Entries for the Dunoon 55K Ultramarathon and Relay 2019 are open, presented by Dunoon Presents, and proudly supported by Dunoon Hill Runners. This year’s event will be held on Saturday 5 October 2019. Get your entry in here, while spaces last! Entries close on 28 February 2019.
Finish off the year right and get a head start on New Year’s resolutions by coming out for a Breakfast Run on Monday 31 December 2018 at 10 am at the Whistlefield Inn by Loch Eck. Dunoon Hill Runners are hosting a social run which is open to non-members. So bring the family, friends and dogs for a run on a short or longer route. There is also a lovely one mile loop that can be walked with children.
A festive warm drink will be provided by the Whistlefield Inn. Anyone wanting to stay for lunch should contact the Whistlefield to book a table.
Runners should meet at the Whistlefield Inn car park at 10 am.
Dates for DHR 2018 Summer Series races have been announced, as below. Full details will be released in due course (keep an eye on the club calendar):
- 10K Trail Race, Glenkin – 10 am 31 March 2018
- Kilbride Hill Challenge – evening, 17 May 2018
- Long Hill Race, Bishop’s Seat – evening 5 June 2018
- Vertical KM (combined with Breakfast Run) – morning, 7 July 2018
- Cowal Highland Gathering Road 5K – evening, 23 August 2018
- Cowal Highland Gathering Hill Race (Camel’s Hump) – 25 August 2018
- Downhill Race – evening 20 September 2018
- Handicap Race, Glenkin – TBA
Dunoon Hill Runners will be kicking off its 2018 Summer Series with a 10K trail race at Glenkin forestry on 31 March 2018. This will be followed by a Kids’ Fun Run, an Easter Egg Hunt and a barbecue. All members and their kids are welcome. Please let us know if you plan to attend.
The schedule is as follows:
9 am – Registration for 10K Trail Race – upper car park at Glenkin entrance
10 am – 10K Trail Race
11.45 am – Kids’ Fun Run followed by Easter Egg hunt/kids’ activities – Abernethy Bothy, Glenkin
1 pm (or after kids’ activities) – Barbecue – Abernethy Bothy, Glenkin
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
A Breakfast Run will be held on 25 February 2017 at 10 am meeting at Benmore Botanic Gardens car park. Invite all your friends and family. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This will be an easy run/jog/walk followed by tea/coffee and cakes in the Benmore Gardens Cafe afterwards.
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
0800 hrs – 0930 hrs on Saturday 8th October at Dunoon
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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.
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.
The 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.
A Breakfast Run will be held at 9.30 am on Saturday 30 May 2015, meeting at Kilbride Forestry Car Park. Open to all runners keen to see what we are about and established members alike. This is intended to be a very social 5k run and thereafter for anyone who wishes we will be going for a coffee and a bite to eat.