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News

 

 

Dufftown 5 miles/5 hills  20 July 2016

 

Rumbling thunder & humid conditions at Dufftown 5 miles/5 hills tonight but that didn't deter Robbie Paterson finishing 1st man & Anna MacFadyen finishing 1st lady.

 Kirstie Rogan finished 3rd lady, Susan McRitchie 4th lady. Paul Hughes ran well in his first Dufftown race, followed by Colin Knox.

 Well done all

 

 

 

 

Pinto 3K Series Race 2  29 June 2016

 

Well done to all runners on a sunny evening.

Leading Harriers were Kevin and Anna, with Ben in the juniors.

Thanks to MRR and Sarah for another great race.

 

Results Adults     Results Juniors

 

 

 

 

International Mountain Running Youth Cup 25 June 2016

 

There was an excellent performance by Anna Macfadyen of Forres at the International Youth Cup in the Czech Republic. The National XC champion finished seventh in a race featuring 55 athletes and her team-meates, Mairi Wallace and Grace Whelan were also in the top half for the team to finish seventh.


Results:
International Youth Cup Mountain Running junior men: 22 Tristan Rees,29 Finlay Todd, 41 George Rees (Scotland 9th team)

International Youth Cup Mountain Running junior women: 7 Anna MacFadyen, 22 Mairi Wallace, 26 Grace Whelan (Scotland 7th team)


(with thanks to Mike Pearson and Malcolm Patterson)

 

Full Results

 

 

 

Roseisle Forest Run  22 June 2016

 

 

Well done to all runners

Thanks to Kirstie and her team for putting on another great race.

Also thanks to Chris for the above photo. The original of this (which is much  better!) and many more brilliant photos of the event can be found on his ActivNorth site.

 

Results

 

Series Results

 

 

 

 

Pinto 3K Series Race 1  15 June 2016

 

 Well done to all runners

Congratulations to Kenny and Anna on both setting new course records.

 

Results Adults     Results Juniors

 

 

 

 

International Youth Cup  Czech Republic

 

Six athletes will represent Scotland in hill running at the International Youth Cup in the Czech Republic.

The annual international event for 16 and 17-year-olds takes place on and Scottish youngsters competed in trial races at Ben Lomond as part of the Junior Championships.

 

In the Scotland boys team, there are places for Fife AC brothers Tristan and George Rees and Finlay Todd (Ross County)

 

Scottish National XC champion, Anna Macfadyen of Forres, is in the girls team with Mairi Wallace (Moorfoot) and Grace Whelan (Moray Road Runners)

 

Great to see half the team is from North District.

Congratulations to you all.

 

 

 

Quarrelwood Forest Run 8 June 2016

 

First Harrier home was Andrew Barr and first lady was Anna MacFadyen.

Well done to all runners

 

Results

 

 

 

Nairn 10mile and  5K Fun Run 5 June 2016

 

 

The above photo says it all. Well done to the organisers.

 

Results 10K

 

 

 

Culbin Forest Run  25 May 2016

 

A good turnout on a cold evening in Culbin.

Men 1st Gareth Jenkins in 28.00, 2nd Paul Rogan in 28.13

Ladies 1st Anna MacFadyen in 30.22, 2nd Gemma Cormack in 30.33

Under 16 1st Boy Blair Milne 8.44, 1st Girl Emily Andrew in 9.26

Under 12 1st Boy David Spencer in 5.21, 1st Girl Zoe Sharpe in 5.42

 

Well done to all runners and thanks to the Race organisers

 

Results

 

 

 

Gordon Castle 10K  15 May 2016

 

Quite a few red vests were seen at the Gordon Castle Highland Games 10K.

First Harrier home in 5th place was James Hume in 43.20.

First lady home in 6th place was our own Kirstie Rogan in 44.15

Well done to all runners.

 

Results

 

 

 

North District T & F Champs   Inverness 13/14 May 2016

 

Well done to those competing at North District Champs in Inverness.

Silver medal and PB for Scott Perry U13 Boys 800m,

Bronze Medal  for Kevin Schenk in the Mens 800m.

Gold medal and Pb for David Scott in U15 boys long jump, and Pb in 300M.

David & Shauna both also ran in 800m.

 Ben Cameron Silver medal in U15 boys 1500m.  

David Spencer also ran well in U13 boys 1500m.

 

Results

 

 

 

Monaughty Forest Run 11 May 2016

 

 Well done to Robbie Paterson for the win,

 Anna MacFadyen first lady

and David Spencer first under 12

  

Thanks to Paul and his team and also to Forres Guides.

A great evening of running.

Three more Forest Runs to come!

 

Results

 

 

 

Benromach 10K  Saturday 7 May 2016

 

 

Well done to all runners. Report to follow.

 

Results     Series Results

 

 

Scottish 5K Championships Silverknowes 6 May 2016

 

SCOTTISH 5k CHAMPS: senior title wins at Silverknowes for MADDIE MURRAY and MARK MITCHELL -

with each savouring road race victories for the first time in Scotland.
And it was a course record for Maddie with her time at 16.04 (unofficial); with Mark at around 14.32.

 

Brilliant Mark

 

 

 

 

Archiestown 5k  1 May 2015

 

We had a winner in the Junior category, with David Spencer setting a new junior record of 20.02.

Susan McRitchie won the ladies race in 21.23.

Also running Paul Hughes and Shona Spencer.

 

Results

 

 

 

London Marathon  24 April 2016

 

Well done to all runners.  Some great times

Kyle Greig 2.25 23

 Paul Rogan 2.41.02

Wayne Dashper 2.49.10

Jess Neal 3.22.31

Jackie Nicol 3.48.45

Anne Docherty 4 16.36

 

Results

 

 

Buckie 10K 17 April 2016

 

On a cool windy day in Buckie there were quite a few red vests.

First Harrier home was David McCulloch in 39.42 and the first lady was Carrie Ward in 43.22.

Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Paris Marathon 3 April 2016

 

 

Well done ladies

 

 

 

National Young Athletes Road Races  Greenock 2 April 2016

 

  

Great results for Anna and Ben running at the National Young Athletes Road Races at Greenock today.

Anna finished 2nd and Ben 5th.

 

Results

 

 

 

Elgin 10K    27 March 2016

 

A great turn out of red vests today and some great runs, lots of PBs and prizes.

Stan Mackenzie third overall, Susan McRitchie first F40, June McIntosh and Ros Wright 2nd and 3rd F50.

The ladies won the team prize.

Well done all.

 

Results  

  

  

 

Home Countries Cross Country Champs Falkirk 19 March 2016

 

 

Anna 3rd place finish in the Home Countries.

Racing against U20 teams, brilliant!

 

Results

 

 

 

Craig Dunain Hill Race 19 March 2016

 

   

 

A few red vests in Inverness today.

 

Results

 

 

 

Inverness Half Marathon 13 March 2016.

 

Well done to all Harriers today.

 

A special mention to Mark Mitchell who was 2nd in 1.06.07

Great run on your first Half Marathon.

 

Results

 

 

 

British Athletics Inter Counties Cross Country Championships

Birmingham  12 March 2016

 

Congratulations to Anna MacFadyen, 4th U17W

and to Ben Cameron, 42nd U13B

 

Brilliant runs by both of you against the best in Britain

 

Results

 

 

 

Scottish Schools Cross Country Champs  Irvine 9 March 2016

 

     

Some good runs from those at Schools Cross country at Irvine.

 

Special mention to group D boys Champion Ben Cameron

    

and group A girls Champion Anna Macfadyen

 

Results

 

 

 

Nairn 10k  6 March 2016

 

Quite a few red vests at Nairn. Well done to all.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Forres Primary School Cross Country Champs  5 March 2016

 

 

Congratulattions to all who ran in Grant Park today.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Scottish National Cross Country Championships 27 February 2016

 

 

Callendar Park, Falkirk was the setting for the Scottish Athletics National Cross Country races on Saturday 27th February.   The weather was perfect for racing and conditions were reasonably firm underfoot.

   

Ben Cameron and David Spencer ran in the Under 13 boys race.  Ben fought hard for a podium place, but was just pipped in the finishing straight to finish 4th.  David ran strongly throughout his race and was able to pick off many runners to finish 72nd.

    

Lauren Cameron coped well with the pressure of the Under 15 girls race, to finish 90th.

 

Star performance of the day went to Anna MacFadyen in the Under 17 girls race, who ran a mature and well paced race to finish as Champion.  Anna was well ahead of her nearest rival.  This result for Anna will certainly mean that she will be asked to run for Scotland in the future.  As far as Forres Harrier records go.....this is the first National Cross Country Medal for a female Forres Harrier.

 

The ladies were able to field a team of runners for the Senior Ladies race.  Moira Davie ran strongly to finish 17th.  She was supported by Hilary Cameron 104th, Susan McRitchie 115th and Shona Spencer 258th.

 

Mark Mitchell showed that he was back in top form and was rewarded with a bronze medal for his efforts.  His last National Cross Country medal was back in 2000/2001 when he finished 1st in the Under 13 boys race.  Kyle Greig showed good form to finish 20th and Dave Weir finished 203rd.  Dave finished 2nd overall in the M55 age group.

 

Overall this was a fantastic day of running for the Forres Harriers club and just rewards for a winter of hard training.  It is an amazing achievement for a small club from the "North" to have come away with 2 medals at a National Event.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon 21 February 2016

 

   

Well done to all runners especially Wayne and Paul, 2nd and 3rd.

 

Results

 

 

A short note on the above race from Andy Wonnacott.

 

At the Kinloss-Lossie Half Marathon today I achieved a personal milestone in completing my 50th Half Marathon.

 

I managed to achieve this before my 50th birthday later this year.

 

This was my 17th time running the Kinloss to Lossie Half.

 

I started distance running when I was 17 and initially ran several half marathons in my home town of Helensburgh and in the Glasgow area.

 

There have been several years where my running was curtailed by illness, injury and loss of motivation.

 

I have managed to keep going despite having a serious knee injury since 2008.

 

I have run most of my 50 half marathons in the North, as well as Kinloss to Lossie, I have completed Nairn 11 times,  and a few others in Inverness, Elgin and Lossiemouth.

 

Congratulations Andy.

 

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Race 6

Forres 13 February 2016

 

Grant Park and Cluny Hill were the setting for the sixth and last cross country league race of the Run4it, North District League 2015/2016.  Forres Harriers had the honour of hosting this race and were blessed with fantastic running weather........cold and crisp.

 

First race to get underway was the under 11 girls.  Roslyn McRitchie was 1st Harrier home, finishing 6th, followed by Ashley Donald 12th and Faith Kenyon 16th.  The girls finished 2nd team.

 

The under 11 boys had a season best turnout of Harriers.  This being the first ever race for many wearing the Harrier's vest.  First Harrier to finish was Bruce Evans.  Bruce finished 2nd and sealed overall 2nd placing for the league.  Also running; Jack Miller 14th, Finlay Mollen 16th, Liam Gordon 18th, Matthew McGillivary 19th, Callum Robertson 22nd, Ryan Curran 24th and Cameron Fraser 25th.  The boys finished 3rd Team.

 

Ben Cameron finished the league in confident style with another win in the under 13 boys race.   With winning the league title, Ben has won a guaranteed race place at the Kongsberg Maritime Secondary Schools 2.5k race at Balmoral on the 23rd April 2016.  Ben has competed previously in the Balmoral Primary Schools event and placed 1st and 2nd. Also running; Scott Perry 12th, Oliver Watson 13th and Alistair Clark 22nd.  The boys finished 4th team on the day and 2nd overall in the league.

 

In the under 15 girls race, Shauna Perry finished 4th, Lauren Cameron 7th, Lily Carmichael 10th and Emma Donald 15th.  The girls were 2nd team on the day and 2nd team overall in the league.

 

Anna MacFadyen was not challenged in the under 17 girls race.  Along with her league win, she has also won a guaranteed race place at the Balmoral Races on the 23rd April.  Next cross country season will be exciting for Anna and Forres Harriers, as she moves up to the under 20 ladies and will be competing for the senior ladies team.

 

Moira Davie was the first Harrier to finish in the senior ladies race.  She finished 3rd on the day and sealed her 2nd place finish in the league.  Also running; Hilary Cameron 7th, Carrie-Ann Ward 8th, Kirstie Rogan 9th, Fran Britain 11th, Susan McRitchie 13th, Jackie Nicol 20th, June McIntosh 24th and Clare Nicolas 25th.  The team of Davie, Cameron and Ward finished joint 1st team on the day and 2nd overall in the league.  In the league; Hilary Cameron won 2nd f40,  Ros Wright 2nd f50 and Jackie Nicol 3rd f50.

 

Mark Mitchell made his only league appearance on home soil and did not disappoint, with a clear win over league winner, John Newsom (Inverness Harriers).  Kyle Greig finished 3rd, Stan McKenzie 11th, Wayne Dashper 14th, Ian MacDonald 43rd, Douglas Cowie 45th, Kenny Douglas 46th, James Hume 51st, Jamie Watson 55th and John Holloway 57th.  The team of Mitchell, Greig, McKenzie and Dashper finished 2nd team on the day.

 

Forres Harriers would like to thank all those that gave up their time to help support the races and make the day a great success.

 

Thanks to Susan for the above report.

All results incuding series prizewinners can be found on the link above.

 

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Race 5

Evanton 6 February 2016

 

   

Evanton, near Alness, was the venue for the 5th race of the Run4it, North District Cross Country League on Saturday 6th February.  The fabulous setting of Evanton Wood, where the famous Black Rock Gorge is located, (featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) provided the challenging muddy and undulating course.

 

First runner of the day was Roslyn McRitchie in the under 11 girls race.  Roslyn was 10th, with an amazing sprint finish to pick off some of her competition.

 

Bruce Evans finished strongly in 2nd place in the under 11 boys race to take him a little closer to a possible league title.  The last league race in Forres, on Saturday 13th February, will be the deciding race for Bruce.  Also running Aidan Matthews who finished 9th with a strong kick, in only his 2nd race for the club.

 

The under 13 boys were well represented.  Ben Cameron in a hard fought race, managed to clinch another victory.  This seals the overall league title for Ben for the 4th year in a row.  Supporting Ben were David Spencer 9th, David Scott 14th and Scott Perry 16th.  The boys finished 4th team.

 

The under 15 girls were able to field a team on the day and remain in contention to finish the league in 2nd place.  Shauna Perry 6th, Lauren Cameron 10th and Jenny Mitchell 13th.

 

Anna MacFadyen sealed a race win and league title in the under 17 girls race.  Anna made light work of the tough course to finish nearly a minute before her nearest rival.

 

Unfortunately the senior men didn't have any runners complete the course on the day, but the ladies team made up for this.  In an exciting sprint finish with league leader, Sarah Leibnitz (Inverness Harriers), Forres Harrier; Moira Davie snatched the victory.  The tough course playing to Moira's strengths.  Moira was supported by Hilary Cameron 8th, Carrie Ann Ward 11th, Jackie Nicol 19th, June McIntosh 21st, Ros Wright 24th, Nadine Williams, 31st and Shona Spencer 36th.  The team of Davie, Cameron and Ward finished 3rd team.


Forres Harriers would like to thank Ross County Athletics Club for their hospitality.

Thanks to Ian Cameron for the above photos

More from Morag Locke here

 

The final race of the league will be hosted by Forres Harriers on Saturday 13th February, on the much respected cross country course at Grant Park and Cluny Hill.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships

Forres 30 January 2016

 

 

Wll done to all who ran. Report from Scottish Athletics here

 

Thanks to Hannah Rogan for the above photo. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Race 4

Inverness 16 January 2016

 

Inverness Harriers were the hosts of the 4th Race of Run4it North District Cross Country League.  The beautiful setting of Dores the location with views of Loch Ness to distract the hardy runners from the bitterly cold and icy conditions.

 

First race of the day was the under 11 girls.  The only harrier running was Roslyn McRitchie, finishing strongly in 10th.

 

Ben Cameron continues to look like the favourite to runaway with the league title again for the under 13 boys.  Ben was clear winner of the race and with the support from David Spencer 9th, Scott Perry 13th and David Scott 14th, the boys finished 2nd team.

 

The under 15 girls and under 17 girls race were run together.  The team of Shauna Perry 8th, lily Carmichael 10th and Jenny Mitchell 16th finished 2nd.   Anna MacFadyen running as under 17, was clear winner of the race.  If her current form continues, she will be a definite to clinch the league title. 

 

Hilary Cameron 9th, Susan McRitchie 13th and Kirstie Rogan 16th finished 4th Senior Ladies Team.  Also running; Paula Boon, Ros Wright and Shona Spencer.

 

Kyle Greig returning from injury put on a strong performance in the Senior Mens Race to finish 2nd.  Also running Paul Rogan, Andrew Morgan, Tim Pott, Gary MacFadyen and John Holloway.

 

Next Cross Country outing for the Harriers will be the National Masters Cross Country which is being hosted by Forres Harriers and held in Grant Park on the afternoon of Saturday 30th January.  Runners will be travelling from all over Scotland to take part in this National Level event.

 

Thanks to Susan for the report and Morag Locke for the photo.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Scottish Inter District Cross Country Champs 9 Jan 2016

 

Some great running by North athletes young & old at the Inter District Cross Country Champs in Edinburgh.

 

Well done to all the Forres Harriers taking part.

  

Stand out performance was Anna MacFadyen finishing 3rd in under 17 Inter district race....beating quite a few international runners.

Great performances by Mark Mitchell finishing 4th in senior men's Inter district race & Ben Cameron finishing 4th in under 13 boys race.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Christmas and New Year Training 2015/6


 

 

 

 

 

Nairn Turkey Trot 26 December 2015

 

Well done to all those who ran at the Nairn Turkey Trot today. Good turnout of Harriers.

The race broke records with 244 runners entered.

Thanks to the Nairn Clubs for your hospitality

 

Results

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Christmas Handicap 19 December 2015

 

On a much milder day than previous years this annual race was run over the harriers cross country course in Grant Park and Cluny Hill, each lap is around 1.8 mile.

            This year’s winners were Ben Cameron and Kirsty McArther.

 For the second year in a row Ben Cameron recorded the fastest 1 lap.

The handicapping was very accurate with all times being within four minutes.

Thanks to all organisers and runners.

 

Results

 

 

 

Lossiemouth Turkey Trot 13 December 2015

 

Well done to all runners.

 

Results

 

 

 

North District Cross Country Champs Elgin 5 Dec 2015

 

Well done to all that ran at Quarrelwood on Saturday 4th December.

  Special mentions for our medal winners;

Ben Cameron - Silver under 13 boys.

 Silver for under 15 girls team.

 Anna MacFadyen - Gold Under 17 girls.

 Bronze for senior ladies team.

 Mark Mitchell - Gold senior men,

 Kyle Greig – Bronze senior men.

 Silver for senior men's team.

  A great day of running

 

Results

 

 

 British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships

Dublin 14 November 2015

 

      

Saturday 14 November saw 3 Forres Harriers take part in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships which were held in Dublin. Conditions were quite difficult. There had been continuous rain the night before and which continued throughout the Cross Country Events. Although not as hilly as the Forres trio are used to locally, the terrain was challenging as the slopes were extremely muddy and also slippery. In spite of the cold and continuous rain there was good support for the events which were held in Santry Park.

 

Colin Youngson was 14th Male 65+ and Hamish Cameron 20th Male 65+. Both Colin and Hamish were in the Scottish team which came 3rd in their age group. Anne Docherty was 6th Female 70+, but as there were only 2 ladies in the Female 70+ Scottish team – unfortunately there were not enough runners to count for a team place.

  

The 2016 British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships will take place in Glasgow in Tollcross Park in November 2016.

 

Thanks to Alastair for the report and photos.

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Race 3

Thurso  14 November 2015

 

   

 

Thurso was the location of the 3rd of 6 series races in the Run4it North District Cross Country League.  With Storm Abigail hitting the Caithness area just the day before, Harriers were right to be a little anxious of the running conditions that lay ahead.  Underfoot conditions were some of the worst that many had ever faced in a cross country race.  The race started in a very water logged football pitch before heading out into what can only be described as an exposed land of mud.  The tail end of Abigail could be felt in the bitterly cold wind.  Spells of horizontal rain added to the already tough conditions.

 

First runners were the under 11 girls; Faith Kenyon finished 7th and Roslyn McRitchie 10th.  Bruce Evans ran a well paced race in the under 11 boys to finish with a convincing win.  Ben Cameron continues to dominate in the under 13 boys category.  With the support of David Spencer 7th and Oliver Watson 12th, the boys finished joint 2nd team. Lauren Cameron ran well in the under 15 girls race to finish 6th.  Hilary Cameron was first Harrier lady home in 6th position, with Susan McRitchie 8th and Carrie Ward 9th, the ladies finished 2nd team. Also running Ros Wright and Shona Spencer.

 

Forres Harriers would like to say well done to all the runners that made the long journey North and endured the tough running conditions.

Thanks to Susan for above photo and report   

Thanks also to Caithness Athletics Club for their hospitality.

 

 

 

 

 

British Cross Challenge      Milton Keynes  7 November 2015

 

Ben Cameron competed at the British Cross Challenge (Incorporating the Chiltern League) in Milton Keynes on Saturday 7  November. 

