03 January 201530 Harriers, in varying states of sobriety and even some without hangovers, and assorted dogs (I think the dogs were mostly sober) assemble at the Royal Hotel in Comrie at the ungodly hour of 9.30 on New Year's Day for the traditional run up to the Melville Monument. The weather was pretty foul, but good cheer was in abundance on the way and mud was plentiful on the way down. Happy New Year!
01 December 2014The final Championship race was the club 5k race on Lady Mary's Walk, on November 2. The men's race was won by Wattie, followed by Nick and Lewis, and the women's race was won by Cathy, followed by Elaine M and Maddy.
01 December 2014Following the final Championship race, the final top three standings in the 2014 club Championship are: Men Wattie Mackay 93.37 points Will Manners 89.36 points Phil Tipping 78.60 points Women Wendy Taylor 83.65 points Nicola Watson 80.24 points Julia Greenlees 75.69 points. So, Wattie and Wendy are 2014 championships, thoroughly deserved. Congratulations to Wattie and Wendy, and many thanks to everyone who participated.
01 October 2014For the 2014 Clyde Stride Ultra Marathon and Relay on September 27, we had a group of brave women taking on the whole 40-mile distance, and a relay team taking on the slightly less daunting relay with legs of about 10 miles each. The relay team of Ruth, Fi, Al and Tony completed the route in 5 hours 16 minutes and finished in 7th place. Wendy (in her first ultra), Nic, Kirsty and Kerry finished in 7 hours 49 minutes, and Susan and Julia followed a few minutes later.
30 September 2014A good time was had by all at the Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay, with Harriers teams winning prizes in the Women's overall category, and the Men's vet and Mixed Vet categories. The race was won by Carnethy, whoa also set a new Leg 2 record.
11 September 2014We had a big and successful turnout at the Perth 10k, with top 15 placings for Patrick, Will, Wattie and Charlie. For the women, Lorna and Ruth ran strongly, while Championship leaders Wendy , Nicola and Julia treated the race as a gentle piece of training prior to the Clydestride ultra-marathon later in September, rounding off the race with a run back to Crieff from Perth.
10 September 2014Harriers had a big weekend, with everything from 5k park runs in Perth to 24-hour ultras in the Cairngorms, and most things inbetween! PBs galore and remarkable feats of endurance.
17 August 2014A small team went across to Ceres in Fife for the Ceres 8 mile road race, run on pleasant if hilly country roads. Patrick was first Harrier home and won the M50 category, while Lorna won the Junior female category.
08 August 2014This year's 5x5 relay was another great success, with just two people getting lost and one hospitalisation. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped with the organisation, and thanks to Susan and her gang of helpers for the barbeque in the evening.
24 July 2014The 2014 Crieff 10k saw a terrific new men's course record from Robert Gilroy in a blistering time of 32.45, taking 45 seconds off his previous record for the course. Will, Wattie and Roger were first Harriers home, and a slightly awestruck men's team captain was heard to express his astonishment at finishing 10 minutes after the winner - doesn't happen very often in a 10k!
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