6 hours ago

Run Balmoral

CONGRATULATIONS to Victoria Deveci who has won our Run Balmoral and Saucony inspired giveaway competition! 🎉
Victoria had the closest guess (£229.99) to the value of the rucksack and its contents and has therefore WON THE LOT, including a free entry to any of the individual Run Balmoral 2020 races 🤩

The next 4 closest guesses have all also bagged themselves a free Run Balmoral race place - congrats to Emma LY, Heidi Ross, Tom Main and Marie Bernards!
We will be in touch in the next couple of days with details on how to claim your prizes 🔥

Thanks to all those who entered the competition and, if you weren't one of the lucky winners, remember that you can STILL sign up to Run Balmoral 2020 using the following link 👉 www.runbalmoral.com/enter/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fenter%2f

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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.

Chrysaor

Chrysaor 5K

The Chrysaor 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, Chrysaor 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 / Chrysaor Corporate Team Challenge

Corporate Challenge Trophy The StenaDrilling – Chrysaor 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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6 hours ago

Run Balmoral

CONGRATULATIONS to Victoria Deveci who has won our Run Balmoral and Saucony inspired giveaway competition! 🎉
Victoria had the closest guess (£229.99) to the value of the rucksack and its contents and has therefore WON THE LOT, including a free entry to any of the individual Run Balmoral 2020 races 🤩

The next 4 closest guesses have all also bagged themselves a free Run Balmoral race place - congrats to Emma LY, Heidi Ross, Tom Main and Marie Bernards!
We will be in touch in the next couple of days with details on how to claim your prizes 🔥

Thanks to all those who entered the competition and, if you weren't one of the lucky winners, remember that you can STILL sign up to Run Balmoral 2020 using the following link 👉 www.runbalmoral.com/enter/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fenter%2f

#improveyourrun #RunBalmoral
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4 days ago

Run Balmoral

Liam is Bristow competition winner.

Congratulations to Liam Barron who has won an awesome prize, courtesy of our trail race sponsors Bristow.

However, Liam hopes that when he next sits in a helicopter he'll be feeling much happier than the last time he was in this type of aircraft.

The Insch Trail Running Club member has won a helicopter flight simulation training package for himself and three friends in a prize draw made from all those who entered the Bristow trail race to be held as part of the Run Balmoral running festival on 18th April.

It should be an an amazing experience, but Liam admits when first told the news he was a little apprehensive.

He said:"It's so weird. The last time I was in a helicopter was in 2018 when I was competing in the Lairig Ghru mountain marathon between Braemar and Aviemore.

"It was very hot and humid day and I was suffering from heat stroke. I collapsed at 18 miles and had to be lifted off the course by helicopter and taken to Inverness.

"The one consolation was that because it was such a fine day the views over Aviemore and the Cairngorms were amazing.

"So, after that experience, when I saw the Bristow competition my initial thought was 'I hope I don't win that' but,actually, now it has happened, it's really cool. It sounds amazing."

Barron admits that the 15 mile trail race at Balmoral is one of his favourite events and he's excited about taking part again in April.

He said:" I first did it three years ago and absolutely loved it. It's one of the best. I was gutted to miss out last year as I had a wedding in Edinburgh. I was raging.

"It's a tough course and I've probably never achieved the time I'd like to get for the route but the scenery is brilliant and the route is so varied. I'm looking forward to being there again."

Entries are still open for all Run Balmoral races.
Go to www.runbalmoral.com

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@runbalmoral
@run4it_

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Liam is Bristow competition winner.

Congratulations to Liam Barron who has won an awesome prize, courtesy of our trail race sponsors Bristow.

However, Liam hopes that when he next sits in a helicopter hell be feeling much happier than the last time he was in this type of aircraft.

The Insch Trail Running Club member has won a helicopter flight simulation training package for himself and three friends in a prize draw made from all those who entered the Bristow trail race to be held as part of the Run Balmoral running festival on 18th April.

It should be an an amazing experience, but Liam admits when first told the news he was a little apprehensive. 

He said:Its so weird. The last time I was in a helicopter was in 2018 when I was competing in the Lairig Ghru mountain marathon between Braemar and Aviemore. 

It was very hot and humid day and I was suffering from heat stroke. I collapsed at 18 miles and had to be lifted off the course by helicopter and taken to Inverness. 

The one consolation was that because it was such a fine day the views over Aviemore and the Cairngorms were amazing.

