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From the Hill Running Commission for Scottish Athletics
With the XC season coming to a close, it’s a time when clubs and runners begin to plan the next races for 2018.   On behalf of the Hill Running Commission for Scottish Athletics, we’d like to advertise some of the range of Hill Running events happening over Scotland through the year, for Junior and Senior runners.  Hill running provides an ideal alternative or supplement to road events, as demonstrated by some of Scotland’s most successful road runners at London Marathon last year coming from a hill-running background!

Senior hill running events

Scottish Hill Running (SHR) Championship series:
17 March             Chapelgill             Peeblesshire      (Short)

3 June                   Yetholm               Kirk Yetholm      (Medium)

7 July                     Glamaig                Isle of Skye         (Short)

28 July                  Ben Rinnes          Dufftown            (Long)

18 August            Ochil 2000s         Stirling Univ.      (Long)

15 September   Beinn Resipol     Ardnamurchan  (Medium)

Runners have to complete 4 of the 6 races to complete, and 1 race of each distance.

The series is organised by Scottish Hill Runners (SHR).  More information can be found at:

Scottish Athletics Hill Running championship, and District Championships
SA Championship Race:                 18 August 2018  ,  Ochill 2000s,  Stirling University

West District Championship:       12 May 2018,  Ben Lomond,  Rowardennan

East District Championship:         23 June,  Eildon Three Hills,   Melrose

North District Championship:      3 November,  Knockfarrel,  Strathpeffer

More information to these events can be found on Scottish Athletics:

Junior hill running events

Junior League
24 March             Alex Brett Cioch Mhor Junior       Dingwall

6 May                   Lomonds of Fife Junior Races      Falkland

12 May                 Ben Lomond Junior Race               Rowardennan

3 June                   Saughhill                                              Girvan

9 June                   Greenock                                            Greenock

16 June                Falkland Hill Race                             Falkland

4 August              Cademuir                                            Peebles

19 August            Aberfoyle                                            Aberfoyle

Results are calculated from athletes’ 3 best scores in the league. For more details see:

Scottish Athletics Hill Running championship, and District Championships
More information to these events can be found on Scottish Athletics: