Annual membership 2018/19 now due


Men's League Aberdeen Report - 6 May 2017

The 2017 Scottish Athletics Men’s League got underway on Saturday 6th May, at the Aberdeen Sports Village. After several years of disappointing participation levels, Tom Ferrington has handed over the team management duties to James Harrison and myself, with able assistance from Ryan Kyle and Scott Hamilton.

Selkirk Ultra and a Half

Something new I learned this weekend......Never ever listen to Dean when looking to do a new race. Do the Selkirk Ultra he said. It will be fun he said. I patiently explained that I didn't do the whole 26.2 mile thing anymore and that an Ultra was even further. He said no problem there's a Half! Hmmmm I was tempted. It was an Ultra and that was something new. It was only a half so really not an Ultra at all! The Borders are a bit hilly but hey how bad could it be.....

Help needed: 30th Anniversary T-Shirt & Water Bottle distribution.

Afternoon all, I have in my possession all the T-shirts and water bottles to be distributed for athletes that were members of the club last year.

Some of these were collected at the AGM - but there are still a lot more to be collected.

I unable presently to commit to coming to a club training night to pass these out, would someone be willing to do this for me/us please?

I have a full list of persons to collect and which size they ordered, and t-shirts where for a family unit have already been sorted.

Please get in touch if you can help?

Thank you, Christopher.

Baddinsgill Round Hill Race 2017

Baddinsgill from the air 2017

Sunday 27th August, 12pm
Now in it's 6th year and still only £5 entry!
Please note the route change from checkpoint 8 onward compared to previous years.

Online entries now closed, but entries taken on the day.

As I enjoy running in the hills so much I thought I'd organise a hill race so I could share this with others! And what better way to do so than a CAAC race in my local hills, the Pentlands.
The Pentlands, being such a great place for running, already has it's fair share of races, from the famously long Pentland Skyline and extremely popular Carnethy 5 to several mid-week Bog and Burn series races; but I wanted something a little different, covering new ground, so I have created a route in the much less trodden and remoter western end of the hill range.
While training for the LAMM a couple of years ago I regularly ran round the hills above Baddinsgill reservoir, and have grown to know and love these hills really well. Far fewer people venture out here, and it's common to not see another soul all day while out running over the tops. However access is easy from both West Linton and Little Vantage and there are reasonable hill tracks over almost all the hills making for decent running. The views, both north and east to the people studded main Pentland ridges, and to the south and west across Midlothian to the Borders and the Southern Uplands are excellent.
You can read reviews/reports of the 2016 race, 2015 race, 2014 race, 2013 race and 2012 race.