Morven Hill Race

UNDER S.A.L. RULES

ScottishAthletics EAST DISTRICT Hill Running Championship Race

Saturday 23rd September 2017   :   Time 1300 hrs                                                     
An AS category Hill Race run over 5 miles and climbing 2100 feet
Fee: Seniors pre-entry £5, + £2 for non-SAL members
On the day – Seniors £8, + £2 for non-SAL members;  Juniors £2
Limited entries on the day – Closes at 12.30.
On-Line Pre-Entry:         Click here to register (now open)
Pre-entry is really appreciated – especially to reduce on the day admin, and it helps with the planning & catering for the day.
Note, the registration will remain open until 21.00 on the night before the race, so allows for late decisions.  If you haven’t got a computer, find a friend who can help you!
Venue:      Groddie, By Dinnet, Aboyne
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.

Reference:  SHR generic safety rules    SHR safety guidelines

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.

Prize Giving & Refreshments: Logie Coldstone Hall, Logie Coldstone, 15.00 – 16.00
Prizes:
Full Morven
First 3 Men overall + First V40, V50, V60 excluding the overall winners.
First 3 Women overall + First V40, V50, V60 excluding the overall winners.
First Male and Female teams
First runner to the Summit
Half Morven
First U18 and first U16 Male and Female
Mini Morven
First U14 and first U12 Male and Female
Records             
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
MV60 Douglas Milligan 57.07
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
FV50 2015 Valerie Houston Westerlands 58.02
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