Strathearn Harriers - New Year's Day Run 2014

Run of the Mill hill race

Monday, October 26, 2015

Andy Gallagher took on the Run of the Mill hill race at Alva, finishing in 1.39.48 - a very good effort for someone with knackered knees! Andy played a Championship wildcard on this race and closes the gap to Charlie Grimson to less than one point!

This is a demanding but somehow attractive race on the Ochils. The route starts with an initial climb out of Alva Glen, followed by fast runnable trail through Woodland Park to reach Tillicoultry. From Tillicoultry there's a steep climb to reach the approach path to King's Seat. From there, the route heads to the highpoint of Ben Cleuch. After Ben Cleuch there is a small rise over Ben Ever before a fast and furious descent back to Alva.