So, after that experience, when I saw the Bristow competition my initial thought was I hope I dont win that but,actually, now it has happened, its really cool. It sounds amazing.

Barron admits that the 15 mile trail race at Balmoral is one of his favourite events and hes excited about taking part again in April.

He said: I first did it three years ago and absolutely loved it. Its one of the best. I was gutted to miss out last year as I had a wedding in Edinburgh. I was raging.

Its a tough course and Ive probably never achieved the time Id like to get for the route but the scenery is brilliant and the route is so varied. Im looking forward to being there again.

Entries are still open for all Run Balmoral races.
Go to www.runbalmoral.com

@Bristow Group
@runbalmoral
@run4it_

#runbalmoral
#run4it

 

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Looking forward to it! At least I'll get to fly the helicopter this time

Well done Liam Hope you enjoy the experience

6 days ago

Run Balmoral

🔥 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 🔥

This one is a 𝗕𝗜𝗚𝗚𝗬. Fancy winning a 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 race place to any one of the Run Balmoral 2020 races AND a Saucony rucksack 𝗙𝗨𝗟𝗟 of goodies? 🤩

YES? Well then get involved in our latest competition 👇👇

𝗦𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗬
- 𝘓𝘐𝘒𝘌 THIS 𝘗𝘖𝘚𝘛
- 𝘓𝘐𝘒𝘌 OUR 𝘗𝘈𝘎𝘌
... and 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗬 guess the combined value of the rucksack and all its contents in the comments section below!

The person with the closest guess will win 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗧! Now, it may seem like we've put all our eggs in one basket but 𝗙𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗡𝗢𝗧, the next 𝗙𝗢𝗨𝗥 closest guesses will also receive a free entry to a Run Balmoral 2020 race of their choice! 🤩

Deadline: 11:59pm Monday 24th February.
Winners announced on Tuesday 25th.
GOOD LUCK! 🙌🤪

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1 week ago

Run Balmoral

As this years Gold Charity Partner for Run Balmoral why not help VSA celebrate their 150th year by running on their behalf.

VSA will be at the Trinity Centre Aberdeen on Wednesday 19th February 2020 from 10am-2pm where you can get more details.

Or sign up now by going to www.vsa.org.uk
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As this years Gold Charity Partner for Run Balmoral why not help VSA celebrate their 150th year by running on their behalf.

VSA will be at the Trinity Centre Aberdeen on Wednesday 19th February 2020 from 10am-2pm where you can get more details.

Or sign up now by going to www.vsa.org.uk

1 week ago

Run Balmoral

🔈 Calling all corporate sponsors of Run Balmoral 🔈

Taking part in Run Balmoral 2020? ... Well then don't miss out on your exclusive corporate sponsor discount! 🤩 As a THANK YOU for keeping this great running event alive year after year, enjoy an exclusive discount in store on us!

Bring your work ID to redeem 15% off only in our Aberdeen Store!

Stena Drilling Apollo REPSOL Bristow Group Chrysaor Ltd McIntosh Plant Hire & Heavy Logistics Aon to name a few 🤩

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2 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Love to run ❤?

We would love you to @runbalmoral
#linkinthebio #loverunning #entertoday @runbalmoral
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Love to run ❤? 

We would love you to @runbalmoral  
#linkinthebio #loverunning #entertoday @runbalmoral

2 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Run Balmoral is proud to be associated with the 2020 Albyn/Robert Gordon's College cross country meeting.
We will be providing the individual winner of each race with a free entry to either the MPH primary schools 1.5km or the AON secondary schools 2.5km at Balmoral Castle on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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Run Balmoral is proud to be associated with the 2020 Albyn/Robert Gordons College cross country meeting.
We will be providing the individual winner of each race with a free entry to either the MPH primary schools 1.5km or the AON secondary schools 2.5km at Balmoral Castle on Saturday 18th April 2020.

Albyn School
McIntosh Plant Hire & Heavy Logistics
Robert Gordons College

3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Chrysaor 5km Countdown

All our races are attracting healthy numbers of entries with the Chrysaor 5km being closest to reaching its capacity at this point.
Avoid disappointment by signing up today at www.runbalmoral.com

It looks as though this one will fill before our 31st March deadline.
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Chrysaor 5km Countdown

All our races are attracting healthy numbers of entries with the Chrysaor 5km being closest to reaching its capacity at this point.
Avoid disappointment by signing up today at www.runbalmoral.com

It looks as though this one will fill before our 31st March deadline.Image attachment

4 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

THE CLOCK IS TICKING

You have until midnight tonight if you want the chance of winning an amazing two-hour helicopter flight simulation experience for you and your friends.

