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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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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.

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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

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AbernecessitiesCan 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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1 week ago
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CONGRATULATIONS!

We are delighted to announce that Eviee Jennings-Park and Aria Dyson are the winners of the 2023 Run Balmoral schools t-shirt design competition.

The standard of entries for this year's competition was very high but Eviee and Aria came out on top with their impressive drawings.

Eviee's artwork will now appear on the MPH 1.5k primary schools race t-shirt while Aria's is to appear on the NFU Mutual 2.5k secondary schools top.

In addition to their individual prizes, the youngsters also earned £100 for either their school, sports club or charity of their choice.

Eviee, a pupil at Aberdeen's Hazlehead Primary, opted to donate her prize to the Archie Foundation. Aria, who attends Blairgowrie High, has donated her prize to the school's Art Department.

Others making the secondary schools shortlist were Maisie-Jane Stent and Majka Wereszczyriskka of Blairgowrie High. Finalists in the primary schools competition were Isla Reekie (Comely Park), Innes Paterson (Airyhall), David Kuzienkov (Hazlehead), Emily (Torphins), Sarah (Torphins), Sophie Howell (St Margarets) and Harry Chalmers (Balmedie).

We are grateful to all the schools and pupils who took part in the competition and would like to thank teachers and parents for encouraging so many youngsters to get involved.

From Aberdeenshire, Banff Academy along with the primary schools at Balmedie,Banchory,Crathie, Meldrum,Newmill (Keith),Old Rayne,Tarland and Torphins all contributed.

Aberdeen entries came from Airyhall, Hazlehead,St Margarets and Stoneywood schools.

And there were also excellent submissions from
Blairgowrie High School and the primary schools of Comely Park (Falkirk),Forthill (Broughty Ferry) and Whitehills (Forfar).

Special mention to Blairgowrie High and Meldrum school who provided the largest number of entries.
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Well done what super designs 👏

Sarah Sargent a couple of mentions for Torphins primary 💕

Awesome designs!

4 weeks ago
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ARE YOU READY FOR THE HILL?

It is known simply as "The Race with the Hill."

Yes, the Stena Drilling `10k at Balmoral may not be the easiest of courses to run, but it has to be one of the most spectacular.

It's one you won't forget. The iconic long climb through the woods to the halfway point offers a true test of your endurance - but you'll be rewarded at the top by the Ballater Pipe Band who will spur you on for the second half of the run.

And, you from that point on, it's mainly gentle downhill running all the way to the Castle and the finishing point just beyond that.

It wouldn't be worth doing if it was boringly flat - you really want to earn your t-shirt and the collectable Run Balmoral medal which once again will feature a well-known local landmark.

So, don't miss out. Sign-up today on www.runbalmoral.com or via the link in our Instgram bio.

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Sara Spittal This is the 10k which is on the Saturday, the 15 mile trail race is on the Sunday…..😀

Claire Monk - remember when we were regulars of ‘the hill’ ??

Katy Bruce you’re crossing the finish line

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4 weeks ago
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T SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION - JUST 2 DAYS TO GO

Entries for the Run Balmoral 2023 t-shirt design competition must be submitted by 5pm on Monday November 7th.

So far we've received lots of amazing drawings from young artists/designers from across the country - some of which are shown here.

But it's not too late for others to submit their ideas

Remember - the winners will see their designs printed on the t-shirts awarded to more than 1,000 runners in the 2023 Run Balmoral primary and secondary schools races.

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.

BUT BE QUICK - The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday November 7th 2022.

The Board of Run Balmoral will choose the winner and the result will be announced as soon as possible after the closing date.
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1 month ago
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MISSED OUT ON A PLACE AT THE 2023 LONDON MARATHON?

Do not worry. In fact, it may be a blessing in disguise as you can now sign-up for one (or more) of the many exciting races at Run Balmoral over the weekend of April 22-23.

Guaranteed places in every race are now available. No qualifying standards required. Plan with certainty and get ready to sample an awesome run through the stunning grounds of the Balmoral estate.

It's beautiful, it's brilliant, it's Balmoral.

Enter now at www.runbalmoral.com or via the link in our Instagram bio.
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MISSED OUT ON A PLACE AT THE 2023 LONDON MARATHON?

Do not worry. In fact, it may be a blessing in disguise as you can now sign-up for one (or more) of the many exciting races at Run Balmoral over the weekend of April 22-23.

Guaranteed places in every race are now available. No qualifying standards required. Plan with certainty and get ready to sample an awesome run through the stunning grounds of the Balmoral estate.

Its beautiful, its brilliant, its Balmoral.

Enter now at www.runbalmoral.com or via the link in our Instagram bio.

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1 month ago
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Whether you are aiming to complete your Couch to 5K programme or shooting for Olympic selection, the Harbour Energy 5k at Run Balmoral is the race to do.

Enthusiastic and supportive crowds, a spectacular setting and the presence of 1,000 runners makes this an unforgettable experience.

Our fastest runners in the past have included the likes of two-time Olympian Andy Butchart but the biggest cheers are often for those who finish further down the field.

Everyone is a champion at Run Balmoral. We celebrate the achievements of every finisher in the same way.

This is one of our most popular events and often sells out early.

So, sign-up today on www.runbalmoral.com or via the link in our Instagram bio.
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2 months ago
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GET ON YOUR BIKE AT RUN BALMORAL 2023

Are you a runner who likes to bike or a cyclist who finds it's fun to run? Either way. The Apollo duathlon is an event not to miss at Run Balmoral 2023.

You'll experience an amazing 27k journey which kicks off with a testing 6k run, passing the front of Balmoral Castle. It's an ideal warm-up before transitioning onto the 16k mountain bike circuit which takes you round the scenic Ripe Hill, providing stunning views of Lochnagar. It's a route not lacking in interest,including some steady ascents and long descents.
The challenge is topped off with another tough wee 5k run to the welcome finish line.There you can pick up your iconic medal and Apollo t-shirt.

It all happens on Sunday April 23rd 2023.

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2 months ago
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Don't miss an amazing opportunity to explore the spectacular scenery around the stunning Balmoral estate next April.
The Bristow 15 mile and 3 mile trail races have been growing in popularity in recent years as more and more runners discover the beauty of the Deeside area.
We have 1,000 places available but the event sold out very early last year.
So, make the commitment. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.
Your special medal and t-shirt await at the finish line where you'll be given an enthusiastic Balmoral welcome.
There's plenty of other races on offer too with the MPH primary schools 1.5k and NFU Mutual secondary schools 2.5k on Saturday 22nd April along with the Harbour Energy 5k.
The Bristow trail races are on Sunday 23rd April along with the Apollo duathlon.
And,of course, there's also the Devil of Deeside Challenge in which you are invited to tackle the 5k, 10k, duathlon and 15 mile trail races!
You can enter on our website www.runbalmoral.com and vial the link in our Instagram bio
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