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Run Balmoral 2022 Annual Report

Each year we produce an annual report with a summary of the event, so if you would like to find out more you can download the report here.

You can find uot more about the team at Run Balmoral on our About Us page.

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Can you believe it!
There are 200 days until the 2023 Run Balmoral races.
It may seem a long way off - but its never too early to begin your preparations.
And that starts by making a commitment to do it!
We have races for all ages and all interests.
So, dont delay. Spike up your motivation and sign-up now.
You can do that on www.runbalmoral.com
Theres a link in our Instagram bio
Well look forward to seeing you.

Can you believe it!
There are 200 days until the 2023 Run Balmoral races.
It may seem a long way off - but it's never too early to begin your preparations.
And that starts by making a commitment to do it!
We have races for all ages and all interests.
So, don't delay. Spike up your motivation and sign-up now.
You can do that on www.runbalmoral.com
There's a link in our Instagram bio
We'll look forward to seeing you.
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Yvonne Grant this is something for us to do?xx

Feefs Philips are you signing up for next year? xx

Sara Spittal and Sandra Doris we doing this??????

Andy Williams-Chitty

Stuart Olsson Dori Smith 😘

Kate Davidson? 😜

Debbie Stevenson Lisa Michie

Gillian Anderson x

Debbie M Morrison have you entered this?

Alan Dewar

Chrristine Morrag

Neil Campbell Fiona Riddell?

Claire Julia...

Corrine Wilkie

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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.

Harbour Energy

Harbour Energy 5K

The Harbour Energy 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.

MPH

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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NFU Mutual

NFU Mutual 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 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 3 Mile Trail Race

Don’t be fooled into thinking the Bristow 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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Devil of Deeside

Devil of Deeside

Can you handle the Devil O Deeside? To dance with the Devil you have to complete the Stena Drilling 10K, Harbour Energy 5K, Bristow 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
Harbour Energy

Stena Drilling / Harbour Energy Corporate Team Challenge

Corporate Challenge Trophy The StenaDrilling – Harbour Energy Corporate Team Challenge is an exciting competition embodied within RunBalmoral. 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.

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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 thrilled to announce that entries have now opened for Run Balmoral 2023. The event will take place over the weekend of April 22-23 and we are already putting our plans in place to welcome thousands of runners back to the magnificent grounds of the Balmoral estate for what promises to be another wonderful occasion.

 

The 2022 event was extremely successful with lots of positive feedback from many runners and spectators who enjoyed the family atmosphere which makes this such a special event.

 

We will once again hold races for all ages groups over a variety of distances. So, no matter what your preference, there’s something for you at Run Balmoral. And, of course, the Devil of Deeside offers the ultimate challenge.

 

We will be continuing with our series of special medals depicting notable landmarks within and around the Balmoral Estate. Look out for details coming soon as to what will be on the 2023 medal.

So, don’t delay. Sign up today

 

Thank you

James Knowles

Chairman, Balmoral Road Races Ltd

Stay tuned with updates

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11 hours ago
Run Balmoral

Can you believe it!
There are 200 days until the 2023 Run Balmoral races.
It may seem a long way off - but it's never too early to begin your preparations.
And that starts by making a commitment to do it!
We have races for all ages and all interests.
So, don't delay. Spike up your motivation and sign-up now.
You can do that on www.runbalmoral.com
There's a link in our Instagram bio
We'll look forward to seeing you.
... See MoreSee Less

Can you believe it!
There are 200 days until the 2023 Run Balmoral races.
It may seem a long way off - but its never too early to begin your preparations.
And that starts by making a commitment to do it!
We have races for all ages and all interests.
So, dont delay. Spike up your motivation and sign-up now.
You can do that on www.runbalmoral.com
Theres a link in our Instagram bio
Well look forward to seeing you.

Comment on Facebook

Yvonne Grant this is something for us to do?xx

Feefs Philips are you signing up for next year? xx

Sara Spittal and Sandra Doris we doing this??????

Andy Williams-Chitty

Stuart Olsson Dori Smith 😘

Kate Davidson? 😜

Debbie Stevenson Lisa Michie

Gillian Anderson x

Debbie M Morrison have you entered this?

Alan Dewar

Chrristine Morrag

Neil Campbell Fiona Riddell?

Claire Julia...

