We are excited to announce that the 10th Castle of Mey 10k is now open, you can enter and find race information here. Race entry is limited to 380 runners so don’t delay in getting entered for this milestone year for the NHH flagship event and the most northerly 10k on the British mainland.
Today was the Blingery Trail Run with 6.25 miles or 10.5 miles on offer, results are here. Many thanks to Fiona, Lisa and the bakers for a great run.
Then on Sunday it was the return of the Reay Classic trail run, hosted by David Spencer. Results can be found here, and well done especially to the cross country runners who did the trail race today. Thanks to David, Kenny and the bakers for today’s run.
It was a busy weekend for North Highland Harriers starting with hosting the North League Cross Country on Saturday. Full results can be found here, but the NHH results are:
Kevin Cormack 44.26
David Spencer 44.37
David Orr 46.32
David Stockan 47.19
Ryan Sutherland 47.51
Colin Baxter 48.57
Michael Reid 54.52
Ian Walker 55.32
Sandy Christie 57.07
Hannah Patterson 35.13
Julie Richmond 37.30
Rebecca Sinclair 42.34
Well done to all the runners who took part in the Beach and Bark trail run on Sunday 14 January. A big thank you to Alistair for organising and all the other helpers. Results can be found here.
Is your 2018 goal to start running? Maybe you have read about the Couch to 5k programme and been thinking about trying it, maybe your sight is set on running the Castle of Mey 10k this year. No matter what your running goals are North Highland Harriers (NHH) can help you achieve it.
NHH’s beginner sessions start again on Monday 15 January in both Wick and Thurso. The Wick group meets at Wick Youth Club at 6.00pm and the Thurso group meets at Thurso Squash Club at 6.00pm. Our sessions are free and are led by our experienced Jog Scotland leaders who will be there to support and guide you the entire time.
Everyone is welcome, nobody gets left behind and you will never hold anyone back. The beginners sessions are full of people who have never run before and everyone is supported. The sessions begin with 30 seconds of gentle running followed by 30 seconds of walking and build gradually from there, and before you know it each week you will be running more and walking less. We hope that by running in a group, you will find it easier to turn up each week and make improvements.
Don’t be afraid to come and give the beginners sessions a go, it is completely natural to have a few nerves at the first session, but you will receive a warm welcome, and before you know it the nerves will be gone. All you need is a pair of trainers and a willingness to put your trust in us and yourself in what you can achieve.
If you can’t make the first session on Monday 15 January don’t worry, you can still come along on Monday 22 or Monday 29 January.
We look forward to seeing you there.
To get you ready for Inverness Half Marathon and beyond, Thurso Pack Runs on Sundays will continue through to April, dates and distances below.
07/01/18 – 7 or 5 miles
21/01/18 – 9 or 6 miles
04/02/18 – 10 or 6 miles
18/02/18 – 12 or 7 miles
25/03/18 – 10 or 6 miles
15/04/18 – 10 or 6 miles
The Beach and Bark trail run will now be held on Sunday 14 January, rather than this coming Sunday.
Training finishes for the festive period on Friday 22 December and we will back from Monday 8 January. However that is not an excuse to hang up the running trainers, below is what’s on for NHH runs and keep your eye on Facebook for informal runs.
Christmas Eve – setting up the Boxing Day hash, all offers of support to Sandy Christie
Boxing Day Hash – Dunnet Forest, 11.00am
New Years Day – Dorrey Dash, , 11.00am
Thursday 4 January – pack run in Wick, 5.30pm, meet at train station.
The Telford Trail was held on Sunday 10 December on a beautiful snowy, frosty morning. Thank you to the organisers, marshals, bakers and all the hardy runners.
Results can be found here