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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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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

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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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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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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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.

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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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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

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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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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3 weeks 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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1 month 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

Stuart Olsson maybe you will manage next year 😂😂

Karen GC Barclay it's our race!!

Charlotte Imlach Jacqui Henderson ❤️

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

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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Sam Lines Rennie

An escalator up that bloody hill? 🤞

2 months ago
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So, here's a few more photos from the Apollo duathlon and the Bristow trail races on day two of Run Balmoral ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely memories, thank you

2 months ago
Run Balmoral

We were delighted to support the recent 2022 Run Balmoral weekend last weekend which featured a hefty dose of sunshine and a return of the family sporting weekend after an absence of two years due to the pandemic!

Click below to read more and see a highlight video of the day!
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2 months ago
Run Balmoral

Here's our winners of the Stena Dilling-Harbour Energy Corporate Team Challenge:
It's the Harbour Harriers who secured the prestigious title for the first time under this name but, perhaps better known previously as Cops and Joggers, they have five previous victories to their credit. So, the magnificent trophy, made from red deer antler and sycamore wood, will remain in the possession of the squad whose company is one of Run Balmoral’s key sponsors. A team from another of our  major sponsors,Stena Drilling, finished third.  Great to see a team representing our gold charity VSA, taking part and finishing fourth behind Harbour Energy.

Here's the winning team: left to right Neil Emslie, Ross Forbes, Jonathan Murray (Team Captain), Russell Willox, Ross Aird and Matthew Thompson. Missing from the team photo was Joe Hippey.The youngster is Ross Aird's daughter Lola.

Results
1 The Harbour Harriers
4hr 7min 15sec

2 Stena Drilling
4:36:30

3 Harbour Energy
4:42:44

4 Voluntary Service Aberdeen
5:02:15
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Heres our winners of the Stena Dilling-Harbour Energy Corporate Team Challenge:
Its the Harbour Harriers who secured the prestigious title for the first time under this name but, perhaps better known previously as Cops and Joggers, they have five previous victories to their credit. So, the magnificent trophy, made from red deer antler and sycamore wood, will remain in the possession of the squad whose company is one of Run Balmoral’s key sponsors. A team from another of our  major sponsors,Stena Drilling, finished third.  Great to see a team representing our gold charity VSA, taking part and finishing fourth behind Harbour Energy.

Heres the winning team: left to right  Neil Emslie, Ross Forbes, Jonathan Murray (Team Captain), Russell Willox, Ross Aird and Matthew Thompson. Missing from the team photo was Joe Hippey.The youngster is Ross Airds daughter Lola.

Results
1 The Harbour Harriers
4hr 7min 15sec

2 Stena Drilling
4:36:30

3 Harbour Energy
4:42:44

4 Voluntary Service Aberdeen
5:02:15
2 months ago
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Two absolutely amazing ladies right there!! Well done ladies, total machines xx

Laura Murray u re amazing❤️🤟💪

Rachael Junor

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