Winter series Archive

Winter Series 2021/22


The Wamphray Glen Race this year, was due to Covid 19 kept low key so numbers could be kept down. Due to timber felling the route this year was slightly shorter by perhaps 0.1 of a mile. The outstanding run of the day was Lorna Hellam who if it had been the original course would have easily beaten her old course record with a time of 33:49 and finishing first female and a super 4th overall. Marie Marshal also ran well and if it hadn't been for Lorna time, she would have surely set a new course record. Roger Irving set an exceptional time in the V60 class too, coming in at 37:50. There was a great spread of food for all the runners and helpers afterwards. 

Including a very generous donation of £50 from someone who couldn't make the race due his wife taking a fall the race raised just under £400  for Nyia, a young 3 year old that her family are trying to raise money to get her treatment on a rare brain tumour.


Many thanks to Craig Malcolmson for putting on a great club race at Screel/Bengairn.  24 HHRC members turned out for the race and a good atmosphere was enjoyed. Alison Banford ran a fantastic race to win the Women's race with Lorna Hellam taking 2nd and Claire Ingram 3rd. Lucy Heycock ran well to win her age class and a bonus point. David Houstan ran another great race and was actually first over the line and first again out of HHRC runners and Adam Dickie of Dumfries Running Club was overall race winner. Adam Anderson topped out the age grade results with a very strong run and picked up a bonus point winning his age class. 


14 runners from HHRC head west to race in the Cairnsmore Hill race. The ladies did exceptionally well,  1st Female went to Lorna Hellam with Alison Banford in 2nd place 1st FV40 and Claire Ingram in 4th Female.  David Houston ran well to 5th place overall, first out of the HHRC members, Kevin Plummer came in 9th place and 1st MV50.

Tinto Hill Race: 

11 runners from HHRC took part in the race,  Adam Park was first out of the HHRC members with an impressive 14th overall. Rory Longmore gained a bonus point with a great run to win in the MV60 class and Alison Banford came 3rd in the FV40 class. Rory just topped the age grade adjusted results with Kevin Plummer just behind.

Winter Series 2019/20

Unfortunately, the 2019/20 race series was foreshortened due to COVID19.  The results after 5 of the 7 races were left to stand, these are:

Age Grade 1st Adam Anderson, 2nd Kevin Plummer, 3rd Alison Banford

Women 1st Alison Bamford, 2nd Jennifer Lee, 3rd Joanne Johnstone

Men 1st Adam Anderson, 2nd Kevin Plummer, 3rd Craig Malcolmson

Full results can be found in the members only page. 

Cairnsmore of Fleet Hell Race - Race Report by Yvonne Kerr

41 runners in total took part in the 5th Cairnsmore hell race, 12 Hartfell hill running club members took part. With Alison Banford and Adam Park yet again claiming the top spots. Adam Park won the race outright in a time of 1 hour 3 minutes and 55 seconds taking 40 seconds of the previous course record. Alison Banford was first lady in a time of 1 hour 13 minutes and 46 seconds. Adam Anderson was also in contention for the prises coming third overall in a time of 1-hour 7minutes and 21 seconds. It was also good to see new members, Janice Allan and Paul Widdowson competing under Hartfell hill running club colours for the first time. The race entries were donations to the SSPCA and a grand total of £400 was raised.

The club would like to thank Mark Hannay the race organiser for a splendid race and also thanks go to Maggie Hannay for the delicious post run refreshments, to Galloway mountain rescue for helping to marshal and to all other marshals, time keepers and to everyone who gave up their time to help.

Tour De Moffat Race - Race Report by Yvonne Kerr

32 runners took part in the Tour De Moffat race at the weekend (24th November). Entry was free with donations to Moffat mountain rescue and a fantastic sum of £327 was raised. The course is a mix of trail, hill and road and goes around the circumference of Moffat. Conditions were good for November with a slight drizzle, no wind and only slightly muddy on the field and hill sections.

It was good to see runners from other local clubs coming along to support the race and we had runners from Lauderdale limpers, Kirkintilloch Olympians, Tinto hill runners, Dumfries harriers, Hamilton harriers, Dumfries running club and Cairnsmore mile munchers. We would like to thank all runners for taking part. We would also like to thank Kevin Plummer and Jim Buchanan for organising the race. Thanks also go to Moffat Outdoors and Ambercare for sponsoring the prizes for each category and to all the marshals, time keepers, supporters and to anyone else who came along to help.

Adam Park of Hartfell hill running club was first overall in a time of 37.10 breaking last year's course record of 37.28 set by Matt Sullivan. Alison Banford also of Hartfell hill running club was first female overall in a time of 42.09 also breaking last year's course record 46.46 set by Rosie Allen. Second male was Marc Wilkinson from Lauderdale limpers (37.16) and third male and 1st male vet 50 was Adam Anderson of Hartfell hill running club in a time of 39.44. Second female overall was Claire McArthur of Hamilton harriers and third female overall was Auzzine Ward (50.02) of Kirkintilloch Olympians.

Ist vet 40 male was David Allsop (Kirkintilloch Olympians), 1st vet 50 male Adam Anderson (Hartfell), 1st vet 60 male Rory Longmore (Hartfell) and 1st vet 70 male was Kenny Patterson (Hartfell). 1st female Auzzie ward (Kirkintilloch Olympians), 1st female vet 40 Alison Banford (Hartfell), 1st female vet 5o Janet Priestley (Hartfell) and 1st female vet 60 Clare Noble. 

Tinto Hill Race - Race Report by Yvonne Kerr

11 Hartfell hill running club runners took part in the Tinto hill race on the 3rd of November. Overall 188 runners took part in the race. Conditions at the time of the race were dry with glimpses of blue sky and no wind to speak of. The route itself was muddy and slippy in places after a week of wet weather.

Winner of the race was Eoin Lennon from Carnethy hill running club (31.34) and first lady was our very own Alison Banford in a time of 41.33

First Hartfell runner was Leo Blamire in a time of 38.02, second Hartfell runner was Adam Anderson in 38.51 and third Hartfell runner was Alison Banford (41.33). well done to all runners who took part and our thanks go to Carnethy hill running club and Tinto hill running club for a great well organised hill race and for their hospitality. 

Winter Series 2018/19

      Tinto Hill Race 2nd November 2019