Morvern Hill Race this Saturday

The Morven Hill Race
The Morven Hill Race

The annual Morven Hill Race will take place tomorrow, and is set to bring runners from all over Scotland.

This year, the race will be the final race of the Scottish Hill Runners Championship Series.

The senior race is over five miles in length, with a climb of 2,100 feet, and takes a direct route up Morven above the ruined cottage at Balhennie.

The Junior race for U18s and U16s is over two-and-a-half miles with a climb of 1,200 feet.

It 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 one mile with a 340 foot climb.

Entries for the Junior & Mini races are on the day.

The races start at 1pm.

T he prize-giving will take place later in the day, between 3pm and 3.30 pm at the Logie Coldstone Hall.

Registration is by the Race Start at the quarry, at the road end by Groddie.

Any queries, see race details on http://www.deesiderunners.com/?page_id=29

Directions: Travelling from Aberdeen, 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 eight kilometres from Dinnet, one kilometre south of Logie Coldstone.

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

The Scottish Hill Running Championships have been running since 1983.

The competition provides a test of all-round hill running ability, requiring runners to complete at least one short race, one medium race, and one long race - the Morvern Hill Race is classified as short.

The Championships is based on the four best results from six races.

This year’s Championships started at Birnam, on Saturday, March 28, and has travelled to Ben Lomond, Slioch, Durisdeer and Two Inns.

Competitors in Scottish Hill Running need only be over 18 years old on the day of racing, and need not be affiliated to any specific team, being free to run as individuals.

For more information on Scottish Hill Running, visit: http://www.shr.uk.com.