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  • Darnaway 21 Feb

    At the HHR AGM, the discussions included a wee chat about the possibility of having an HHR Orienteering outing in 2016. 

    A date early in the year, before the busy race period kicks off sounded like a plan.

    On 21st February there is an event at Darnaway Forest, so not too far to travel.

    There is a full spread of courses from White to Brown, see link below, and Darnaway is thought of as one of the best areas in Scotland for Orienteering, it's very runnable open woodland.

    http://www.moravianorienteering.org/events/darnaway-east-level-c-colour-coded-sun-21-feb-16

    To make it a wee competition, there is a way to score the different courses by using the same system as INVOC's club champs.

    This would be adapted for our fun challenge, so bragging rights and cheap prizes could be on offer!

    Points calculated =  The average of the first 3 finishers' times for your course is divided by your time and the result multiplied by the relevant magic number for each course difficulty.

    White and Yellow are beginner levels for young kids, tend to be v short, and stick to paths.

    Orange and Light Green are for progressing towards competent map reading, but not too difficult.

    Green to Brown are the same high technical difficulty but with increasing length (You'll need to be good with a compass for these).

    More beginners info at:

    https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/newcomers_guide

    So, to gauge interest, please let me know if you are interested in having a go at the HHR Orienteering challenge.

    Also let me know if anyone would be interested in some basic training / tips, possibly on an evening before the event.

    Depending on interest, more info to follow...

    There are also 2 semi-perm courses near Aviemore until end of Feb, if you want some forest practice

    http://www.scottish-orienteering.org/soa/page/regular-orienteering-map-programme

    Fun quiz if you want to practice your Orienteering map symbols

    http://www.maprunner.co.uk/cd/

    Wullie Nicolson

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  • Priceless

    Thanks to Becki and her team, it doesn't cost you anything to be rescued but if you are it's priceless.

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  • Alec

    The great adventure

    Runner Highland hill Runner.

    Such a nice guy Highlander

    His Pride and Joy his girls Lynda and Kirsty

    His faithful friend Struie

    Alec loved wild places to travel and roam he was part of a family of friends that would meet up for running and banter. From Croick to Inverlael , lochinver to ledmore, Across Knoydart all on high ground, up the great Glen, the Cairgorms, Jura, Mt Keen and across Wester Ross that names a few, lots of time solo but thats what we do.

    Great times remembered every year at Inchnadaph lodge after a hard day on the hill where energy levels were kept in reserve for the games and the crack, balloon football, table tennis (Alec always brought the table tennis kit) and place the bottle.

    Alec was Mr consistent every year competed in the Strath Conon race, Highland Cross, Wilderness Challenge and Ben Nevis some for over 30 years and never missed one. Others would be bragging but not Alec these races were routine to Alec like buying milk at the corner shop How did he mange it to stay so fit and well year after year and in between trek cycle and race abroad and at home not for getting the heavy labour of his building work and most recently the single handed construction within his yard. No one else could have done that and one ever will that was Alec.

    Alec loved the banter the race the adventure we remember all these times with friends together. Its so sad Alec's gone but remember the banter the race the adventure and put a smile on your face and lets pull it together.

    Thank You Alec its been an honour

    Russell

    I'm just writing to say how shocked, and very sad I am to hear the news about Alec - (quite by chance, via Scotland teletext headlines). It's such a huge shame.

    It was an absolute pleasure to meet Alec when we were both among those taking part in the 1997 Everest Marathon. He was a lovely man.

    - I'm pretty sure I sent him a photo that I took whilst I was heading away from Namche Bazaar, on the Thamo loop (ie the last 6 miles of the marathon), and he was heading back, towards the finish! - I'm away from my house at the moment but will email it to you when I can (hopefully next week).

    In 2005, it was great to bump into him again - at the World Masters weekend, in Keswick. We had a nice catch up, in the refreshment tent.

    It's good to know that he was still running in the hills and thoroughly enjoying outdoor life, and it's no surprise at all to read of his involvement in the local community, and the running club, and to hear how very well liked he was, by so many people.

    My sympathy to you, and to all who were lucky enough to meet Alec - please would you pass on my sympathy, and my wholehearted condolences, to his family.

    With fond, and happy, memories of Alec

    Best Wishes,

    Gill Evans

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  • Alex Brett's funeral

    Alexander Brett, loved and loving partner of Lynda, much loved dad to Kirsty, dear brother and brother-in-law to Alicia and Sandy, treasured uncle to Sandra and Alicen and a wonderful friend to many.

