Morven Hill Race


Sat 1st October 2022, Race start at 13.00                                             

An AS category Hill Race run over 5 miles and climbing 2100 feet
Third Race of the Aberdeenshire Hillrace Series
On-Line Pre-Entry on Webscorer at:- Pre-Entry
Pay entry fee on the day:- Adults £6, Under 18s £2.50.
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, starting on the walker’s access path by the roadside. It follows good tracks all the way and will be marked. 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).

Safety – Minimum kit recommendations:- Full body cover to be carried.  Map, compass & whistle depending on conditions on the day.

Reference:  SHR generic safety rules    SHR safety guidelines

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.

Parking is at the road end at Groddie, and as directed.  

Race route start and finish is just inside the gate for the walker’s route.

NOTE:- DOGS must be kept on a lead – there are sheep in the area.

Prizes & Trophy awards: Prize giving and award of trophies will be immediately following each race, including the Aberdeenshire Hillrace Series winners (M & F).  Results will be available live on Webscorer.  There will be no separate awards event.

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 2019 Anita Hamilton Cosmic Hillbashers 1:14:30
MJ Half-Morven 2019 Matthew Gooch Deeside Runners


FJ Half-Morven 2003 Jennifer Kibble  


Morven 2021 Results

Morven 2020 Results (self-timed)

Morven 2019 Results         Morven 2019 results spreadsheet    Hillrace Series Result 2019

Morven 2018 Results         Morven 2018 results spreadsheet