2018 Christmas handicap

We are working hard to finalise details for this year’s club handicap races. The races will take place on Sunday 16th December, with the first races for U 13s starting at 12 noon. Subject to confirmation from Caird Park golf club that we can use their facilities, the races will take place in Caird Park over a modified route, due to ongoing construction works.

There will be a simplified route with everyone racing one or more laps over the bottom part of the park. It’s relatively flat with one downhill section and a climb up the steps near the burn to the finish.

More details of the timings and the new race route are on the “Events” page of this site

As usual, there will be tasty steak pies for the winner in each age category and refreshments will be available after the race.

As soon as I have confirmation from the golf club, I will post this on the website and the Facebook page.

Looking forward to a good turnout for the races this year

Dave

AGM 2018

The 2018 club AGM will take place on Thursday 25th of October at 19:30 in the Dundee Ice Arena.  As a result of the AGM taking place on this evening junior training will be cancelled.

Stirling 10k

The latest counter for the Senior Road Championship was the Stirling 10k which was also the Scottish 10k Championship.  There was a healthy turnout of Hawk’s on a blustery day.  First home I blue and white was Kris Jones with a fantastic time of 29:57 to claim another national title.  James Donald was next home in 31:15 to finish 1st m20 and also take home national gold!!

Sidlaw Sunset Chase Race results

Tonight saw 11 Hawks out on the Sidlaw hills for the latest Sunset Chase race. Unfortunately there was little sight of the sunset. A total of 24 turned out for the race which continues the upward trend of support for this race. Johnny McBain set a new male course record of 35:27 and new Hawk; Jo Simpson (running for Ambleside tonight) set a new ladies course record of 42:17.

A few wrong turnings meant some got temporarily lost, but everyone got back to the finish line before the need for the head torches to come out!

This race now concludes this year’s hill racing championship series and full results of that; are on the relevant page on this website. This year’s champions are:

Overall Champion – Steve Matthews;  M40 Champion – Ray Tully; M50 Champion – Alan Kennedy; M60 Champion – Dave Hanlon; M70 Champion – Steve Cromar.

Unfortunately none of the Ladies categories were fully contested

Thanks to everyone who helped out on the night.

Results here

Sept 2018

Club Pathways and Development Officer

In April 2018, Michelle Bruce started in post as Club Pathways and Development Officer, an exciting role for Dundee Hawkhill Harriers as Michelle will be working with the club, Scottish Athletics and Leisure and Culture Dundee to deliver on key Athletics objectives over the next 4 years.
The 3 partners will work together with the principle aim of strengthening the infrastructure of athletics in and around the City of Dundee and to work together to secure sustainable increases in the participation and performance of developing athletes.
Michelle will provide day-to-day support within the club, working alongside the Committee, membership and partners to develop and where appropriate enhance the following core areas: club development plan, procedure and policies (including legal status), support and develop the club committee and management structure, improve marketing and communication, implement new financial and membership systems – ultimately resulting in a seven day a week club business.
Most of this work will contribute to the completion of the Regional Performance Centre, to ensure that Dundee Hawkhill Harriers alongside Leisure and Culture Dundee are ready to commence new sessions available for all ages to participate in Athletics on a daily basis.
Michelle would to be happy to hear from any club member on any club aspect so feel free to get in touch with her at michelle.bruce@leisureandculturedundee.com.

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