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NEXT EVENTS 27-28/04/13 - Run Balmoral 28/04/13 - Lighthouse 10K & 5K, Portmahomack
27/04/13 - Scrabster Hill Trail Run (~5 miles)
27-28/04/13 - Run Balmoral
28/04/13 - Lighthouse 10K & 5K, Portmahomack
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Other Useful Fixture Lists
- For a list of races other than the above, see www.scottishathletics.org.uk
- For a full list of hill races, see www.shr.uk.com
|1||Dorrery Dash (2 miles) @ 11am||-||-|
|6||Dunnet Beach & BarkTrail Run (7 miles)||Map||-|
|8||Wick Tri Club Winter Series #4||-||-|
|12||North District Cross Country - Dornoch||Link||-|
|20||Thurso Moors Trail Run (3 mile loops)||Map||-|
|26||North District Cross Country - Keith||Link||-|
|26||Wick Haggis Bash||Link||-|
|2||Masters National Championship - Forres||-||-|
|3||Reay Classic Trail Run (7.8 miles)||Map||-|
|9||North District Cross Country - Forres||Link||-|
|12||Wick Tri Club Winter Series #5||-||-|
|17||Broubster Forest Trail Run (8.7 miles)||Map||-|
|3||Loch More Trail Run (4, 8 & 13.5 mile courses)||Map||-|
|3||Nairn 10K & 3K||Link||Link|
|12||Wick Tri Club Winter Series #6||-||-|
|17||Inverness Half Marathon||Link||-|
|23||Newtonmore 10 mile Road race||Link||Link|
|24||Dunnet Head Trail Run - CANCELLED||-||-|
|31||Wick Easter 10K||Link||Link|
|7||Loch Caluim Trail Run (~8.5 miles)||-||-|
|20||Beinn Ratha Hill Race||-||Link|
|27||Scrabster Hill Trail Run (5 miles)||-||-|
|28||Lighthouse 10K / 5K, Portmahomack||Link||Link|
|5||Wick May Mini Triathlon||Link||Link|
|12||Castle of Mey 10K||Link||Link|
|12-18||Cape Wrath Challenge||Link||Link|
|25-26||Edinburgh Marathon Festival||Linkhttp://www.edinburgh-marathon.com/||-|
|26||Race the Steam Train (Aviemore)||Link||Link|
|4||Gairloch 10K (1845 hrs)||-||Link|
|9||Wick Sprint Triatlon||Link||Link|
|9||Nairn 10 Mile Road Race & Fun Run||Link||-|
|16||Hoy Half Marathon||-||Link|
|19||Dochfour Dash (7.15pm)||Link||-|
|22||Thurso Zombie Run (5K)||Link||Link|
|26||Tain Gala 10K||Link||-|
|30||Peterhead Half Marathon & Shell 5K||Link||-|
|14||Nethy Bridge 12K multi-terrain race & 5K fun run||Link||-|
|21||Brora 10K & 3K||-||-|
|23||Thurso Gala 10K - Map||Link||Link|
|15||Turbine 10K & 4K Fun Run||Link||Link|
Trail Run Description
The trail running series is held over the winter months, on local North Highland trails and are mainly traffic free runs.
The series commences in late October and the events take place approximately every other week, making allowances for the Christmas and New Year break, and the Easter holidays. In total there are 13 runs planned. The run distances start at 4.5 miles steadily progressing through to the longest run in April at 14 miles. This makes it ideal winter training for those wishing to enter the Inverness Half Marathon in March, and the spring marathon events.
For event run in excess of 5 miles, there will be a shorter run available. These will generally be about 5 miles and may increase slightly as the season progresses, but will be kept to less than 6 miles. Most of the shorter runs will be out-and-back runs.
A list of all the runs will be emailed to all NHH members prior to the first run. The runs will also be publicised on the club website and also listed as events on the NHH Facebook page. If for any reason (e.g. weather, road conditions, etc) an event needs to be cancelled or changed and publicised via the same channels – whenever possible, a decision will be made by the race organizers by 6 pm on the day before (Saturday). All the runs (apart from season finale) will start at 10am, when the first runner will set off (see details of handicap system below). All runners must be registered by 0955 hours to give the organisers enough time to set off the runners.
The events are started on a handicap which is based on the competitor’s previous pace, and so your first trial run time will be used to determine your handical for the next run. Each runner’s handicap will be re-calculated and adjusted as necessary after every run.
A risk assessment is carried out for each event, which will be available electronically prior to the event (sent out via email, with signed paper copies available at the event). Members are required to sign that they have read the risk assessment.
The runs will be well marked but there will be NO marshals out on the course. You are responsible for your own navigation, but normally there will be other runners a couple of minutes away from you.
The trail runs are organized by North Highland Harrier members and each runner participating is expected to make a £4 donation per trail run (£2 if you are a NHH member) to cover refreshments, equipment and prizes/mementos. Non NHH club members are welcome to participate but will not be covered by the club insurance and MUST sign a declaration that they are taking part entirely at their own risk.
All results will be published on the club website, along with some photos if possible.
Runners that participate (including organising of a run) in 3 or more runs will be eligible for a memento of the trial series. This is likely to be a t-shirt or item of similar value – to be confirmed.
For NHH members, the results will be used to construct a league table based on finishing position (i.e. handicap) and based on net time (i.e. pace). In each case 100 points will be awarded for 1st place, 99 points for 2nd place and so on. Your overall points for the series will be based on your six best results. Prizes will be awarded in both handicap and pace categories, based on 1st/ 2nd / 3rd male and female. If you assist with organizing an event you will be awarded 100 points (for one trail run only!). There will also be a similar league table for those that take part in the shorter runs (handicap only), with prizes for 1st male and 1st female.
There is a final (shorter, ~5 mile) run to end the series - this run will start at 5.30 pm and a social event will follow at The Blue Door Café. It is intended to present the prizes and mementos at this event.
A copy of the previous event paperwork can be found here.