Everyone who signs up for the Bristow 15 mile trail race before the end of today will be entered into a prize draw with the winner receiving a two-hour flight simulation package for four people at the company’s Dyce HQ.

The race takes place on Sunday 19th April and you can enter up until 31st March - but only those entering before 31st January will be entered into the draw.

Bristow also plan to have a helicopter at Balmoral on the race weekend and a charity raffle will be held for everyone taking a tour of the aircraft, with another flight simulation package on offer.

So, enter today at www.runbalmoral.com

@BristowGroup
@run4it
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THE CLOCK IS TICKING

You have until midnight tonight if you want the chance of winning an amazing two-hour helicopter flight simulation experience for you and your friends.

Everyone who signs up for the Bristow 15 mile trail race before the end of today will be entered into a prize draw with the winner receiving a two-hour flight simulation package for four people at the company’s Dyce HQ.

The race takes place on Sunday 19th April and you can enter up until 31st March - but only those entering before 31st January will be entered into the draw.

Bristow also plan to have a helicopter at Balmoral on the race weekend and a charity raffle will be held for everyone taking a tour of the aircraft, with another flight simulation package on offer.

So, enter today at www.runbalmoral.com

@BristowGroup
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Run Balmoral Have you got to be taking part in the run to come see the helicopter?

1 month ago

Run Balmoral

Just seven days left if you want the chance to win an awesome two-hour helicopter flight simulation experience for you and your friends. Everyone who enters the Bristows 15 mile trail race by midnight on 31st January will be entered into a prize draw, with the winner receiving a flight simulation package for four people at the company's Dyce HQ.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Enter now at www.runbalmoral.com
@BristowGroup
@run4it
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Just seven days left if you want the chance to win an awesome two-hour helicopter flight simulation experience for you and your friends. Everyone who enters the Bristows 15 mile trail race by midnight on 31st January will be entered into a prize draw, with the winner receiving a flight simulation package for four people at the companys Dyce HQ.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Enter now at www.runbalmoral.com
@BristowGroup
@run4it

 

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1 month ago

Run Balmoral

ABERDEEN SCHOOL ON TRACK WITH A HELPING HAND FROM A RUN BALMORAL SPORTS BURSARY

An Aberdeen school with ambitions to build it's own running track has received a financial boost by receiving a Run Balmoral Sports Bursary.

Westpark school in Aberdeen's Northfield has been given £750 towards the cost of the facility which will cater for the large number of youngsters involved with the school running club.

Alice Atkinson, depute head teacher,said: "Our running club started three years ago and it was popular from the start with children who were already runners.

"But what we are particularly proud of is that quite a number of children who would not have been considered sporty joined and train in all weathers.

"We are currently developing a track of our own in the school grounds.We'd like pupils to be able to train independently so that on days when the running club isn't happening there's still a safe place for them to go,away from traffic.

"We have raised almost £20,000 but we think we more, so this bursary is very welcome.

"As our school grounds are open to the public in the evenings and weekend's this project would be of genuine benefit to the health of the wider Northfield Community."

The school received £500 from the Bursary with a further £250 won by pupil Mia Mcdermid who won the competition to design the logo for the MPH primary schools 1.5km races.

Our photo shows Mia receiving her prize from Bert McIntosh of MPH along with her parents and staff from Westpark School.

Other organisations to benefit from the 2020 Run Balmoral Sports Bursary are:
Active Schools Aberdeenshire Central: New Scots Project.
Mackie Academy: Transport to Run Balmoral.
Bervie Primary School: Athletics kit for lunchtime running club.
Torphins School Parent Council:Sportshall athletics kit.
St Joseph's RC Primary: Sports equipment.
Aberdeen Lads Club: Sports equipment.
Bramble Brae Young Joggers: Transport to Run Balmoral, resource pack and pedometers.
Manor Park Primary: Transport to Run Balmoral and running bibs.
Hill of Banchory Primary: transport to inter schools cross country.
Lumphanan Leopards: Hi viz vests and headtorches.
Metro Aberdeen Running Club: Transport to Run Balmoral for young athletes.
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ABERDEEN SCHOOL ON TRACK WITH A HELPING HAND FROM A RUN BALMORAL SPORTS BURSARY

An Aberdeen school with ambitions to build its own running track has received a financial boost by receiving a Run Balmoral Sports Bursary.

