By HHR, 19-May-2013 14:14:00
Ross will be guiding a recce of the new Fyrish 3 Tops race route at 1pm Saturday 25th May.
Everyone welcome, Roadies too! (although we won't show them the shortcuts...)
Anyone wanting to marshal at the race on June 1st should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
By HHR, 13-May-2013 12:46:00
The inaugural Glencalvie Challenge Dualthlon saw HHR finish in 4 of the first 5 places.
Dave Cummins blasted off on the first 14 mile cycle in a typical cold and rainy day in May...
Dave lead Russell Owen by a minute or so at the first transition.
Stevie Mcintyre then stormed round the 11 mile run to catch Dave by half way. Both arriving at the second transition together.
Dave pulled away on each of the climbs on the return cycle to win by 3 minutes.
Russell lost a few minutes on the run, but used his cyclocross skills on the second cycle to finish 4th, almost snatching 3rd.
New recruit Gavin Whiteside had a great race to finish 5th.
By HHR, 03-May-2013 18:38:00
Last sat three Highland Hill Runners took part in one of the toughest UK ultra races the 53 mile Hoka Highland Fling which follows the West Highland Way from Milngavie to Tyndrum. The weather window on race day was perfect and fast times where predicted especially as it was also the UK and Scottish athletics trail championship race.and also counted for the GB ultra trail team selection. The race was won in a new course record of 7:02:50 by Lee Kemp. Female winner was Tracy Dean in 9:12:21.Of our guys Ryan Mckenzie finished in a fantastic 20th position 08:54:14 2hrs faster than his last attempt next was Stuart Malcolm 45th in 09:31:08 great time for first Highland Fling and no doubt we will see Stuart finishing a few more ultras. John Moffat was next 178th in 11:17:27 lets hope John recovers in time for his next race the Cateren Trail 55 on 18 may. 416 runners finished the race. 47 dnf
By HHR, 29-Apr-2013 18:46:00
Struie Hill and Loch Beag Two great hill routes not often visited
Sat 4th May 1200
Park on the B9176 beneath Struie Grid 651 848
First race Struie Hill
Up to cairn on Struie along the ridge to Struie Hill
turn round and back same way. 4 miles 1500ft
Second race Loch Beag
Timed start at 15sec intervals last finisher from Struie Hill
starts first. Goes up a rough track then a narrow sheep track
and deep heather to the small Loch Beag go round loch and
back down same way. 2 miles 800ft
By HHR, 23-Apr-2013 10:18:00
9 brave souls headed north to Reay to battle the howling gales and waist deep mud at the Beinn Ratha hill race. Ross Bannerman was first HHR home after skipping across the peat to finish second. Dougie Macdonald was next hillrunner back to the golf club, but he wasn’t so successful at avoiding the bottomless bog. Karen Lyons followed Ross’ lead by avoiding the swamp to win the womens race in a new record time. Morina Macdougall was 2nd woman, but followed Dougie’s line through the deepest of the bog. Other HHR’s to battle to the finish were Gordie Taylor, Alex Brett, Ray Wilby, Laura Maclellan and Becky Mackenzie. HHR won the team battle with North Highland Harriers to claim the beer.
Beinn Ratha was the 2nd round of the club championship. Dougie leads Ross by 198 to 196 points. Morina and Karen are tied for 1st with 199 points.
Next round of the championship is Glamaig on July 6th. Details on the fixtures page.
Stevie Macintyre had a superb run to 2nd in the Man v Horse from Whitebridge to Dores. Claire Piper was 1st women. Other hillrunners to race were last years winner Graham Whyte, local man Alex Sutherland and Angus and Lorraine Macleod.
Stuart Forrest completed the London Marathon in 3:35:16 – finishing before Mo had stopped counting his money.
