Thursday 15th December 2022, 7:30pm
Free registration and does not imply any commitment, but will speed up the registration process.
Pay when you collect your number.
7.2km, 190m climb. £1 entry on the day (but see below). Last entry 7.15.
Minimum age 16.
Contact Dave Hirst (email@example.com)
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 cafe some idea of how many runners there are likely to be.
- Men – Hamish Battle (2017) – 29:27
- Ladies – Steph Provan (2018) – 35:41
Start Location and Route
Registration and prize giving will be at the Courie Courie (formally Riverside Cottage) cafe, Cambus O’May, on north side of the A93 mid way between Dinnet and Ballater.
There is some parking here, but the forestry car park is only 300m away.
The cafe will be serving teas, coffees, cakes and soup so bring some cash.
Almost the same course as usual. SNH don’t want us to go over the 300m contour because of capercaillie, so we run round Cnoc Dubh rather than going to the top. Apart from 1km of forest road at the start and finish the course is all on narrow paths through the woods. Mostly good running but there are the usual rough bits with a few fallen trees, brashings and wet holes to fall in. There are a few small changes to avoid the worst of the storm damage.