Run Balmoral 2019 Programme

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Everyone at Team Balmoral wishes all runners this weekend the very best of luck. Whether you are a youngster tackling the 1.5km race for the first time or a hardened ‘Devil’ taking part in the 5km, 10km, duathlon and 15 mile trail race, we hope you thoroughly enjoy the occasion.
This is a fantastic opportunity to run in one of Britain’s iconic locations and we are ready to welcome you.
Please share your photos and memories with us on social media.
Have fun.

Saturday Events

Stena Drilling

Stena Drilling 10K

The Stena Drilling 10K takes you through some beautiful Highland scenery on the Balmoral Estate and will be clearly marked and well marshalled.

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ConocoPhillips 5K

The ConocoPhillips 5K all takes place on estate tarmac roads. The race begins heading west from the Castle adjacent the river Dee to a turn point at the Highland Pony Stud. There is a slight incline as the route returns to the castle via the “top road” which has magnificent views of Balmoral Castle and gardens.

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MPH Primary Schools Run 1.5k

The race where some of our national and International runners started! The race is completely contained on tarmac roads in the estate and passes right in front of Balmoral Castle! Well marshalled and signed throughout with a lead cyclist and sweep runner. The race starts and finishes at the main finish gantry.

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Harrogate Spring Water

Harrogate Spring Water Secondary Schools 2.5k

Once past primary School age many of our runners graduate to the 2.5K event. The race is completely contained on tarmac roads in the estate and passes right in front of Balmoral Castle! Well marshalled and signed throughout with a lead cyclist and sweep runner. The race starts and finishes at the main finish gantry.

Sunday Events

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Apollo Duathlon

Aberdeen based engineering and project services provider Apollo are our sponsor for the duathlon featuring a 16K mountain biking stage with a 6k run to start and a 5k run to finish.

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Bristow Group 15 Mile Trail Race

An epic 15 miles of Highland scenery. There is something special about this event! You start in view of Balmoral Castle and run out west adjacent the magnificent river Dee before beginning a gradual climb through the Ballochbuie pine forest. Then at mile 8, you leave the river and begin a climb to the base of Lochnagar, an ascent of about 120 meters. The last 3 miles are a rush as you hurtle down towards the Castle once again; but beware..there is a sting in the tail!

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Bristow Group 3 Mile Trail Race

Don’t be fooled into thinking the Bristow Group 3 Mile trail race is an easy option! This fast little trail race heads off adjacent to the river Dee before turning up hill. In just 2 miles you climb 350 Meters, before a fast descent for the last mile. A mix of tarmac, track and slippy grass, this is a true all terrain event!

Weekend Challenges

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Repsol Sinopec

Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside

Can you handle the Devil O Deeside? To dance with the Devil you have to complete the Stena Drilling 10K, ConocoPhillips 5K, Bristow Group 15 Mile Trail race and the Apollo Duathlon! There will be two categories of winner; male with the fastest overall cumulative time and female with the fastest cumulative time. That’s it!

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Stena Drilling / ConocoPhillips Corporate Team Challenge

Saturday 21st April 2018 – Corporate Challenge Trophy The StenaDrilling – ConocoPhillips Corporate Team Challenge is an exciting competition embodied within RunBalmoral 2018. It provides a wonderful opportunity for you to get together with your work / colleagues to compete for the magnificent team trophy to be awarded to the RunBalmoral Corporate Team Challenge Champions 2018.

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reasons to run with us!

Be Healthy

Regular running helps you stay fit and healthy.

Spectacular Scenery

Enjoy the fresh air and the spectacular scenery, from mountains to the castle and its landscaped grounds.

Fun for friends and families

A great day out for runners and spectators, with an event village on site.

Raise money for charity

It is an opportunity to not only get fit and have a great day out, but to make a donation to a nominated charity.

We are delighted to announce that RunBalmoral 2019 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April.   Entries will open on the 7th November 2018 at noon for the programme of eight races catering for all age groups.   This will be the 22nd year of the event and we will once again look forward to welcoming more than 5,000 entrants and as many spectators to the estate.   Put it in your diary now!

James Knowles

Chairman, Balmoral Road Races Ltd

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4 weeks ago

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Another amazing day of racing at Balmoral with some fantastic performances in the Apollo duathlon and the Bristow 15 mile and three mile trail races.The weather was excellent too with some warm early summer sunshine.