 He had a great race in a competitive field of over 100 runners and finished 3rd.

Well done Ben. Keep up the good work.

 

 

 

 

Knockfarrel Hill Race  7 November 2015

 

 

Knockfarrel Hill, Strathpeffer was the setting for the 2nd North District Hill Running Championship race. Running conditions were good.... with fair weather and ample mud underfoot.  

Forres Harriers were well represented and had some fantastic results.
Performance of the day came from Anna MacFadyen age 16, who was First Lady overall in her first hill race! Susan McRitchie took the 2nd F40 medal and Judy Leslie the 1st F50 medal. The team of Anna, Susan and Kathryn Barr backed up by Judy and Shona Spencer finished 3rd district team.

From the men, Paul Rogan finished 1st M40 and along with Andrew Barr and Gary MacFadyen, also finished 3rd district team supported by Nick Barr and John Holloway.

Thanks to Highland Hill Runners for organising a great event as usual with a fantastic spread afterwards!

 

 

Results

 

 

Brodie Castle 10K  Sunday 1 November 2015

 

 

       

For over 50 years the Forres Harriers have hosted an autumn race, this had been in many guises over several decades, the most recent of these was as the Dyke 10k.     This was relaunched this year as the Brodie Castle 10k.  Held on Sunday it took advantage of some fantastic autumn sunshine in Moray.  The route starting and finishing in the grounds of Brodie Castle gave the runners a scenic finish with a historic backdrop.  A full field had signed up in advance with entries closed over a fortnight before race day.  A good mix of club runners from near and far led the way with 255 finishers crossing the line in front of the castle.

 

The race was won in an impressive time of 32:24 by Kenny Wilson of Moray Road Runners, followed by Inverness Harrier Gordon Lennox in 34:06 with Stephen Mackay also of Inverness who was third in a time of 34:14.

 

In the ladies race,  first home was Jenny Bannerman of Inverness in 36:50, followed by Marie Baxter of Garioch, also 1st F40 in 38.56 and Catriona Fraser, Inverness in 41.07.

 

The team prize was won by Inverness Harriers.

 

This race was also host to the North District 10k Champs.

 

Forres Harriers running; Lindsay Grant; 42.08 - 3rd M50, Susan McRitchie; 43.18 - 3rd F40, Carrie Ann Ward; 42.27, Hamish Cameron; 44.26, Norma Beaton; 44.41, Andrew Little; 45.25, Ross McLeod; 45.47, Shirley Feaks; 46.23 - PB time, Andy Wonnacott; 47.28, Judy Leslie; 48.46 - 2nd F50, Ros Wright; 48.48 - 3rd F50, June McIntosh; 49.35, Alan McConnel; 51.00, Elisabeth Smart; 51.34 and Anne Docherty; 54.16 - 2nd F60.

 

Many thanks to National Trust Scotland, Run4It Inverness, Tesco, Co-operative, Walkers and Macleans for supporting the event.

 

Well done to Jackie Nicol and Paul Hughes for making such a success of this event.

 

Thanks to Chris and Hannah for the above photos

More from Chris here and Hannah here

 

Results          Prizewinners

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Race 2

Nairn 31 October 2015

 

Nairn was the venue for the 2nd league race of the Run 4 It North District Series on Saturday 31st October.  Nairn always provides a tough course with something for everyone.  Considering it was the end of October it was a warm 18 degrees which made the usually dreaded river crossing quite refreshing.

  

First race of the day was the under 11 girls; Ashley Donald 10th, Roslyn McRitchie 17th and Faith Kenyan 22nd, finished 4th team.  In the under 11 boys Bruce Evans finished in a very speedy 2nd, Aidan Matthews running at his first cross country race for Forres Harriers, finished in a strong 10th.

       

 Ben Cameron finished a convincing 1st  in the U13Boys, David Spencer 7th and Scott Perry 12th, gave the boys 2nd team.  Also running; David Scott and Oliver Watson.  In the under 15 girls race; Lauren Cameron 6th, Shauna Perry 7th and Lily Carmichael 10th, gave the girls 2nd team.  Also running; Jenny Mitchell and Jennifer Spencer.

  

Anna MacFadyen was clear 1st by over 30 seconds in the under 17 girls race.

  

Another record turnout of ladies ran, breaking records set at Keith.  A field of 63 ladies, again more than the men.  Forres Harrier ladies running; Moira Davie 2nd, Hilary Cameron 11th and Siobhan Evans 14th, finished 3rd team.  Also running; Susan McRitchie, Shirley Feaks, Ros Wright, Jackie Nicol, June McIntosh, Paula Boon, Fiona Newcombe, Clare Nicholas, Fran Russell, Nadine Williams and Shona Spencer.

  

Unfortunately Forres Harrier men were unable to field a full team, but were well represented by Paul Rogan 11th, Gary MacFadyen 43rd and John Holloway 57th.

  

Thanks to Nairn Athletics and Road Runners for their Hospitality.

 

 

Results

 

 

 

North District Cross Country Relays Edderton 12 October 2015

 

 

Fabulous day out for the Harriets running at North District Cross Country Relays at Edderton today.

 

  Weather conditions were great.....calm with blue skies.  A well planned course allowed great viewing for spectators and runners, adding to the excitement of the event.  

First Harrier team running was the junior girls; Lucy Evans, Lauren Cameron and Anna MacFadyen finished 5th team.  Anna had a strong lap and finished with the fastest lap time out of all the junior girls competing.

  

Records were again broken in the ladies relays.  The most ladies teams ever at North District Champs and more ladies teams than men.  Forres Harriers fielded 3 teams.  

The team of Moira Davie, Hilary Cameron and Susan McRitchie started strong, with Moira putting the ladies into the lead.  Hilary managed to maintain this lead before handing on to Susan McRitchie for the pressure leg.  There was stiff competition from Highland Hill Runners and defending champs Inverness Harriers, but neither team were able to catch the ladies.  This ended Inverness Harriers 11 year domination of the event and gave Forres Harrier ladies their first ever win at the event.  

Shirley Feaks, Ros Wright and Jackie Nicol ran well to finish 6th overall and 3rd F40 team.  The team of June McIntosh, Fiona Newcombe with her first run for Forres Harriers and Shona Spencer finished 9th team.  

 

Forres Harriers would like to thank East Sutherland for their hospitality.

 

Results

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Race 1

 Keith 3 October 2015

 

The Cross Country season kicked off for Forres Harriers at Keith, on Saturday 3rd October, with the 1st League race of the Run 4 It North District Series.  Conditions were kind....weather was favourable for running and underfoot conditions were unusually firm for this course.

 

First race of the day was the under 11 girls; Roslyn McRitchie was the only Harrier running and finished strong in 22nd position.  Bruce Evans was the only under 11 boy running for the Harriers and finished fast in 3rd position.  Ben Cameron finished 2nd in the under 13 boys race and with the support of David Scott 10th, Oliver Watson 14th and David Spencer 19th, the boys finished 3rd team.  Lauren Cameron was the 1st Harrier to finish in the under 15 girls race in 7th position, along with Lily Carmichael 8th, Emma Donald 16th and Jenny Mitchell 22nd, the girls finished 2nd team.  

Anna MacFadyen won the under 17 girls race easily.

  

The ladies race saw a record amount of 53 taking part and for the first time ever, there was more ladies than men competing in a league race.  Harrier ladies running; Moira Davie 3rd, Siobhan Evans 11th and Hilary Cameron 12th claimed 3rd team.  Also running; Susan McRitchie, Ros Wright, Jackie Nicol, June McIntosh, Nadine Williams and Shona Spencer.

 

In the men's race Paul Rogan 9th, Andrew Morgan 16th, Mark Brain 23rd and Gary MacFadyen 30th, finished 4th team.  Also running John Holloway.  

 

Forres Harriers would like to thank Keith and District for their hospitality.

 

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Club Records

 

The latest in an impressive run of new club records this summer was run on 13 September in Inverness by David Scott, who broke his own U13B 200metres club record with a time of 27.89

Congratulations on a great season David. 

 

Club Records can be found here

 

 

 

 

Speyside Windfarm Challenge  13 September 2015

 

 

Bright blue skies and typical windfarm conditions greeted the Harriers who travelled over to Knockando for the Speyside Windfarm Challenge on Sunday 13th September.  The main event of the day was the 12 mile race.  Paul Rogan was the only male Harrier running and finished 2nd overall.  Susan McRitchie was next Harrier, finishing 3rd lady, followed by Fran Britain, Paula Boon, Shirley Feaks, Ros Wright, Judy Leslie and June McIntosh.
 
There was also a 9 mile "fun" run and a children's race.  Shona Spencer completed the 9 miles and picked up a prize for the most improved time over the distance from last year.  David Spencer was 2nd overall in the children's race, also winning a prize for the most improved time over the distance from last year.  Also running; Scarlett Britain and Jennifer Spencer.
 
The 12 mile challenge was also the last race in the Speyside Series.  The other races  ran earlier in the summer were the Archiestown 5k and Dufftown 5 miles/5hills.  Runners were required to race in all 3 to qualify for the series.  Susan McRitchie won the ladies series and broke the series record in a combined time of 2:31:49, taking over 20 minutes off the previous record. 
 
Forres Harriers would like to thank everyone involved in the Speyside Series for running 3 well organised events, with great hospitality.

 

 

Thanks to Susan for the report and to  Chris for the above photo

More brilliant photos from ActivNorth can be found here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Glen Moray Marathons   6 September 2015

 

Well done to all runners and thanks to Graham from Glen Moray distillery for your support.

Also a big thankyou to Paul and all your helpers for making this event so enjoyable.

 

 Forres Harriers won the team competitions for both 10k and Half Marathon (2 men and 2 women) and Fraserburgh won the team prize for the Marathon (2 men and 1 woman)

 

Thanks to Alastair for the above photo.

More here from Alastair     Marathon     Half Marathon    10K

 

 

Results

 

10K          Half Marathon          Marathon

 

 

 

 

Puffin 5K Dingwall  30 August 2015

Last Sunday Lily Carmichael, David and Shona Spencer travelled to Dingwall to run the Puffin 5K, a race organised to raise money for the hydrotherapy pool.
  
David had a smashing race coming in as 2nd Male Junior in 20:17 giving him a 2min 30sec PB.
 
This was Lily's 3rd year of racing the event and her 3rd consecutive win coming in as 1st Female Junior and 1st Female, this year her time was 22:02.
 
Shona also had a good run coming in as 1st Vet with a PB of 26:02.

 

Thanks to Shona for the report and photo.

 

 

 

 

 

PINTO 3K Series Race 3  26 August 2015

 
Well done to all in the last race of the 8th series
The series winners are
Adult male - Kenny Wilson Moray road runners
Adult female - Anna MacFadyen Forres Harriers
Junior Male  - Ben Cameron FH
Junior Female - Isla Edwards Elgin AAC

 

Thanks to Sarah and MRR for another successful series

 

Results Adults          Results Juniors

 

 

 

 

Viewpoint Challenge  5 August 2015

 

   

 

Thanks to David Aspin for the above photos

More great photos from David can be found  here

 

Well done to all those who ran the Viewpoint Challenge last night. Great to see a good turn out of red vests. Thanks to Nairn Road Runners for the strong orange presenceSome cracking performances from Forres Harriers; Andrew Morgan finishing 1st overall, Anna MacFadyen finishing 1st lady (and breaking the course record by 14 seconds) and Douglas Cowie finishing 1st over 50.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Ben Rinnes Five Tops Hill Race  25 July 2015

 

Moira Davie wins ladies title.  Tim Baxter also had a good run.

 

Well done to you both

 

Results

 

 

More congratulations to Moira who has been selected to be part of the women's team in this years Home International race down in Wales. This is also the selection race for the World Championship team that will be competing a month later. Have a great run Moira! Congratulations also to Sam Hesling from  HHR's who has also been selected for the men's team.

 

 

 

 

 

Harriers Summer Training on Findhorn beach

 

 

A Tuesday nights efforts complete! A tough session with a lovely cool down swim or paddle and a quick drink in the Kimberley 

Hopefully organise again soon!

 

 

 

British Milers Club meeting Glasgow  22 July 2015

 

There were a trio of Forres Harriers at the British Miler Club races in Glasgow Friday evening.

3 personal bests in 1500m races.

Kevin Schenk  4.26.01, Ben Cameron  4.49.23 and Lauren Cameron  5.42.95

Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Cantray 3K  22 July 2015

 

This was a great wee race. Accurate distance on fast course. Lots of fast times with PBs. Super run from MRR Kenny Wilson, to break the 9 minutes & Inverness Harrier Jenny Bannerman to break 10 minutes. Susan McRitchie, Shona & Jennifer Spencer ran the distance & all 3 pleased with their times.
Thanks to Highland Cycle Ability Centre & Gareth Jenkins for hosting & organising this event.

 

 

 

Inverness 10K  19 July 2015

 

 

Inaugural running of the Inverness Harrier's 10k today as part of the Inverness Highland Games & Gala weekend. Race on closed, flat roads. James Hume first Forres Harrier home, followed by Susan McRitchie 1st V35, Jackie Nicol 1st V50, Shirl Feaks in a PB time, Shona Spencer & June McIntosh. Thank you to Inverness Harrier's for a great race, which was well marshalled.

Thanks to Susan for report and photo.

 

 

 

 

Snowdon International Hill Race  18 July 2015

 

 

Congratulations to Kyle Greig and the rest of the Scottish team.

 

 

 

 

Scottish Masters Track and Field Championships 11 July 2015

 

Well done to Steven Wright  who  ran at the Scottish Masters in the 800m. On a pleasant but windy day in Grangemouth he was 1st place in the 40-49 category in a new seasons best 2m03sec.

Congratulations on your Gold Medal. 

 

 

 

Inverness Parkrun 11 July 2015

 

Normally we don't do a report for the weekly parkrun series.  They are held every week and all over the world and a number of Harriers run them regularly  in locations near and far.  However this week is an exception as the Inverness parkrun number 202 was chosen as a counting event in the Harriers club championship series.  
 
In total 11 Harriers started including a couple of parkrun debutantes, Douglas Cowie (who ran a 19:57 to get a 81.8% age score) and Jackie Nicol ( who ran a 23:53 for a 72.92%).   Douglas' run was the highest age related score of the day.   There was also an amazing run by young Ben Cameron who finished with a personal best time of 19:24 and he was the sixth placed finisher out of 175 who enjoyed a sunny but very breezy morning in Bucht Park.  
 
Other Harriers running were Susan McRitchie, Hilary Cameron, Jessica Neal, Hamish Cameron, Paul Hughes, Jackie Nicol, Ros Wright, Lauren Cameron and Elisabeth Smart.  
 
There was also a good show of Harriers in the café after the run.  
 
Full results on the Inverness parkrun website here

 

 

Pinto 3K Series  Race 2  1 July 2015

 

Results Adults          Results Juniors

 

 

 

Roseisle Forest Run 24 June 2015

 

Well done to all runners

 

Results

 

 

Youth Development League  Dundee  21 June 2015

 

Well done to the Junior Harriers who were selected to run in Caird Park.

There were some great performances topped by David Scott who equalled the U13B club record in the 100metres and even better he set new records in the 200metres and the Long Jump.

Club Records can be found on the Archives and Records link above.

 

Results

 

David further improved his LJ record to 4.42 at the Petrofac meeting in Inverness on 28 June.

 Congratulations again

   

 

 

Pinto 3K Series  Race 1  17 June 2015

 

Well done to all 109 runners.

 

Results Adults          Results Juniors

 

 

 

Ythan Challenge 14 June 2015

 

 

Susan McRitchie was 3rd Vet at Ythan Challenge. There was 4 Forres harriers taking part. Rod Wallace was the first Harrier to finish. Also running Norma Beaton & Andrew Little.
Difficult event to get in to, but great fun and challenging

 

 

 

Quarrelwood Forest Run  10 June 2015

 

Results

 

 

 

Elgin Rotary Marafun 7 June 2015

 

 

The soggy June weather failed to dampen the spirits at the 13th Elgin Rotary Club Marafun

  

The winning team in this year’s event was the ‘5 Decades’ team, made up of a quintet of Forres Harriers members aged between 20 and 60.

 

Moira Davie, Robbie Paterson, Paul Rogan, Jackie Nicol and Douglas Cowie completed the 26 miles between them in an accumulative time of 2 hours, 40 minutes and 51 seconds.

 

Leading 10 teams: 1. 5 Decades 2.40.51; 2. Moray Road Runners - Men 2.51.53; 3. Moray RFC 2.54.11; 4. Gerry and the Pacemakers 2.59.03; 5. Captain Jack Sparrow 2.59.23; Lastminute.com 2.59.28; 7. The Lost Tools 3.00.39; 8. Scissor Me Timbers 3.01.39; Running Late 3.01.53; Mcdonald & Munro 3.03.32.

 

 

 

Nairn 10 mile and 5K  7 June 2015

 

 

Lily Carmichael along with Jennifer and David Spencer ran the Nairn 5K on a very wet and windy Sunday afternoon.
 
David ran a course PB of 23:09 coming in 2nd place (2nd Boy) with Lily not far behind in 4th place (2nd Girl) also with a course PB of 24:22.  Jennifer running her 2nd 5K came in 48th at 33:42. 
 
The course was actually 3.5 miles in length (5K plus), nevertheless they all thoroughly enjoyed the day.
 
Thanks to Sharon Carmichael for the photo.

 

Results 10 mile     ND 10Mile Champs          Results 5K

 

 

 

 

Culbin Forest Run 27 May 2015

 

Well done to all runners on a damp evening

 

Results

 

 

 

 

North District Track and Field Champs 23 May 2015

 

 

Thanks to Steve Perry for the following report and photo above.

  

305 athletes from all over the North including good representation from the Northern Isles descended on the Queens Park athletics stadium in Inverness on the 23rd May for the Annual Track & Field championship. The Harrier’s 7 juniors and 4 seniors produced some outstanding results with all the juniors achieving PBs and most picking up medals in the process.

With the Junior categories of U13 & U15 having the biggest race entries, the best all round performance has to be awarded to David Scott whose blistering finishing kick took him to Gold in the U13 800m before clinching Bronze in the 100m and Silver in the 200m later in the afternoon.  Ben Cameron had to battle hard in the U13 1500m with an impressive last 300m to burn away all the competition for a well-deserved win. Anna MacFadyen also showed her class with an excellent front running performance and which took her to Gold in the U17 1500m.

The surprise of the day came from Shauna Perry and Lauren Cameron in the U15 800m, whose gutsy determination saw them slowly claw their up to the front runners before picking up the Silver and Bronze respectively.

Other notable performances came from Fraser Scott 3rd U20 400m and 1st in 2000m steeplechase. Scott Perry also achieved PB and a creditable 5th place in the U13 800m against a strong field.

Although the Champs were dominated with junior successes the Harrier seniors no less produced some quality runs; Steven Wright Silver 800m, Wayne Daspher Bronze 5000m, Kevin Schenk Silver 1500m and Tony Golabek 1st in the 3000m Steeplechase and Silver in Javelin.  

 

Results

  

  

  

Monaughty Forest Run  13 May 2015

 

A great turnout. Well done all.

Brilliant results from the younger Harriers

 

Results

 

 

 

Benromach 10K  9 May 2015

 

 

Thanks to Anne for the following report.

168 Runners of all abilities took part in the Forres Harriers Benromach 10K race on Saturday, 9 May.   18 Forres Harriers.   The weather was kind – overcast with a slight breeze, although when the sun broke through it was very warm running.

 

The first male in was Kenny Wilson of Moray Road Runners in a time of 32.30 with a brilliant run    He led all the way.   Ahead of the second male who was Cameron Main, also MRR in a time of 34.21   First lady home was young Mary MacIntosh (F Under 20) from Nairn Area Amateur Athletics in a time of 38.54 followed by the second lady home Alanna Goddard of Stornoway in 40.55.   Runners of all abilities took part and enjoyed the day.

 

First Forres Harrier male home was Wayne Dashper in a time of35.32 And the first Forres Harriers lady was Frances Brittain in 41.46 (also third lady overall).   There were a few PBs and prizes for the Harriers.   Will add a list when I can!

 

Pos

Name

Category

Time

5

Wayne

Dashper

M40

35:32

9

Steven

Wright

M40

36:24

15

Harry

Hurst

M

38:30

22

Linsday

Grant

M50

39:22

35

Frances

Britain

F40

41:46

41

Carrie-Ann

Ward

F

42:18

47

Hamish

Cameron

M60

43:16

48

Jessica

Neal

F

43:24

52

Tim

Baxter

M40

43:55

56

Mark

Priestley

M50

44:27

66

Elizabeth

Watson

F50

46:11

71

Grant

Symon

M

46:30

86

Jamie

Watson

M50

48:08

89

June

McIntosh

F50

48:52

92

Andy

Wonnacott

M40

49:08

96

Tim

Hurst

M50

50:25

109

Anne

Docherty

F60

52:11

113

Elaine

Schiavone

F50

53:10

 

 

Good results from the Forres Harriers – Prize winners were: 

Wayne Dashper – 5th M

Steven Wright – 1st M40

Frances Britain – 3rd F

Carrie-Ann Ward – 4th F

Elizabeth Watson – 1st F50

June Mcintosh – 3rd F50

Anne Docherty – 2nd F60

 

 

Afterwards at the prize giving in the Town Hall a collection was made for Eileidh Rose Paterson (3) who is in desperate need of life saving treatment and a total of £225 was collected.

