1 month ago

Run Balmoral

AND THE WINNERS ARE......

Nicholas Rattray from Kemnay and Karen Cowie from Huntly are the two lucky winners of our Run4It vouchers after a draw was made from all those entering the 2020 RunBalmoral races before noon yesterday.

We wish to express our thanks to everyone who has entered so far and, of course, to our retail partner Run4It who so generously made the prizes available.

Entries for all the RunBalmoral races will,of course, remain open until all the available places are taken up.

So, don't delay, sign up today then you can relax knowing your place is guaranteed.

@runbalmoral
@run4it_

@nicholasrattray
@karencowie
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AND THE WINNERS ARE......

Nicholas Rattray from Kemnay and Karen Cowie from Huntly are the two lucky winners of our Run4It vouchers after a draw was made from all those entering the 2020 RunBalmoral races before noon yesterday.

We wish to express our thanks to everyone who has entered so far and, of course, to our retail partner Run4It who so generously made the prizes available.

Entries for all the RunBalmoral races will,of course, remain open until all the available places are taken up.

So, dont delay, sign up today then you can relax knowing your place is guaranteed.

@runbalmoral
@run4it_

@nicholasrattray
@karencowie

 

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Thank you!! Run Balmoral 2020

Fiona Leith

Nicholas Rattray

Claire Mitchell looks like Nick will be getting more gear!! 👟

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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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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.

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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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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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 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

Corporate Challenge Trophy The StenaDrilling – ConocoPhillips 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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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 2020 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April.   Entries will open on the 1st July 2019 for the programme of eight races catering for all age groups.   This will be the 23rd year of the event and we look forward to welcoming more than 5,000 runners and as many spectators to the estate.   Put it in your diary now!

James Knowles

Chairman, Balmoral Road Races Ltd

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1 month ago

Run Balmoral

AND THE WINNERS ARE......

Nicholas Rattray from Kemnay and Karen Cowie from Huntly are the two lucky winners of our Run4It vouchers after a draw was made from all those entering the 2020 RunBalmoral races before noon yesterday.

We wish to express our thanks to everyone who has entered so far and, of course, to our retail partner Run4It who so generously made the prizes available.

Entries for all the RunBalmoral races will,of course, remain open until all the available places are taken up.

So, don't delay, sign up today then you can relax knowing your place is guaranteed.

@runbalmoral
@run4it_

@nicholasrattray
@karencowie
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AND THE WINNERS ARE......

Nicholas Rattray from Kemnay and Karen Cowie from Huntly are the two lucky winners of our Run4It vouchers after a draw was made from all those entering the 2020 RunBalmoral races before noon yesterday.

We wish to express our thanks to everyone who has entered so far and, of course, to our retail partner Run4It who so generously made the prizes available.

Entries for all the RunBalmoral races will,of course, remain open until all the available places are taken up.

So, dont delay, sign up today then you can relax knowing your place is guaranteed.

@runbalmoral
@run4it_

@nicholasrattray
@karencowie

 

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Thank you!! Run Balmoral 2020

Fiona Leith

Nicholas Rattray

Claire Mitchell looks like Nick will be getting more gear!! 👟

1 month ago

Run Balmoral

LAST CHANCE to grab a 2020 @runbalmoral entry AND make it into our Run4It £50 VOUCHER PRIZE DRAW! 🎉

The cutoff time is 12 noon today! GO, GO, GO!

Everyone who registers for one of the 2020 races at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK!

@runbalmoral
@run4it_
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LAST CHANCE to grab a 2020 @runbalmoral entry AND make it into our Run4It £50 VOUCHER PRIZE DRAW! 🎉

The cutoff time is 12 noon today! GO, GO, GO!

Everyone who registers for one of the 2020 races at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK!

@runbalmoral
@run4it_

 

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Sarah Every Carlie Campbell Stuart Watt

2 months ago

Run Balmoral

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Make sure you grab your 2020 RUNBALMORAL entry before 12 noon on Monday 8th July for a chance to WIN a £50 RUN4IT VOUCHER to splurge on running gear!

Everyone who registers at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK!

@runbalmoral
@RUN4IT
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Catherine Stone lovely pic of the boys warm up

Dave Duthie shall we?

2 months ago

Run Balmoral

Entries for RUNBALMORAL 2020 OPEN AT NOON TODAY - And this year, being a eager beaver has its rewards!

Enter within the FIRST WEEK to be included in our £50 VOUCHER PRIZE DRAW!

Everyone who registers at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK!

As ever, we promise a memorable two days for runners of all ages and abilities next April, with a fantastic line-up of events including the ConocoPhillips 5km, the Stena Drilling 10km, the MPH primary schools 1.5km, the secondary schools 2.5km, the Apollo duathlon, the Bristow 3 and 15 mile trail races and, of course, the mighty Devil O Deeside challenge!

Don't miss out - some races fill VERY quickly.

