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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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AON

AON 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, 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 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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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 so pleased to announce that Run Balmoral is returning in 2022.

 

It has been a long wait since our last event, in 2019, and we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during what has been a traumatic time for so many people.

 

The support we have received from runners, sponsors, suppliers and the wider local community has been terrific and, although significant challenges remain, we are excited to be able to confirm that our full programme of races is planned to go ahead over the weekend of April 23-24.

 

Entries are now open and we would encourage you to sign up as soon as possible as limited places are available as a large number of people have deferred places from 2020 and 2021.

 

If you have already deferred from a previous year,and have confirmation of this, then you don’t need to take any further action at this point. If your original entry was part of a company block booking you should contact your company regarding a new entry.

 

We will be continuing with our series of special medals depicting notable landmarks within and around the Balmoral Estate. The 2022 medal will feature Balmoral Castle.So, don’t miss out on the chance to secure one of these limited edition mementos.

James Knowles

Chairman, Balmoral Road Races Ltd

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3 days ago
Run Balmoral

These guys will be there to greet you at the top of THE HILL in the Stena Drilling 10k on April 23.
So, as the 2022 t- shirt says: "At the top of the hill,give the pipers a cheer."
We are grateful once again for the support of the Ballater & District Pipe Band who add so much to the occasion.
Don't miss your chance to be inspired on your way round one of the country's most scenic races.
Sign up today: www.runbalmoral.com
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These guys will be there to greet you at the top of THE HILL in the Stena Drilling 10k on April 23.
So, as the 2022 t- shirt says: At the top of the hill,give the pipers a cheer.
We are grateful once again for the support of the Ballater & District Pipe Band who add so much to the occasion.
Dont miss your chance to be inspired on your way round one of the countrys most scenic races.
Sign up today: www.runbalmoral.comImage attachment

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Dawn Pryde something to make everyone run up the hill!!!

Andy my thought process 1. Oh pipers, how lovely 2. Oh fudge, there’s a hill 😂

I knew nothing about a hill Keith McIntyre 😂 Oh me, should have stuck with the 5k now 😄😄

Fee pipers at the top of the hill

Emma Williams definitely in person...and a pipe band for motivation!

Lisa Watt 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

Colin Dawn Tim

Rowan Nilssen 😊

Ryan Tawse

James Cooper div yi play request’s 🤣

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5 days ago
Run Balmoral

Entries are being snapped up for all our races so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
You know it makes sense! Commit now and that'll be your motivation to get training through the rest of the winter. Don't miss out - we can't wait to see you at Balmoral on April 23-24
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Entries are being snapped up for all our races so sign up now to avoid disappointment. 
You know it makes sense! Commit now and thatll be your motivation to get training through the rest of the winter. Dont miss out - we cant wait to see you at Balmoral on April 23-24
Enter here:  www.runbalmoral.com

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What times do the 1.5k and 2.5k start?

5 days ago
Run Balmoral

DEVIL OF DEESIDE CHALLENGE - ONLY A HANDFUL OF PLACES LEFT

Wow! What a bunch of Devils you all are!

The Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge is proving to be more popular than ever and only a handful of places remain available.

So, don't dither if you want to be a Devil. We could be closing the entries very soon.

You know you want to do it:

Devil Day One:
Harbour Energy 5k
Stena Drilling 10k

Devil Day Two:
Apollo duathlon
Bristow 15 mile trail race

Sign-up now.

Go to www.runbalmoral.com

#runbalmoral
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DEVIL OF DEESIDE CHALLENGE - ONLY A HANDFUL OF PLACES LEFT

Wow! What a bunch of Devils you all are!

The Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge is proving to be more popular than ever and only a handful of places remain available.

So, dont dither if you want to be a Devil. We could be closing the entries very soon.

You know you want to do it:

Devil Day One:
Harbour Energy 5k
Stena Drilling 10k

Devil Day Two:
Apollo duathlon
Bristow 15 mile trail race

Sign-up now.