 

Fran and Anne would like to thank all the Forres Harriers who helped to make it such a successful day.   Without you all it would be impossible.   THANK YOU!

 

Thanks to Alastair for the above photos.  More here

 

Results

 

 

 

Junior Newsletter April 2015

 

The latest Junior Newsletter can be found here

 

 

 

Buckie 10K  19 April  2015

 

Ten Harriers ran in the Buckie 10K today.

The race was won by Kenny Wilson in an excellent time of 32.27.

First Harrier home was Harry Hurst in 37.57 closely followed by Douglas Cowie in 38.02.

First lady Harriers home were Susan McRitchie in 41.25 and Carrie Ward in 41.36.

some great times. Well done all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Inverness Harriers Open Meeting  19 April 2015 

 

Another great day for the juniors at Queens Park.

Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Man v Horse  Loch Ness 19 April 2015

 

 

Race Report by Clare

 

After saying we would never chase horses again after last year’s race Jackie and I found ourselves driving to Dores for the challenging Man versus Horse 26 km Whitebridge to Dores race, along with June and Keri, while Susan chose to chase PB’s this year at the Buckie 10k instead.  This year the entry fee was raising money for the worthwhile Help for Heroes charity.

 

We set off early on what turned out to be a beautiful spring morning.  Having not got lost this year we arrived early to be greeted with ‘you said you’d never do this again!’ … I know, I know.  These words were not filling June and Keri with much confidence of what lay ahead.  At 9.30 am we were bussed from Dores out to Whitebridge for the start of the race.  We followed horseboxes along the winding, steep road, which gave you some idea of what was ahead. 

 

After half an hour we arrived at the Whitebridge Hotel where we were issued with our numbers and fluorescent orange tabards.  After what seemed the longest hour waiting for the start of the race and with much stamping of feet and chomping at the bit (and that was just the runners) the race began.  The 40 runners set off at a good pace downhill for all of about 200 metres before the road levelled off.  The 16 horses and riders were set off 5 minutes after the runners at 2-minute intervals.  The route initially takes you through farm tracks, streams and then a short road section.  The first 5 miles can lull you into a false sense of security, first-timers may be wondering where the hills are …At about mile 6 you start the serious climb where you are greeted at the bottom by the friendly marshals, with a cheery ‘good luck’. 

 

The climb starts on a very windy narrow road that seems to go on forever.  This then leads on to the 3000 ft ascent up the wonderful Fair Haired Lad’s Pass, a five-mile climb that challenges both runners and riders. Once at the top the view over Loch Ness was stunning, with the snow-capped mountains in the background and the sun glinting off the loch.  A very steep windy descent followed which didn’t seem to take anywhere near as long as the climb before you were back into undulating woodland trail again for several more miles before the killer last 2 km climb up to the finish at Dores.  Once again you were encouraged and spurred on at the bottom of this last ascent by the marshals with the thought of tea and cakes at the finish.  This last climb took over 20 minutes where you just have to concentrate on keeping moving and putting one leg in front of the other!  However, the sense of achievement at the end makes it well worthwhile. Keri skipped up the hills in super quick time, followed by Jackie with June and I not far behind.  The race winner was a horse this year, but with the first runner only 2 minutes behind (Gordon Lennox) with the gap narrowing every year.

 

At the end you are issued with a finishers certificate and medal with a prize of £100 to the winner.  The only disappointment for us was that most of the sandwiches had gone by the time we got into the barn, but there were still plenty of cakes, scones and hot tea and coffee.  Perhaps the horses were hungry (will have to run faster next time).

 

 

 

Petrofac 1  12 April 2015

 

A good showiing by the juniors at Queens Park.

Special mention and congratulations to David Scott who broke the Club record in the U13B 1200metres in a time of 4.08.00. Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Glenlivet 10K  12 April 2015

 

A few red vests were seen in Glenlivet today.

Well done to Norma, Andrew and Elizabeth and anyone I have missed.

 

Results

 

 

 

Northern Scot Series Race 2 MRR 10K Elgin  29 March 2015

 

Well done to all runners.

 

Results

 

 

 

Moray Primary XC Champs Forres 24 March 2015

 

 

Nearly 800 children ran in Grant Park on a dry fresh day.

Thanks to the organisers and to all who helped

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Stanley Marathon  Falkland Islands 22 March 2015

 

 

Well done to Carrie-Ann Ward who ran in the above race.

   

She was 1st lady and 18th overall in a time of 3.39.

The weather was cold, wet and very windy and the course was fairly hilly particularly the climb up to Sappers Hill.

 It is the most Southerly AIMs Certified Marathon in the world.

 

Congratulations Carrie.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Run Garioch 10K and Half Marathon 22 March 2015

 

Congratulations to Kyle Greig who won the Half Marathon in a time of 1.10.37 setting a new course record. Also well done to Norma Beaton who was 1st F40 in the 10K.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Haughs of Cromdale 10K  22  March 2015

 

Douglas Cowie was the lone Harrier in this great little race.

Thanks to John and his team for your hospitality.

 

Results

 

 

 

Craig Dunain Hill Race 21 March 2015

 

 

A very good turnout of red vests at this popular event.

Thanks to Inverness Harriers for your hospitality.

 

Thanks to Hannah for the above photos. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

North of Scotland Primary XC Champs Alness 14 March 2015

 

 

Some great results from Alness.

Ben Cameron 1st Boy and Luci Murdoch 2nd Girl.

Applegrove Boys 2nd Team and Applegrove Girls 3rd Team

 

Photos from Chris can be found here

 

 

 

 

Dave Weir and Warm Weather Training

 

 

Dave Weir recently went warm weather training (holiday really) in Spain, staying in the mountains in a village called Abdet (not far from Benidorm). It was a week of superb weather with excellent trail and mountain running led by ultra runner Tom Phillips. There was no mud any where to be seen and the mountain scenery was stunning.

 

The photo shows the running group on the Serra de Bernia. The Puig Campana and Aitana summits are in the background, these are the setting for an 85km ultra that takes place in November. Anyone fancy a go ? Have a look at https://www.facebook.com/labdet for more pictures of the weeks running. It’s the perfect antidote to the dark cold winter months ! and great preparation for the spring/summer

 

 

 

 

Nairn 10K   1 March 2015

 

Well done to all runners

Photos from Chris can be found here

 

Results 10K          Results 5K Fun Run

 

 

 

Scottish National Cross Country Champs  Falkirk 22 Feb 2015

 

 Harsh conditions greeted the 12 Forres Harriers that travelled to Falkirk for the Scottish National Cross Country Championships on Sunday 22nd February.  This event allows Scottish club runners to race against the best in Scotland.  Persistent rain, led to a very muddy course and with the added windy conditions, this made the running very tough.  
 

Harriers performance of the day went to Under 17 Woman; Anna MacFadyen, who finished 6th overall.  Along with Mary McIntosh of Nairn Athletics Club, who finished 4th, the girls represented the North of Scotland in competitive style.
 
This was the first time that the Senior Ladies had managed to field a team for the event.  North District Cross Country Champion; Moira Davie finished 22nd, Kirstie Rogan 111th, Susan McRitchie 117th and Elizabeth Watson 181st.  The ladies finished 16th team overall.
 
The Senior Men had the joy of running the already very muddy course last.  First Harrier to finish was Gordon Lennox 33rd, Wayne Dasher 90th, Paul Rogan 154th, Robbie Patterson 170th, David Weir 212th, Kevin Schenk 314th and Jamie Watson 554th. The men finished 15th team overall.

 

Results

 

 

 

Runduro  Fort William 21 February 2015

 

Photos courtesy of No Fuss Events

 

The following report from Paul Hughes

I headed down to Fort William on 21 Feb for the No Fuss Events’ Runduro.  It was an unusual format for a race and they say the first time such a format has been run in Scotland. There was a total distance of 20 km of which 8 stages were timed sections measuring 11km.  Between these the transitional stages were intended for recovery and socialising.  The timed stages ranged in length from 750 meters to 2.4 km.  The terrain was also very varied covering the full range of steep climbs off road to a flat path into town.  Some trails, some paths, some tracks, some rocks, some streams, lots of ups, a few downs, some snow lying and some snow falling. The going was hard but the views from the peaks were worth it as winter came down the Great Glen.  There was even a little sunshine as I climbed the lower slopes of the Ben Nevis track and later as we came back over Cow Hill.

 

Runners set off in small groups from the start area so there was always somebody about you even on the most remote parts of the course – including the bits where the snow was covering the tracks in front of you.

 

Each of the 8 timed stages stared with a “dib” in using a timing card and ended by doing the same at the stage finish.  Total results were downloaded and ready at the race HQ once you had finished.  The time trial format and multi stage element meant that you could have a bad section on one stage but it didn’t matter too much.  The chatter and craic between the stages was good and it was a very informal atmosphere throughout – despite the tough going on the timed stages.  Organisation was very casual and laid back but always friendly and helpful.

 

Overall 117 runners completed the course.  

I finished in 73rd place with a timed total of 1:25:15 for the 11km.

 

Quick note – the last stage was 750m long – the height gained during the rest of the event was approx.  790 m of vertical ascent.

 

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Nairn 14 Feb 2015

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report.

Anyone hoping for a romantic Valentine stroll on Nairn East Beach on Saturday, would have been left disappointed as it was the location of the 6th and final league race of the Run4it North District Cross Country.  The course had a good mix of terrain; obviously lots of leg sapping sand, but also undulating forest trails and some water crossings.
 
First race of the day was the under 11 girls; Roslyn McRitchie finished 17th and Ashley Donald 19th. 

Under 11 boys; Bruce Evans 11th, David Spencer 12th, Scott Perry 13th and Alex Grant 17th.
Under 13 girls; Lily Carmichael 13th, Shauna Perry 16th, Lauren McLeod 26th and Jennifer Spencer 31st.
Under 13 boys; Ben Cameron 1st and Ryan Harris 28th.
Under 15 girls; Lauren Cameron 5th.
Under 17 women; Anna MacFadyen 2nd.

 

Senior Ladies; Moira Davie finished 2nd behind a guest runner, Hilary Cameron 9th and Susan McRitchie 12th, finished 3rd team.  Also running; Elizabeth Watson 18th and Shona Spencer 36th.
 
Senior Men; Gordon Lennox 3rd, Wayne Dashper 8th, Robbie Patterson 10th and Paul Rogan 13th, finished 2nd team.  Also running; David Weir 17th, Tim Pott 47th, Gary MacFadyen 52nd, Mark Priestly 54th and John Holloway 55th.
 
Forres Harriers would like to thank Nairn Road Runners and Nairn Athletics Club for their hospitality.
 
Over all Forres Harrier series winners; Ben Cameron 1st Under 13 boy.  Anna MacFadyen 2nd Under 17 woman, Moira Davie 1st Senior woman.  Hilary Cameron 2nd Female 40.  Elizabeth Watson 2nd Female 50.  Gordon Lennox 3rd Senior Male.  Wayne Dashper 3rd Male 40.  The ladies finished 2nd Team and the Men finished 2nd Team also

 

 

Excellent photos from Phil Hindell can be found here

More great photos from Chris can be found  here

 

Results          Series winners         

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Evanton 31 Jan 2015

 

 

Thanks to Phil Hindell for the above photos.

More excellent photos can be found here Juniors and here Seniors

Thanks to Susan for the following report.

 

"Baltic" was a word used by many to describe the weather conditions facing those running at the 5th Run4It North District Cross Country League Race, held at Evanton on Saturday.  Ross County Athletics played host and provided a challenging course made all the  more interesting by the accompanying snow and wind. 
 
In the under 11 race; Faith Kenyon 12th, Roslyn McRitchie 13th and Talia Pearson 15th, finished 3rd team.
Under 11 boys; Scott Perry 10th and David Spencer 15th 
Under 13 girls; Lily Carmichael 6th, Shauna Perry 14th, Lauren McLeod 22nd and Jennifer Spencer 26th, finished 2nd team.
Under 13 boys had only one harrier running; Ben Cameron, with yet another dominating win, to seal the overall league title for the Under 13 boys. 

Under 15 girls; Lauren Cameron 8th and Jenny Mitchell 11th. 
Under 17 ladies; Anna MacFadyen finished 2nd to keep her hopes of taking the overall league title alive.
 
Senior ladies; Hilary Cameron 7th, Kirstie Rogan 9th and Susan McRitchie 11th, finished 2nd team.  Also running; Elizabeth Watson 15th, Ros Wright 19th and Shona Spencer 29th.
 
Senior men; Kyle Greig finished 2nd in a closely fought race with John Newsome from Inverness Harriers. With Gordon Lennox 4th, Wayne Dashper 11th and Paul Rogan 12th, the men finished 2nd team.  Also running; Garry MacFadyen 46th, John Holloway 50th and Jamie Watson 52nd

 

A special thanks to RCAC for your hospitality

 

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Forres 17 Jan 2015

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report.

A picture perfect, winter scene, greeted hardy cross country runners from all over the North and Highlands of Scotland, as Forres Harriers hosted the 4th race of the Run4It North District Cross Country League, at Grant Park on Saturday 17th January.
 
The races got underway first with the under 11 girls.  First harrier to finish was Faith Kenyan in 15th position.  This was Faith's first outing for the harriers.  She was closely followed by Roslyn McRitchie 16th and Talia Pearson 18th.  This was also Talia's first cross country race for Forres Harriers.  The girls managed to finish 4th team overall.
The under 11 boys were next.  Rob Bichan finished 6th, Scott Perry 8th and with David Spencer finishing 9th, the boys finished 3rd team.  Also running in their first cross country races for the Harriers were; Bruce Evans 13th and Jack Miller 21st.
In the under 13 girls Lily Carmichael finished 7th, Shauna Perry 9th, Emma Donald 13th and Jennifer Spencer 24th.  The girls managed to take 2nd team.
Harrier Ben Cameron, dominated the under 13 boys race and moved closer to taking the overall league title.  With Oliver Watson finishing 5th and David Scott 14th, the boys managed to seal 2nd team.
Lauren Cameron finished 7th and Jenny Mitchell 11th in the under 15 girls race.
Harrier Anna MacFadyen, emerged victor in a very competitive under 17 women's race.

In the Senior Ladies race, Harrier Moira Davie finished over a minute ahead of her nearest rival to move closer to another league win.  With the support of Kirstie Rogan 6th and Hilary Cameron 9th, the ladies managed to snatch a team win away from Inverness Harriers.  Also running; Susan McRitchie 12th, Elizabeth Watson 19th, Ros Wright 22nd, Clare Nicholas 29th, Jackie Nicol 32nd, Frances Russell 34th and Shona Spencer 39th.
 
Harrier Kyle Grieg pushed hard for a win on home soil in the senior men's race, but was unable to outrun Inverness Harrier; John Newsome.  Kyle still remains in contention for the league title with 2 races still to come.  With Gordon Lennox 3rd, Robbie Patterson 6th and Wayne Dashper 10th, the men finished first team.  Also running Kevin Schenk 12th, Dave Weir 22nd, Colin Hall 38th, Lindsay Grant 46th, Gary MacFadyen 51st, Ross McLeod 56th, Steve Hayward 57th, Jamie Watson 59th, Grant Symon 60th and John Holloway 63rd.
 
The next league race will be hosted by Ross County Athletics Club at Evanton on Saturday 31st January, with the last league race on the 14th February in Nairn

 

Over  400 excellent photos from Hannah can be found here

 

Results

 

 

 

Forres Jogscotland

 

Forres Jogscotland will start at new beginners group on Monday 19th January.

Spread the word  smile emoticon 

Meeting place Forres Community Centre by the vending machines-6.30pm.

 

 

Scottish Interdistrict Cross Country Championships 10 Jan 2015

 

Results from Harriers representing the North District yesterday at Edinburgh.

Well done to you all.

 
U13G-Lily Carmichael 37th
U13B-Ben Cameron 2nd
U13B-Oliver Watson 38th
U17G-Anna McFadyen 5th
SW-Moira Davie 22nd
SW-Kirstie Rogan 43rd
SW-Hilary Cameron 47th
SM-Kyle Greig 29th
SM-Wayne Dashper 49th


It was great to see so many harriers competing.

Let's now try and get a great turn out at the National Cross Country Champs in Falkirk.

These are open races for all standards, entries through the club.

Please contact Paul R, Susan M or Paul H if you want to enter.

 

Photos from Hannah here

 

Results

 

 

 

Christmas and New Year Training 2014/5

 

Conicavel 21 December                                    Grant Park  25 December

 

 Grant Park 27 December

 

Ben Rinnes 28 December                                   Culbin 30 December

 

Findhorn 31 December

 

 

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Christmas Handicap   20 December 2014

 

Results from todays Forres Harriers Xmas Handicap.

Please note the change in result for Jackie and Francis due to a clerical error, wrote down 29 instead of 30!

Thanks to everyone who competed today and to all those who helped out in any way, but a special mention to our time keepers Ian and Alex and Robbie, Kirstie and Dougie for helping set out the course, both tasks carried out in less than favourable conditions

 

Results

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Club Championship 2014

 

Congratulations to our Club Champions 2014.

   

Hamish Cameron and Clare Nicholas

 

Results

 

  

 

 

Lossiemouth Turkey Trot  7 December 2014

 

Well done to all who ran today.

Two ND Champs in Wayne and Jackie. Congratulations.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

North Districct Cross Country Championships  Dores 29 Nov 2014

 

 

 

The highlight race of the North Cross Country Season did not disappoint for the 42 Forres Harriers running at the North District Cross Country Championship race on Saturday 29th November.  Inverness Harriers hosted this race at the beautiful setting of Dores, on the shore line of Lochness.  Weather conditions on the day were perfect for running on the scenic and challenging course.
 
The first race of the day was the under 13 girls; Lily Carmichael was 1st Harrier girl home in 11th place, closely followed in 12th place by Shauna Perry.  With Emma Donald finishing 15th, the girls finished 2nd Team on the day.  Also running; Lauren McLeod and Jennifer Spencer.
 The under 13 boys race was a nail biter, with Forres Harrier's Ben Cameron as one of the favourites to take the title.  Ben ran courageously and finished 2nd to Inverness Harrier; Daniel Johnston.  Oliver Watson finished 12th and Ryan Harris 26th.
 Lauren Cameron was the first Harrier home in the under 15 girls race, finishing 11th.  With Jenny Mitchell finishing 13th and Emma Rogan 15th, the girls took home a medals for 3rd team.
 Anna MacFadyen represented the Harriers in the under 17 girls and finished 4th in a very competitive field.
 Sole runner for the under 17 men, was Andrew Barr, finishing 10th.
 
The highly anticipated race for the senior women did not disappoint.  Harrier;  Moira Davie was tipped as one of the favourites.  Having lost out on 1st place for the past 5 years, she was hoping that she was going to be 6th time lucky.  Moira ran a strong race and dominated from the start to become North District ladies Champion.  Moira was supported by Hilary Cameron finishing in 8th place and Kirstie Rogan in 10th place, to take 2nd team.  Hilary Cameron claimed 2nd F40 medal and with support from Fran Britain in 14th place and Susan McRitchie in 15th place, the ladies won the master's team prize.  Jackie Nicol continued the ladies winning streak by taking the prize for F50.  Also running; Elizabeth Watson, Paula Boon, Ros Wright, Liz Barr, Anne Docherty and Shona Spencer.
 
Harrier Kyle Grieg, was also tipped as a favourite for the Men's title.  Unfortunately he was outrun by an inform John Newsom; Inverness Harriers.  With Kyle's 2nd place, Gordon Lennox 6th, Wayne Dashner 13th, Stan MacKenzie 14th, Robbie Patterson 15th and Kevin Schenk 18th, the Harrier men were able to retain the overall men's team title.  Wayne Dashner finished 3rd M40, Stan MacKenzie 1st F50 and with the support of David Weir finishing 33rd, the Harrier men won the master's team prize.  Also running; Andrew Morgan, Paul Rogan, Colin Hall, Tim Potts, Mike Howell, Richard Johnston, Gary MacFadyen, Grant Symon, John Holloway and Jamie Watson.
 
Forres Harriers would like to thank Inverness Harriers for their hospitality.

 

Thanks to Sharon and Hannah for the above photos.

More photos from Hannah here and from Chris here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

British and Irish Masters Cross Country International 22 Nov 2014

 

 

Final results from yesterday's British and Irish Cross Country Champs from Nottingham.

 Anne, 13th and first Scot, 4th team. Stan, 8th and first Scot, 3rd team. Doug, 12th and 1st team.

Hamish, 20th but pulled muscle 5 mins into race but still finished, 4th team.

 A fantastic effort by all!

Thanks to Alastair for the above photo.

