Thursday 7th December 2023, 7:30pm

Free registration and does not imply any commitment, but will speed up the registration process.
Pay when you collect your number.

8km, 270m climb. £1 entry on the day (but see below). Last entry 7.15.

Minimum age 16.

Contact Dave Hirst (davidhirst1962@gmail.com)

Race Details

Runners will be required to have a good headtorch, and to carry full body cover, a map and compass (just in case they got lost in the woods at night in the middle of winter). A spare torch is also a really good idea.
As usual the course will be well marked with reflective canes.

If you think you will be coming to the race it would be very helpful if you could register in advance using the link above.
This is free and does not imply any commitment, but will speed up the registration process. Pay when you collect your number.
Pre-registration will give us and the hotel some idea of how many runners there are likely to be.

Results

Records:

  • Men – Hamish Battle (2017) – 29:27
  • Ladies – Steph Provan (2018) – 35:41

Start Location and Route

We have a new venue for 2023 – The Cambus O’May hotel on the north side of the A93 mid way between Dinnet and Ballater. Registration will be here from 18.30. There is some parking, but the Cambus suspension bridge car park is only 300m away and it might be wise to try there first. The hotel will be serving teas, coffees, cakes and soup so bring some cash. They have also promised us a nice warm fire.

The route takes a very nice path through the woods for about 1km, then re-joins last year’s route. This means there is no stony track at the start and finish any more, but it does add a bit of distance and climb. As usual expect fallen trees, brashings, puddles and wet holes to fall in. The usual fun in other words.