Limekilns trail run, Sunday 8th January 2023

A windy, but dry and relatively bright day for the first trail run of 2023 hosted by NHH Coach Sophie Dunnett. 

A healthy total of 35 runners took part in the trail run.  

Conditions were very good underfoot, with the only one section being relatively muddy. 

In the outward /southward section of the route, the runners were challenged with a headwind channelled by the forest, and a succession of climbs; by contrast, this was rewarded by a tail wind / downhill section after the half way mark.

Results are available here.

On behalf of NHH, I’d like to say thanks to: Sophie Dunnett for hosting today’s trail run; to Pauline for assisting with the timing; to Robbie Anderson for marshalling at the road crossing point; and to David MacDonald for marshalling at the turning point / deer gate. Also, thanks to Reay Golf Club for accommodating us for registration and for tea and biscuits at the end.

NHH Burns Supper Saturday 21st January

North Highland Harriers is pleased to announce that we are hosting a Burns Supper in honour of our Bard.

It takes place at 18:30 Saturday 21st January, at Bilbster Hall.


Tickets cost £10. To book a ticket please contact:

John Budge:


Simon Harrison:

Open to non-members.

Vegetarian and vegan options available – just specify your requirement when booking.

Bring your own drinks!


Beach and Bark trail run, 11th December 2022

For the second time this year, NHH hosted the Beach and Bark trail run in Castletown / Dunnet. 

20 Harriers participated this season, neatly breaking down into 4 groups of 5 runners. 

The icy conditions on the beach were a bit of a surprise and proved to be a surmountable challenge.  However, despite the low temperature, the winds were very light and for most of the time there was no rain. Only when the runners were nice and toasty was there some sleety rain. 

Overall, our runners all thoroughly enjoyed the event. The results are available here.

Afterward, there was welcome tea, coffee and quality biscuits in the Castlehill Heritage centre, where it was warm and dry. It was really nice for everyone to get together again. 

Many thanks to Robbie Anderson for assisting with registration and timing, Tony Chalmers and Alison Smith, for setting up and marshalling at the north end of the beach and in Dunnet forest, and to Ian Walker for liaison with Castlehill Heritage Centre. 

Caithness half marathon and 5k

A total of 34 runners took part in this year’s Caithness half marathon, with 10 runners taking part in the 5k.

We were blessed with pleasant weather – warm, light winds, bright skies – for this year’s event. 

Paul MacDonald (NHH) took first place in a time of 01:30:42, with Michael Sutherland (NHH) just 8 seconds behind in a time of 01:30:50. Euan Ramsay was third in a time of 01:31:11.

Marnie Ker (NHH) was first female in a time of 01:45:55, with Carly Erridge second in a time of 01:48:21. The third female home was Erin Stoll (NHH) 01:51:45.

The full results for the Caithness half marathon are available by clicking here.

Local Connar Miller took first place in the 5k in a time of 19:35 with Billy Sutherland a very close second with 19:40. Third place was won by Ryan Reid in a time of 23:49. Katie Miller was the first female home in a time of 24:21.

The full results for the 5 k are available by clicking here

NHH wish to thank John Budge for organising the event and to all the volunteers and supporters on the day!