And what an awesome couple of days it has been for Aberdeen's Alan Semple who won the Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge for the third year in a row.

He kicked the day off in fine style by winning the Apollo duathlon. Aberdeen's Andy King led from James Adamson at the end of the first 6km run but Semple wasn't far behind in a chasing group which included previous winner Dan Whitehead (Ballater) and Paul Knight (Metro Aberden).

Semple, who had finished 14th in the previous day's 5km and eighth in the 10km, powered into the lead on the 16km mountain bike stage and extended his advantage on the final 5km run to complete the duathlon course in 1hr 20min 15sec.

King took second position in 1:21:30 while a weary Whitehead took third position in 1:22:38.

Semple went on to complete the Devil by finishing fifth in the Bristow 15 mile trail race in 1:35:29 to achieve a total time of 3hr 48min 58secs for the four races - a Devil record.

Veteran Deeside athlete Ruth Mackenzie came through strongly to win the women's duathlon in 1:44:26. Kathrine Thomson (Fleet Feet) took second position in 1:45:07 while Vicky Burtt (Spey Runners), who led at the end of the opening run, was third in 1:45:22.

Thomson went on to pip Mackenzie for the Devil of Deeside women's title with a combined time of 5:00:15.

Great Britain orienteering international Alexander Chepelin flew to victory in the Bristow 15 mile trail race. The Edinburgh University student,who broke clear of his rivals in the early stages,looked relatively untroubled as he navigated round the hills and tracks in 1hr 24min 39secs.

Chepelin got the better of GB ultra trail running international Kyle Greig (Metro Aberdeen) who was competing just a few weeks after taking bronze in the British 100km road running championships.

Greig, who was also second in 2018, completed the route in 1:26:38 and just managed to hold off his clubmate Jason Kelly was was only 10secs behind.

Marie Baxter won the women's race in 1:44:17 less than a fortnight after completing the Boston marathon. The JS Kintore club member was delighted to have recvered so quickly and admitted to being surprised by her victory.

Kerry Prise (Metro Aberdeen), a former Devil of Deeside champion, was second in 1:47:26 with Shetland ultra distance specialist Charlotte Black third in 1:48:20.

Braemar's Angus Wood set a record time of 19min 23secs when winning the Bristow three mile trail race after having finished runner-up behind twin brother Fergus for each of the previous two years. Angus completed the testing course in 19min 23secs with Fergus finishing 26secs behind.

Ross Chalmers (Newburgh Dunes Running Club), who was second in the previous day's secondary schools 2.5km, took third spot in 20:32.

Morven Booth led home the women's field in 27:00 with veteran Rosey Leiper (Metro Aberdeen) second in 27:53 while Kirsteen Donald was third in 29:00
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Thanks Run Balmoral, and especially to all of your Marshalls, for another brilliant weekend. Fantastic events, very well organised. 👍

Vix Anne amazing!

Well Done Ross 💙🧡

And the rest of the Devil results ?????

Glen Chalmers another mention of Ross 💪💙🧡

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Great day thank you to all the helpers

Any on line results?

Stuart Pringle 😁

Heavy weights at the front of the field ... Who's the Devil??!

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We are all ready for Super Sunday at Run Balmoral. The sun is out and it's looking like a great day.
We'll be lifting off soon with the Apollo duathlon then we'll be flying with the Bristow 15 mile and 3 mile trail races.
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We are all ready for Super Sunday at Run Balmoral. The sun is out and its looking like a great day.
Well be lifting off soon with the Apollo duathlon then well be flying with the Bristow 15 mile and 3 mile trail races.

 

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Good luck Ruth Gordon Suzanne Kelly Margaret Connon!!!

Good luck Mhairi Johnston 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

Hoping to get back next year for the 15 miler 👍

Is that the sunshine you had booked Jo?

Colin Price next year? Xx

Jo Claire Rhiannon next years challenge?😂

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What a fantastic opening day at Run Balmoral 2019.

The overcast conditions and occasional showers didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the large and enthusiastic crowd of spectators, or the thousands of runners of all ages.

And we had some outstanding races to watch.

The action got underway with the MPH 1.5km runs for primary school pupils.

Aberdeen's Hugo Denniel, a pupil at Albyn school, was first to finish, completing the course in 5min 45secs to win the boys' race by two secs from Luc Macleod of Banchory Stonehaven AC.

