2017 Summer Series Race Dates

Race dates for the 2017 Summer Series have been added to the Club calendar, and are listed below:

Glenkin 10k – Tuesday 20th June, 6pm

Kilbride – Thursday 13th July, 6pm

Bishops Seat – Tuesday 1st August, 7pm

5k Road Race – Thurs 24th August (Cowal Highland Gathering)

Camels Hump – Saturday 26th August (if Cowal Highland Gathering race doesn’t go ahead Club will arrange another night)

Vertical KM – Sat 16th September, 9.30am

Downhill Race – Thursday 28th September, 6pm

Glenkin Handicap – Feb date TBC

Dunoon Presents the “Wee Eck” 55K Ultra Marathon

Wee Eck Ultra, Dunoon

View of Loch Eck from Wee Eck Ultra trail

Dunoon Hill Runners are delighted to support Dunoon Presents in the introduction of the “Wee Eck” Ultra Marathon to be held on 8 October 2016, possibly the most scenic ultra in Scotland, and in our very own back yard!

Entry is now open at Entrycentral.com.

The Dunoon/Loch Eck 50k Ultra Marathon will start from the famous RBGE Benmore Botanic Gardens and will take you through some of the area’s top beauty spots. Climb up the gorge path through magical Pucks Glen and then race along the forestry trail and climb high above Loch Eck. You’ll be treated to fantastic views north and south of the loch, particularly as you reach the highest section of the run 600m above sea level. Descend through Glenbranter Forest and return south on the west side of Loch Eck. Then it’s back to Dunoon through the forest trails and natural woodland of Bishop’s Glen. This last mile stretches north alongside the beach giving you beautiful views of the hills above Wemyss Bay, Inverkip and Gourock. Don’t be tempted to cool off in the water! The finish at the iconic Dunoon Pier is just a sprint away.

Entry is £33 (early bird discount is £23 for the first 100 entrants, £33 for 101-200). This includes:

  • Tea, coffee and fresh croissants at registration
  • Coach transfer to Benmore Gardens (15 minutes)
  • Changing facilities
  • Full event support including electronic chip timing, check points, drop bags and food/water stations, full first aid back up and at the finish, a fantastic “Ultra cool” goodie bag as a memento of a great day, full of high quality gifts.

Registration for the Dunoon Ultra will be at the Dunoon Pier at:
1900 hrs – 2000 hrs on Friday 7th October at Dunoon Pier
AND
0800 hrs – 0930 hrs on Saturday 8th October at Dunoon

Enter online.

Facebook public group page.

 

Summer isn’t over!

Just when you thought summer was a distant memory (or even a distant hope), Dunoon Hill Runners is bringing it back! Two further races will take place to complete the 2015 Summer Series in order to determine final placings. Details are as follows:

  • Saturday 20 February 2016 – Royal Botanic Gardens, Benmore at 9 am. Vertical K sprint. Tea, coffee and cakes afterwards.
  • Saturday 27 February 2016 – Glenkin at 9 am. Club Handicap race. The final sprint for glory!

Club members only.

Volcano Run 2015

Dunoon Hill Runners is delighted to announce that on 8 August 2015, the second Annual Volcano Run and second Summer Series race 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 on to an extinct volcano, Buaicheileann, whereupon after reaching the peak at 400 metres you will quickly descend back to Toward Farm.

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

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 Senior, Male Vet, Female Senior, Female Vet and Junior runners. 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. 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: DHR adult members running £5 Juniors members £1 
Non adult members running £10 Junior £3
Only attending BBQ Adults £5 Juniors £2
First Burger/Hot Dog included in price and table food. Other burgers priced at £1 members £ 1.50 non members.

Payable on or before 3 August 2015. Payment on the day may be available however there are a limited number of places 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). If anyone is interested in using a coach for transport picking up in Dunoon (possibly Sandbank) and returning in the evening, please let the DHR Chairman know. For a nominal fee this may be possible to be organised.

Next Breakfast Run – 25 October 2014 Greenock Park Run

The next Dunoon Hill Runners Breakfast Run will consist of the 5K Greenock Park Run along Greenock Esplanade on Sat 25 October 2014 at 9.20 am. Park Run is a growing network of weekly races that occur all over the UK. Each event is open to runners of all abilities and relies on volunteers to function.

In order to receive a time, each participant needs to:

  • register online beforehand here
  • print a barcode which is unique to each individual runner
  • bring this barcode to each Park Run event that they take part in.

Please note that this event is not organised by Dunoon Hill Runners.

DHR Fundraising – Glencoe Marathon, Mamores Half Marathon

A number of Dunoon Hill Runners will be running the Glencoe Marathon and Mamores Half Marathon on 5 October 2014. Each runner must raise a minimum of £100 for the full marathon and £75 for the half marathon and this will go to the race organisers’ nominated charity which is Project Northern Lights. We intend to raise this and anything over and above will go towards 2 local charities which are Happy Dayz and Arrochar Mountain Rescue.

This is a link to our online fundraising page where any donations will be gratefully received. Many thanks!