Corrine Wilkie

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2 days ago
Run Balmoral

It has been a massive weekend of running - with the London Marathon, Loch Ness Marathon and Great Scottish Run all attracting thousands of runners. Congratulations if you were taking part.

So what's the next big challenge? Surely, it has to be Run Balmoral 2023!

There's something for everyone here - with the MPH primary schools 1.5k, the NFU Mutual secondary schools 2.5k, the Harbour Energy 5k, the Stena Drilling
10k, the Apollo duathlon and the Bristow 15 mile and 3 mile trail races.
And if you really want to test yourself to the limit - go for the Devil of Deeside Challenge by doing the 5k, 10k,duathlon and 15 mile trail races.
It all happens over the weekend of 22-23 April 2023.
Join us for an amazing weekend on the beautiful Balmoral estate.

Entries can be made at www.runbalmoral.com or via the link in our Instagram bio
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It’s a devil return for us 👍🏻 Graham Chambers…and possibly Laura Ross Adele En and Joyce?

Sarah Tillman 😈...

Lizzie Martin 😊

Ross Brown

Duncan Rae ? 😀

Jason Wild

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5 days ago
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Chrristine Morrag, Marion Ward, Sam Watson, are you up for a run reunion 😄

Louise Johnstone you at 1.07 mins!! Gotta be the devil !!!!😁

Sara Spittal and Sandra Doris - wee weekend away???????

Who’s in ? Gillean Keith Heather Scott Mark Alexander John Macdonald Claire MacDonald

Shaun Burnett

Clare Bond the Devil 👿 did we shake on it?!

Kate, you game? 😜😂😂😂

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3 weeks ago
Run Balmoral

The Board,Management Team and everyone associated with Run Balmoral are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

She loved the peacefulness and stunning beauty of the Balmoral Estate and was extremely supportive of the Run Balmoral races which have been enjoyed by
thousands of runners of all ages since the event was first held in 1998.
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The Board,Management Team and everyone associated with Run Balmoral are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. 

She loved the peacefulness and stunning beauty of the Balmoral Estate and was extremely supportive of the Run Balmoral races which have been enjoyed by 
thousands of runners of all ages since the event was first held in 1998.

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I ran my only International Race here. I’m from New Hampshire, US. My family is from Scotland. Was so excited to be part of the Run Balmoral family❤️

4 weeks ago
Run Balmoral

HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
1926 - 2022
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HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
1926 - 2022
1 month ago
Run Balmoral

T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS

We are looking for a budding young artist/designer to come up with an imaginative and creative image which will be printed on the t-shirts awarded to more than 1,000 runners in the 2023 Run Balmoral primary and secondary schools races.

And there's an awesome prize up for grabs as the winner in each category will receive £50 with a further £100 cheque to be given to their school,sports club or favourite charity.

The winners will also receive a free race entry for Run Balmoral which is held over the weekend of April 22-23 and a voucher and goody bag from our retail partner Run4It.

The primary schools winner will receive an entry to the MPH primary schools 1.5k. The secondary schools winner will receive an entry to the NFU Mutual secondary schools 2.5k although those aged 15 or over on the day of the race can run in the Harbour Energy 5k.

The rules are simple:
The competition is open to anyone attending primary or secondary school or home schooling.

Primary school pupils can enter the primary schools design competition; secondary school pupils can enter the secondary schools design competition.

Your image should be no larger than A4 paper size. You can submit more than one image.

Scan or photograph it, then send it to us at info@runbalmoral.com

Please keep the original version as we may need it at a later date.

Remember to provide us with your name, age, school name and a contact email address and/or phone number for a parent/guardian.

Also, please let us know the name of the school, club or charity you would want the prize to go to.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday November 6th 2022.

The Board of Run Balmoral will choose the winner and the result will be announced as soon as possible after the closing date.

Good luck.

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4 months ago
Run Balmoral

Surplus Run Balmoral t-shirts, backpacks and drawstring bags are being distributed to Ukrainian refugees thanks to a wonderful initiative from Oldmeldrum's Amanda Richardson.

Amanda set up a voluntary organisation, @scotlandsupportingukraine, a couple of months ago. Its aim is to provide support to children, young people and families who have been affected by the war in Ukraine.

Amanda said: "To date we have sent a van over to Poland filled with toys, clothes and toiletries for children and young people. I have also collected over 100 scot baby boxes, filling 65 with essential aid for new mums and babies to sent straight into Ukraine.