Luc's clubmate Wynn Mardall, from Ballater, was third in 5:54, followed by Alford's Liam Harper in 5:58.

Beth Collins came within five secs of the course record when winning the girls' race for the second year in a row.

The Dundee Hawkhill Harriers club member recorded 5:59, 10secs quicker than her 2018 winning time. It's the fourth fastest time in the 14 year history of the race.

Elspeth Cruickshank, from Premnay in Aberdeenshire, was runner-up in 6:21 with Isla Burns (Inverness Harriers) third in 6:23, one second ahead of Rhian Birnie (Youngmeldrum Runners).

Then came the Harrogate Spring Water 2.5km secondary schools race. Banchory Stonehaven AC's Kane Noble led from the start to win in 7:51.Ross Chalmers (Newburgh Dunes Running Club) finished strongly to take second position in 7:53, one second ahead of Archie McRonald (Perth Strathtay Harriers), while Thomas Mackenzie (Aberdeen AAC) was fourth in 8:08.

Fife AC runners dominated the girls' race with Hayley Brown taking top spot in 8:25 while her clubmate Jaden Lenny was runner-up in 8:33.

Caitlin Christie (Falkirk Victoria Harriers), who led in the early stages, finished third in 8:35 with Aberdeen's Jessica Beaton (Harlaw Academy) fourth in 8:52.

The big guns came out in force for the ConocoPhillips 5km - with three Scotland internationals battling it out at the front.

At the end of a thrilling contest, Metro Aberdeen's Cameron Strachan sprinted clear of his rivals to complete the route in 14min 44secs, just two secs adrift of the record set by Moray's Kenny Wilson twelve months earlier.

Wilson, winner for the previous three years, was left trailing in Strachan's slipstream, eventually finishing third in 15:05 while Ali Hay (Central AC), the 2012 and 2014 race winner, took second poosition in 14:51.

There were more Scotland stars in the women's race won by Morag Millar (Central AC) who, for the second time in three years, relegated two-time previous winner Jenny Bannerman (Inverness Harriers) to the runner-up position.

Larbert-based Millar zipped round in 16:19, a time bettered by only nine men,and almost 40secs quicker then she posted on her previous visit to Deeside in 2016.

Bannerman was second in 17:17 while her clubmate Gemma Cormack,the 2015 winner, finished third in 17:54.

The day came to a close when almost 1800 runners lined up for the Stena Drilling 10km which was dominated by Great Britan mountain running international Andy Douglas.

The Ednburgh-based Caithness man sped to an impressive victory in 31min 37secs, just seven secs outside Robbie Simpson's 2014 course record.

This was his third Balmoral 10km win since 2012 and he has also twice won the 15 mile trail race, including a course record-breaking performance in 2015.

Heriot Watt University mechanical engineering student Hamsish Wolfe was runner-up in 33:59 while Edinburgh's Rowan Boswood,an ultra distance specialist in training for June's West Highland Way race, was third in 34:56.

Metro Aberdeen's Claire Bruce retained the women's title when finishing 24th overall in 39:59 while her clubmate Ali Matthews was runner-up for the second year in a row, clocking 41:46. Aberdeen's Tracy Brogan was third in 42:40.

And the final result of the afternoon came through when Cops and Joggers were named Stena Drilling-ConocoPhillips Corporate Team Challenge champions for the fifth time in seven years. The team included Patrick Wolfe and his son Hamish (10km runner-up), Russell Willox, Matt Thompson,Jonathan Murray,Tom Jenkins and Ali Matthews.
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Any idea why some of the primary race results have changed? Checked times and my daughters time and position have changed (looks like less entries now). Thank you

Well done everyone

Ruth Duddy great photo!

Scott Brown Angela Brown

And well done to the wheelchair entries!

Andy McRonald

Hi any pictures of the secondary school tee shirts my daughter designed it but unfortunately we were unable to attend so waiting on hers to be collected but would love a peek. Ta

Glen Chalmers for Ross

Any update on the Devil ??

Well done Andrew Douglas!