Graham Briffett and Russell Owen ran the Mull Hill Race
By HHR, 08-Apr-2013 09:36:00
We were all very fortunate on Saturday as weather conditions were just about perfect for the 12th Cioch Mhor hill race, the river level was low and visibility good, apart from that chilly east wind. There was 62 entries in the senior race, including 4 runners from Sweden, who had come over especially to run in the Clachnaben race, which was cancelled due to snow conditions, and our race numbers increased because of this. The underfoot conditions obviously suited Finlay Wild as he set a new course record of 1:05:12 , an improvement of over 3 minutes, he was followed by Gordon Lennox in 1:09:05, and Brian Marshall in 1:10:16.
Luck was on our side as by 4pm sleet and rain had arrived, on Sunday the ground was covered by approx 10cm of snow!!!!.
1st Finlay Wild 1:05:12
2nd Gordon Lennox 1:09:05
3rd Brian Marshall 1:10:16
1st Morina Macdougall 1:22:59
2nd Diane Baum 1:23:58
3rd Roma Shepherd 1:25:38
MV40 Brian Marshall 1:10:16
FV40 Karen Lyons 1:27:08
MV50 Alan Smith 1:13:13
FV50 Joan Wilson 1:38:30
MV60 Ray Wilby 1:40:19
Male Team HHR
Ross Bannerman 1:14:44
Steven McIntyre 1:14:47
David Gallie 1:18:38
Female Team HHR
Morina Macdougall 1:22:59
Karen Lyons 1:27:08
Rebecca Mackenzie 1:49:57
Full results to follow.
The junior race started 5 mins after the senior race.
This was the first counter in the SAL junior league for 2013.
1st Alasdair Couper East Sutherland 25:15
2nd Peigi McKellar Stornoway 28:58
3rd Catriona Gordon East Sutherland 29:45
4th Erin Robinson RCAC 38:10
5th Molly Williams Cosmics 46:12
There were 5 entries. All enjoyed the course especially seeing the lambs in the fields as they ran past, hope to have more juniors next year.
By HHR, 05-Apr-2013 14:52:00
The course is in perfect running condition and as dry as a dingo!
Forecast is looking ideal
Directionally challenged kerb huggers might even manage tomorrow!
Anyone willing to marshal should track down Alex Brett at the sports centre anytime after 10am.
By HHR, 24-Mar-2013 22:10:00
The freezing windy weather didn't deter a record turn out of 68 runners which included 20 HHR's (probably a record!)
Gordon Lennox blasted off at breakneck speed - must have been his attempt to keep warm. The following dozen runners were so flummoxed by this that they headed off the race route and completed a lap of the Charleston pitches before rejoining the course. (Some claim they did considerably more!).
Unusually for Gordon he made no navigational errors to win convincingly, with what would have been a course record if the traditional course was used.
First hillrunner home was Dave Wilby finishing 2nd overall. Morina Macdougall and Karen Lyons had great races to finish 2nd and 3rd ladies.
Race organiser Billy Skinner had challenged the Roadies and HHR to a team challenge. They tried to do their best to unsettle us by moving the start/finish line, having a marshal direct us into the football pitches and changing which gate to reach at the top! After much deliberation and many attempts to find a way to change the inevitable outcome, we were anounced as inaugural winners of the Prestige Trophy.
Yet again confirming our position as the best running club in Inverness!
It was great to see so many at the first round of our club championship. Hopefully a few will travel north to Beinn Ratha for the next round on April 20th.
By HHR, 22-Mar-2013 09:13:00
Alex is looking for helpers on the day. Please contact him during the week before the race to let him know if you can help.
Race starts from back of Tulloch castle at 12pm and registration at the sports centre from 10.30am.
By HHR, 19-Mar-2013 21:09:00
The d33 starts in Duthie park Aberdeen goes up the Deeside way for 16.5 miles
turns round and heads back to Duthie. The route is a mixture of trails, tarmac and is is fairly flat most of the way. Race weather was not kind it was cold and rained all day
Ryan Makenzie and Jim Meeham along with another 250 runners braved the elements both Ryan and Jim managed some very respectable times. Ryan reached half way in 2:02 and finished 16th in 4:12:59 Jim finished 40th in 4:31:22. The winner was Craig Cunningham in 3:46:08
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