Go to www.runbalmoral.com

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We have a limit of 150. We only have 20+ places left

Gutted to miss this, wanted to do the 4 events. Did 3 a few years back.

Just out of interest what’s the average number of people who sign up to the Devil each year?

Sarah. Back in the day 😀

7 days ago
Run Balmoral

RUN BALMORAL - THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN THE RACES.

THE BMI EVENT VILLAGE HAS MANY ATTRACTIONS

Run Balmoral isn't only about the races. A day - or two - on the beautiful estate offers the potential for a great family outing.

Your race entry fee includes free admission to the grounds and gardens at Balmoral and
the BMI Event Village offers a wide range of exciting activities for youngsters.

There's a climbing wall, bungee run and superjumper, body zorbing and an exciting bike track and obstacle course. The miniature railway is always popular.

A broad variety of food stalls caters for all tastes and our official race charities will be there along with retail partner Run-4-It.

And,of course, there's the programme of exciting races for all ages.

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Lianne McAllan this looks like it’s going to be a good day out!

Julie Sanft

1 week ago
Run Balmoral

FEEL THE ENERGY IN THE 5k

Don't miss being part of north east Scotland's biggest, fastest and most iconic 5k road race.

The Harbour Energy 5k is held on a super speedy circuit in the majestic grounds of Balmoral Castle.

And no matter what your time goal might be - this one gives you every chance of achieving it.

When the run was last held, in 2019, we saw fantastic performances from everyone.

Here's the breakdown:

2 runners broke 15mins
74 broke 20mins
228 broke 25mins
431 broke 30min
609 broke 35mins
716 broke 40min
755 broke 45mins
776 broke 1 hour

But even if breaking personal best times isn't your goal, it's still an amazing run to experience. A stirring atmosphere, enthusiastic crowds, fantastic camaraderie amongst runners - and a superb t-shirt and medal at the finish line.

Be part of it.

Sign up today.

www.runbalmoral.com
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FEEL THE ENERGY IN THE 5k

Dont miss being part of north east Scotlands biggest, fastest and most iconic 5k road race.

The Harbour Energy 5k is held on a super speedy circuit in the majestic grounds of Balmoral Castle.

And no matter what your time goal might be - this one gives you every chance of achieving it.

When the run was last held, in 2019, we saw fantastic performances from everyone.

Heres the breakdown:

2 runners broke 15mins
74 broke 20mins
228 broke 25mins
431 broke 30min
609 broke 35mins
716 broke 40min
755 broke 45mins
776 broke 1 hour

But even if breaking personal best times isnt your goal, its still an amazing run to experience. A stirring atmosphere, enthusiastic crowds, fantastic camaraderie amongst runners - and a superb t-shirt and medal at the finish line.

Be part of it.

Sign up today.

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Can children do this race? Both my children age 11 & 14 do 5k races every year and we we would like to do this, but they won’t want to do less than 5k.

Leanne Elrick, Karen Soppitt we need some training runs together coz I am outta shape!!! 🙈🤣

Jennifer O'Brien

2 weeks ago
Run Balmoral

ARE YOU READY FOR THE LATEST APOLLO MISSION?

We know lots of runners who like to bike.
And plenty of cyclists who find it's fun to run.

So why not combine the two and sign up for the Apollo duathlon at Run Balmoral on Sunday April 24th.

It'll take you to the moon and back - well not quite - but you'll experience an amazing 27k journey around the spectacular grounds of the Balmoral estate.

The first stage, a testing 6k run, passes 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 then topped off with another tough wee 5k run to the welcome finish line.There you can pick up your iconic Balmoral Castle medal and Apollo t-shirt.

Sign up now

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE LATEST APOLLO MISSION?

We know lots of runners who like to bike.
And plenty of cyclists who find its fun to run.

So why not combine the two and sign up for the Apollo duathlon at Run Balmoral on Sunday April 24th.

Itll take you to the moon and back - well not quite - but youll experience an amazing 27k journey around the spectacular grounds of the Balmoral estate.