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They areon their way..The MPH primary schools 1.5km boys race is underway

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Brilliant day thankyou

Good luck to all ...x

Donna Spencer

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Everyone at Team Balmoral wishes all runners this weekend the very best of luck. Whether you are a youngster tackling the 1.5km race for the first time or a hardened 'Devil' taking part in the 5km, 10km, duathlon and 15 mile trail race, we hope you thoroughly enjoy the occasion.
This is a fantastic opportunity to run in one of Britain's iconic locations and we are ready to welcome you.
Please share your photos and memories with us on social media.
Have fun.
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Still not recieved number!

Claire and Ruth Rory, Struan, Adam and Archie

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Great Britain mountain running international Andy Douglas, from Caithness, is clear favourite to win Saturday's Stena Drilling 10km which has attracted more than 2,000 runners, almost 100 of whom are representing the race sponsors.

The Edinburgh-based athlete is bidding for a third win having taken the title in 2012 and again last year. He completed a Balmoral double 12 months ago when also winning the 15 mile trail race, an event in which he set a course record time of 1:18:30 in 2015.

Douglas, who is giving the trail race a miss this year, will be challenged by Fraserburgh teenager Max Abernethy who has been making good progress on the north east raod racing scene over the past year.

James Kirk (Garioch Road Runners),Rankin Lascelles (Metro Aberdeen) and Jack Trevelyan (Highland Hill Runners) are among the others chasing podium positions.

Claire Bruce (Metro Aberden) is to defend her title in the women's race in which her opponents include clubmate Ali Matthews who was second last year.

Scotand international Nicola Gauld, the 2013 and 2017 winner, is unlikley to compete because of illness.Scotland hill running international Steph Provan (Deeside Runners) should however be in the mix.
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Great Britain mountain running international Andy Douglas, from Caithness, is clear favourite to win Saturdays  Stena Drilling 10km which has attracted more than 2,000 runners, almost 100 of whom are representing the race sponsors.

The Edinburgh-based athlete is bidding for a third win having taken the title in 2012 and again last year. He completed a Balmoral double 12 months ago when also winning the 15 mile trail race, an event in which he set a course record time of 1:18:30 in 2015.

Douglas, who is giving the trail race a miss this year, will be challenged by Fraserburgh teenager Max Abernethy who has been making good progress on the north east raod racing scene over the past year.

James Kirk (Garioch Road Runners),Rankin Lascelles (Metro Aberdeen) and Jack Trevelyan (Highland Hill Runners) are among the others chasing podium positions.

Claire Bruce (Metro Aberden) is to defend her title in the womens race in which her opponents include clubmate Ali Matthews who was second last year.

Scotand international Nicola Gauld, the 2013 and 2017 winner, is unlikley to compete because of illness.Scotland hill running international Steph Provan (Deeside Runners) should however be in the mix.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Run well tomorrow Claire Bruce, bring that title back again! 👍 Sarah Every Stuart Watt 2000+runners for the 10km! 😮😂⛰xxx

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Moray's Kenny Wilson, pictured, believes he could break his own course record in the ConocoPhillips 5km at Balmoral Castle on Saturday and still not win the race.

The Scotland international has dominated the event for the past three years, winning in fine style on each occasion and setting a course record time of 14min 42sec twelve months ago to clip four secs off the previous best set by future Olympian Andrew Butchart (Central AC) in 20013.

The field is arguably the best assembled for many years with Wilson facing a strong challenge from fellow Scotland internationals, Ali Hay (Central AC), Cameron Strachan (Metro Aberdeen) and Hamish Hickey (Ross County AC).

Joining them will be over 100 representatives of race sponsors ConocoPhillips.

Hay, who represented Scotland in the 1500m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, won the Balmoral 5km in 2012 and 2014 but was beaten into second position by Butchart in 2013.

He has been in excellent form this winter and was shown when he recorded 14:23 at the Armagh 5km in February.

Strachan has emerged as a serious force on the Scottish distance running scene this winter and earned his first Scotland call-up for the home countries international in January.

Hickey, a student at Stirling University, also won his first Scotland vest at the same match and is shaping up as a talented competitor.

Wilson said:"It's going to be tough.I could break my own course record and not win the race.I'm sure one of us will get the record if conditions are decent.

"This is always one of the highlights of my year and I'm looking forward to the challenge again. There's not much between us so it should be an exciting battle."

The women's race also promises to be a classy affair with Scotland internationals Morag Millar (Central AC) and Jenny Bannerman (Inverness Harriers) expected to battle for top spot.
Bannerman has won twice over the past three years, her only defeat coming in 2017 when Millar finished four secs ahead of the Highland athlete.