Hopefully this will inspire a few of our 35+ runners to focus on selection for next year where the race should be in Ireland

 

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Elgin 15 Nov 2014

 

Moray Road Runners hosted the 3rd race of the Run 4 IT North District Cross Country League on Saturday 15th November.  Weather conditions were perfect, although underfoot it was very muddy in parts after a few days of heavy rain.
Forres Harriers fielded a total of 40 runners altogether.  In the under 11 girls race; Ashley Donald finished 9th, Rhona Rhind 11th and Roslyn McRitchie finished 19th in her first ever cross country event for the harriers.  The girls finished 3rd team on the day.
Under 11 boys; Rob Bichan 6th, Scott Perry 7th and David Spencer 9th, had the boys team finishing 3rd team. 
Under 13 girls; Lily Carmichael 8th, Shauna Perry 13th and Lauren McLeod 19th; finishing 3rd team.
Under 13 boys; another dominating win for Ben Cameron, Oliver Watson 9th and David Scott 18th; finished 3rd team.  Also running Ryan Harris.
Under 15 girls; Lauren Cameron 12th and Kathryn Barr 13th.
Under 17 girls; Anna MacFadyen finished in a strong 2nd place.
 
Senior Ladies; Moira Davie was beaten into 2nd place by a strong performance by Moray Road Runners, Gemma Cormack.  Hilary Cameron finished 9th and Kirstie Rogan 10th.  Ladies team finished 2nd.  Also running; Susan McRitchie, Jackie Nicol, Elizabeth Watson, Ros Wright, Clare Nicholas, Shona Spencer and Jenny Bichan in her first ever cross country run for the harriers.
 
Senior Men; Gordon Lennox had to settle with 3rd place after strong performances by John Newsome from Inverness Harriers and Kenny Wilson from Moray Road Runners, Stan MacKenzie 8th, Stephen Wright 13th and Wayne Dashper 17th, had the mens team finish 2nd on the day.  Also running; Paul Rogan, Colin Hall, Lindsay Grant, Tim Pott, Gary MacFayden, Lee Pulford in his first cross country race for the harriers, John Hollway, Grant Symon also in his first cross country race for the harriers, Jamie Watson and Stu Burn.
 
Forres Harriers would like to thank Moray Road Runners for their hospitality. 
The next race for the harriers is the North District Cross Country Championship race to be held at Dores on the 29th November.  There will be a strong showing of red vests on the day with 48 entered.

 

Thanks to Chris for the above photos. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Junior Newsletter October 2014

 

With thanks to Hilary Cameron. The Newsletter can be found HERE

 

 

 

Peterhead 10K  9 November 2014

 

Steven Wright was 3rd overall and first M40 in a time of 35.45

Well done Steven

 

 

 

 

North District Hill Running Champs  Knockfarrel  8 Nov 2014

 

 

Well done to all 16 Forres Harriers who competed in the ND hill race champs today.

We came away with 3 individual Champions, Gordon Lennox 1st male, Moira Davie 1st female and Hilary Cameron 1st vet female. We also took 1st team in both the men's and ladies races.

Thanks to HHR for your excellent hospitality.  Well done to all.

Plenty of great photos from HHR here

 

Results

 

 

Moray Secondary Schools Cross Country  4 November 2014  

 

   

Lossiemouth HS was the venue for another well organised event by Active Schools

Thanks to all involved, both runners and helpers.

 

Thanks to Chris Spencer for  the above excellent photos.

More photos from Chris can be found here

 

Results

 

 

 

 RUN 4  IT KR Steel Winter XC Series  Balgownie  2 Nov 2014

 

 

Flying the flag for Forres Harriers at the first of the Run4It KR Steel Winter XC Series at Balgownie : Elizabeth, Oliver and Jamie Watson with Ben Cameron.  An excellent set of results for the Harriers team competing in this event for the first time with Ben Cameron first in the under 13 boys, and Oliver 7th and Elizabeth 4th Vet Lady.  

A good turnout  and excellent conditions for running.

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Keith  1 Nov 2014

 

This Saturday saw Keith hosting the second race of the season. A refreshing breeze and plenty of mud, made for prefect cross country race conditions.  

Ashley Donald finished 11th and Rhona Rhind 15th in the under 11 girls.  David Spencer 4th, Rob Bichen 5th and Scott Perry 6th in the under 11 boys; finishing 1st team. In the Under 13 girls; Lily Carmichael finished 2nd overall.  With Emma Donald 12th and Shauna Perry 14th, the girls finished 2nd team.  Also running; Lauren McLeod and Jennifer Spencer.  Ben Cameron dominated the under 13 boys race with a convincing win.  Oliver Watson 4th and David Scott 15th, gave the boys 2nd team.  Also running; Ryan Harris.  Anna MacFayden finished 2nd in the under 15 girls.  Also running; Jenny Mitchell who braved the daunting mud of the Keith course to complete her first cross country race for the Harriers. 

In the ladies race; Moira Davie finished 2nd overall.  With Hilary Cameron 10th and Kirstie Rogan 11th, the ladies took 2nd team.  Also running; Susan McRitchie, Elizabeth Watson, Clare Nicholas and Shona Spencer. 

Kyle Greig made his first cross country season appearance with a dominating win.  Supported by Gordon Lennox 4th, Wayne Dashper 10th, Robbie Patterson, the men finished 1st team.  Also running; Stan MacKenzie, Steven Wright, Douglas Cowie, Colin Hall, Paul Rogan, Lindsay Grant, Gary MacFayden, John Holloway, Stu Burn and Jamie Watson.

Thanks to Keith and District for your hospitality.

 

Thanks to Hannah for the above photos. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

Forres Harriers and Jog Scotland Winter training.

 

 The Harriers will be meeting at the cricket pavilion in Grant Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the winter starting this week. Junior parents must drop off and pick up from the pavilion and not the road side, this is due to no lighting between the road and pavilion. Please consider bringing a head torch to all sessions that goes for adults and juniors. There is no water in the pavilion therefore the closest toilets will be in the community centre.

 

Forres Jogscotland will be meeting at a new venue tomorrow night, Monday 27th October. We will meet at Forres Community Centre, vending machine area. Plenty of parking behind the community centre.

See you there at 6.30pm

 

 

Scottish Hill Running Championships 2014

 

 

Well done to Kirstie Rogan who ran extremely well today at Meall nan Tarmachan
to clinch the Scottish Hill Running U23 Championship!

 

 

 

Meall nan Tarmachan Hill Race  11 October 2014

 

This race is also the final race in the SHR Championship series 2014.

 

Well done to Kyle 2nd in 50.09, Robbie 6th in 52.06, Matt 56.21, Gordon 58.28, Andrew 60.29, Stan 67.03 and Kirstie 70.06.


The final standings for the Scottish Hill Running Championships are out.
The Forres Harriers Men's team finished a very creditable 4th equal on points with 3rd placed Shettleston.
 We also had two runners finish inside the top 10! Robbie Paterson 7th and Gordon Lennox 9th.
 Well done to all 10 Harriers who competed this season, let's look to better this next year!
Well done to you all.

A special mention. 1st M60 was Ewan Paterson from MRR. Congratulations.

 

 

Bennachie Hill Race  5 October 2014

 

 

Congratulations to Kyle Greig who won the above race by over four minutes.

 

Also well done to Kyle for a PB of 31.10 in the Stirling 10K

 

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Thurso  4 Oct 2014

 

 

   he Run 4 It North District Cross Country League 2014-2015 is now well under way.  The first race of the season was held at Thurso on the 4th October.  15 Harriers made the long journey North.  Ben Cameron finished 2nd overall in the under 13 boys race, supported by Oliver Watson; finishing 16th.  Lauren Cameron was the only Under 15 girl representing the club; finishing 13th.  

Moira Davie started her defence of her Senior Ladies title in style with a convincing win.  With Hilary Cameron finishing 8th and Kirstie Rogan 9th, the ladies finished 2nd team.  Also running; Jackie Nicol, Elizabeth Watson, Ros Wright and Clare Nicholas. 

Gordon Lennox also started the defence on his Senior Male title with a win.   With Robbie Patterson finishing 4th, Kevin Schenk 8th, Colin Hall 26th, the men finished 2nd team.  Also running was Jamie Watson.

 

Results

 

 

 

Wicked Wolf 5K  Carrbridge  4 October 2014

 

 

Two Junior Harriers competed in the 5k wicked wolf race today. A tough  hilly course through the  woods around Carrbridge was hard going in parts for the juniors who both performed extremely well.

Lily Carmichael was the first runner home in 24.48 with Emma Donald finishing 4th in a time of 26.13.

A great run by both girls.

 

 

 

 

British and Irish Masters Cross Country International

 

Congratulations to Hamish Cameron (M65) on being selected to represent Scotland in the above event at Nottingham on the 22nd November.

Are there any other Harriers who have been selected please?

 

 

Cross Country Season 2014/2015

 

Calling all harriers!
As the road racing season draws to a close it's time for the cross country season to begin!
Can all Harriers please let their Captains know if they are available for the 1st league race at Thurso next Saturday (4th) and the relays the following weekend (11th).

Thankyou

 

 

 

 

Puffin Pool 5K Dingwall 28 September 2014

 

 

Lily Carmichael was the first female home in the Puffin 5km race in Dingwall.
This annual race in aid of the hydrotherapy pool is a charity fundraiser over a fairly flat course.
Lily finished in a PB of 22.12. Congratulations

 

 

 

 

Kent Coastal Marathon  7 September 2014

 

 

 Thanks to Alastair Docherty for photo and report.
 Annie found this to be a tough race. Mr P Rogan would have described the course as 1st half undulating and 2nd half flat - LOL! The route was along the chalk cliffs, up and down cobbled ramps and lanes and also through the harbour towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Weather alternated between sun and coastal fog, 20C and very humid. She did very well to manage 4:19 to finish 11th F over all; 1st F65 in the race and 1st F65 in the British Masters Marathon Champs. - another "Gold Medal"! She is chuffed

 

 

 

Glen Moray Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K   7 September 2014

 

Well done to all who ran today.
Report to follow.
Photos available here

Results.

Results 10K          Half Marathon          Marathon

Prizes 10K          Prizes Half Marathon          Prizes Marathon

 

 

 

Great North Run  7 September 2014

 

Three in a Million.     Three Forres Harriers were amongst over 41, 500 finishers of the Great North Run on Sunday.  The race in it's 34th running was to become the first major city race to see it's millionth finisher cross the line. 
 
Lindsay Grant running in his first GNR recorded a time of 1:35:10 in 1534th position.  Paul Hughes who ran in the first edition of the race back in 1981 completed this edition in 1:42:20 in 3366th position.  Ally Harris was the only female Harrier to run this year and was also running the race for the first time, recorded a 2:17:28 in 21807th place.

 

 

 

 

 

Highland Poppy Run  Fort George  7 September 2014

On Sunday 3 Junior Harriers took to the roads at Fort George to compete in the Annual 5K and 10K Road Races.  The 5K leaves the centre of Fort George along with the 10K competitors and heads out into Ardersier Village where they turn round by the bus stop and head back on the same route,

David Spencer was the first competitor back in a time of 24.20 with just over a 2 minute lead. 

The 10K runners carried on through the village and did a circular route back into Fort George.  Lily Carmichael was the first female home in a fantastic time of 47:36 with Emma Donald not far behind as 3rd female in a time of 51:37, both the times are great considering both girls are only 12 years old.  A great day for the juniors who have been working very hard over the last few months. 

Many thanks to Sharon Carmichael for the photo.

 

 

 

 

Jog Scotland

 

Forres Jogscotland beginners group starting Monday 1st September at 6.30pm.
Meet at Grant Park.
 Spread the word please

 

 

Pinto Series Race 3   27 August 2014

 

Well done to all who ran tonight and in all the series.

Overall Adult winners were Kenny Wilson and Roma Shepherd.

Overall Junior winners were Ben Cameron and Grace Whelan.

Thanks to Sarah and MRR for another great series.

 

Adult Results          Junior Results

 

 

 

 

 

Lomands of Fife Hill Race  17 August 2014

 

Andrew Morgan, Kirstie Rogan and Robbie Paterson successfully completed the Lomonds of Fife Hill race.
The 4th of the Scottish Championship series is 16.2K with 800k climb
This race features the steepest decent in Scottish Hill Running!
Robbie was 10th in a time of 1hr 30mins, Andrew a few places back in 1hr 41mins
and Kirstie finished in 2hrs 9mins.
Congratulations to you all.

 

 

 

Nairn Half Marathon  16 August 2014

 

Well done to all the runners in the Half Marathon.

A special mention to Harriers Gordon Lennox who was 1st and to Stan Mackenzie who was 1st M50 Congratulations to you both.

 

Results

 

 

 

Balloch Hill Race  Keith 10 August 2014

 

Well done to Robbie Paterson who won the Balloch Hill Race at the Keith Highland Games in 43.42 and to Kirstie Rogan who was first lady in 54.19.

 

Congratulations to you both.

 

 

 

British Masters Track Champs Birmingham 10 August 2014

 

Congratulations to Steven Wright who came 2nd in the M40 800metres in 2.06.78 at the British Masters Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Well done Steven.

 

 

 

Dyke 10K   9 August 2014

 

Well done to you all.  Report to follow. 

Thanks to Jackie and Paul and your team.

 

Photos courtesy of Kenny Macleod can found here

 

Results

 

 

Prize Winners

               
  Name Club Time   Name Club Time
Men       Women      
1 Kenny Wilson MRR 33.05 1 Jenny Bannerman Inverness 36.12
2 Nikki Johnstone Asics 33.31 2 Gemma Cormack Aberdeen AAC 37.37
3 George French Garioch 33.53 3 Moira Davie Forres H 38.23
4 Chris Smith Unatt 35.07 4 Sarah Liebnitz Inverness 38.32
5 Paul Murdoch Unatt 35.4 5 Jodie Lynch Inverness 39.19
               
M 40+       W 40+      
1 Steve Reeve MRR 35.49 1 Susan McRitchie Forres H 42.53
2 Robbie Youngson Fraserburgh 36.21 2 Jackie Mair Inverness 43.22
3 Colin Green MRR 37.1 3 Clare Nicholas Forres H 49.52
               
M 50+       W 50+      
1 Ray Creswell Aberdeen aac 35.52 1 Jackie Nicol Forres H 47.05
2 Keith Webster K&D 39.53 2 Melanie Muir NRR 47.16
3 Joe Innes Unatt 40.51 3 Elizabeth Watson Forres H 49.05
               
M 60+        W 60+      
1 Hamish Cameron Forres H 41.38 1 Isabel Maclennan Muir of Ord 48.43
2 Colin Mathieson Fife AC 43.45 2 Anne Docherty Forres H 52.34
               
Team Inverness Harriers 53 points   Team Forres Harriers 93 points  
1 Jenny Bannerman     2 Kevin Schenk    
  Tom McWilliam       Moira Davie    
  Tim Cooke       Hamish Cameron    
  Sarah Liebnitz       Susan McRitchie    

 

 

 

Viewpoint Challenge  6 August 2014

 

On a damp evening there was the smallest turnout for a good few years

in this race up to the Califer Hill Viewpoint.

The race was won by Nikki Johnstone and the first lady was Hilary Cameron.

Well done to all competitors.

Thanks to Alex Ross for once again organising this great little event. 

 

Results

 

 

Glenshee 9 Hill Race  3 August 2014

 

Congratulations to four Harriers who competed in the Glenshee 9 hill race today.
Gordon Lennox, Robbie Paterson, Dave Weir and Iain McDonald completed a 21 mile course with 6000ft of ascent taking in 9 Munros. A great effort by all.
Well done guys!

Results

 

 

Great Glen Ultra  5 July 2014

 

The race takes place with a 1am start from Neptune's Staircase.  Runners then have 24 hours to cover the 72 miles to Inverness where the race will finish at Inverness Athletics Stadium.
 
Total elevation is approx 10,800 feet (3291 metres).
 
 
Frances Britain (2nd Female)      13 hours 38 mins
 Alan Johnstone                          14 hours 29mins 
Anni Johnstone (5th Female)      15 hours 51mins 

 

Results

 

 

 

Forres Highland Games 10K  5 July 2014

 

A good turnout from the Harriers for our local Highland Games.

The race was won by John Newsome from Central AC. Leading Harriers were Kyle Greig 2nd, Gordon Lennox 3rd, Stan Mackenzie 5th and Andrew Morgan 6th.

First lady Harrier was Jess Neal followed by Jackie Nicol.

Forres Harriers won the team prize

Thanks to the Highland Games organisers for a good day.

 

Results

 

 

 

Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay 3 July 2014

  

   

Andy Wonnacott carried the baton in Forsyth Street in Hopeman and said the following

It was a privilege and an honour to carry the Queen’s Baton today. I carried it between the end of Hopeman and the start of Cummingston,  the crowds were very sparse but my friends and family were there.  I felt humbled when I heard the stories from my fellow batonbearers about why they had been nominated.  It is is now 6 years since I was told by the surgeon that my knee was beyond repair.  Despite this setback I am still equalling times that I set 14 years ago, I have now run over 100 10k races and I am on track to complete 50 half marathons and 10 marathons before my 50th birthday in 2016.


 

 

         

Colin Youngson carried the Baton in Banff on Sunday 29 June, 44 years after doing it in 1970.

Read a very interesting article comparing both his experiences here

 

 

 

Dollar Hill Race  29 June 2014

 

The Forres Harriers mens team of Gordon Lennox, Robbie Paterson, Kyle Greig and Wayne Dashper travelled to Dollar on Saturday for the Scottish Athletics Hill Race Championships. The race attracted athletes from all over the UK as the event was also part of both the Scottish and British Championship series.
The team were led by Kyle Greig who produced a fine performance to finish the race 5th overall and 2nd Scot to take home a silver medal. Gordon Lennox was the next team member to finish the 14km route with 960m of ascent through the Ochil hills. Robbie Paterson and Wayne Dashper followed close behind to complete a strong team performance.
With results being calculated the competitors gathered for the prize giving. The team results were announced and the Forres four finished 2nd place to take home Silver medals!
This is the first time the club have taken team prizes at National Championship level in hill running.
Well done to all involved.

 

 

 

Speyside Duathlon  29 June 2014

 

 

Well done to all who competed. Excellent results by all the Harriers

Thanks to Alastair for the above photos. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Petrofac 3  29 June 2014

 

  

A great turnout of juniors from Forres Harriers at the Petrofac Athletics meet at Inverness on Sunday
Most juniors participated in variety of track and field events that was on offer, these included the long jump, Javelin, 200m, 800m and the relays.
Thanks go to adults and in particular Gordon Scott for organising the FH entries and providing first hand advice

Thanks to Chris for the excellent photos. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

Roseisle Forest Run   25 June 2014

 

Well done to all who ran tonight.

Thanks to Kirstie and her team for an excellent evening.

   Photos to follow.

 

Results

 

 

Pinto 3K series Race 1  18 June 2014

 

Well done to all 144 Runners tonight

 

Results   Adults     Juniors

 

 

 

 

Moray Way Relay 15 June 2014

 

 

Well done to all who ran in the first Moray Way Relay

Results

1. Forres Harriers 11h.27m.33s
2. Half Baked 2some 11.47.56
3. HBT 12.03.41
4. MRR 12.17.19
5. Inv Harriers 12.23.59
6. Garioch RR 13.12.22
7. Keith A 13.34.13
8. Forres H Ladies 14.33.23
9. Keith B 14.39.07
10. RAF Lossie 14.45.00
11. MRR Ladies 15.58.00
12. Easier Said Than Run 18.07.14
13. Burghead Coastal Rowers (walkers)
14. HHR 11.22 (9 legs complete)

 

A special mention to Paul and Gareth who organised the event.

Thanks to Alastair for the above photos. More here

 

 

 

Quarrelwood Forest Run  11 June 2014

 

Well done to all who ran

 

Thanks to Brian for photos here

 

Results

 

 

Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay

 

Congratulations to Andy Wonnacott and James Hanton

who have been selected as Baton Bearers.

  The Baton passes through Moray on Thursday 3rd July.

 
Andy will be carrying the baton at approx 3.22pm in Forsyth Street in Hopeman,
which is on the main road between Hopeman and Burghead.

 

Mark Mitchell

 

Well done to Mark Mitchell who achieved the Commonwealth Games qualifying standard in the 1500metres. This was with an excellent time of 3.41.96 at the British Milers Club meeting in Watford.

 

Mark ran 3.41.95 on 31 May in Belgium to achieve his second standard

He also ran 3.41.48 on 8 June in Germany to achieve his third standard

 Congratulations to Mark on a new PB and Club Record. (3 times!!)

 

 

North of Scotland Schools T & F Champs Inverness 3 June 2014

 

Well done to all the Junior Harriers who ran at the North of Scotland Champs on Tuesday.
Lots of PB's and 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals for Forres Academy.

 

Results

 

 

 

Scolty Hill Race 1 June 2014

 

Well done to Paul Rogan, Gordon Lennox, Andrew Morgan, Kyle Greig, Robbie Paterson and Kirstie Rogan who ran the Scolty hill race today.

There was some good individual performances in very hot conditions.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Nairn 10mile and 5K Fun Run  1 June 2014

 

The 5K Fun run was a very tough race with 252 competitors, won by an adult Sean Paterson in 23:18, but it was 3 junior Harriers who came in next, 2nd was Oliver Watson with a time of 23:36, David Spencer 3rd 25:07, Emma Donald 4th 25:37 and Ashley Donald 29:25.  Hard lines go to the parents of all of the above, Jamie Watson, Stuart Donald, Shona Spencer and Mhairi Donald who were all beaten by their children!  A great, well organised race on a splendid but very warm day.

