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Round the Houses Jim Dingwall 10k

12 April 2015

Three Harriers made the trip to Grangemouth for Scotland's flattest 10k road race. Wattie was 3rd MV50 in 35.53, Sandy was next in 39.38, and Tony struggled in in 41.09.

Birnam Hill race

02 April 2015

In a high quality field, Andy Gallagher and Maddy Watson were first men and women home, with solid performances from Jim Alexander, Al Nicholl, Cathy Tilbrook and Helen Barker. Andy G moves to the top of the men's Championship, with Maddy consolidating her position before her summer trip to the other side of the planet.

National Road Relays, Livingston

02 April 2015

A strong Harriers team of Andy Greaves, Chris Clarke and Sandy Storey on the short legs, and Wattie Mackay, Charlie Grimson and Roger Goddard on the longs legs, entered the Scottish National Road Relays, competing against some of Scotland's leading athletes, including Commonwealth Games competitors. The team put in a terrific effort to finish with a final time of 2.41.41, finishing in 26th position.

The Ruths do the D33

15 March 2015

The dynamic duo of Ruth Howie and Ruth Clark took a last minute decision to enter the D33 ultra marathon as part of their training for the Highland Fling, and completed with a great couple of times. Ruth H finished in a terrific 4.51.08, to take 1st female super vet prize, while Ruth C came in at 5.18.07 as 6th female super vet.

Alloa half marathon

15 March 2015

Wendy T led the Harriers home at the Alloa half with a very fine 1.35 to take her to the top of the Championship table. Scott Brown was first man in in 1.36. Top performances all round!

Gartmorn 6 trail race

08 March 2015

Cracking performances all round from juniors and seniors at the Wee County Gartmorn trail races. Juniors outnumbered the seniors and led the way in a number of the age categories, and for the seniors Wattie was first M50.

New club record at the Inverness half marathon

08 March 2015

Roger Goddard set a new club record for the distance at the Inverness half marathon with a terrific time of 1.17.24, finishing in 24th position in a very high-quality field. Roger now has the best half-marathon and the second best marathon times for Harriers, beating times which have stood since the very early days of the club.

Club 5k, March 1

01 March 2015

Despite grim weather conditions , we had a good turnout for the first race of the Club Championship on Lady Mary's Walk. Once again, we had strong contributions from the boys from the Development Squad, with Lewis and Duthac leading the way for the Juniors. First home was Wattie, followed by Charlie, with Lewis leading the Juniors charge in 3rd place overall. For the women, Maddy was first home in 21.41, followed by Cathy in 23.26, and Lauren in 29.15.

Devils' Burdens 2015

26 January 2015

Another big day for the Harriers at the Devil's Burdens relay was enlivened by some last-minute team changes and perfect weather for the annual romp round the Lomond Hills. Top marks to the men's team for the 15th place finish and to Maddy for her terrific effort running Leg 1 for the women and Leg 4 for the mixed team. Lots of hard work from everyone involved. I'm definitely not doing Leg 2 next year.

New Year's Day run

03 January 2015

30 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!

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