Both have shown fine form when setting personal best 10km times in recent weeks. Millar clocked an impressive 33:44 when winning the East of Scotland title at Grangemouth while Bannerman recorded 34:52 to win the Moray race at Miltonduff.

Whether either athlete can get close to the record 15:55 set by Banchory Stonehaven AC's Rhona Auckland in 2014 remains to be seen.

Others who will hope to be in the mix for a podium position include Constance Nankivell (East Sutherland) and the Inverness duo Gemma Cormack and Emily Andrew.

Cormack has a long association with the Balmoral event,having won the secondary schools girls' race in 2006 and the 5km in 2015.
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Morays Kenny Wilson, pictured, believes he could break his own course record in the ConocoPhillips 5km at Balmoral Castle on Saturday and still not win the race.

The Scotland international has dominated the event for the past three years, winning in fine style on each occasion and setting a course record time of 14min 42sec twelve months ago to clip four secs off the previous best set by future Olympian Andrew Butchart (Central AC) in 20013.

The field is arguably the best assembled for many years with Wilson facing a strong challenge from fellow Scotland internationals, Ali Hay (Central AC), Cameron Strachan (Metro Aberdeen) and Hamish Hickey (Ross County AC).

Joining them will be over 100 representatives of race sponsors ConocoPhillips.

Hay, who represented Scotland in the 1500m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, won the Balmoral 5km in 2012 and 2014 but was beaten into second position by Butchart in 2013.

He has been in excellent form this winter and was shown when he recorded 14:23 at the Armagh 5km in February.

Strachan has emerged as a serious force on the Scottish distance running scene this winter and earned his first Scotland call-up for the home countries international in January.

Hickey, a student at Stirling University, also won his first Scotland vest at the same match and is shaping up as a talented competitor.

Wilson said:Its going to be tough.I could break my own course record and not win the race.Im sure one of us will get the record if conditions are decent.

This is always one of the highlights of my year and Im looking forward to the challenge again. Theres not much between us so it should be an exciting battle.

The womens race also promises to be a classy affair with Scotland internationals Morag Millar (Central AC) and Jenny Bannerman (Inverness Harriers) expected to battle for top spot. 
Bannerman has won twice over the past three years, her only defeat coming in 2017 when Millar finished four secs ahead of the Highland athlete.
 
Both have shown fine form when setting personal best 10km times in recent weeks. Millar clocked an impressive 33:44 when winning the East of Scotland title at Grangemouth while Bannerman recorded 34:52 to win the Moray race at Miltonduff.

Whether either athlete can get close to the record 15:55 set by Banchory Stonehaven ACs Rhona Auckland in 2014 remains to be seen.

Others who will hope to be in the mix for a podium position include Constance Nankivell (East Sutherland) and the Inverness duo Gemma Cormack and Emily Andrew.

Cormack has a long association with the Balmoral event,having won the secondary schools girls race in 2006 and the 5km in 2015.

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We are super excited about the mouth-watering clash between high-flying orienteering specialist Alexander Chepelin and ultra-distance champion Kyle Greig, pictured, in the Bristow 15 mile trail race on Sunday.

Chepelin,from Aberdeen, is in his final year studying mechanical engineering at Edinburgh University and will be competing at Balmoral for the first time.

The 22 year-old has been a member of the Great Britain orienteering squad for many years but is also an accomplished hill runner.

He showed his current form by smashing the course record in the Scottish championship series Screel hill race at Dalbeattie.

That came a week after he came within seconds of cracking the Clachnaben race record despite having completed a gruelling 26 mile training run 24 hours earlier.

Chepelin said:"I'm looking forward to it.The only other time I've run at Balmoral was five or six years ago when I was a youngster and I did the 5km.I was never able to do the kids races as it always clashed with an orienteering event.

"It's good to be tackling an off-road course and it will be great to race against Kyle."

Metro Aberden's Greig, runner-up behind Andy Douglas in last year's trail race,hopes to have recovered from finishing third in last month's British 100km road race championships at Perth.

He said:"I was planning to do the Scottish marathon championships at Stirling this weekend but I didn't feel I'd be ready for 26 miles. Actually, I'm not sure if I'm ready for 15 miles, but we'll see."

Greig tested himself in last week's Scolty hill race at Banchory, losing out in a sprint finish to Heriot Watt University's Hamish Wolfe.

