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!
Please note the route change from checkpoint 8 onward compared to previous years.

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.

Baddinsgill 2017 Marshals needed

Baddingsgill Round 2017 help wanted

I'm sure you're all aware of the upcoming hill race I'm organising. Can you help with marshalling?

caac.org.uk/Baddinsgill_Round
Sunday, 27th August, noon
Baddinsgill, near West Linton

For those few not keen to enter and run the race :-) it would be great if some would be prepared to help with organisation and marshalling. 4-5 marshals are need to head out on the hill to cover various checkpoints, and another possibly 4-5 are need to help with declarations at the start and timekeeping at the start/end.

Signup: Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay. 1 October 2017

Its time to start planning to return to the Lake District. We had a cracking performance last year and it would be great to better it this year. 

Plans are afoot to make a weekend of it but for now - can you please let me know either by email chris@caac.org.uk, in person or by clicking signup here if you are interested in running. 

This years event takes place on Sunday 1 October 2017, full details, history and results at http://hbmr.org.uk/

Signup: Comrie Hill Relays, 9 September 2017.

Anyone up for some hill relay action, the club pays the entry for this one. Please email me at chris@caac.org.uk, click SignUp here or speak to me in person to let me know you are keen? I know you are. 

This years event takes place on Sunday 9 September and we need teams of 5. 

Details below.

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