The first stage, a testing 6k run, passes the front of Balmoral Castle. Its 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. Its a route not lacking in interest,including some steady ascents and long descents.

The challenge is then topped off with another tough wee 5k run to the welcome finish line.There you can pick up your iconic Balmoral Castle medal and Apollo t-shirt.

Sign up now

Link in bio

 @ApolloOffshoreEngineering

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Hadyn Graham Hugh we’ll meet you at the end with 🐶🐶 and🍺🍺 🍺 😉

Paul Grice just saying...we are 2 years past the Glen Affic Covid killed. Thoughts?

Lisa Waldeck, get signed up! X

Greig Cruickshank think this has your name on it

Rachel Shannon you're famous! 😁

Gillian Henderson

Andrew Simpson

Michael Petrie 🤷🏻‍♂️

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2 weeks ago
Run Balmoral

Who wants one of these beauties?

Well, you can pick up one of these awesome medals when completing any of our fantastic races at Run Balmoral over the weekend of April 23-24 2022.

There's plenty of runs to choose from with a full programme of events for all age groups:

MPH Primary Schools 1.5k
AON Secondary Schools 2.5k
Harbour Energy 5k
Stena Drilling 10k
Apollo Duathlon
Bristow 15 mile trail race
Bristow 3 mile trail race
Repsol Sinopec Deviol of Deeside Challenge

To mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year's medal features Balmoral Castle.

It's the second in a collectable series of five medals illustrating iconic landmarks in and around the estate. Our first one, in 2019, was of Lochnagar. Future years will feature Auld Brig o’Dee,Crathie Kirk and Albert’s Cairn.

Entry details:
www.runbalmoral.com
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Who wants one of these beauties?

Well, you can pick up one of these awesome medals when completing any of our fantastic races at Run Balmoral over the weekend of April 23-24 2022.

Theres plenty of runs to choose from with a full programme of events for all age groups:

MPH Primary Schools 1.5k
AON Secondary Schools 2.5k
Harbour Energy 5k
Stena Drilling 10k
Apollo Duathlon
Bristow 15 mile trail race
Bristow 3 mile trail race
Repsol Sinopec Deviol of Deeside Challenge

To mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee this years medal features Balmoral Castle.

Its the second in a collectable series of five medals illustrating iconic landmarks in and around the estate. Our first one, in 2019, was of Lochnagar. Future years will feature Auld Brig o’Dee,Crathie Kirk and Albert’s Cairn.

Entry details:
www.runbalmoral.com

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I signed up to the 15mile today 🤦‍♀️

Ooooooooo Emma!!!!! Worth 15 miles of "fun"????,

Was going to enter, then the dreadmill packed in on the rig. 😂

Lou Ella Cole Mark Crawford nice medal! 🏃‍♀️🎖

Scott MacDonald I’m sure aiden would enjoy this

Karen Taylor I've to run until 2025 to get them all 🤦‍♀️

Tracey, day before wedding 💒

Ivana Taylor-Ross Roisin Fowlie might we worth a social on these

David Milne (innes)

Sarah McPherson are you doing this?

Any virtual events?

Andrew Norris

Brian Macleod

Diane Maciver

Vicki MacAulay ??

Jason Cheyne

Alison Igesund Hollie Dear 💪💪💪😀

Fiona Skene ?

Sharon Winton

Susan Glennie ?

What’s the 15 miler like for hills please? 😰

Are you still doing this Denisa ?

