Volcano Run and BBQ/Food – 9 August 2014

Volcano RunDunoon Hill Runners is delighted to announce that on the 9th August 2014, the inaugural Volcano Run will be held, sponsored by J Mundell & Son.

This is approximately a 5k and 10k run starting from Toward Farm the run will take you up onto an extinct Volcano, Buaicheileann where upon reaching the peak at 400 metres you will quickly descend back to Toward Farm.

The 5k run for juniors (under 18’s) and 10k run for seniors (18-pre-historic) will begin at 1pm.

All runners are strongly advised to wear suitable trainers for fell running. Marshals will be on the course for your own safety. Further details of race rules will be posted up soon.

Trophies for 1st placed Male, Female and Junior runners and medals for all runners. There will also be a top raffle prize of a £50 Run4it voucher gifted by Run4it plus 10 other prizes. All runners completing the course will put their race number in a bucket and the numbers pulled out will win a prize!

All attending can also expect a BBQ/food with venison burgers from local producer Churchill Farm. This is aimed at a fun family day out for all involved or keen to be involved with Dunoon Hill Runners. It is a BYOB event, alcoholic or soft drinks permitted.

Cost: Juniors and Non Runners attending BBQ £5
Senior runners £10
Family £20 ( 2 adults and 2 children)

Payable on or before 3rd August 2014. Payment on the day maybe available however there are a limited number of places available so to guarantee your place early payment is encouraged. Payment can be made by Paypal or cash/cheque payable to Dunoon Hill Runners (email DHR Chairman for details).

Week 8 Hill Training Sessions

Hill Training Week 8 is upon us which means only 2 more weeks of training. Plan this week is to meet at Benmore Gardens 6.30pm. A warm up run leading us to a stunning spot where we will be spending some time going through several sets aimed at increasing anaerobic fitness, strength and resistance. These will be run Monday and Tuesday. £1 per evening

Week 7 Hill Training Sessions

First of all a big well done to everyone who has been coming along. Hoping these sessions are reaping some benefits.

On Monday we’ll be meeting at 6.30pm at Glen Massan. Meet at the large layby on the right between 1/2 – 1 mile after the turn off. You will see a silver Fiat parked there.

Tuesday 6.30pm meeting at Benmore Gardens car park.

Cost = £1

Ian Marshall

What’s on this week …


Hill training session. Meeting 6.30pm Kilbride forestry car park. Ricky Reid will taking the session.


Repeat of Monday’s session for those who missed it.


Sports Nutritional talk at The Conservatory, Cowal Community Hospital, hosted by Deborah Kirby, Dietitian, 5.30pm prompt.


10 at 10, Strachur Shinty Club hall. 10 miles starting at 10am. Family encouraged, everyone to bring a dish of food and after the run social lunch in the club house. All runners welcome.

Week 3 Hill Training Session – Tues 10 June 2014

This may be the toughest session yet but promises to build on the past 2 weeks.

I promise that week 4 will be an easier set.

Unfortunately due to a number of us taking part in GBRelay2014 on Monday evening the session will be moved to Tuesday 10th at 6.30pm. Meeting at Kilbride Forestry car park we will head out towards the Bishops Glen and completing one full lap going anti clockwise. This will provide a good warm up for the session to follow, all those ex footballers will enjoy this one …

The aim of week 3 is to push you into an anaerobic state, this will help promote strength, speed and power useful for those short hills and sprint finishes.

Cost = £1

Ian C Marshall