Westpark school in Aberdeens Northfield has been given £750 towards the cost of the facility which will cater for the large number of youngsters involved with the school running club.

Alice Atkinson, depute head teacher,said: Our running club started three years ago and it was popular from the start with children who were already runners.
 
But what we are particularly proud of is that quite a number of children who would not have been considered sporty joined and train in all weathers.
 
We are currently developing a track of our own in the school grounds.Wed like pupils to be able to train independently so that on days when the running club isnt happening theres still a safe place for them to go,away from traffic.

We have raised almost £20,000 but we think we more, so this bursary is very welcome.

As our school grounds are open to the public in the evenings and weekends this project would be of genuine benefit to the health of the wider Northfield Community.

The school received £500 from the Bursary with a further £250 won by pupil Mia Mcdermid who won the competition to design the logo for the MPH primary schools 1.5km races.

Our photo shows Mia receiving her prize from Bert McIntosh of MPH along with her parents and staff from Westpark School.

Other organisations to benefit from the 2020 Run Balmoral Sports Bursary are:
Active Schools Aberdeenshire Central: New Scots Project.
Mackie Academy: Transport to Run Balmoral.
Bervie Primary School: Athletics kit for lunchtime running club.
Torphins School Parent Council:Sportshall athletics kit.
St Josephs RC Primary: Sports equipment.
Aberdeen Lads Club: Sports equipment.
Bramble Brae Young Joggers: Transport to Run Balmoral, resource pack and pedometers.
Manor Park Primary: Transport to Run Balmoral and running bibs.
Hill of Banchory Primary: transport to inter schools cross country.
Lumphanan Leopards: Hi viz vests and headtorches.
Metro Aberdeen Running Club: Transport to Run Balmoral for young athletes.

1 month ago

Run Balmoral

Time is running out if you want the chance of winning an amazing two-hour helicopter flight simulation experience for you and your friends?

Everyone who signs up for the Run Balmoral Bristow 15 mile trail race before midnight on 31st January will be entered into a prize draw with the winner receiving a two-hour flight simulation package for four people at the company’s Dyce HQ.

Bristow also plan to have a helicopter at Balmoral on the race weekend and a charity raffle will be held for everyone taking a tour of the aircraft, with another flight simulation package on offer.

So, don't delay, enter today at www.runbalmoral.com
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Time is running out if you want the chance of winning an amazing two-hour helicopter flight simulation experience for you and your friends?

Everyone who signs up for the Run Balmoral Bristow 15 mile trail race before midnight on 31st January will be entered into a prize draw with the winner receiving a two-hour flight simulation package for four people at the company’s Dyce HQ.

Bristow also plan to have a helicopter at Balmoral on the race weekend and a charity raffle will be held for everyone taking a tour of the aircraft, with another flight simulation package on offer.

So, dont delay, enter today at www.runbalmoral.comImage attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

Run Balmoral

Nostalgia time. It's 1998. The first Run Balmoral meeting on snow-covered Deeside. Sue Barker hosts the live BBC TV coverage. But do you recognise the two youngsters passing by? One is tall with a green jacket and cap. The other is smaller, head bowed and also wearing a cap. ... See MoreSee Less

Nostalgia time. Its 1998. The first Run Balmoral meeting on snow-covered Deeside. Sue Barker hosts the live BBC TV coverage. But do you recognise the two youngsters passing by? One is tall with a green jacket and cap. The other is smaller, head bowed and also wearing a cap.

 

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I was there. Ran the corporate challenge 10 miler Think that was the day Paula Radcliffe broke the 5k world record

Wills & Harry.....

Won an age cat prize and had to wait 3 months for my prize........the same the following year!

Won my age cat and had to wait 3 months for my prize!

I was there and ran the 10 miler

Yup me too-10 mile in 67.59-nowadays only just manage 10k in that time!

Is it you and Jackie, Peter? 😉

Michelle Birnie-Mack

Yip will and harry

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2 months ago

Run Balmoral

Come run a 10k or 5k in spectacular surroundings at Run Balmoral - we still have some spaces to fill, if you’d like to support us and be part of #teamKWS drop us an email to tracey@kayleighsweestars.co.uk or message us! 💖 ... See MoreSee Less

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