Other contenders for podium positions include the 2016 winner Michael O'Donnell (Inverness Harriers), Jason Kelly (Metro Aberdeen) and Brian Bonnyman (Westerlands).

Veteran Veronique Oldham (Cosmic Hillbashers) is one of the favourites to regain the women's title but faces a challenge from 2017 Devil of Deeside champion Kerry Prise (Aberdeen).

Marie Baxter (JS Kintore) should also feature strongly if she has recovered from competing in the Boston marathon less than a fortnight ago.

Charlotte Black (Shetland) and Eilish McKechanie (Hunters Bog Trotters) are others not to be discounted.
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We are super excited about the mouth-watering clash between high-flying orienteering specialist Alexander Chepelin and ultra-distance champion Kyle Greig, pictured, in the Bristow 15 mile trail race on Sunday.

Chepelin,from Aberdeen, is in his final year studying mechanical engineering at Edinburgh University and will be competing at Balmoral for the first time.

The 22 year-old has been a member of the Great Britain orienteering squad for many years but is also an accomplished hill runner. 

He showed his current form by smashing the course record in the Scottish championship series Screel hill race at Dalbeattie.

That came a week after he came within seconds of cracking the Clachnaben race record despite having completed a gruelling 26 mile training run 24 hours earlier.

Chepelin said:Im looking forward to it.The only other time Ive run at Balmoral was five or six years ago when I was a youngster and I did the 5km.I was never able to do the kids races as it always clashed with an orienteering event.

Its good to be tackling an off-road course and it will be great to race against Kyle.

Metro Aberdens Greig, runner-up behind Andy Douglas in last years trail race,hopes to have recovered from finishing third in last months British 100km road race championships at Perth.

He said:I was planning to do the Scottish marathon championships at Stirling this weekend but I didnt feel Id be ready for 26 miles. Actually, Im not sure if Im ready for 15 miles, but well see.

Greig tested himself in last weeks Scolty hill race at Banchory, losing out in a sprint finish to Heriot Watt Universitys Hamish Wolfe.

Other contenders for podium positions include the 2016 winner Michael ODonnell (Inverness Harriers), Jason Kelly (Metro Aberdeen) and Brian Bonnyman (Westerlands).

Veteran Veronique Oldham (Cosmic Hillbashers) is one of the favourites to regain the womens title but faces a challenge from 2017 Devil of Deeside champion Kerry Prise (Aberdeen).

Marie Baxter (JS Kintore) should also feature strongly if she has recovered from competing in the Boston marathon less than a fortnight ago.

Charlotte Black (Shetland) and Eilish McKechanie (Hunters Bog Trotters) are others not to be discounted.Image attachment

 

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Just looking forward to the challenge of finishing it, done the Duathlon a few times, I'm gonna be sore!

Ryan Menzies you may have some competition......

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The water we are providing at this year's event is supplied by Harrogate Spring Water, one of our new sponsors for 2019.

Charlie Porteous, Marketing Exective for Harrogate Spring Water, is delighted the company has been given the opportunity to become involved with our races which join some illustrious other sporting events in their portfolio.

He said: "As passionate ambassadors for healthy hydration, Harrogate Spring Water are thrilled to support this year’s event, adding Run Balmoral to our portfolio of partnered events alongside the British Masters and Royal Ascot.

"As a founding member of the National Hydration Council, Harrogate Spring are dedicated to communicating the facts about hydration and encouraging everyone to hydrate in the healthiest way possible.

"In addition, our industry-leading sustainability credentials and 100% recyclable product is something we’re excited to share with all Run Balmoral competitors.”
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The water we are providing at this years event is supplied by Harrogate Spring Water, one of our new sponsors for 2019.

Charlie Porteous, Marketing Exective for Harrogate Spring Water, is delighted the company has been given the opportunity to become involved with our races which join some illustrious other sporting events in their portfolio.

He said: As passionate ambassadors for healthy hydration, Harrogate Spring Water are thrilled to support this year’s event, adding Run Balmoral to our portfolio of partnered events alongside the British Masters and Royal Ascot. 

As a founding member of the National Hydration Council, Harrogate Spring are dedicated to communicating the facts about hydration and encouraging everyone to hydrate in the healthiest way possible. 