Special mention goes to Tim Baxter who came in 1:13:21, Stephen Thomas 1:16:50 and Elizabeth Watson 1:23:52 who all had extremely hard races in very warm conditions in the 10m race.

Some excellent photos from Chris here

Results

 

 

Culbin Forest Run 28 May 2014

 

Well done to all who ran

Some superb photos courtesy of Kenny Macleod can be found here

 

Results

 

 

 

North District Track and Field Champs 24 May 2014

 

Some great performances at the North District Champs today. Highlights were Aidan Ferry leading from the gun to take gold in the U15 1500m in 4.38.47, Fraser Scott winning Gold in the U20 400m in 54.08 and Patryk Cichon easily winning his heat in the U15 100m and then going on to take Bronze in the final in 12.29.

Well done to all who competed.

Thanks to Hannah for above photos. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Weekend of 17/18 May 2014

 

 

 Well done to all who ran in the Baker Hughes 10K in Aberdeen.

Stan Mackenzie was 1st M50 in 36.45 and Susan McRitchie was 3rd F40 in 41.52. Congratulations to them both and to all other Harriers who ran.

 Results

 

 

Well done to Alan and Anni Johnstone who competed in the Cape Wrath Marathon. Alan was 11th in 3.35 and Anni was 5th lady in 4.26. Congratulations.

 

 

Congratulations to Robbie Paterson and Moira Davie who represented Scotland North in the Inter District Fell Running race in Blackburn. Both North teams did well.

 

 

Other Harriers ran in Gordon Castle Highland Games 10K in Fochabers.

Well done to all.    Results

 

 

 

 

Monaughty Forest Run  14 May 2014     

 

Well done to all who ran.

 

Photos courtesy of Kenny Macleod can be found here

 

Results

 

 

 

Petrofac 1  11 May 2014

 

A very good turnout of red vests on the track in Inverness

Some excellent performances and plenty of PBs

On a good day for the Junior Harriers two club records were broken.

Congratulations to Lily (U13G 1200M) and Ben (U13B 1200M)

See Club Records Page for detaills

 

Results

 

 

 

Benromach 10K  10 May 2014

 

The rain held off for most of the race, which was held on a grey cool afternoon.   Although the rain returned with a vengeance at the end – soaking several runners and supporters on their way back to the town hall.

 

A respectable 196 runners completed the course including 32 Forres Harriers.   With Gordon Lennox 2nd, Stan Mackenzie 1st M50, Douglas Cowie 1st M60, Hilary Cameron 4th, Frances Britain 5th, Jackie Nicol 1st F50, Ros Wright 3rd F50, Anne Docherty 2nd F60.

 

Anne and Fran would like to thank all the Harriers and their families, including the Junior Forres Harriers,  who helped out in any way.   Without the help they received the event would be impossible!

Photos from Alastair here and from Chris here

Also more Photos from Hannah here

 

Results          Prize Winners

 

Northern Scot Series Results

 

 

 

 

Weekend of 26/27 April 2014

 

Well done to all who ran this weekend.

 

Balmoral. Ben 1st Junior, Gordon 4th, Moira 2nd lady, Hilary 2nd F40, and many others. Results

Highland Mountain Marathon. Kirstie and Robbie 7th in class in 12hrs.12mins.34secs. Results

Gordonstoun Junior Highland Games. David 9th, Lily 1st, Emma 4th and Lauren 7th.

 

Congratulations to you all.

 

 

 

 

Scottish Primary School Cross Country Championships 19 April 2014

 

   

A very fine afternoon on Saturday 19 April saw the culmination of a series of cross country running events undertaken by pupils from Primary Schools throughout Scotland.  The highly successful boys and girls teams from Applegrove P6 and P7 (the majority of them Forres Harriers), justified their progress into the Scottish National Primary Schools Cross Country Championships held at Kirkcaldy.

It was a first rate event held in ideal conditions, over an undulating course of approximately 1 mile, with nearly  a thousand children participating.

 

Applegrove entered with two teams.  The four girls ran in the P7 race and performed superbly:  Lucy Evans (71st),  Lauren McLeod (29th) Emma Donald (25th) with Lily Carmichael  leading the team home in 15th place.  Their cumulative total was good enough to put them in overall bronze position, with first and second team places going to Hutcheson’s Grammar and Dollar Academy respectively.

 

Next up were the five Applegrove boys who were entered as a team in the boys P7 race.  With so many children taking part and the inevitable urge to get to the front of the group as early as possible, there was a little pushing and jostling for position and one or two fell, including one of the Applegrove boys, never-the-less he got up and continued, finishing well.  There were some outstanding individual performances:  Ben Cameron finished in 2nd place, an injured Giacomo Innes was unlucky not to finish higher in 37th place, David Scott (56th), Carey Flavell (59th) and Jack Christie (73rd).

Team bronze medals were awarded to the Applegrove P7 girls squad whilst Ben Cameron received an individual silver medal.

 

 

Track and Field   Summer 2014

 

Well done to the Harriers who ran in the meeting in Inverness on 13 April.

Results can be found here

 

Further meetings this summer are as follows.

 

Petrofac League on  11 May, 8 June, 29 June with the final on 31 August. Info

Petrofac website can be found here

North District Championships on 24 May.   Info on Scottish Athletics website. 

Open Graded meetings on 6 July and 7 September.  Info on Races page.

 

For more information contact your coaches or Gordon Scott on 01309 674608

 

 

 

London Marathon 13 April 2014

 

Good luck to all runners. Harriers supporters in place at 13 and 22 miles.

 

  

 

Ben 2.17.44, Gordon 2.34.55, Wayne 2.39.24, Paul 2.49.57, Kenny 3.15.34, Nick 3.30.10, Lindsay 3.30.16, Rod 3.30.32, Paula 3.51.18, Mike 3.54.33, Elizabeth 3.55.43, Angela 4.00.01, Anne 4.14.43 and Ally 4.31.03.

Congratulations to all finishers.

 

Results

 

 

 

Glen Moray 10/10 Races 2013

 

 

Moray Brass Band, Freestyle Swimming, Riding for the Disabled, The Oaks, Clan and Archie foundation all received their share of £1500 from Fay and Graham Coull at Glen Moray Distillery. All money raised was from 100% of the takings from the Glen Moray 10/10 races back in November plus a small top up from the distillery. This is only possible due to the fantastic sponsorship from Glen Moray Distillery covering all overheads. This years event will be changing to the new date of September 7th 2014.10/10 races back in November plus a small top up from the distillery. This is only possible due to the fantastic sponsorship from Glen Moray Distillery covering all overheads. This years event will be changing to the new date of September 7th 2014.10/10 races back in November plus a small top up from the distillery. This is only possible due to the fantastic sponsorship from Glen Moray Distillery covering all overheads. This years event will be changing to the new date of September 7th 2014.10/10 races back in November, plus a small top up from the Distillery.This is only possible due to the fantastic sponsorship from Glen Moray Distillery covering all overheads.
This year's event is on Sunday 7th September.

 

 

 

Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay

 

Congratulations to Andy Wonnacott and James Hanton

who have been selected as Baton Bearers.

  The Baton passes through Moray on Thursday 3rd July.

More info as to where and when to follow.

 

 

 

Northern Scot Series  MRR 10K 30 March 2014

 

Well done to all who ran in Cooper Park today.

The race was won by Graham Bee from Inverness Harriers in 33.11. First Harrier was Gordon Lennox, 3rd in 34.01, followed by Paul Rogan, 1st M40 in 34.30 and Stan Mackenzie, 1st M50 in 35.18.

First lady was Jenny Bannerman also from Inverness Harriers in 36.44. First Harrier was Kirstie Rogan, 3rd lady in 41.53 followed by Hilary Cameron, 1st F40 in 42.38, Jackie Nicol, 2nd F50 in 46.00 and Ros Wright, 3rd F50 in 47.18.

Congratulations to you all.

Thanks to Moray Road Runners for your excellent hospitality

 

Results

 

 

 

Jog Scotland

 

Forres Jogscotland is 8 years old in April. We are very proud that so many of you have achieved great things with your running over this time and that monday nights are still so popular. So tomorrow, Monday 31st March we are holding our annual 5k and 1 mile run at Benromach. Be there for 6.30pm. We are one of the rare groups that don't charge for weekly sessions but we need the occasional input of funds so please remember your £5. Thank you.

 

 

 

Junior Award 2014

 

 

Congratulations to Lauren McLeod and Ben Cameron.

 

 

 

Moray Primary Schools Cross Country Champs 25 March 2014

 

Well done to all who ran in Lossiemouth today.

Some excellent results from the Forres schools.

Results

 

 

 

Craig Dunain Hill Race  22 March 2014

 

Eight Harriers ran in Inverness today with Gordon Lennox taking 1st place in 32.21

Also running were Kirstie Rogan who was 2nd lady 40.29, Susan McRiitchie 43.52, Jenny Dickie 46.30, Jackie Nicol 47.32, Clare Nicholas 51.56 and Mike Milmoe 52.25.  Well done to you all.

Thanks to Inverness Harriers for your usual excellent hospitality.

 

Thanks to Andy Shepherd  for some superb photos here

 

Results

 

 

 

 Newtonmore 10mile Road Race  22 March 2014

Well done to Ros Wright who completed the Newtonmore 10 miler in 77:39. 
Organisation and hospitality was first class. Beer and whisky for all finishers and lots of prizes!

Results

 

 

 

North of Scotland Primary Schools Cross Country Champs 22 March 2014

 

Some fantastic results for Applegrove Primary / Junior Harriers today at the North of Scotland Primary Schools XC Championships at Alness.  Applegrove boys retained the team trophy with a score of 50 points, with the 2nd team coming in at 89 points – so definitely clear winners.

The girl’s team results were all very close with Crown Inverness 3rd at 45 points,  Applegrove and Inshes both scored 42 points; but Applegrove was awarded Silver as Inshes had a higher placed 4th runner. Overall the 16 Applegrove children performed excellently and all came from the event smiling with a team medal – another great day out for Applegrove / Forres Harriers Jnrs.  Well done.

 

Girls Race Primary 5/6/7

4th Lily Carmichael

6th Emma Donald

13th Lauren McLeod

19th Ashley Donald

24th Luci Murdoch

43rd Lucy Evans

58th Charlotte Allan

86th Heather Innes

Boys Race Primary 5/6/7

1st Ben Cameron

4th Giaccomo Innes

21st David Scott

24th Carey Flavell

32nd Jack Christie

34th James Nicol

49th David Spencer

52nd Alex Grant

 

 

 

Quiz Night   Friday 21 March 2014

 

A message from Douglas Cowie

 

A big thank you to all Harriers who took part in or helped in any way

to make the evening the success it was.

 

 

 

British Masters Cross Country Championships 15 March 2014.

 

Another weekend, another British Champion! This week it's Anne Docherty in the British Masters Cross Country Champs. Another fantastic result Anne.
We must be doing something right at harriers

Also Hamish Cameron was 6th M65. Congratulations to you both.
Photos from Alastair can be found here

Results

 

Well done to Alan and Anni Johnstone who completed the D33 Ultra on 15 March

Alan finihed in 4.51.00 and Anni in 6.36.00. Congratulations to you both.

Info

 

 

 

Congratulations to Jamie Bowie from Inverness Harriers who won a Silver medal running in the second leg for Team GB in the 4X400m relay at the World Indoor Champs in Poland.

 

 

 

Inverness Half Marathon  9 March 2014

 

 

Well done to all Harriers who ran today.

A special mention to Gordon Lennox 4th in 1.11.06  and Anne Docherty 3rd F60.

Also well done to Stan Mackenzie who won the 5K in 17.14.

Thanks to Alastair for above photos. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

Forres Primary Schools XC Champs  8 March 2014

 

 

Congratulations to all who ran today. Report from Paul to follow.

Thanks to Alastair for Photo.

 

Results

 

 

 

British Duathlon Championships  8 March 2014

 

Douglas Cowie has just won the British duathlon champs for his age group.
That's automatic selection for the worlds now. Well done Doug.
Think Paul Miller from Inverness harriers was 5th in his age group.

 

 

 

Scottish Masters Indoor Championships  2 March 2014

 

Steven Wright ran in the Scottish Indoor Masters Champs at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. 

He won the 800m in the M40 age group with a time of 2m 03.76 secs.  

Congratulations to Steven on being Scottish Champion.

 

 

 

 

Northern Scot Series  Nairn 10K  2 March 2014

 

       

Well done to all who ran on a bright day perfect for running.

Out of a field of 326 runners John Newsom of Central AC was the winner in 32.29.

First Harrier home in 3rd was Gordon Lennox in 33.27 followed by Stan Mackenzie, 8th in 34.44.

First lady was Jenny Bannerman from Inverness Harriers in 36.59. First lady Harrier was Clare Nicholas, 47.22 followed by Ros Wright in 47.48.

 In the 5K Fun Run  Lily Carmichael was 11th out of 169 runners in 23.34, Emma Donald 13th in 23.59 and Lauren McLeod 21st in 24.59.

Congratulations to you all.

Thanks to the Nairn clubs for a good day's racing and excellent hospitality 

Thanks to Alastair for the photos

10K Photos here          5K Photos here

 

Results 10K          Results 5K Fun Run

 

 

 

 

Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon  23 February 2014

 

Well done to all who ran today on a bright fresh day.

1st was Harrier Gordon Lennox and 3rd and 1st M40 was Paul Rogan.

Next Harrier was Douglas Cowie, 3rd M50 followed by Norma Beaton, 3rd F40 and Jackie Nicol who was 2nd F50.

Congratulations to all Harriers. Sorry no Info on team results.

 

Thanks as usual to Gareth and MRR for your excellent hospitality.

Photos from Alastair and Hannah here    

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Scottish National XC Championships  Falkirk 22 February 2014

 

Well done to all North Athletes who ran today.

4 Harriers competed in the National XC Championships in Falkirk on Saturday. The course was exceptionally muddy in sections and the standard exceptionally high.
In the Senior Women's race, which featured 1 Olympian and several internationals, Moira Davie was 31st and Kirstie Rogan 73rd.
In the Senior men's event there were almost 600 runners including international athletes from the track, road and hills. Robbie Paterson was 68th and Dave Weir 169th.

Congratulations to you all.

 

Results here

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Forres 15 Feb 2014

 

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report and to Colin for the above photo.

 
Forres Harriers were host to running clubs from all over the North of Scotland on Saturday, for the 6th and final cross country race in the Run 4 It North District Cross Country League. Favourable running weather and a challenging route around the Grant Park and Cluny Hill made for a memorable end to a fantastic season.
 
In the under 11 girls race, Ashley Donald was the only junior harrier running. As always she gave it her all and finished a credible 15th in a very competitive field. In the under 11 boys race, Ben Cameron finished the season on a high with another win. Also running, Oliver Watson 7th, David Scott 9th, Rob Bichan 12th and on his first cross country outing for the club, Alex Grant finishing 23rd. Representing the under 13 girls were Lily Carmichael 6th, Emma Donald 7th, Lauren Cameron 10th, Lauren McLeod 11th and Emma Rogan 16th. Only one harrier boy ran in the under 13 boys race; Ryan Harris finishing 22nd. Anna MacFadyen finished 2nd overall in the under 15 girls race. Aidan Ferry finished 3rd in the under 15 boys race with Callum Noel in his first cross country race for the club, finishing 14th. Harry Hurst finished 8th in the under 17 men's race.
 
The much anticipated ladies race had many overall trophies depending on the outcome of the race. Moira Davie, who already had the Senior Ladies trophy in the bag, was an unsure starter due to injury and ill health, but she managed enough of a recovery to finish off the season with another win, but was made to work for it, resulting in a sprint for the finish line with, in form Inverness Harrier, Jodie Lynch. Supporting Moira for team points were Kirstie Rogan finishing 5th overall and Susan McRitchie 8th. Also running; Hilary Cameron 10th, Jackie Nicol 15th, Elizabeth Watson 17th, Madeline finished 20th in her first cross country race for the Harriers, Ros Wright 21st and Nadine Williams 31st. The ladies team again finished top team, with six wins from six.
 
In the men's race, Gordon Lennox, finished 2nd behind guest runner John Newsom, to finish with another league win. Supporting Gordon for the team points were Robbie Patterson 3rd, Paul Rogan 5th and David Weir 14th. Also running; Stan McKenzie 16th, Steven Wright 22nd, Andrew Morgan 26th, Fraser Scott 29th, Tim Potts 37th, Ross McLeod 38th, Steven Hayward 39th, Gary MacFayden 45th, Tim Baxter 46th and John Holloway 51st. The men's team finished 2nd behind a strong Inverness Team.
 
The town hall was the venue for the overall league winner's prize giving. Ben Cameron, for the 2nd consecutive year was awarded with the winners trophy for the under 11 boys. Anna MacFayden finished 2nd overall in the under 15 girls. Only one point separated her and the overall winner. Hannah Rogan took the prize for under 20 ladies. Fraser Scott also finished 1st in the under 20 men's.
 
Moira Davie was presented with the overall winner's trophy for the senior ladies. Kirstie Rogan finished 2nd overall. Hilary Cameron finished 2nd lady over 40, Jackie Nicol finished 1st lady over 50 and Elizabeth Watson finished 3rd lady over 50. Five harrier ladies finished in the final top 10 league standings. This has been the best cross country season for the ladies in the history of the league. Each race has seen them field a strong team, resulting in them claiming the overall team prize for the first time ever.
 
Gordon Lennox collected the overall winner's trophy for the senior men. Robbie Patterson finished 2nd overall. Paul Rogan finished 3rd male over 40, Stan McKenzie finished 1st male over 50. The men lost out to Inverness Harriers for the overall team prize.
 
The 2013/2014 cross country season has been seen as one of the best, with challenging courses, competitive teams being fielded and numbers of competitors growing. Already discussion has started on who will be playing host to next season's races.
 
Forres Harriers would like to thank all those that helped on race day to make the event a success. In particular, Paul Rogan and Hamish Cameron.

 

Photos from Hannah can be found  here

 

Results          Overall Winners

 

 

 

Colin Youngson  50 Scottish Championship Seasons

 

After competing in the recent Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships in Hawick Colin wrote a very good article on his experiences over the last 50 years.

 

The article can be found on the link  here

 

I am sure you will find it an interesting read.

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Edderton 25 Jan 2014

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report.

East Sutherland Athletics Club hosted the 5th League fixture at Edderton, near Tain.  A fantastic course, a beautiful location and great views over the Dornoch Firth.  The wet weather prior to race day led to a muddy course, making the hilly parts of the course even more of a challenge.

 

Running in the under 11 boys race; Ben Cameron took the challenging course in his stride and easily finished 1st.  Supporting were Oliver Watson 8th, Rob Bichan 12th and David Spencer 13th.  In the under 13 girls race, Lily Carmichael finished 7th, Anya Hayward 11th, Emma Donald 12th and Lauren Cameron 15th. Emma Rogan had to pull out injured after being attacked by a tree!  Anna MacFadyen finished 2nd overall in another strong performance in the under 15 girls race.  Aidan Ferry finished 4th overall in a competive field in the under 15 boys race.

 

In the senior ladies race,  Moira Davie was unchallenged and led from the start to seal her 4th win of the league.  Kirstie Rogan ran extremely well in the challenging conditions to finish 3rd and with Susan McRitchie finishing 8th, Forres Harrier ladies took first team.  Also running Hilary Cameron, Jackie Nicol, Elizabeth Watson, Ros Wright, Hannah Rogan and Shona Spencer.

 

In the senior men's race, Gordon Lennox finished 1st and claimed his 4th win of the league. With Robbie Paterson finishing 3rd, Stan McKenzie 9th and Paul Rogan 12th, the men's team finished 2nd overall.  Also running were Graham Jervis, Steve Hayward, Gary MacFadyen, Jamie Watson, John Holloway and Colin Knox.

 

With only one race left in the league, which Forres Harriers host on the 15th February, some results are sealed for several of the Harriers.  Ben Cameron will again be boys under 11 winner, Moira Davie will be senior ladies winner and Gordon Lennox will be senior men's winner.  Anna MacFadyen is a very strong contender to take the girls under 15 title.  Several of the ladies and men are looking at the possibility of finishing within top 3 for age group.  It is very close for some of the team prizes too.  The under 11 boys and the men's team are currently lying 2nd with it all to run for at Forres.  For the first time in the history of the league, the Forres Harriers ladies team go into the final race with a comfortable lead.  If the ladies can hold on to this lead, this will be the first time for over 10 years that a ladies team other than Inverness Harriers will have taken the team prize.

 

Thanks to East Sutherland Athletics Club for your hospitality.

Results 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Inverness 18 Jan 2014.

Inverness Harriers were host to the 4th North District Cross Country League fixture.  A new course, in the stunning location of Dores proved to be a hit with the runners.  The course although scenic, proved a hilly challenge. 

