothian 39:33
36. Morag Ross Inverness Harriers 39:39
40. Sarah Dunn Deeside Runners 40:20
104. Andrew Clarke HHR 45:57
131. Kenneth Naismith HHR 47:15
224. Roxy Bannerman HHR 54:51
321 ran.
Full results available here. 

Bishop Hill Race
1. Brian Marshall HELP 18:47
2. Dan Whitehead Cosmics 19:28
3. Graeme Campbell HHR 19:29
28. Eilidh Wardlaw HBT 24:37
34. Kate Jenkins HBT 25:45
37. Judith Turner Carnegie 25:59
67 ran
Full results

Elgin Cross Country
Congratulations to Mari for winning the women's district league cross country title with her fourth straight victory at Elgin. Inverness Harriers win the women's team prize for the 2006/2007 season, with Forres winning the men's, led home again by league champion Ben Livesey. Ross was HHR's only counter in the mens' race, and he finished 13th overall in the league. Full results here.

Senior women
1. Mari Todd HHR 26:50
2. Dawn Scott Lochaber AC 27:39
3. Eleanor Reid Inverness Harriers 29:14
21 ran

Senior men
1. Ben Livesey Forres Harriers 34:07
2. Simon Pride Forres Harriers 35:33
3. Ross Arbuckle Keith and District 35:47
23. Ross Bannerman HHR 39:35
41 ran

Rob and Alice's Charity Dinner
Apologies to Rob for not putting this up sooner; it's a copy of his email some of you will already have received about a do on 9th March.
Alice and I are both running the London Marathon for Huntingtons Scotland and between us have £1,000 minimum to raise, but we hope to beat that.
We have planned a follow-up to the enormously successful Invergordon Runners christmas night, but this time two nights before the Inverness Half. So its a Pasta party (other options available) and a bit of fun, auctioning off a few things we can get from local businesses, friends and the wine rack, cellar etc.
If you would like to join us please try and persuade as many people as you can - there are bulk discounts and incentives for full tables. You do not have to be a runner to come, just bring a sense of humour and an appetite, and any bronze coinage in your house - prize for the biggest bag of bronze coinage!
Please email back and book your slot, you can pay me on the night (cash or cheques please) or between now and then. Main thing is to commit it to your diary, bring a friend, bring an item to auction, bring a musical instrument if you play! Hopefully a good auctioner will be on hand, and some fun powerpoints, and a bit of music...we have an upper limit of about 65 folk, so get in quick, the mark-up on the tickets is not huge (believe me).

If you're interested in going drop an email to

Craigdon Discount Night
Craigdon Mountain Sports, Academy Street, Inverness; Thursday 1st March 5:30pm - 7:00pm; 20% off outdoor stock, 15% off ski and board gear.

Elgin Cross Country
The final cross country league race takes place from Elgin High School (NJ 210 615) this Saturday. Course map and race times are on the Northleague website, here.

Carnethy 5 Hill Race
1. Rob Jebb Bingley Harriers 47:59
2. Jethro Lennox Shettleston Harriers 48:32
3. Scott Fraser Edinburgh University 48:51
25. Angela Mudge Carnethy 56:09
114. James MacAllister HHR 64:34
418. Dick Armour HHR O/60 88:02
484 ran

Inchnadamph Photos
A few photos of this year's trip to Inchnadamph are on the photos page, some more to follow. Another good weekend, with Russell and co heading up Canisp on Saturday, while Henry and Phil let the side down by heading off on a road run. Sunday's clearing of the cobwebs walk was up to the site of a 1941 air crash and the grave of the crew on Beinn an Fhurain, some more information here.

Inchnadamph Weekend
Remember to contact Inchnadamph Lodge to book your place for this weekend! Phone Margaret at the Lodge on 01571822218 or email

Scottish National Cross Country
Senior women
1. Freya Murray Edinburgh Southern Harriers 29:40
2. Catriona Morrison Unattached 29:55
3. Angela Mudge Carnethy 30:13
21. Mari Todd HHR 32:40
131 ran, congratulations to Carnethy for winning the womens' team title.

Inverness Cross Country
Another convincing win by Mari keeps her on course for the league title with one race remaining. An incomplete men's team was led home by Graeme, with Ross and Phil the other finishers. Thanks to Inverness Harriers for hosting the event and for devising an enjoyably challenging route. Full results available on the league website here. 

