Previous days out and races.
A festive long training run round the Striding Arches.
Hartfell HRC members had cracking day out between Christmas and the new year combining Hill running and Culture, they ran round the route of the Striding Arches near Moniaive, art in the landscape, the distance was about 10 miles with 2,700ft of climbing. The Arches were constructed by well know local Artist Andy Goldsworthy, there are other arches made of Dumfriesshire sandstone designed by Andy Goldsworthy in Canada, the United States and New Zealand.
The day was finished off with a "tailgate picnic" of festive treats and a small tipple of Alison's excellent Slone Whisky at the Brye.
The Moffat Mountain Marathon Challenge, 3M Round.
See the full report of Alison and Kevin record setting 3M round attempt supported by club members.
HHRC take the team prize at Merrick Hill race.
Hartfell members took 2nd male, 2nd female, 1st V50 1st V40 1st FV40 and the team prize at Merrick Hill Race on the 15th September. Full results to follow when they are published. A few photos below.
Hartfell Horse Shoe Race Report.
Bob Graham Round Support Leg 4.
4 off our members went down to the Lake District to support one of Tinto Hill Runners in his Bob Graham round attempt, Alison and Kevin supported on Leg 4 from Wasdale to Honister while Nigel and Jennifer provided the all important road back up. Alistair did brilliantly to complete the round in 21:41. Alistair's father completed the round number 155 40 years ago, it was fitting his father ran in at the end with his son. A lovely day was had on the hill by all.
St Mary's Loch Triathlon.
Well done to Jane, taking second in her class at the St Mary's Loch Triathon, 1,500 meter open water swim, 25 miles bike race finish off with a 10k trail race.
Muckle Toon Festival
The club had a good turn out of runners for the Langholm Muckle Toon Festival, not only for the 5k 10k and 1/2 Marathon distance trail races but also for the 60 mile Sportive. The members did well in the prizes too, Kevin winning the 1/2 Marathon, Rory 1st V50, Janet 1st V50, Kenny 1st V70, Jim 1st V80. Former Sports presenter for the BBC2 Chris Evens show Vassas was presenting the prizes. Also there this year giving talks was Nicky Spinks.
Durisdeer Hill Race.
In this year's race, first male home was Peter Mackie from Glasgow-based Shettleston Harriers and, traveling up from England's Mecca of fell running, the first lady was Catherine Evans running for Keswick AC. Full report and results are on the competitions page.
A few photos from the trip to Goatfell Hill race on Arran, most club members ran well, a special mention to Adam Anderson 1st vet 50 in a good class field.
5 HHRC members made it to the Hillybilly Duathlon, Kevin and Craig won 1st V50 team class and broke the course record by 6 minutes, Neil was 2nd in the V40 Class.
A few photos and a Video from the recce of the Durisdeer Hill Race Route on the 5th May.
Moyle Hill Race.
Thank you to Graham and Andy for organising the race, a great time was had by all who partook, and the winners were:-
First woman Alison Banford in 40:51, second woman Rosie Allen in 43: 05.
First Man Graham McLellan 36:10, Second Man Ally Wright 36:44, third man Adam Anderson 36:53.
Photos of the race can be found in the SC gallery page.
Thank you to John Goldsworthy for the Video from our tour of the Striding Arches.
HHRC members and friends had a cracking day out today combining Hill running and Culture, we ran round the route of the Striding Arches near Moniaive, art in the landscape. The Arches were constructed by well know local Artist Andy Goldsworthy, there are other arches made of Dumfriesshire sandstone designed by Andy Goldsworthy in Canada, the United States and New Zealand.
We were very lucky today to have Andy's brother John guide us round the route and give us information on the arches, thanks John. We had a super turnout of nearly 20 runners and walkers, the group split into 3 to accommodate all abilities on the hill.The full route was just under 11 miles. The day was finished off with a picnic by the Brye.