 

Running in the under 11 boys race; Ben Cameron, continued his winning form to finish 1st.  He was well supported by Rob Bichen and Oliver Watson.  In the under 13 girls race; Lily Carmichael finished 7th overall, supported by Emma Rogan and Lauren McLeod.  Anna MacFadyen has continued to grow in strength throughout the season to finish 2nd in the under 15 girls race. Aidan Ferry ran well to finish 4th in the under 15 boys.  The under 17 girls were represented by Eliza Bonsall who finished 5th overall.

 

In the senior ladies race, Moira Davie led from the start in another commanding performance to finish 1st lady.  She was supported by Kirstie Rogan 5th and Susan McRitchie 12th, to take first ladies team.  Also running Jackie Nicol, Elizabeth Watson and Ros Wright.

 

In the senior men's race, Gordon Lennox finished 1st.  With Robbie Paterson 6th, Paul Rogan 13th and Graham Jervis 35th, the mens team finished 2nd team overall.  Also running were Fraser Scott, James Ward, Lindsay Grant, Ted Collins, Tim Pott, Gary MacFadyen, John Holloway and Jamie Watson.


Thanks to Inverness Harriers for your hospitality.
Thanks to Susan for the above report.

Results

 

 

Glasgow International  Saturday 25 January 2014

 

Congratulations to Mark Mitchell on being picked for Scotland in the 3000metres at the above event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The BMC meeting at the same venue on 4 Jan was the selection race where in his first indoor race of the season he ran an excellent time of 8.06.60.

Well done Mark

 

 

 

Interdistrict Cross Country Champs Edinburgh 11 January 2014

 

Well done to all Harriers and to all North District runners who ran today.

 

Results here

 

 

 

Harriers Festive Season Training 2013/2014

 

Ben Rinnes 29 December 2013


Findhorn 31 December 2013

Thanks to Hannah for photos

 

 

 

Nairn Turkey Trot  26 December 2013

 

Well done to all the Harriers who ran in Nairn on Boxing Day

 

Results

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Christmas Handicap  14 December 2013

 

Thanks to everyone who turned up to run or assist at this afternoons Xmas handicap. Congratulations to Fraser Scott and Kenny Douglas for taking the win (Fraser 2 mins quicker than his handicap time)
Fastest 1 lap was Aidan Ferry in 12.58 and fastest 2 laps was Paul Rogan in 23.10.
Congratulations to Anne Docherty and Stan MacKenzie who are the 2013 club champions.

Results 

 

 

THE MORAY WAY RELAY Sunday 15 June 2014

 The Walk Jog Run Moray (WJRM) Partnership is looking to incorporate a 95
 Mile Team Challenge into its programme of events leading up to Glasgow 2014

 
 Route Map      Changeover Locations

      

Further details are as follows:

 Distance: 95 Miles

 Date: Sunday 15th June 2014

 Eligibility: 17 yrs + (walkers - competitive runners)

 Time: 8am - 7pm

 Start: Grant Park, Forres

 Route: Moray Way (Dava Way, Speyside Way, Moray Coastal Trail)

 Finish: Grant Park, Forres

 Teams: Maximum of 10 participants per team (10 Relay Legs)

To ensure that the relay is completed within the timeframe, all leg participants will set off together when the 1st person from the previous  leg arrives at the changeover point. Individual times will be collated for each leg and an  overall team time recorded.
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 WJRM is keen to gauge the level of support for such an event before  proceeding with the organisation of the Relay so grateful if you could  feedback any comments to the

WJRM Co-ordinator, gareth.jenkins@moray.gov.uk

 

 

 

Lossiemouth Turkey Trot  8 December 2013

Also North District 10mile Champs

 

A good day for the Harriers with winners in all categories.

North District medals as follows.

Gold  Gordon Lennox, Paul Rogan M40, Stan Mackenzie M50

Silver  Norma Beaton, Jackie Nicol F40

 

Congratulations to all

 

Results

 

 

 

North District Cross Country Championships  Nairn 30 November 2013

 

 

 

Well done to all who ran today.  Plenty of medals were won.

Gold medals went to Gordon Lennox, Stan Mackenzie MSV, Jackie Nicol FSV,

Men's team and Men's Masters Team.

Silver medals went to Kyle Greig, Moira Davie, U13G team and U17W team.

Bronze medals were won by Paul Rogan MV, Hannah Rogan U20W and Ladies team.

Congratulations to you all.

Hannah's photos here

 

Results

 

Also this weekend

 

In the WJRM Winter Challenge in Buckie on Sunday, 1st in the Junior 3.25K was David Spencer in 14.25 and 1st in the Senior 6.5K race was Eliza Bonsall in 28.34. Also running were Erica Ferguson and Joyce Sutherland from Forres Jog Scotland who both finished in 44.34.

Well done to you all.

 

 

 

Sport Moray Recognition Awards 2013

 

A fantastic evening for Forres Harriers at the Sport Moray Awards tonight.
Anne Docherty took the top honour of Sports Person of the year award.
Forres Harriers senior mens team took the Senior Team award for the 2nd time in 3 years.
Andrew Barr won the Junior Sportsman Award for Orienteering.
Gillies Munro was in the winning Junior Team for Sailing.
Douglas Murray lifted the Local Service to Sport Award for Orienteering.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks to Mike Rodgers for above photo.

 

RUN 4 IT North District XC League  Elgin 16 November 2013

 

Well done to everyone who ran at Quarrelwood in Elgin today. There was an excellent turnout from the harriers in all age groups.

 

Results

 

 

 

British and Irish Masters International XC Champs  Wales 16 Nov 2013

 

 

Congratulations to all who ran for Scotland in Bute Park in Cardiff

Some photos from Alastair here

 

Results

 

 

Scottish 4k Cross Country Championships 10 September 2013
 
Two Harriers travelled to Glasgow for the 4k (short course) xcountry champs on Sunday 10th November. After a lengthy spell of injury Mark Mitchell made a welcome return to competition with an excellent 10th place in the men's race. In the women's race Moira Davie was 15th.
 
Good to see two red vests near the front of the field. Hopefully a few more Harriers will make it down to the national xcountry champs in Falkirk in February!

 

 

 

 

Glen Moray 10mile and 10K   9 November 2013

 

 

Well done to all who ran today in perfect conditions on a crisp November day.

 

A short comment on the day from Paul.

A great day's racing at Glen Moray today. Good to see Forres Harriers take away some prizes.
Thanks to all those who helped out in any way to make it a successful day. The free drams seemed to be going down very well when I passed by Please pass the word around for next year as I'm sure the event merits much larger numbers.
Thanks Graham for putting up another selection of fantastic prizes/goody bags and refreshments.
Please put this date in your diary for next year
Photos from Hannah here

Results 10mile     10K

 



Moray Secondary Schools XC Champs Lossiemouth 6 Nov 2013

Congratulations to the Juniors from all clubs and schools who ran on a cold day.
Many Harriers ran and there were individual wins for Anna MacFadyen, Owen Paterson, Lucy Massie and Fraser Scott. Forres Academy won the team award.
Well done to you all

Results

 

 RUN 4 IT North District XC League Keith 2 November 2013

 

 Congratulations to all who ran at Keith in the 2nd cross country league race of the season.

The conditions were cold and wet, but the harriers were out in force.

There were wins for Ben Cameron, Anna MacFadyen, Moira Davie and Kyle Greig.

 Both the Men and the Ladies picked up the team wins again.

Well done to you all.

 

Results

  

   

  Meall a' Bhuchaille Hill Race  26 October 2013 

 

Well done to Kirstie Rogan, Paul Rogan, Tim Pott and Robbie Paterson who took part in the Meal a' Bhuchaille hill race today. Everyone ran strongly over the 8 mile course, well done all.
Photos from Hannah here

Results

 

 

 

North District XC Relay Championships  12 October 2013

 

Congratulations to the Forres Harriers men's team of Stan Mackenzie, Paul Rogan, Robbie Paterson and Gordon Lennox who successfully retained the North District XC Relay title for a 5th year in a row today at Scrabster!
Thanks to Ross Nixon from Inverness Harriers for the above photo.

Unfortunately the Harriers were unable to raise teams for the Ladies, Girls or the Boys races!!

 

Results

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District XC League Thurso 5 October 2013

 

   

The 2013-14 xc season got off to a successful start today at Thurso.

  Well done to Ben Cameron 1st in U11B. Anya Hayward 4th, Lauren Cameron 6th and Emma Rogan 11th in U13G. Aidan Ferry 3rd in U15B. Lucy Massie 3rd and Zoe Hayward 6th in U17W.

Moira Davie started the season with a victory in the senior ladies and with Kirstie Rogan 4th and Hilary Cameron 7th the ladies took the team prize.

Gordon Lennox took a comfortable 1st in the senior men and Stan Mckenzie a creditable 2nd. Robbie Paterson and Paul Rogan joined them to also take 1st team.

Well done to everyone else who ran,

Thanks to Hannah and Emma for above pics. More here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Baxters Marathon & 10K  29 September 2013

 

 

  

Thanks to Susan for the following report.

In the 10k, Kyle Greig finished 3rd overall in a PB time of 31.37. Stan Mckenzie took the prize for 1st male 50+ in time of 33.26. Stan's time from Baxter's ranks him currently at number 1 in Great Britain in the Veteran 50+ Category for the 10k road race.

First Lady harrier to finish was Susan McRitchie in 41.57. Andrew Little finished in 43.07, closely followed by Norma Beaton in 43.32. Clare Nicholas finished in a PB time of 47.36. Anne Docherty took the prize for 1st female 60+ in a PB time of 51.27. Other Harriers running were Elizabeth Smart 52.06, Carol Murphy 52.41 and Ally Harris 58.34.
 
Two Harriers took on the challenge of the Marathon. James Hume finished in 4:03.48. This is on the back of James completing the Jungfrau Mountain Marathon, in Switzerland only 2 weeks ago.

Jess Neal completed marathon in 4:40.09.

Congratulations to you all.

Thanks to Alastair Docherty and Ross Nixon for above photos. 


 

International Selections

 

Breaking news!! We now have 5 Forres harriers selected for the veterans cross country home internationals being held in Cardiff, Wales in November. Congratulations to Stan Mackenzie, Douglas Cowie, Colin Youngson, Hamish Cameron and Anne Docherty.
Not bad for a small northern club

 

 

 

Dyke 10K   Sunday 22 September 2013

 

 

 

Well done to all who ran today

Some photos from Alastair here and Hannah here

 

Results

 

 

 

Cairn William Hill Race  Monymusk  21 September 2013

 

The first Harriers results of the weekend are in. Kirstie Rogan, Robbie Paterson and Graeme Bartlett ran the Cairn William Hill race today.

All returned with prizes, Robbie 2nd overall, Kirstie 2nd lady and Graeme 1st Vet 40.

Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Stirling 10K (Also Scottish 10K Champs) 15 September 2013

 

Four Harriers braved some difficult conditions today

Kyle Greig came an excellent 10th in a time of 31.48. Also running were Moira Davie 38.29, Kevin Schenk 38.36 and Hamish Cameron 42.46. Well done to you all

Results

 

 

Also this weekend

 

Well done to the North runners who ran in the Jungfrau Marathon on 15 September

Ian Macdonald 4.20.03, Paul Rogan 4.20.22, Nick Barr 4.53.53, Gerald Angus 4.51.40 and James Hume 5.51.55. Congratulations to you all.

 

 

Well done to Hilary Cameron who ran the Golspie 10K in 42.39 on 14 September

Lauren and Ben Cameron ran in the 3K with Ben 2nd (1st Primary boy) Well done

 

 

Fran Britain was down in the Lake District running in the inaugural Ultimate Trails Lakeland 100km ultra race. She completed the 100km ‘racer’ race, which was apparently actually 112kms with over 4000m of ascent and descent. Fran took 19 hrs 20ish minutes, coming in somewhere in the middle of the pack, 7th out of the 16 ladies completing it.

  Stunning scenery and weather, with plenty of technical challenging trails to negotiate.

Well done Fran

 

 

Congratulations to Gordon Lennox for coming 1st in the Buckie 10K on 15 September.

Also running were Andy Wonnacott and Sarah Grigor. Well done to you all.

Results

 

 

 

 

Inverness Open Meeting 8 September 2013

 

 

A good day for the Harriers who ran at Queens Park.

 Thanks to Hannah for photos above. More on Facebook  here

 

Results

 

 

 

Grantown Try Tri  8 September 2013

 

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report.

 

The Grantown Triathlon is held in the picturesque capital of Strathspey set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The annual summer event attracts competitors with all levels of experience, but is mainly targeted at novices of all ages competing as individuals or in teams of three.  The event consists of a 300m pool swim, 10mile cycle and finishes with a 3mile run.
 
Prizes were aplenty for the Forres Harriers and some others associated with the running club, that took part in the event on Sunday 8th September.
 
The sun shone on the day, but a strong breeze made the undulating cycle even more challenging.
 
Fastest Harrier on the day was Tim Pott in a time of 1.00.02, taking 1st Male Veteran prize. Team Wallace; consisting of daughter Bethany, Mum Donna and Dad Rod, finished in a time of 1.05.08.  Jamie Watson in a time of 1.05.09 finished 3rd Male Super Veteran.  Susan McRitchie in a time of 1.08.35 took 1st Senior Female prize.  Lewis Maclean (MacLean's the Bakers) finished in time of 1.09.24; fantastic time considering he had cycled all the way to Grantown that morning to take part!  Heather Stuart (Stuart's Cycles) in a time of 1.11.14 took the 2nd Female Super Veteran prize.  Nadine Williams in a time of 1.11.29 took 1st Female Veteran prize.  Ros Wright in a time of 1.11.56 took 3rd Female Super Veteran prize.  Anne Docherty completed the triathlon in 1.17.50 and took the 1st Female Vintage prize in a competitive field.  Anne's achievement is all the more amazing as it was exactly a week to the day that she completed the 26.2 mile challenge of the Moray Marathon.
 
There was success for 2 youths from Forres at the Junior Triathlon event held on the Saturday 7th September at Grantown.  Lucy Evans of Forres Harriers and Forres Bluefins, finished 1st in her age category and James Wallace (the 4th member of "Team Wallace") finished 1st also in his age category.
 
Forres Harriers would like to thank all those involved with the Grantown Triathlon for a well organised event and their warm hospitality.

 

Thanks for photos from Alastair above and on Flickr  here

 

 

 

 

Comrie Hill Relays  1 September 2013

 

Fantastic day for the harriers men's team of Matthew Halliday, Robbie Paterson, Paul Rogan, Kyle Greig and Gordon Lennox winning the Comrie hill relays and smashing the course record by around 6 minutes!

Kyle also broke Robbie Simpsons leg 3 record

Congratulations to you all.

Thanks to Hannah for above photo. More here

 

Results

 

 

Moray Marathons  Sunday 1 September 2013

 

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report

 

The 1st of September saw the running of the 32nd Moray Marathon.  The cool temperature was perfect but the windy conditions made the running tough at times.  This did not deter a record entry of runners taking part in this 3 in 1 running event incorporating the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k road races.  All 3 races follow the same clockwise circuit with the Marathon starting in the Cooper Park, Elgin.  The Half Marathon starting in the grounds of Gordonstoun School.   The 10k starting on the outskirts of Lossiemouth.   This year the Half Marathon event was chosen as the host for the Scottish Athletics Half Marathon Championship.  This led to the race being fully subscribed and enticing many runners from all over Scotland to make the journey North.
       
There was a good turnout of Harriers for the 10k.  Moira Davie was the winner of the ladies race in a PB time of 39.08, Susan McRitchie 44.18 took 2nd lady Vet prize and with the back up of Ros Wright 49.48, the ladies took the 1st Team Prize.  Stan MacKenzie was first male Harrier home in 35.21 and took the prize for 1st Male Supervet, Steven Wright 36.50 took 2nd Male Vet prize, Kevin Schenk 39.13, Douglas Cowie 39.52 and 1st male over 60 prize, Ross McLeod 43.06 and Andy Wonnacott 47.22.
      
Lindsay Grant was the first male Harrier home in the Half Marathon in a time of 1.33.50, Andrew Little 1.40.04 and with the support of Graham Coull 1.48.13, the men took the 3rd Team Prize.  First female was Norma Beaton 1.38.55, Elizabeth Watson 1.46.24, Alison Harris 2.08.38 in a PB time and Elizabeth Smart 2.09.06. 
    
It was an all female affair for the Harriers who took on the challenge of the Marathon.  Very impressive performances by all 5 ladies that ran in tough conditions.  Jackie Nicol finished 3rd lady overall in a time of 3.38.17.  Next Lady home was Clare Nicholas 3.56.40 who took the 3rd female Supervet prize, Jessica Neal 3.57.29, Fran Russell 4.00.13 in a PB time and Anne Docherty 4.12.18 in a PB time.  
    
This event continues to be a success year on year, which is down to the great team behind the scenes.  Hopefully the success of hosting the Scottish Half Marathon Championships will encourage more events in the Moray area to be considered as Championship races.  Forres Harriers would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the organisation of the Moray Marathons.
Thanks to Alastair for above pics.  More here

 

Results     Marathon     Half Marathon      10K  

 

 

 

Pinto 3K Series Race 3  August 21 2013

 

Well done to all who ran tonight.

 

Tonight was the 3rd and final race of 2013 with 115 runners, of which 32 were under 15.

 

The results of the 3 races series were:
   
Adult male - 1. Paul Taylor MRR
                     2. Fraser Scott FH
  
Adult female - 1. Jenny Bannerman Inv Harriers
                        2. Elspeth Jenkins MRR
   
Junior Male - 1. Ben Cameron FH
                      2. Oliver Watson FH
   
Junior Female - 1. Grace Whelan MRR
                          2. Lily Carmichael FH

 

Results     Adults     Juniors

 

 

 

Nairn Half Marathon  17 August 2013

 

Well done to all Harriers who ran the Nairn Half.  A special mention to Gordon Lennox who came 2nd and  to Elizabeth Watson who was 1st FSV.

Photos from Alastair here

 

Results

 

 

Also this weekend

 

Lucy Massie took part in the 800metres in the U16 National Track and Field Championships. She got to the final after winning her heat and came a brilliant 6th. Well done Lucy.

 

 

Not to be outdone by the youngsters two veterans more than held their own at Pollock Park in Glasgow on Sunday the 18th in the GB Masters 10K with Stan Mackenzie placing 3rd and 1st Scot in the over 50s race.

 Also Alex Sutherland from Inverness Harriers finishing 5th and also 2nd in the over 65s category.

 

With these good performances hopefully the two of them will gain selection for the Scottish team for the cross country International in Wales in November.

 

   
Congratulation to Kyle Greig on winning the Tap O Noth hill race. This is an exceptional result considering it was a Scottish Championship event. Well done Kyle!!

 

 

 

Dufftown 5K  August 11 2013

 

A great turnout of over 100 runners for this popular Sunday morning race.

Well done to all the runners including quite a few Harriers. 

Thanks as usual to Audrey and her team for the great hospitality.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Viewpoint Challenge  31 July 2013

 

Thanks to Alex Ross and his helpers for another well organised event.

Congratulations to the winners Colin Green and Kath Aspin

Photos to follow

 

Results

 

 

 

Jean Carr Hill/Trail Race   Fochabers 21 July 2013

 

Very hot conditions didn't deter Forres Harriers competing in the Jean Carr Hill/Trail Race at Fochabers on Sunday 21st July.
 
First harrier home and overall winner of the race was Kyle Greig in 35.01. Next harrier to finish, 6th overall and first female was Kirstie Rogan in 46.20. Susan McRitchie in 47.51 finished 10th overall and 1st Female Veteran. Andy Wonnacott finished 11th overall in 50.00. Elizabeth Watson 14th overall in 51.33, took 1st Female Super Veteran prize.
 
Forres Harriers would like to thank Speyside Runners and others involved in organising the race for their hospitality.

 

Results

 

 

 

Nethy Explorer 12K and Nethy 5K  14 July 2013

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report.

 

Several Forres Harriers travelled to Nethybridge on Sunday 14th July to take part in the Nethy Explorer 12k and the Nethy 5k.
 
First harrier home was Nick Barr, closely followed by Susan McRitchie (1st senior lady), Elizabeth Watson, Ros Wright, Liz Barr, Carol Murphy and Shona Spencer.  In the 5k event junior runners Oliver Watson (finished 2nd overall) and Kathryn Barr represented the club well.
 
Forres Harriers had the biggest entry of runners compared to any other club, so won a weekend for 26 Harriers at Nethy Station Bunkhouse. This weekend to be booked for November.  Cairngorm runners will organise some run training.   Thanks to Cairngorm Runners for a well organised event and great hospitality.
 
Results      12K          5K

 

 

British Athletics Championships Birmingham  12 July 2013

 

Well done to former Harrier Ben Livesey who came 5th in the 10,000 metres in a brilliant time of 29.34.34 which was just over 4 seconds behind the winner Andrew Lemoncello.

Congratulations Ben

 

Results

 

 

 

Home Countries International Trail Race  7 July 2013

 

  

Well done to Kyle Greig and Moira Davie who represented Scotland in the above event at Llanwrst in North Wales.

 

Kyle was 7th overall and second Scottish counter and Moira was 7th lady and also second Scottish counter. Congratulations to you both

Thanks to Ben Hukins for above photo

 

 

Inverness Harriers Open Meeting  7 July 2013

 

On another sunny day four Harriers ran on the Queens Park track.