@runbalmoral
@RUN4IT
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Entries for RUNBALMORAL 2020 OPEN AT NOON TODAY - And this year, being a eager beaver has its rewards!

Enter within the FIRST WEEK to be included in our £50 VOUCHER PRIZE DRAW!  

Everyone who registers at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK! 

As ever, we promise a memorable two days for runners of all ages and abilities next April, with a fantastic line-up of events including the ConocoPhillips 5km, the Stena Drilling 10km, the MPH primary schools 1.5km, the secondary schools 2.5km, the Apollo duathlon, the Bristow 3 and 15 mile trail races and, of course, the mighty Devil O Deeside challenge! 

Dont miss out - some races fill VERY quickly.

@runbalmoral
@RUN4IT

 

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Thanks Vikki. X

Done. Duathon here I come. #whathaveidone

There is now a register link under the login button.

Trying to register but looking for login details?!

Debbie M Morrison

Amber Young Morag Murray

how do u enter if you haven't pre register?

Heather Sim this our very own Harry Sim when he was DJJC 💕

Lynn McTeir Louise Stephen 2020 our comeback year?

Elaine you up for it again..18th April?👍🏼

Amber Young Morag Murray 😊

Keith Sim

Willie MacDonald, Peter Berrie, Helen Smith weekend road trip in Peter's Van 😂😂

Gill Mackintosh

Susan Strachan- set your alarm for 12o’clock.

Duncan Brown Steve Strachan

Trying to register but looking for login details?!

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2 months ago

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EXCITING NEWS

ARE YOU READY?

ENTRIES FOR RUNBALMORAL 2020 WILL OPEN AT NOON ON MONDAY 1st JULY

Look out for some amazing special Run4It prizes for those who are off their marks quickly with an early entry.

It's our 23rd year and in 2020 our races will be held over the weekend of 18th-19th April (one week before the London marathon).

As ever, we promise a memorable two days for runners of all ages and abilities, with a fantastic line-up of events including the ConocoPhillips 5km, the Stena Drilling 10km, the MPH primary schools 1.5km, the secondary schools 2.5km, the Apollo duathlon, the Bristow 3 and 15 mile trail races and, of course, the mighty Devil O Deeside challenge! 😈

So, check our website on Monday.

www.runbalmoral.com

Tell your friends as well - and sign up quickly.

#runbalmoral
#RUN4IT
@runbalmoral
@RUN4IT
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EXCITING NEWS

ARE YOU READY?

ENTRIES FOR RUNBALMORAL 2020 WILL OPEN AT NOON ON MONDAY 1st JULY

Look out for some amazing special Run4It prizes for those who are off their marks quickly with an early entry.

Its our 23rd year and in 2020 our races will be held over the weekend of 18th-19th April (one week before the London marathon).

As ever, we promise a memorable two days for runners of all ages and abilities, with a fantastic line-up of events including the ConocoPhillips 5km, the Stena Drilling 10km, the MPH primary schools 1.5km, the secondary schools 2.5km, the Apollo duathlon, the Bristow 3 and 15 mile trail races and, of course, the mighty Devil O Deeside challenge! 😈

So, check our website on Monday. 

www.runbalmoral.com

Tell your friends as well - and sign up quickly.

#runbalmoral
#RUN4IT
@runbalmoral
@RUN4IT

 

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Heather McCabe

Josephine Jones Philippa Hill

Debbie M Morrison 😀🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

Gemma Helen Leona Lou

Matt Nairpour Justin Michael Suzanne McCombie

Aye count me in xx

What’s the devil of Deeside??

Katey Maitland Reid Alan Reid 👀

Ruth Rodger Lisa Malcolm Yvonne McMillan Lets make it a family day out! Think evie is keen to take part in one of the kids races!

Lucy Styles

Keith Jackson

Keith Alexander Douglas Penman you up for it again?

Duncan Boyd Jan Boyd Stephen Harris Row Mc

Ally fancy the Devil next year?

Kay, Simon, you up for this again for next year?

Gillian McLean.....

Ian McGregor.... try again next year? 😂

Cara Mitchell whoop almost time to enter first race of 2020! 😁

Stacy next year? X

Nicola Gatt u keen? Xx

Morag Annette Anderson

Craig Anderson you doing it next year?! 😂🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Karen, Leanne 👍

Carly Paget 👯 xxx

Leighton Bruce.. A wee weekend 🤔

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2 months ago

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Yehhhh as it stands I’m home.

Rie... devil buddy

Carly Paget ❤️ xxx

Yehhhh as it stands I’m home.

2 months ago

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Coming soon - exciting news about Run Balmoral 2020.
Check back here soon.
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Coming soon - exciting news about Run Balmoral 2020.
Check back here soon.
#runbalmoral2020

 

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what a great advertisement, that photo will surely get the entry numbers up😎

Lisa Michie my motivation for this one is to try and keep up with you, so you have to sign up to ok? 😊

Leanne Tredinnick

I might run next time - it’s been ages since I’ve been to Run Balmoral!

