Annual membership 2018/19 now due


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.

Marato Barcelona

When I first signed up for this race it was meant to be one of the longer runs for my London marathon training, but 1 week into my schedule I hurt my achilles and my training became a bit sporadic in Dec/Jan and before I knew it it was February and 5 weeks till Barca and I hadn't ran more than one 10 miles and no more than twice a week without a 2 week rest. Eventually I went to cash for kids and sold Charlie for £60 to pay for a physio who told me everything is okay and to keep running. So I defferd London and began my 5 week marathon training in earnest.




All club members, family and friends are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Carrick Knowe Church Hall, Saughton Road North commencing at 7.30pm (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE SAME VENUE AS LAST YEAR. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 7.15PM AS WE DO NOT HAVE USE OF THE HALL UNTIL THIS TIME).