Fraser, Lucy, Hannah and Emma all had a good day with some pbs

 

Photos from Hannah  here

 

Results

 

 

Forres Highland Games  6 July 2013

 

     

A warm and dry day welcomed everyone to Grant Park

A good turnout of Red vests both in the 10K and on the track.

Well done to you all.

Hannah photos here

 

Results     10K     Track & Field

 

 

 

 

Pinto Series Race 2   July 3rd 2013

 

This  was the 2nd race of the Pinto 3k series and the sun shone down again. This was the highest in race numbers since the race began with 127 finishers.   
Looking forward to the final event on Wednesday 21st August with a 7pm start.

Thanks to Colin and Sarah for results.

 

Results     Adults       Juniors

 

 

 

 

Petrofac 3 Inverness  30 June 2013

 

Quite a few Harriers running today. Well done all.

 

Hannah photos here

 

 

Roseisle Forest Run  Wednesday 26th June 2013

 

Well done to all who ran tonight in another well organised event.

Thanks to Kirstie and her team for all their hard work.

A special thanks to all from Roseisle Hall for their continued support.

Thanks also to Mike for his help with the results.

 

Kirstie would like to thank everybody who helped tonight.

 

Photos from Chris here

 

Results  Adults     U16     U12

 

 

 

 

Forres Try-Tri  22 June 2013

 

   

 

Triathlon is a fast growing sport.  This was evident at the Forres Tryathlon on 22nd June 2013.  The event now in it's 3rd year attracted it's largest entry so far.  The event consists of a 400m pool swim, 14.77km mixed trail/road cycle and a 3.2km trail run.
 
Several Forres Harriers and some others that train with the club took part on the day.  For some this was their first experience of the multi event. 
 
The great Scottish weather played a big factor on the day.  For those with a slower swim time and therefore first to be set off in the pool, weather conditions were kind.  For those faster swimmers starting in the later heats, the weather became a real challenge when the heavens opened. 
 
First Harrier home was Andrew Morgan; 00:54:41, finishing 4th overall with the fastest run time of the day.  Andrew Barr; 00:55:24, was 1st Junior Male and finished 5th overall.  Andrew posted strong times in all 3 disciplines.  Tim Pott; 00:55:51, finished 6th overall and took 1st Male Super Veteran prize.  Rod Wallace; 00:58:31, took the 1st Male Veteran Prize.  Next to finish; Gary MacFadyen;  00:58:52 and Jamie Watson; 01:00:22 . Susan McRitchie; 01:03:20, finished 3rd Lady overall and posted the fastest female run time on the day.  Eliza Bonsall; 01:04:21, took the 1st Junior Female prize, her run time reflecting the hard training that she has been putting in recently.  Elizabeth Watson; 01:05:07, took the prize for 2nd Female Super Veteran.  Ross McLeod; 01:05:25, showed his strength over the cycle and run discipline.  Nadine Williams; 01:06:32, took 2nd Female Veteran prize.  Kirstie Rogan;  01:06:39, posted strong times in tough conditions.  Dale Stephen;  01:07:12.  Anna MacFadyen; 01:09:45, one of the Juniors with the club posted strong times, especially in the swim.  Ros Wright; 01:12:02, showing that recent injury has not slowed her down any.  Sandra Philip; 01:13:25.  Anne Docherty; 01:15:27, for the 3rd year running taking the prize for 1st Vintage Lady and Shirley Feaks; 01:16:30.
 
Forres Harriers would like to extend their thanks to Moray Triathlon Club, Siobhan Evans, Cliff Shardalow and Tim Potts for a well organised event.

 

More  photos here from   Hannah     Alastair     Chris

 

Results

 

 

 

Pinto Series Race 1      20 June 2013

 

Well done to all who ran tonight

 

Results     Adults     Juniors  

 

 

 

 

A Good Year for Colin Youngson

 

On Sunday 16th June, Colin Youngson took part in his third M65 Scottish Masters championship of 2013 and ended up with a season's total of five medals.
Previously he had finished third in the cross country event at Forres, and first in both the 1500m and 3000m at the Indoor Track in the Emirates Stadium.
 At Grangemouth in the Outdoor Track he won two more gold medals for 1500m and 5000m, in the latter somehow managing to overtake the cross country champion, Alex Sutherland (Inverness Harriers).

 

Well done Colin

 

 

 

Quarrelwood Forest Run  12 June 2013

 

Well done to all runners and thanks to all helpers.

 

Thanks to Ed for the above photo. Many more from Chris here

 

In the Results below if you can help us fill in the gaps please contact Mike or Paul

or the Harriers website at the email address at the top of the page.

 

Results  Adults     U16     U12

 

 

 

Trail Race Home International  Keswick 9 June 2013

 

Congratulations to Kyle Greig and Moira Davie on representing Scotland in the above race.

 

It was ideal conditions for the Home International Trail race in Keswick, Lake Districts in the backdrop of Skiddaw Hill, which saw a great day of racing.
 
First off was Moira in the senior women's 10k race - she started off steady and gradually pulled through the field to finish strongly in 7th place and 3rd Scottish counter a few seconds behind Hill runner Scout Adkin.
 
Last off was Kyle in the senior men's 11.5k race. He finished in 6th place and 2nd Scottish counter. Kyle was surprised to achieve the 2nd quickest descent only to be beaten by GB runner Steve Vernon by a few seconds.

 

Well done to you both

 

 

 

 

Nairn 10 mile and 5K   9 June 2013

 

 

Thanks to Danny and his helpers for another well organised Nairn event.

A few Harriers in the prizes again.

Thanks to Hannah for the above photo. More here

 

Results    10 Mile      5K Fun Run

 

 

Also

 

Well done to  Gordon Lennox (course record) and Stan Mackenzie for coming

1st and 2nd in the Gairloch 10K on Tuesday June 4th

 

 

 

Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships  7/8 June 2013

 

Lucy and Fraser represented Forres Academy and Forres Harriers at the Scottish School Track and Field Championships at Grangemouth last Friday and Saturday.
Lucy did a great run to knock off 4 secs off her PB to get a new PB of 5.05.86 in her heat enabling her to qualify for the final of the 1500metres  which she was delighted about. She came seventh in  the final.
She also did a  PB in her 800m of 2.24.80 coming 11th out of 27.
Fraser also did really well coming 5th and 6th in the finals of the 400m and 400m hurdles.
The fact that Lucy and Fraser can do so well without individual coaches and training facilities like many of the athletes in the south is a credit to them both.
Hopefully one day they will be able to train on a track.

 

 

 

 

Forres Jog Scotland 5K at Benromach  3 June 2013

 

 

Well done to all those who came along tonight to the Forres jogscotland 5k at Benromach. Well done Jamie Stewart for winning and Kirsty Dinnes for being 1st lady and 2nd overall.

 

Results

 

 

Bells Rotary Marafun  2 June 2013

 

 

 

Well done to all Harriers who ran today.

The team of Kirstie, Robbie, Paul, Stan and Douglas came 3rd overall and 1st Mixed team.

The team of Clare, Angela, Paula, Susan and Jackie were 2nd Ladies team.

In addition to the above David, Richard, Andy, Hamish, Anne, Graham and Faye also ran in various other teams.

Thanks to Elgin Rotary Club for a superb event 

Thanks to Jackie and Hannah for the above photos. More from Hannah here

 

 

 

Scottish International Selection

 

Kyle Greig and Moira Davie have both been selected to represent Scotland at the Great Trail Run in Keswick on the 9th June.

 This will be run as a home international Trail race between England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

  

Congratulations to you both

 

 

 

Culbin Forest Run   29th May 2013

 

Over 360 runners tonight.  Brilliant! Well done to you all.

Thanks to Chris for above photo. More here

 

Results Adults          U16          U12

 

 

 

Race the Steam Train  Boat of Garten to Aviemore 26 May 2013

 

Four Harriers headed down to Aviemore for the second running of the Cairngorm Runners' event the Race The Steam Train on Sunday.   After registration in Aviemore runners are treated to a ride on the Speyside Railway steam train up to Boat Of Garten where they walk up to the start. 

A nice scenic, well marshalled but surprisingly tough and testing 4.5 mile trail run sees the runners try to beat the train back to Aviemore.  All Harriers were well inside the 44 minutes taken by the train -  Paul Hughes in 32:46, Jackie Nicol in 35.01 closely followed by Angela Reid in 35.09, and Clare Nicholas in 37.37.   

Fab medals and a goody bag including vouchers for the Cairngorm Brewery which is where the race finished.

 

Results

 

 

 

Scottish Trail Championships  Falkland  25 May 2013

 

Good day for Forres Harriers at the inaugural Scottish Trail Champs in Falkland, Fife.

In a tough men’s race Kyle Greig came 4th, just missing  out on a medal, and probably did enough to secure himself a Scotland vest at the Keswick trail race in 2 weeks time.

In the ladies race Moira Davie came 3rd, winning her first senior championship medal.

 

Falkland provided a great course, including a fair few hills and even a little bit of mud. Definitely a course that would suit lots of harriers! Look out for the event next year, and the forests around Forres would certainly be a good potential host for this event in the future…


Well done to you both

 

Results

 

 

Also

 

Well done to Lindsay Grant who ran 42.30 on a very hot day to come 10th in the Laggan 10K

 

 

 

North District Track and Field Champs  Inverness 25 May 2013

 

On a day that brought lovely sunshine, six harriers were at the Inverness track competing in various different events. 
 
First on the track was Emma Rogan in the 100m for U14. She put in a great performance in her heat to come third, qualifying for the final. In the final she also performed well coming 8th place in a time of 15.49. Emma also competed in the 200m and she came 3rd in her heat in a pb time of 31.59.  Hannah Rogan competed in the 100m in the U18 age group. She performed well against strong opposition to come 5th in her heat in a time of 16.42.
 Next on the track was Zoe Hayward in the U18 . She did the 200m and came 6th in her heat in a time of 30.81. She also did the 1500m but unfortunately the only other competitor in her age group was not there on the day meaning that she had to run in the same race as Jenny Bannerman and Kathryn Evans but she still put in a gusty performance and completed it in a time of 5.50.37.
 Lucy Massie took part in the U16, 800m. She came first in a time of 2.25.95 just missing out on a pb. An hour later she decided to take part in the 1500m and was delighted to come third in a time of 5.11.46 a seasons best time with very tired legs at the end.
 Also competing in the 800m was Steven Wright. He ran really well coming 2nd in the men's age group in a seasons best time of 2.07.76. Stan MacKenzie took part in the 5000m which was a whole 12 and half laps of the track. He did very well coming 3rd in a time of 16.49.86.

Well done to you all

 

Results

 

 

 

Ben Aigan Hill Race  22 May 2013

 

A good field for this popular midweek race organised by our own Graeme Bartlett.

  First across the line was James Tullie in a new course record of 32.29. Second was Paul Rogan of Forres Harriers, who was the previous record holder followed by fellow Harrier Dave Weir.

First Lady was Forres Harrier Kirstie Rogan in a new course record of 42.07 beating Moray Road Runner Elspeth Jenkins into 2nd place.

 Other Harriers running were Henry Archibald, Harry Hurst, Stew Burn and a welcome return to Mike Milmoe.

   

Another well organised race by Graeme.

Photos to follow 

 

Results

 

 

 

Monaughty Forest Run  15 May 2013

 

Well done to the over 250 runners, young and old, who ran tonight.

Thanks to all runners and helpers.

 

Results Adults          U16          U12

 

 

 

North District 10K Championships  Thurso  12 May 2013

 

Congratulations to Gordon Lennox and Stan Mackenzie who finished 1st and 2nd respectively at the North District 10k champs at The Castle of Mey on Sunday. This achievement is made even more significant by the fact both men ran Benromach the day before!

 

Results

 

 

Benromach 10K    Saturday 11 May  2013

 

   

 

Thanks to Anne for the following report.

 

There was fantastic support from the Forres Harriers to make the event so successful.   Also we had tremendous help from families and friends.   Fran and Anne would like to thank you all again!

 

Usually the Benromach 10K is warm – even hot (if you can remember how that feels) - and dry.   This year was different, wet with puddles across the road in several places   However the rain held off for the race itself and conditions were good for running (apart from wet feet!).   31 Forres Harriers took part in a field of 187 runners.  

 

Gordon Lennox (M) was the first home in a great time of 33.07, and Susan McRitchie (F) was the first Forres Harriers lady in a time of 42.42.   Stan Mackenzie (1st M50) 34.53, Lloyd Gallantree (2nd M50) 36.27, Graeme Jervis (M50) 38.48, David McCulloch (M40) 39.10, Nick Barr (M50) 40.59, Hamish Cameron (2nd M60) 42.17, Colin Hall (M40) 42.47, Tim Baxter (M40) 42.52, James Hume (M40) 44.05, Ross Macleod (M) 44.19, Hilary Cameron (3rd F40) 44.30, Jessica Neal (F) 44.30) Andy Wonnacott (M40) 45.15, Jackie Nicol (1st F50) 46.03, Lambert Munro (M60) 47.29, Elizabeth Watson (3rd F50) 48.30, Clare Nicholas (F40) 49.05, Paula Boon (F40) 49.19, Ros Wright (F50) 50.23, Jenny Dickie (F) 51.22, Nadine Williams (F40)51.26, Anne Docherty (1st F60) 52.18, Frances Russell (F40) 52.18, Gail Philip (F) 53.03, Shona Spencer (F40) 53.09, John Holloway (M50) 54.44, Shirley Feaks (F) 55.10, Dale Stephen (M) 56.01, Alison Harris (F) 58.04.

 

The Northern Scot Series (Nairn, Elgin & Forres 10Ks) Forres Harriers prize winners were:   Gordon Lennox 1st Male; Clare Nicholas 2nd F40, Stan Mackenzie 1st M50, and Jackie Nicol 1st F50.

 

Well done everyone!

Thanks to Alastair, Chris and Hannah for above photos.

More from Chris here, Hannah here and Alastair here

 

Results

Series Prize Winners

 

 

Missing Table

 

The table from the Benromach 10K mid-way water station is missing.   Does anyone have it please, or have any clues as to what has happened?   Any news please contact the Forres Harriers website, Fran or Anne – or indeed Douglas.

 

 

 

 

Youth Development League Dundee 6th May 2013

Lucy Massie was selected to represent Team North at Dundee for the first Youth Development Track and Field league of the season. It was sunny most of the day but very windy . The first event she competed in was the 200m. She came third with a pb time of 28.54. She also did the 1500m, her stronger event and after staying in the leading pack for most of the race she came first in a time of 5m 12seconds  which was three seconds off her personal best.

Well done Lucy.

Thanks to Mandy for above report and photo.

 

 

 

Petrofac 2  28 April 2013  

 

Thanks to Mandy for the following report

 

On a day that brought sun, wind and heavy rain showers, 12 harriers made the journey to Inverness for the second Petrofac of the season.
 
First off was Ben Ferry  competing in his first track and field event in the U12 shot putt. He came a very credible 6th. He also competed in the 600m A string race where he came 4th in a time of 2.11.22 and in the 150m where he came 5th in the  A string.  Also competing in the U12 boys was David Scott. He came an excellent 2nd in the 600m B string in a time of 2.09.25 and he also came 2nd in the 150m. The U12 girls also performed well in their first ever track competition. Lily Carmichael came 4th in the A string 600m in a very good time of  2.15.79. Lauren McLeod also did the 600m coming 3rd in the B string in a time of 2.26.47.They also did the 150m with Lily coming 6th in the A string and Lauren coming 5th in the B string. The only Under 14 competitor was Emma Rogan  who came 6th in the 800m in a time of 3.08.39 and came 5th in the 200m. Next up was Lucy Massie  in the U16, 800 metres. She decided to go for the race from the front and it paid off  as she won the race in a time of 2.29.77. Aiden Ferry competed in the U16 boys 800m. He came a very creditable 6th place in  a time of 2.41.29. He also did the 200m where he came 6th. It was the U18 off next and Zoe Hayward came 4th in the 800m in a time of 2.52.84. She also did the 200m where she came 4th. Eliza Bonsall also competed in the 800m where she came 5th. Hannah Rogan competed in the 200m B string  in a time of 35.42 secs. Fraser Scott was the only person competing in the U18 boys. He did the 800m where he finished 3rd in a time of 2.15.67. He also did the 200m where he came an excellent 2nd. The only adult competing for the club was Steven Wright. He came an excellent 2nd in the  800m in a time of 2.09.27. He also did the 200m where he came 3rd. Well done everyone.
The next Petrofac is on the 30th of June and the North District Championships are on the 25th May. Entry forms are on the Scottish athletics website here for the North District Championships.
(Please note entries have to be in by Fri 10 May)

 

Results

 

 

 

Run Balmoral  27/28 April 2013

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report

 

Over the weekend of the 27th and 28th April, around 5000 runners took part in the RunBalmoral event.  With many of the country's top athletes in attendance making this an exciting event to be part of and to spectate.  Harriers young and old made the journey over the Lecht to run at the beautiful setting of Balmoral.
 
First off on the Saturday were the junior events.  Ben Cameron, Applegrove Primary, led for most of the way in the MPH Primary Schools Boys Race.  An exciting sprint finish led to him being just pipped at the post.  To finish 2nd in a field of over 400 boys is a very impressive result.  Ben, still only 10, showed off his natural running talent to boys older than himself.  His sister, Lauren Cameron competed in the MPH Primary Schools Girls race.  Lauren ran well and finished 23rd out of a field of 375.
 
The next harrier competing was Kyle Greig in the Conoco Phillips 5k.  Kyle was expected to do well in a very competitive field and did not disappoint.  He finished 3rd in a time of 15.26.
 
The Stena Drilling 10k race continues to prove a very popular, although challenging race.  It's steep hill, lasting 1.2k is renowned.  3 Harriers competed in this event which had over 1800 runners taking part.  Andrew Morgan finished 11th Male in a time of 37.08,  Susan McRitchie; 11th female overall, in a time of 44.28 and Hilary Cameron; 19th female overall, time 45.53.
 
The Sunday saw the running of the St James's Place Wealth Management 15 mile Trail Race.  6 Harriers took on this challenge.  Starting on the Banks of the River Dee the route meanders through a Scots Pine forest then up to the foothills of Lochnager.  Undulations, hills, moorland and some "typical" Scottish weather were the order of the day.  First Harrier home was Nick Barr in a time of 01:54:07, followed by James Hume; 02:04:01, Sarah Grigor; 02:18:39 , Nadine Williams; 02:19:44 , Shona Spencer; 02:27:13 and Fran Russell; 02:27:34.

Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Petrofac 2  Inverness      Sunday 28 April  12noon.

 

Good luck to all Harriers competing. Here is some info for you

 

Can anyone who wants to take part in the Petrofac Track and Field Event  or  find out more about it,  phone Mandy Massie on 01309 676462 as she has the forms to enter the club competitors.
 

Age Groups

Under 10  Born Between 1 Jan 2004 - 31 Dec 2004

Under 12  Born Between 1 Jan 2002 – 31 Dec 2003
Under 14  Born between 1 Jan 2000 – 31 Dec 2001
Under 16  Born between 1 Jan 1998 – 31 Dec 1999
Under 18  Born between 1 Jan 1996 – 31 Dec 1997
Under 20  Born between 1 Jan 1994 – 31 Dec 1995
Senior:Born before 1 Jan 1994

 

Petrofac info/rules etc.          Programme 28 April

 

 

London Marathon   21 April 2013

 

 

Eight Harriers ran in London on a surprisingly warm day.

Leading Harrier today was Gordon Lennox in a brilliant time of 2.37.50. Next across the line, also under three hours was Paul Rogan in 2.55.34. Also some great times by Rod Wallace 3.39.12, Angela Daley 3.48.30, Elizabeth Watson 3.56.59, Cisca Cameron 4.03.32, Anne Docherty 4.23.25 and Ally Harris in 4.35.55. Also Nikki Johnstone, son of Anni and Alan Johnstone finished just in front of Gordon in 2.36.47 and Paul Murdoch running for Keith and District beat Paul by seconds in 2.55.07.

Well done to you all

Some photos from Hannah here

 

Results

 

 

 

Scottish Primary Schools XC Champs  Kirkcaldy 20 April 2013

 

Thanks to Hilary for the following report and to Steve for above photo.

 

Four junior harriers and one other pupil from Applegrove Primary made the journey down to Kirkcaldy on Sat the 20th April, to compete in the Scottish Primary Schools Cross Country Championships. With over 1100 children, from more than 80 schools competing, this was a great experience for them all. The going was soft, but it was generally a sunny, breezy afternoon.

 

The P7 girls were up first, needing just one more to make up a team, but Anya Hayward and Lauren Cameron still gave great individual performances, achieving 26th and 48th place.

  

Applegrove were strongly represented in the boys P7 race, Ben Cameron moving up an age group to compete along with Tommy McGrath and Cameron Stewart (non Harrier).  They achieved a superb team result ending up 5th out of the 23 teams in their race.  Individually, Ben came 10th, Tommy 12th and Cameron 73rd.