Kenny...you'll still manage this year!

Nathan Tosh

Sandra Stephen Corrine Wilkie

Can’t wait 😁

Karen, Leanne? I'm def gonna do this again, really enjoyed it x

James McGregor

Diane Maciver the 10k ?

Wendy Taylor, Debbie M Morrison, Kelly Coutts

Wendy

Gary McKay Johnny Dunbar fancy doing this one again

Nathan Tosh

David Lecore George Nicholson recognise anyone?.

Same again next year Maija Dolmen ? 😁

Catherine Busson!!!

NataLeigh-Joann Edgar - do you fancy doing something a bit different? 😎

Michael Moverley - you can do the 10k, I will watch the kids. K

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3 months ago

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2020 RUN BALMORAL DATE CONFIRMED

The 2020 Run Balmoral races are to be held over the weekend of 18th-19th April and will, for the first time in many years, avoid clashing with the London marathon.

More than 5,000 runners signed up for our races this year but we have responded to feedback from local competitors who were unable to take part because the London marathon was on the same weekend.

Run Balmoral chairman James Knowles said:"The 2020 London marathon is on 26th April so we have brought our event forward to the weekend before that.

"We know that significant numbers of runners in recent years have been disappointed to miss Balmoral either beacuse they were taking part in the marathon or were watching it on TV.

"We have responded to that and hopefully this will allow these runners and their families to come to Balmoral and perhaps use one of our races as a final workout before tackling the marathon."

"We will soon be announcing when entries for RunBalmoral 2020 will open."
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2020 RUN BALMORAL DATE CONFIRMED

The 2020 Run Balmoral races are to be held over the weekend of 18th-19th April and will, for the first time in many years, avoid clashing with the London marathon.

More than 5,000 runners signed up for our races this year but we have responded to feedback from local competitors who were unable to take part because the London marathon was on the same weekend.
 
Run Balmoral chairman James Knowles  said:The 2020 London marathon is on 26th April so we have brought our event forward to the weekend before that. 

We know that significant numbers of runners in recent years have been disappointed to miss Balmoral either beacuse they were taking part in the marathon or were watching it on TV.

We have responded to that and hopefully this will allow these runners and their families to come to Balmoral and perhaps use one of our races as a final workout before tackling the marathon.

We will soon be announcing when entries for RunBalmoral 2020 will open.Image attachment

 

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My running days are numbered peeps.. leg failed me again on me jollies...

I’m so glad this happened. I missed it last year because of the marathon and so wanted to do it.

Leanne Murray

Do you need medals? The Workshop, Aberfeldy are a Scottish charity who help those with additional needs gain skills and confidence - they make wooden (so eco-friendly) medals 👍😁

Ok. Xx

And now people will complain they are not back from their Easter holidays for the kids to take part.... #cantpleaseeveryone

It the question is will it still clash with THE race of the year - the Highland Fling?

Marked it on the calendar

Great call!

Yaaasss bring on the Devil, loved it this year (an individual Devil medal would be nice tho?)

Ross Brown

Vicki MacAulay it's sorted...we'll be able to do Balmoral again AND London baby 😂😂😜 😉

Archr KT Nicky Coull Lesley Anderson Pamela Heather Manley Christine Kelt Stuart Donald James M Bratt Selina Ferguson

Kathryn - this is what I did this year. Your welcome to stay at ours if you fancy it.

Deirdre Matthew Amanda Jones, Carla Cummins I'm definitely bailing next year

Yvonne McMillan Lisa Malcolm Naomi Dee Ruth Rodger Let’s make a day out!!!

Moira Anderson - are you doing it next year??

Kevin Carmichael

Glen Chalmers , Nicola Cruickshank, Charlotte Imlach, Kris Imlach, Pete McIntosh. Better get the dates in your diaries!!!

Verity

Dave Mclachlan

Louise McGregor

Nicola Ewing

Tim Dring

Melanie J P Strang

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4 months 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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Vix Anne amazing!

Glen Chalmers another mention of Ross 💪💙🧡

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

Thanks Run Balmoral, and especially to all of your Marshalls, for another brilliant weekend. Fantastic events, very well organised. 👍

Well Done Ross 💙🧡

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4 months ago

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Any on line results?

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

Great day thank you to all the helpers

Stuart Pringle 😁

4 months ago

Run Balmoral

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 👍

Colin Price next year? Xx

Jo Claire Rhiannon next years challenge?😂

Is that the sunshine you had booked Jo?

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4 months ago

Run Balmoral

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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And well done to the wheelchair entries!

Glen Chalmers for Ross

Scott Brown Angela Brown

Well done Andrew Douglas!

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

Andy McRonald

Ruth Duddy great photo!

Well done everyone

Any update on the Devil ??

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

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4 months ago

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