"I have five established support groups across Aberdeenshire and a hub in Peterhead and we support Ukrainian families arriving in the north east.

"We work in collaboration with other organisations and work closely with Aberdeenshire council.

"We are totally dependent on donations from local communities. With the van going to Poland our funds have taken a hit and we are keen to raise more."

Amanda approached Run Balmoral after taking up a suggestion from her friend, PC Nicola Gillies, the local Police Scotland Youth Volunteer co-ordinator.

Amanda said:"Nicola told me that the Police Scotland youth volunteers have helped out for many years at Run Balmoral, and she mentioned that there was usually some surplus race merchandise available which might be of use for our project. So, I got in touch with Peter Jennings, (Run Balmoral event co-director), and he put things in place for us to collect the t-shirts and bags. These items will be really useful. And we can add other much needed products to the bags which will be distributed to refugees who often arrive in other countries with very little."

If you would like to help Scotland Supporting Ukraine, more information can be found here:

www.facebook.com/scotlandsupportingukraine

www.instagram.com/scotlandsupportingukraine/

www.linkedin.com/company/scotland-supporting-ukraine/

www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2RDNB1D58LJ40?ref_=wl_share

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/scotlandsupportingukraine
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Surplus Run Balmoral t-shirts, backpacks and drawstring bags are being distributed to Ukrainian refugees thanks to a wonderful initiative from Oldmeldrums Amanda Richardson.

Amanda set up a voluntary organisation, @scotlandsupportingukraine, a couple of months ago. Its aim is to provide support to children, young people and families who have been affected by the war in Ukraine.

Amanda said: To date we have sent a van over to Poland filled with toys, clothes and toiletries for children and young people. I have also collected over 100 scot baby boxes, filling 65 with essential aid for new mums and babies to sent straight into Ukraine.

I have five established support groups across Aberdeenshire and a hub in Peterhead and we support Ukrainian families arriving in the north east.

We work in collaboration with other organisations and work closely with Aberdeenshire council.

We are totally dependent on donations from local communities. With the van going to Poland our funds have taken a hit and we are keen to raise more.

Amanda approached Run Balmoral after taking up a suggestion from her friend, PC Nicola Gillies, the local Police Scotland Youth Volunteer co-ordinator.

Amanda said:Nicola told me that the Police Scotland youth volunteers have helped out for many years at Run Balmoral, and she mentioned that there was usually some surplus race merchandise available which might be of use for our project. So, I got in touch with Peter Jennings, (Run Balmoral event co-director), and he put things in place for us to collect the t-shirts and bags. These items will be really useful. And we can add other much needed products to the bags which will be distributed to refugees who often arrive in other countries with very little.

If you would like to help Scotland Supporting Ukraine, more information can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/scotlandsupportingukraine

https://www.instagram.com/scotlandsupportingukraine/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/scotland-supporting-ukraine/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2RDNB1D58LJ40?ref_=wl_share

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/scotlandsupportingukraine

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Thank you Peter and the Run Balmoral team for the generous donation and support. 💙💛

Keith Cowe Wendy Bridger Mark Sutherland

Well done Amanda & Nicola 🙌

What an awesome thing to do 😀

Ali Cam x

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4 months ago
Run Balmoral

Entries for Run Balmoral 2023 over the weekend of April 22-23 are now OPEN!
Go to www.runbalmoral.com to secure your place.
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Any chance of putting brightly coloured signs up to warn about the speed bumps next time please? Witnessed more than one person take a tumble

Sheila King & Sara Spittal I like the sound of a wee weekend away 👍

Stuart Olsson maybe you will manage next year 😂😂

Caroline Bates I have some vague memory 🤔 of that 😬🤣

Karen GC Barclay it's our race!!

Charlotte Imlach Jacqui Henderson ❤️

Kathy Haddow, Gillian McLean, Laura Cummings, Rob Sim, Lyndsey Eilbeck, Gemma Slater

Jennifer O'Brien

Erin Wilmot 😈🤣🤣

Deborah Bowie Marian Jackson Sarah Smith

Amanda, Carolyn? ⛰️🏃‍♀️

Jaamie Cllow Graham Humphries

Robert Lucas Snr 👏👏

Gwen Jones we are in this very briefly at about 1.30 !!

William Masson did u realise we on the video 😁

Emma Elizabeth 1:50 in

Emily - we’re in this at about 1min47!

Tracey…fancy it again?

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4 months ago
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