Stuart Olsson 🤩next one for collection

Nice

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3 weeks ago
Run Balmoral

It's known simply as 'The Race with the Hill.'
But you wouldn't want to miss it. The Stena Drilling 10k at Run Balmoral on Saturday April 23 is on everyone's bucket list of 'must do' races.
It's a spectacular course, following the traffic-free estate road along the valley of the majestic River Dee for 3.5k before turning onto 'the hill.' You'll then climb through the woods of Garmaddie for a mere 1.2k until you reach the highest point on the course.
After that it's all pretty much gently downhill, along well-maintained forestry trails, across a green bridge, then back onto the road for the final run past Balmoral Castle to the finish line in front of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.
Sign up today... go to www.runbalmoral.com
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Its known simply as The Race with the Hill.
But you wouldnt want to miss it. The Stena Drilling 10k at Run Balmoral on Saturday April 23 is on everyones bucket list of must do races.
Its a spectacular course, following the traffic-free estate road along the valley of the majestic River Dee for 3.5k before turning onto the hill. Youll then climb through the woods of Garmaddie for a mere 1.2k until you reach the highest point on the course.
After that its all pretty much gently downhill, along well-maintained forestry trails, across a green bridge, then back onto the road for the final run past Balmoral Castle to the finish line in front of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.
Sign up today... go to www.runbalmoral.com

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Not entered it this year but gone for the 15 mile trail race 🙄🙏🤞

Cannot wait until this one!

Looking forward to running this 👍🏻

Who’s signed up already 💪🏼

Dawn Pryde I promise to stop signing up for races with hills, honest

Helen Rees better get some training in for our nemesis the hill

*cough cough* Amy Mackie 😉

Tim Dring plus cheeky night in Ballater?

Rhona Samphier something to aim for

Tracey Noble Janet May Kathleen Macleod Shanks Dawn Wood Thirkell this one? I’m already doing it as my place was deferred. 😃

Wont let me register

Vera Haringman is this the t-shirt we saw at Glenlivet?

Sam Lines Rennie I’ve done this many many years ago what’s your thoughts 💭 x

Ian Pirie doing this this year?

We can't wait! Sarah Johnston are you coming along?

Gary Edwards you fancy this?

Catriona Hall what do you say?

Jodie, Scotto? Our old fav.

Leigh Hebenton

Brian Duncan Alison Taylor Hannah Taylor Sarah Taylor

Gary Cruickshank

Barry Gibb

Mike Morris

Bruce Strachan...

Nicole Allan Graeme Allan 👍

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3 weeks ago
Run Balmoral

Are you brave enough to be a Devil in 2022?
Then sign up now for one of north east Scotland's biggest sporting challenges.
Day One of the Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge will test you over spectacular runs of 5k and 10k.
Rest up well because Day Two starts with a 27k mountain bike duathlon, followed by a 15 mile trail run through the stunning grounds of the Balmoral estate.
The rewards are immense. It's not just about the t-shirt. It's the satisfaction of completing the test and the recognition of being able to call yourself a true Deeside Devil.
But don't delay. We are well on track to sell out all 150 available places before too long.
Enter at www.runbalmoral.com
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Are you brave enough to be a Devil in 2022?
Then sign up now for one of north east Scotlands biggest sporting challenges.
Day One of the Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge will test you over spectacular runs of 5k and 10k.
Rest up well because Day Two starts with a 27k mountain bike duathlon, followed by a 15 mile trail run through the stunning grounds of the Balmoral estate.
The rewards are immense. Its not just about the t-shirt. Its the satisfaction of completing the test and the recognition of being able to call yourself a true Deeside Devil.
But dont delay. We are well on track to sell out all 150 available places before too long.
Enter at www.runbalmoral.com

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Done it in 2017, it was tough but great to do!! 😍

Don’t do 🚴🏼‍♀️. Fell off one once and really hurt myself….tend to avoid them now lol

Do you have to do all events?

Kev Bruce

Andy Bentley

Neil Christie 🤔

Elliott Warren

David J Low.....you know you want to 🙄

Grant one for you!

Bobby Davidson you signing up again

Quintin this has you written all over it 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ 😜😆

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3 weeks ago
Run Balmoral

GET OFF YOUR MARKS IF YOU WANT TO BE A HIGH FLYING TRAIL BLAZER WITH BRISTOW

Time is running out if you want to win an awesome flight simulator experience courtesy of Bristow.

