UNDER S.A.L. RULES
ScottishAthletics EAST DISTRICT Hill Running Championship Race
Map: O.S. Landranger 37, Strathdon (ref 410044)
The Full Morven course (8km, 640m climb) takes a direct route up Morven above the ruined cottage of Balhennie. It follows good tracks all the way and is marked with flags. The initial steep section above Balhennie is avoided on the descent by the gentler landrover track which descends diagonally NE to Balhennie from the coll below Roar Hill (ref 395033).
The Half Morven course (4km, 380m climb) for U18s & U16s, and also open to Seniors wanting to try out Hill Racing, follows the same ascent as the Seniors to half way up, then links over to the descent by the landrover track.
Safety – Minimum kit requirements:- Full body cover to be carried. Map, compass & whistle depending on conditions on the day.
The Mini Morven course (1.8km, 108m climb) for U14s & U12s is on the lower section of the hill.
Getting there: 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 8km from Dinnet.
Registration & parking is signed at the road end at Groddie. Note that parking is now restricted to 2 small parking areas and road-side parking, so please share a car if at all possible.
NOTE:- NO DOGS ALLOWED – there are sheep in the area, and it is an absolute condition for our permission from the landowner.
First 3 Women overall + First V40, V50, V60 excluding the overall winners.
First Male and Female teams
First runner to the Summit
|M Senior||2015||Tom Owens||Shettleston Harriers||43.22|
|MV40||2007||Stewart Whitlie||Carnethy Hill RC||45.33|
|MV50||2015||Stewart Whitlie||Carnethy Hill RC||47.25|
|MV70||2015||Rod Campbell||Cosmic Hillbashers||1:17:55|
|F Senior||2006||Angela Mudge||Carnethy Hill RC||49.47|
|FV40||2015||Shona Robertson||Shettleston Harriers||53.40|
|FV60||2015||Sue Taylor||Cosmic Hillbashers||1:36:42|
|M Junior||2008||Robbie Simpson||Deeside Runners||27.28|
|F Junior||2003||Jennifer Kibble||34.06|