Senior women
1. Mari Todd HHR 23:47
2. Dawn Scott Lochaber AC 25:09
3. Eleanor Reid Inverness Harriers 26:09
20 ran

Senior Men
1. Graeme Bartlett Forres Harriers 33:37
2. Ben Livesey Forres Harriers 33:38
3. Colin Donnelly Lochaber AC 34:05
7. Graeme Campbell HHR 34:40
16. Ross Bannerman HHR 36:46
44. Phil Hindell HHR 44:30
49 ran

10k Series
More details to follow once dates have been finalised, but look out for another local 10k series in the spring and summer, comprising at least the Portmahomack (7th April), Tain (27th June?) and Brora (8th July) races.

Inchnadamph Weekend
This year's trip to Inchnadamph Lodge will be on the weekend of 17-18th February. Contact the Lodge directly to book a place, contact details here. Bedding provided, bring your own food and lemonade. Available for Friday night as well as Saturday if required. A weekend not to be missed, and bring a torch.

Inverness Cross Country
Details of the next cross country league race at Inverness on 3rd of February are available on the league website here.

Kieth Cross Country
Mari continued her domination of the women's league, while Ali made his debut in the under 17's race, and Ross had another good run in the senior men's race.

Senior Women
1. Mari Todd HHR 27:02
2. Dawn Scott Lochaber AC 27:43
3. Sheila Gollan Inverness Harriers 28:19
21 ran

Under 17 Boys
1. Graeme Taylor Caithness AAC 23:37
2. Grant Cameron Forres Harriers 24:14
3. Kenny Wilson Moray Roadrunners 27:26
5. Alistair MacLeod HHR 27:26
7 ran

Senior Men
1. Ben Livesey Forres Harriers 33:40
2. Graeme Bartlett Forres Harriers 34:58
3. Keith Buchan Fraserburgh 35:30
15. Ross Bannerman HHR 38:33
44 ran

Full results here

Several club members took part in the 24 hour mountain bike event last weekend. Russell was the only one who attempted it solo, and finished 14th after completeing 9 laps. Paul, Alistair, Gill, Rob and Kevin all found their way into various teams, check out the full results here.

East Sutherland
Welcome and best wishes to the newly formed East Sutherland AC; more information is available from the Active Schools coordinator Louise Nadin, on 01408 635214 or

AGM Minutes
A copy of the minutes from the 2006 AGM is here.

Aonach Mor
Graeme kicked off 2007 with a fine 6th place at the Aonach Mor uphill race held on New Year's Day. For the host club Lochaber, Dave Rodgers and Dawn Scott won overall.

1. Dave Rodgers Lochaber AC 24:06
2. Colin Donnelly Lochaber AC 24:24
3. Dan Whitehead Cosmics 24:43
6. Graeme Campbell HHR 25:53
26. Dawn Scott Lochaber AC
97 ran
Full results here

Wyvis Run
Alex, Ross, Neil and Ron made the trip up the Ben on New Years' Day, photos on the Photos page, thanks to Ross.

View Rock Results
There were some impressive PB's during the 2006 running of the View Rock Challenge, with the top spots going to Henry and Roxy. Thanks again to Ross for the donations of a hamper, won by Kevin, and the mystery prize of free coffee for a year at Tore Services, won by Phil. Sell your shares in Bannerman Inc now. If you missed the chance to run the route this time, don't panic as it's included in the 2007 Challenge Series.

Henry Blake 7:10 to top, 16:42 finish
Ross Bannerman 8:05, 18:33
Kevin Holliday 10:01; 22:22
Roxy Bannerman 10:25; 23:00
Phil Hindell 10:21; 23:20
Jude Watmough 24:20

As well as Ross' pictures from Wyvis, there are some photos from Russell of the Hogmanay Ord Hill Relay, also on the photos page.

Highlander Mountain Marathon
HHR's Alasdair Lawton and co are organising this new event, to take place over the weekend of 31st March/1st April this year. Marshalls are required, so if you're not running it and can help out, please contact Alasdair on Marshalls also wanted for next weekend's Strathpuffer, also contact Alasdair if interested.

The Routes page is looking a bit thin on the ground; thanks to contributors so far, but please send in your favoutrite training routes to add to the collection for everyones' benefit. Thanks!

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