Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race Report

Sunshine & a light chasing breeze brought a good turnout of 42 runners to Dalmunzie Estate for this year’s Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race.  Despite the warm conditions Dundee Hawkhill’s Kristian Jones’ winning time shaved 22s from the 21 year old course record to cover the 670m ascent in a superb 33m28s.  Ally Beaven of Highland Hill Runners & Westies’ Brian Bonnyman (also 1st V40) followed in 2nd & 3rd places.  In the womens’ race, Chantel Clark of Dundee & Angus Cani-Cross (minus dog on this occasion!) was first lady to the top in 50m41s, with Ella Peters (Glasgow Caledonian University) 2nd & Hilary Ritchie (Fife AC, also 1st V50) 3rd.  Congratulations to all the runners.  It was a spectacular day to be out on the hills & everyone seemed to come back down with a smile on their face.

Many thanks to Dalmunzie Estate for continuing to support this terrific race so well, and also to our small army of marshals & catering helpers for the smashing post race tea (Irene Cromar, Jackie Kennedy, Charlie Love, Catherine & Grace Matthews, Katherine Lawlor & Ruth Levack).  Particular thanks also to previous race director Dave Hanlon for invaluable advice & help on the day.

See you all next year!

Follow link for Results; photos from Catherine, Grace & Bill Duff here.

Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race – help needed!

The Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race will take place on Saturday 26th of May with a 2pm start.  This is a club organised race and we still require help with this event including registration, timekeeping and assistance with post race catering.  Can anyone able to help please get in touch with Steve Matthews on 01382 807181 or at s.p.matthews@dundee.ac.uk

The race is a well-established fixture on the Scottish hill running calendar & is a great introduction to hill running involving a straightforward ascent of the ‘Munro’ Glas Tulaichean at Spittal of Glenshee.  Expect your 10km time plus 20-30%.  Registration is £7 (£5 to Scottish Athletics members) on the day from 12 noon.  Come along & unleash your inner hill runner!

Full race details at http://www.dundeehawks.co.uk/hill-races/ & on Facebook

Any contributions to the post-race tea will also be gratefully received!

Whitetops Hill race

The Whitetops Hill Race will take place on Friday 15th of June with a 7:30 pm start.  Registration in the Kirkton of Auchterhouse village hall from 6:00.  Entry on night will be £7 for non SA members and £5 for affiliated runners.

This is a club organised race and we still require help with this event including registration, marshalling and assistance with post race catering.  Can anyone interested please get in touch with Billy Gibson on 07913664614 or at calumruaridh@googlemail.com

Road Championship rules clarification.

The senior road championship tables this year will appear slightly differently.  All age group athletes will be included in the club championship table no matter age category.  Points will also be awarded in age category but an athlete can only win one prize.  If a veteran wins the club championship then the next best runner will receive the trophy in that category.  As there may be more athletes running the combined championship, scoring has been adjusted slightly and can be found on the championship page.