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!

Breakfast Run – 20 September 2014

The return of the ever popular Saturday morning breakfast with a spot of running! We would like to extend an invite to friends and family members this month who might be keen to give trail running a try for the first time.

We will be meeting at 9.30 am on Saturday 20 September 2014 at Benmore Botanic Gardens car park and running to the Benmore viewpoint. Afterwards, we’ll have breakfast at the Cafe.  Children are welcome – under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

This is a great opportunity for new runners and those returning to running to meet club members and to explore some of the stunning trails around Benmore.