Runners set to race up Morvern

The Morven Hill Race will take place on Saturday, September 15.

The race is part of the Aberdeenshire series along with Cairn William and Bennachie hill races and will attract runners from the North-east and further afield.

Entry is on the day for this race which is open to everyone. The senior race is over 5 miles and a climb of 2,100 feet and takes a direct route up Morven above the ruined cottage at Balhennie. It follows good tracks all the way and is well marked. On the descent the initial steep section is avoided by a gentler land rover track which descend diagonally to Balhennie from the coll below Roar Hill.

The Junior race for U18s and U16s is over 2.5 miles and a climb of 1,200 feet and follows the Senior route up above the ruined cottage at Balhennie to the first plateau, then joins the main descent route down the landrover track.

There is also a Mini race for U14s and U12s which is a little over 1 mile and 340 feet of climb.

The races start at 1.0 pm and is followed by the prize-giving at 3 pm at Dinnet Hall, Dinnet.

Directions: Take either the A93 from Aberdeen to Dinnet or the B9119 via Tarland. From Dinnet follow the A97 Huntly road and then the minor road that is signposted to Groddie. The Groddie turn is about 8km from Dinnet, 1 km south of Logie Coldstone.

Registration is at the road end at Groddie, in the car park field.

Note - no dogs allowed as there are sheep in the area.

Any queries, see race details on http://deesiderunners.com/dp/node/11 or contact Warren Burgess on warren.burgess@tiscali.co.uk or phone 013398 8601