Everyone entering the Bristow 15 mile Trail race before midnight on 31st January 2022 will be entered into a draw - and one lucky winner will receive a one-hour flight simulator package for themselves and a friend at Bristow's Dyce HQ.

On top of that, the same prize will be awarded to the first man and woman to finish the race, which takes place on Sunday 24th April 2022.

Matt Rhodes, Bristow Director UK Oil & Gas, said: “We’re thrilled to be offering participants the chance to experience flying a helicopter at our unique simulator facility in Aberdeen as part of ongoing support of Run Balmoral.

“Our range of advanced simulators are an essential training tool for our pilots and use full motion technology, combined with realistic visuals to replicate the experience of flying in a variety of locations and weather conditions.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming the winners to our premises in Dyce for this one-of-a-kind experience.”

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GET OFF YOUR MARKS IF YOU WANT TO BE A HIGH FLYING TRAIL BLAZER WITH BRISTOW

Time is running out if you want to win an awesome flight simulator experience courtesy of Bristow.

Everyone entering the Bristow 15 mile Trail race before midnight on 31st January 2022 will be entered into a draw - and one lucky winner will receive a one-hour flight simulator package for themselves and a friend at Bristows Dyce HQ.

On top of that, the same prize will be awarded to the first man and woman to finish the race, which takes place on Sunday 24th April 2022.

Matt Rhodes, Bristow Director UK Oil & Gas, said: “We’re thrilled to be offering participants the chance to experience flying a helicopter at our unique simulator facility in Aberdeen as part of ongoing support of Run Balmoral.

“Our range of advanced simulators are an essential training tool for our pilots and use full motion technology, combined with realistic visuals to replicate the experience of flying in a variety of locations and weather conditions.

We’re looking forward to welcoming the winners to our premises in Dyce for this one-of-a-kind experience.” 

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4 weeks ago
Run Balmoral

Happy New Year
Make it your resolution to join us at Run Balmoral on the weekend of April 23-24.
There's something for everyone.
Here's your choice:
MPH primary schools 1.5k
Aon secondary schools 2.5k
Harbour Energy 5k
Stena Drilling 10k
Apollo Duathlon
Bristow 15 mile trail race
Bristow 3 mile trail race
Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge.

Enter via link in bio.
www.runbalmoral.com
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Happy New Year
Make it your resolution to join us at Run Balmoral on the weekend of April 23-24.
Theres something for everyone.
Heres your choice:
MPH primary schools 1.5k
Aon secondary schools 2.5k
Harbour Energy 5k
Stena Drilling 10k
Apollo Duathlon
Bristow 15 mile trail race
Bristow 3 mile trail race
Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge. 

Enter via link in bio.
www.runbalmoral.com

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Looking forward to the 15 miler

Duncan Birnie

Corrine Wilkie Sandra Stephen

Paula 5k?? 😊

Euan Forrest Chris Taylor

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1 month ago
Run Balmoral

Have a great Christmas everyone.
We look forward to seeing you in April.

And if you are looking for a last minute Christmas present for the runner in your life, why not give them a race entry.

You can sign up now at www.runbalmoral.com

Thanks to @clairemacrunner for the photo.
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Have a great Christmas everyone.
We look forward to seeing you in April.

And if you are looking for a last minute Christmas present for the runner in your life, why not give them a race entry.

You can sign up now at www.runbalmoral.com

Thanks to @clairemacrunner for the photo.
1 month ago
Run Balmoral

Have a great Christmas everyone.
We look forward to seeing you in April.

And if you are looking for a last minute Christmas present for the runner in your life, why not give them a race entry.

You can sign up now.

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Thanks to @clairemacrunner for the photo.
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Have a great Christmas everyone.
We look forward to seeing you in April.

And if you are looking for a last minute Christmas present for the runner in your life, why not give them a race entry.

You can sign up now.

Link in bio

Thanks to @clairemacrunner for the photo.

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Merry Christmas 🎅 from Australia

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