Hill Running

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!

 

Introduction
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.

Seven Hills of Edinburgh 2017

Entries opened tonight for this and only 100 places left. 14 miles sightseeing the whole of Edinburgh. No Great Run prices either and tables full of food at the end. Still CAAC have a small team entered. Shame no V40 category recognised. No ladies this year? Martin Caldwell Male Corstorphine AAC M60 Alan Cameron Male Corstorphine AAC Senior Gordon Clarke Male Corstorphine AAC Senior Tom Ferrington Male Corstorphine AAC Senior

Martin Hulme, funeral arrangements.

Martin's funeral will be held at Warriston Crematorium on Friday 11 November at 3pm in the Lorimer Chapel.

He is a great loss to us all at Corstorphine Athletic Club.

Thanks to Iain Cumming and Goff for passing on these details.

If you have any stories of your running with Martin, Iain would be grateful if you could send these to him at idcedinburgh596@blueyonder.co.uk

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Martin, you will be greatly missed!

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