    Funeral service at St Clement's Parish Church, Dingwall on Monday, October 5, at 2 p.m., to which all friends and family are respectfully invited.

    Family flowers only please, but a donation, if desired, can be given at the service to Dundonnel Mountain Rescue and Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

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  • Meall a' Bhuachaille 12 sept

    Race start time is changed to 1430 and reg is 1230-1400

    The entry fee is £10 which includes food in the Bothy after the race.

    Jnr race 5k 180m starts at 2pm entry £1

    Note- There is a mountain bike race passing through Badaguish, All runners must take 

    care (especially Children) crossing the road. There will also be a 

    marshal directing traffic so slow right down as you drive in.

    if you can help at this race please contact Russell

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  • Strathpeffer Highland Games Hill Race

    Hill Race Strathpeffer Highland Games

    Sat Aug 8th 1.30pm

    Main race now goes up the grass fields as last year and then reverts to the old course up the very steep face on the north side of Knockfarrel.

    Prizes in this race for first 4 men and ladies, and first 40+, 50+, and 60+

    Age for this race is 16+

    The junior courses are in two separate categories for 12/13 and 14/15 year olds prizes for first 3 boys and girls in each category.

    Their course is 3.4km and 125m climb and turns at the gate at the top of the fields.

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  • Slioch Horseshoe online entry

    Online entry opens Sunday 5th April at 8pm

    Enter online

    https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=2029

    Edit entries

    https://www.sientries.co.uk/edit_entry.php?event_id=2029

    Entry list

    https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=2029

    Records:

    Male 1:54:17 Finlay Wild (2012)

    Female 2:28:11 Angela Mudge (2012)

    Minimum age 18.

    Entry Requirements Minimum 3 Cat AL/AM races in the past 2 years.

    Mandatory Kit: Full waterproof body cover, warm hat or buff, appropriate map of the course and compass (GPS/phone not acceptable), whistle. All items must be carried for the duration of the race.

    The 2015 Race is part of the Scottish Long Classics and the only race in the 2015 SHR Championship to be hosted in the North of Scotland District.

    No entries on the day.

    http://www.scottishhillracing.co.uk/RaceDetails.aspx?RaceID=RA-0214

    Race Organiser

    John Hitchen

    Slioch Horseshoe Race

    sliochrace@gmail.com

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  • Cioch Mhor hill race - 4th April

    Cioch Mhor hill race - 4th April

    Alex Brett urgently looking for help.

    Marshals, registration, results and bakers - all needed.

    Contact Alex at weetabix07@btinternet.com or

    07759377316

    http://www.scottishhillracing.co.uk/RaceDetails.aspx?RaceID=RA-0052

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  • 2015 club races

    The club are organizing 5 races this year. Any offers of help should be sent to the organiser directly.

    Cioch Mor - 4th April

    Alex Brett

    weetabix07@btinternet.com 07759 377316

    Fyrish 3 Tops - 9th May

    Dave Wilby

    davewilby2000@yahoo.co.uk 07714 571627

    New route for 2015.

    Slioch Horseshoe - 30th May

    John Hitchen

    sliochrace@gmail.com 07964 678315

    Slioch Horseshoe back on. And a counter in the Scottish Hill Runners championship.

    Meall a’Bhuachaille - 12th September

    Russell Mckechnie

    r.mckechnie@hotmail.co.uk 07523 311730

    Note - date change for Meall a' Bhuachaille. Now 12th September.

    Knockfarrel - 7th November

    Becki Mckenzie

    beccamckenzie2009@hotmail.co.uk 07843 560023

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  • 2015 Club Championship

    Ben Nevis race entry form will be available tomorrow @ 12:00

    http://www.bennevisrace.co.uk/

    4 counting races from the following 12....

    21 March - Craig Dunain (9k - 250m)

    18 April - Beinn Ratha (10.8k - 240m)

    6 June - Trotternish Ridge (26k - 2,000m)

    27 June - Meall an t-Suidhe (4.8k - 450m)

    25 July (tbc) - Strathconon Games (6.2k - 460m)

    8 August - Strathpeffer Games (new route for 2015 c6.5k - 250m)

    5 September - Ben Nevis (14k - 1,360m)

    19 September - Invercharron Games (7k - 300m)

    4 October - Bennachie (12.8k - 550m)

    November (tbc) - Tain Hill Trail Race (c18k - 320m)

    28 November - North District XC Championship (10k - not much)

    There will also be an 'El Presidente Mystery Race'.

    Information will be posted nearer the time - all that's known is it will be offroad, hilly and unmarked.

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douglas.macdonald@hotmail.co.uk

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