Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race

The next race in the club’s hill championship series is the club-hosted Glas Tulaichean uphill race which takes place on Saturday 3rd June at the very scenic Dalmunzie Estate in Glenshee (Spittal of Glenshee) This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in running on the hills to dip their toes, literally, into hill racing. The race follows a well-defined path (with a couple of short river crossings) from the farm up to the summit of Glas Tulaichean, which is a Munro if you want to claim “bagging a Munro.” Once at the summit you can jog back down at your own pace to the farm where there will be refreshments available. Entry on the day and Registration at the farm from 12:00 to 13:15 latest.

I am also  desperately looking for someone to help timekeeping at the summit so please get in touch if you can help 07714 221628

There’s also the Glas T “Toe Tickle” race for small kids if families want to let their wee ones run up a wee hill and down again – sweets and a certificate for finishers (as long as they are still smiling at the finish line!

Thanks,

Dave H

2017 Hill Racing Championships

Dates for you diaries

The following races will be included in this year’s club hill racing championship series. As usual you need to complete 3 short and 3 medium races to be eligible. This year I am going to add two short races which will be off-the-calendar races and just for Hawks to compete in. Details of these races which will be local, will be published in due course but the races will be in the summer/autumn. Watch this space….

11/03 Ben Gullipen (M)

25/03 Birnam Hill (S)

08/04 Clachnaben (M)

29/04 Norman Law (S)

18/05 Kinnoull hill (S)

03/06 Glas Tulaichean (S)

01/07 (Largo Law) (M)

07/07 White Tops (M)

20/08 Lomonds of Fife (M)

01/10 Bennachie (M)

21/10 Meall a Buachaille (M)

good luck everyone in this year’s races

Dave H

Broxburn

Is anyone who is going to Broxburn on Saturday able to pick up 50 plastic stakes from Alex Jackson from SA and bring them back to Dundee for me. They are needed for the Masters XC on 28th

Thanks

Dave

Volunteers for Masters XC needed

I have been asked by Scottish Athletics if we can provide 2-3 volunteers to assist at race declarations to distribute the team envelopes. You would need to assist at Ardler Community Complex on Saturday 28th January between 11 am and 1:30 pm. If you would like to help with this, please email me at kingofthehills@sky.com  or call/message me on 07714 221628

Thanks,

Dave Hanlon

2016 Hill Racing Championship

The last race in the 2016 Hill Racing Championships took place at Mealle a Buachaille  in the Cairngorm mountains on Saturday 22nd October. Three Hawks took part in the race – Billy Gibson, Chris Walsh and Phil Forte. Billy Gibson needed to run to complete the six required races – 3 Medium Category and 3 Short Category races. After running the Amsterdam  marathon in a PB of 2:43 last weekend, Billy wasn’t sure if he could do that but he did and in the end had a fine race leading the hawks home. Billy is the V40 Champion

Although Chris Walsh completed six races and was first senior in all but 1 of them, unfortunately he did not complete 3 short races, so the Senior Men’s Championship goes to Munro Stewart this year.

Phil Forte ran all but 2 of the series of races and had won the V50 Championship  back in August.

No other age categories or women’s categories were contested this year

Thanks and well done to everyone who took part and hope to see more of you competing next year

White Tops Hill Race

The club’s White Tops race is on Friday 1st July. I’m looking for people willing to help with marshaling and other duties. I don’t want anyone who is intending to race to help, but hopefully there are others who would like to help the club. Please contact me on 07714 221628 or email me at kingofthehills@sky.com

Glas Tulaichean Hill Race

After some lengthy discussions with the new owners at Dalmunzie Estate, they have agreed to allow us to continue to hold the Glas T uphill race. The race will take place on Saturday June 4th at 2:00 pm. It is too late to change the club hill race championship series but I hope that you will still support the race by either competing, assisting or just spectating. The Glas T “Toe Tickle” race for under 7s will also be held if there are enough kids who want to run. For more info give me a shout on 07714 221628 or at kingofthehills@sky.com

Dave H