In addition, our industry-leading sustainability credentials and 100% recyclable product is something we’re excited to share with all Run Balmoral competitors.”Image attachmentImage attachment

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Ballater's Dan Whitehead bids to maintain his fine record in the Apollo duathlon at Balmoral on Sunday. The Deeside athlete won the men's title in 2016 then finished second behind former Balmoral employee Harry Smith in 2017 and was again runner-up, to Rob Brookes, 12 months ago. Can he regain the title this time around? Neither Smith nor Brookes are on the entry list, but perhaps a new face will emege from the pack. We'll soon find out.

Sponsors Apollo always have a strong presence in the race, which features 6km and 5km runs either side of a 16km mountain bike stage.

The company will field 19 competitors and four of them - Ryan Menzies, Gary Clark, Stephen Molloy and Neil Harcus - are tackling the duathlon as part of the Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge.

The full Apollo line-up is:
Catriona Macintosh, Ryan Menzies, Douglas Brown, Stuart Cochrane, Stephen Thomson, Sandy Martin, Neil Harcus, Ian Bruce, Marc Sutherland,Mark Ives,John Walker,Stephen Taylor,Alasdair Thom, Donald MacFarlane, Paul Sykes, Richard Curtis,Fraser Graham, Gary Clark and Stephen Molloy.

Who is going to earn bragging rights in the office next Monday morning? Will the runners get the better of the cyclists? It's all to play for.
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Steve Leaper it looks like you won!

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The Harrogate Spring Water secondary schools 2.5km may not be one of the biggest races at Balmoral but it has a fine history of producing champion runners of the future.

Great Britain internationals Robbie Simpson and Rhona Auckland are among the best known previous competitors but a host of others who have gone on to compete at a high level have taken part in the past.

We are looking forward to welcoming a big turnout on Saturday from Aboyne Academy, Alford Academy, Banchory Academy, Cults Academy, Harlaw Academy, Mackie Academy, Mearns Academy, and Robert Gotdon's College.

Other north east schools represented include Aberdeen Grammar,Dyce Academy, Elgin Academy, Ellon Academy, Hazlehead Academy, International School Aberdeen, Kemnay Academy, Kincorth Academy, Meldrum Academy,Norhfield Academy, Oldmachar Academy,Portlethen Academy, St Machar Academy, St Margaret's School and Westhill Academy.

And from further afield we have representatives from High School of Dundee, Inverkeithing High,Trinity Academy,Linlithgow Academy,Dingwall Academy,Glenrothes High School,St Mungo's High Falkirk, Auchmuty High, Harris Accademy, Dundee, Arbroath High School,Morrisons Academy,
St. Andrew's Academy, Paisley and James Gillespies High School.

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4 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

We are really excited about Saturday's MPH primary schools 1.5km boys' and girls' races in which close to 1,000 youngsters will take part.

It's quite possible that some stars of the future will be on show as Run Balmoral has often provided the springboard for runners to go on to pursue an enjoyable running career through the higher age groups.

The most imprtant factor, however, is that they all have fun on the day.

Among those taking part are a group from Old Rayne school which won a Run Balmoral bursary to support the costs of travel to the event as well as the purchase of running t-shirts.

Others running groups supported by our Bursary scheme include Aberdeen's Bramble Brae, Seaton, Westpark and Heathryburn schools and Aberdeenshire's Mill o Forest, Hill of Banchory, and Banchory schools.

Photo shows some of the Old Rayne runners proudly wearing their t-shirts.
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We are really excited about Saturdays MPH primary schools 1.5km boys and girls races in which close to 1,000 youngsters will take part.

Its  quite possible that some stars of the future will be on show as Run Balmoral has often provided the springboard for  runners to go on to pursue an enjoyable running career through the higher age groups.

The most imprtant factor, however, is that they all have fun on the day.

Among those taking part are a group from Old Rayne school which won a Run Balmoral bursary to support the costs of travel to the event as well as the purchase of running t-shirts.

Others running groups supported by our Bursary scheme include Aberdeens Bramble Brae, Seaton, Westpark and Heathryburn schools and Aberdeenshires Mill o Forest, Hill of Banchory, and Banchory schools.

Photo shows some of the Old Rayne runners proudly wearing their t-shirts.

 

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Always great to see so many youngsters running.

Vicki Simpson, Sian Johnston, Lisa Bowie - not sure if you've seen this 🙂 ...

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