 

Well done to you all

 

 

Petrofac 1  14 April 2013

 

Thanks to Mandy for the following report

 

The Petrofac 1 Track and Field Event held last Sunday had six juniors and Steven Wright competing.
 
The weather brought sun, rain but mostly windy conditions but this didn't deter anyone.
 
 Fraser Scott was 3rd in his U18, 400m hurdles and 2nd in the 400m along with Harry Hurst who came 3rd in his heat , the first time he has competed in a 400m event. Newcomers Elisa Bonsall and Lauren Hanton  came 3rd and 5th in the 3000m U18 and Lauren came 4th in her 300m heat. David Scott was pleased with his performances in the 80m and 600m.Steven participated well in the 400m. Lucy Massie triumphed in the 1500m after running well in a very tactical race to beat Lauren Fraser from Inverness and Hannah Blackburn from Nairn in a very close and exciting race. Well done to everyone.
 
It would be great to get more children participating so we could get enough children to enter a team for  the whole Petrofac Series and relays. It is also a chance to have a go at Field Events .
Anyone interested let Mandy know.

 

Results

 

 

Lochaber Marathon  14 April 2013

 

Eight Harriers took the trip to Fort William on a showery day with a strong headwind on the the second part of the race.

First Harrier home was Lindsay Grant in 3.23.15, followed by Jess Neal 3.41.13,  Jackie Nicol 3.41.14,  Paul Hughes 3.44.27,  Paula Boon 3.56.05,  Clare Nicholas 3.56.06,  Angela Reid 3.58.17 and Sarah Grigor in 4.16.56.

The Ladies also won a team prize. Congratulations to you all

Photos courtesy of Andy Shepherd from Inverness Harriers can be found here

 

Results

 

Also congratulations to Colin Knox who finished the Brighton Marathon in 5.00.30

 

 

 

Glenlivet 10K  14 April 2013

 

Well done to the Harriers who ran the Glenlivet 10K where the conditions were overcast with light rain. This was welcomed by the runners after the heat of last year.

Stan Mackenzie was 2nd in 36.13 behind Kenny Wilson from MRR. The other Harriers running were Tim Baxter, 44.42 and Hilary Cameron who was 4th Lady in 45.57.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Moray 10 mile and 10k  2012

 

Thank you to everyone who supported last years Glen Moray 10/10 races. Every penny taken in entries went to 6 nominated charities thanks to the fantastic sponsorship from Graham at

Glen Moray Distillery.

 

 All 6 received a cheque for £276.44, which is a fantastic total of over £1650.

 

Date to be set for this years event but it will be the same format, so the more entries the more the charities will benefit. If you know of a worthwhile cause in the local area please contact Paul.

 

 

 

MRR 10K and 3K   31 March 2013

 

     

Twenty Six Forres Harriers took to the start line for the Elgin 10k and 3k Fun Run held on Easter Sunday. 
 
Race conditions were near perfect with clear blue skies and a cooling breeze.  First Harrier home for the 10k and continuing his winning form, was overall race winner Gordon Lennox in a time of 33.36.  Next Harrier home was Stan McKenzie finishing 5th overall in 34.17 and claiming the 1st male supervet prize.  Also running; David McCulloch 38.04, Hamish Cameron 41.54, Susan McRitchie 43.37, Stephen Thomas 43.42, Andy Wonnacott 44.27, Tim Baxter 44.54, Ross McLeod 45.32, Jackie Nicol 45.34 (1st female supervet), Clare Nicholas 48.18 (2nd female vet), Lambert Munro 48.36, Nadine Williams 49.29 PB time (3rd female vet), Dale Stephen 50.46 PB time, Frances Russell 51.24, Shona Spencer 52.07, John Holloway 53.02.
 
Forres Harrier Juniors showed that although the cross country season for most of them is nearly over, they have not lost their competitiveness when it comes to road running.  First Forres Harrier Junior home and 3rd overall in the 3k Fun Run was Ben Cameron (age 10) in a speedy time of 11.22, closely followed by Giacomo Innes (age 10) 11.27, Lily Carmichael (age 10) 12.45, Emma Donald (age 11) 12.59, Tommy McGrath (age 12) 13.07, David Spencer (age 8) 13.30, Lauren Cameron (age 11) 13.58, Lauren McDonald (age 10) 14.02, Tom Nicholas (age 11) 17.02. 
 
Forres Harriers would like to thank Moray Road Runners for their hospitality.

Thanks to Susan for this report

Thanks to Chris for above photos.  More here

 

10K Results          3K Results

 

 

Inverness Harriers Open Meeting  31 March 2013

 

Lucy Massie, Harry Hurst and Steven Wright  took part in the Inverness Open Meeting on Easter Sunday.
 
Lucy came first in the U17, 800m knocking off 3 seconds off her PB in a time of  2.24.91 .Harry came fourth in his first ever 800m track event  in a time of 2.17.71. Lucy also took part  in her first ever 3000m and came second in a time of 11.32.86.
Steven Wright came 2nd in the 800m in 2.09 and 2nd in the 3000m in 10.04

Well done to you all.  Thanks to Mandy for the Report.

 

Results

 

 

Junior Harriers out and about      March 2013

 

In addition to the Forres Primary Schools Cross Country reported below the younger Harriers have been making their mark on the North Schools Cross Country scene.

  

Applegrove School entered the North of Scotland Primary Cross Country in Alness on Sat 16 March and managed to win both the the Boy's and Girl's team prizes. There were quite a few Harriers in the team. Congratulations to you all.

 

Then on Tuesday 26 March in the Moray Primary Schools Cross Country at Buckie both Boy's races were won by Harriers with Ben Cameron winning the P4/5 race and Tommy McGrath the P6/7 race. There were also some great perfomances from other Harriers in winning various other medals including two team trophies for Applegrove again and Andersons winning one as well.  

The Buckie event attracted over 800 children and was very well organised by Active Schools with help from all the local running clubs.

Results

 

A big well done to Dougie and the other Coaches for bringing out the best in the Juniors.

 

Also Congratulations to Lily and Oliver on their awards from the Harriers today.

 

Track and Field meetings are coming up soon. See Races page for info.

 

Some excellent photos from Chris here

 

 

 

Craig Dunain Hill Race  23 March 2013

 

On  a very cold day with a biting northerly wind there was a record  entry for the race.

First across the line was the only Harrier running, Gordon Lennox, in a time of 31.27. He was over a minute ahead of Dave Wilbey who was 2nd in 32.46. Well done Gordon.

First Lady today was Roma Shepherd in 38.44

A few Harriers also went to watch and take photos.

 Thanks to Inverness Harriers once again for your excellent hospitality.

 

Hannah's photos can be found on Flickr here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Inverness Half Marathon   17 March 2013

 

       

Well done to all the Harriers who ran on a cold wet day.

First Harrier in was Kyle Greig in 6th in a time of 1.09.05, followed by Gordon Lennox 8th in 1.10.51 and Stan Mackenzie (1st M50) 22nd in 1.16.30. This makes the Harriers 1st team. Congratulations.

 

Other Harriers running were Andrew Morgan 32nd in 1.18.59, David McCulloch 51st in 1.23.08, Lindsay Grant 111th in 1.28.57, Stephen Ilett 150th in 1.30.59, Nick Barr 169th in 1.32.12, Paul Hughes 183rd in 1.33.27, Mark Priestly 194th in 1.33.56, Colin Youngson 240th (3rd M60) in 1.36.02, Jess Neal 298th in 1.38.27, Glen Fleetham 352nd in 1.40.50, Paula Boon 506th in 1.46.34, Tim Hurst 631st in 1.50.37, Anne Docherty (2nd F60) 820th in 1.56.02, Dale Stephen 1014th in 2.02.19 and Carol Murphy 1019th in 2.02.40  

Congratulations to you all.

 

Thanks to Hannah for above pics. More here

 

Results          Harriers Results

 

 

 

 

Forres Primary Schools Cross Country   9 March 2013 

 

   

Grant park was the setting for this year's Forres Primary Schools cross country competition.

Even though the weather had taken a turn for the worse, this did not deter
nearly 100 children turning up to compete for their schools.
The challenging loop of 1.1k for the P4/5 and 2.2k for P6/7's provided a real test of endurance to the children.

The results for each age group are as follows-
P4/5 Girls - 1st Ashley Donald, Applegrove 4.51,  2nd Isobel Howard, Andersons 4.55

3rd Katie Reid, Andersons 4.57.
P4/5 Boys - 1st Ben Cameron, Applegrove 4.03,   2nd Carey Flavell, Applegrove 4.12

3rd Ben Ferry, Andersons 4.24.
P6/7 Girls 1st Lily Carmichael, Applegrove 9.38,    2nd Emma Hall Kinloss 9.54

3rd Lauren Cameron, Applegrove 10.09.
P6/7 Boys 1st Tommy McGrath, Applegrove 8.40,  2nd Giacomo Innes, Applegrove 8.50

 3rd Jack Noel, Andersons 9.10.

A new school name will appear on the team trophy this year when Applegrove ended the seven year domination by Andersons Primary School. The overall team results
1st Applegrove 1166  2nd Kinloss 1129  3rd Andersons 1127
4th Pilmuir 705  5th Dyke 171  6th Logie 79
The Applegrove team will now go to the North of Scotland cross country championships this coming Saturday up in Alness where we wish them all the best.

The next competition for all Moray schools will be on 26th March at Buckie High School where the Moray Primary Schools Cross Country Competition will take place with around 800 children expected to compete.

  

Thanks to Hannah and Chris for above Photos.    More from Chris here and from Hannah here

  

Results 

 

  

Nairn 10K  3 March 2013

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report.

Favourable conditions led to some great results and times for the Forres Harriers running at the Nairn 10k,  Sunday 3rd March.  Several of the 25 Harriers representing the club claiming prizes and personal best times.

Another dominating 1st place finish for Gordon Lennox in a time of 32:53, over a minute clear of the 2nd finisher.  Other harriers running Stan Mckenzie, Lloyd Gallantree, Steve Wright, Dave McCulloch, Hamish Cameron, Tim Pott, Susan McRitchie (1st female harrier home), Tim Baxter, Andy Wonnacott, Jackie Nicol, Stephen Thomas, Angela Reid, Carrie Ann Ward, Lambert Munro, Clare Nicolas (pb), Elizabeth Watson (pb), Keri Cleaver, Nadine Williams, Fran Russell, Dale Stephen, Shona Spencer, Gail Philip, Anne Docherty and John Holloway.
 
The Harriers would like to say thanks to the running clubs from Nairn for putting on a well organised and supported event.

 

Some excellent photos courtesy of Chris can be found here

 

Results          5K Fun Run Results

 

 

 

National Cross Country Championships  Falkirk 23 February 2013

 

Three Harriers travelled down to Falkirk to compete in the Nationals.

First off was Lucy Massie in the U15 Girls race where she came a very creditable 24th. In the Ladies race Moira Davie came an excellent 32nd out of 214 starters and Kyle Greig was a brilliant 12th out of 496 in the Men's race. Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon 17 February 2013

 

Thanks to Jackie for the following report.

 203 runners lined up the 2013 Kinloss to Lossiemouth half marathon. Conditions were fantastic with a slight tail wind at the start of the race but with higher than expected temperatures, the water stations were put to full use.

 

The winner of the race was Gordon Lennox (Forres Harriers) in a fabulous time of 72:23 followed by Graham Bee (unattached) in 72:53 and Paul Murdoch (Keith And District) in 77:30. In the ladies race there were also some fantastic times achieved with the winner Charlotte Black (Shetland AAC) finishing in a time of 83:59 followed by Debbie Moore (unattached) in 84.36 and Roma Shepherd (Inverness Harriers) in 88:19.

 

 There were some other individual prize winners among the Harriers who were rewarded for their efforts. Dave McCulloch - 83:28- was 3rd Male Vet and Lyndsay Grant -84:48- was 2nd Male Supervet. Jackie Nicol -102:08- was 2nd Female Supervet . The Forres Harriers also scooped the male team prize with Inverness Harriers claiming the female title.

 

 Other Harrier results are as follows - Angela Reid 102:11, Andy Wonacott 102:20, Elizabeth Watson 106.29, Keedy Noble 108:15, Clare Nicholas 109:39, Nadine Williams 111:35, Fran Russell 114:58, Anne Docherty 118:37 and Carol Murphy 120:09.

 

Photos here courtesy of Alan Bowie from MRR

 

Results

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League   Forres   9 Feb 2013

 

     

 

 

Well done to all who ran on a bright day in Grant Park.

Congratulations to all Prizewinners from all clubs and thanks to all helpers. 

Thanks to Chris for above photos. More here 

Hannah's photos on Flickr here

 

Results

 

NDCCL Overall winners 2012/13

 

 

Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships  Forres  2 Feb  2013

 

   

For the fourth time in 11 years Forres has hosted the Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships.

Fantastic team effort today from everybody! It was great to see so many North runners there and taking some medals away! Thanks also to all those who travelled from afar to make for some great racing, hopefully you'll all be back in 3 - 4 years time to do it again.

Thankyou again to all who helped to make it a great day for Forres Harriers.

  

Thanks to Chris for above photos. Plenty more here

Also Photos by Hannah on Flickr here   

 

Results

 

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Keith  26 Jan 2013

 

        

27 brave Harriers battled their way round very snowy conditions in Keith.

 

11 Juniors competed in red vests, with U11 boy Ben Cameron sealing the league title with his fourth win of the season and Lucy Massie coming an excellent 2nd in the U15 Girls. Well done all.

 

The senior ladies won their team event with Moira Davie 2nd, Kirstie Rogan 4th and Siobhan Evans 5th. Hilary Cameron, Jackie Nicol, Clare Nicholas and Shona Spencer backed up

the victorious Ladies team.

 

 The senior men were also victors with Kyle Greig 1st, Gordon Lennox 2nd, Robbie Paterson 5th and Paul Rogan 10th. The Harriers team were well supported by Steven Wright, Andrew Morgan,

Mark Brain, Steve Hayward and John Holloway.

 

Well done to both senior teams for having winning teams on the same day.

 

Thanks to Steve Murdoch and his team for timekeeping and to K & D for your hospitality.  

Photos from Hannah on Flickr here and from Chris here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Edderton 12 Jan 2013

 

Well done to everyone who made the journey to Edderton for the 4th league race of the season.
It was crisp and cold on an excellent new course with a stunning view over the Dornoch Firth.
 
Congratulations to Ben Cameron who was 1st U11 again, Lauren Cameron, Emma Rogan and Jennifer Spencer who competed well in the junior races.

 In the senior women First Harrier home was Kirstie Rogan followed by Susan McRitchie (Back from injury) 
Hilary Cameron, Angela Reid, Claire Nicholas and Shona Spencer. Well done ladies.
 
The mens team was severley depleted and those that ran did so with colds and illness. First Harrier was Robbie Paterson, followed by Gordon Lennox, then Paul Rogan, Steven Wright (competing in his first cross country), Stew Burn and John Holloway.
 
Well done to everyone who made the long journey. Thanks to ESAC for your hospitality.

 

Hannah photos on Flickr link here

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Christmas and New Year Training 2012/2013

 

   

41 Runners at Findhorn on New Year's Eve with various supporters watching!

 

Mosstowie 2 January.  Thanks to MRR for your hospitality.

 

Ben Rinnes 3 January. Good to see our friends from other clubs.

 

More Photos on Flickr here

 

 

 

Nairn Turkey Trot  26 December 2012

 

On a cold but bright morning there was a record number of 238 runners. Well done to you all.

Thanks as usual to Nairn Road Runners for a well organised event and superb hospitality.

The course had to be altered due to ice on the bridge making it dangerous to run on.

Congratulations to Harrier Kyle Greig for crossing the line first and to Jenny Bannerman from Inverness Harriers who was first lady.

A good turnout of Harriers in various colours, shapes and sizes.

Thanks to Hannah for photos on Flickr here

Results

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Christmas Handicap   15th December 2012.

Well done to all who ran today in a well attended Handicap.
Congratulations to this year's winners Hilary Cameron and Harry Hurst.
Photos on Flickr here and from Chris here

Results

 

 

 

Lossiemouth 10 mile Turkey Trot     9 December 2012

Also North District 10 mile Championships

 

The weather made for a very challenging Turkey Trot 10 miler today for all those who ran, except for Gordon Lennox who comfortably won in around 55 mins! picking up the gold medal for the North District champs in the process. Next harrier home was Paul Rogan 2nd Vet and 2nd Vet in the District champs, then with David McCulloch 9th, was good enough to take 1st team. Lindsay Grant took 3rd over 50 and Jackie Nicol won the FSV gold district medal and 2nd FSV in the race.  Well done to everyone who took part and well done to Gareth and his army of helpers to make it a fantastic event! Stovies were a lovely surprise.

Thanks to Hannah for above photos. More on Flickr here

 

 Results

 

 

  North District Cross Country Championships  Evanton 24 Nov 2012

 

Some great results from the North District Champs today at Evanton. Ben Cameron got the harriers off to a winning start in the under 11's race. Lucy Massie finished 3rd in the under 15's and with the support of Anna and Zoe took the gold team medals.
Kirstie Rogan picked up the under 20 gold medal. Moira Davie took 2nd senior lady and with Hilary and Jess took 2nd ladies team. Jackie Nicol finished 1st FSV. Kyle Greig finished 2nd and
d 1st SVet. Kyle Grieg finished 2nd and Gordon Lennox 3rd in the senior mens race and were supported by Geraint, Robbie, Andrew and Paul to take the gold team medals. All other results to follow soon. Well done to everyone who represented the club today. Thank you to Ross County for a fantastic event. Fingers crossed that there's no broken bones for the ladies captain Susan McRitchie!
d 1st SVet. Kyle Grieg finished 2nd and Gordon Lennox 3rd in the senior mens race and were supported by Geraint, Robbie, Andrew and Paul to take the gold team medals. All other results to follow soon. Well done to everyone who represented the club today. Thank you to Ross County for a fantastic event. Fingers crossed that there's no broken bones for the ladies captain Susan McRitchie!
Gordon Lennox 3rd in the senior mens race and were supported by Geraint, Robbie, Andrew and Paul to take the gold team medals.
 
Well done to everyone who represented the club today. Thank you to RCAC for a fantastic event.

Results

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Elgin   17 Nov 2012

 

Well done to the 42 Harriers who ran at Quarrelwood. On a day perfect for running there were 17 Juniors, 11 Ladies and 14 Men. A really good turnout of red vests.

Firsts for Ben Cameron, Moira Davie and Gordon Lennox. Congratulations

 

Thankyou to Moray Road Runners for your hospitality and to all who helped.

Photos from Chris Spencer here and Alan Bowie from MRR here. Also on Flickr here

 

Results

 

 

Also

 

On Sunday 18th Nov two Harriers ran in the Fraserburgh Half Marathon. On a cold sunny day on an undulating course with underfoot conditions muddy and icy in places Paul Hughes finished in 1.35.37 and Colin Knox in 2.05.01. Well done to you both.

 

 

 

 

Moray Secondary School Cross Country Championships  13 Nov 2012

 

Some great results for our Juniors today in the Secondary Schools Cross Country races, held in Lossiemouth. Aiden Ferry just missed out on 3rd place by 1 second in the S1/2 Boys, Anna Macfadyen finished 3rd S1/2 Girls, Harry Hurst, 2nd S3/4 Boys, Lucy Massie comfortably won the S3/4 Girls, with Zoe Hayward finishing 4th in the same time as the 3rd Girl. Hannah Rogan took 3rd in the S5/6 Girls and then Johnstone MacPherson Stewart finished 1st and Fraser Scott 2nd in the S5/6 Boys.

Over 150 runners took part so well done to Active Schools for their organisation.

Thanks to all who helped.

 

 Results 

 

 

 

  British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships 10 Nov 2012

  

  At the British and Irish Cross Country Masters Championships in Belfast on Saturday, Colin Youngson was 7th and Hamish Cameron was 15th in the M65 race. They helped the Scottish team (of which they were half) to the Silver medal (one out of the only two that Scotland won).

Well done to both of you.


  

Scottish 4K Cross Country Championships 11 November 2012

 

Congratulations to Mark Mitchell for winning the the Scottish 4K Cross Country Championships at Bellahouston. A very good year for Mark adding this title to his Scottish 800metres and 1500metres titles. Well done Mark.

Also very well done to Moira Davie who came a good 25th in a very fast Lady's race.

 

 

 

Glen Moray 10K and 10mile  10 November 2012

 

 

 

A very good turnout for these popular two races on a bright day in Elgin

 

10K 

First across the line was Gareth Jenkins from Moray Road Runners in 34.33 with Stephen Mackay from Inverness Harriers 2nd in 34.52. 3rd and first Harrier home was  Stan Mackenzie in 35.25.

First Lady was Jenny Bannerman from Inverness Harriers in 38.18. 2nd Lady was our own Susan McRitchie in 43.15 and 3rd Lady was fellow Harrier Rowena Hepple in 43.45.

Team Winners (2+2) were Inverness Harriers.

 

 

10Mile

Local runner Ross Milne running for Corstorphine won by over 5 minutes in 55.07 over John Goodall from Keith and District 60.18, and Alasdair Campbell 61.20. First Harrier was Simon Burbury in 9th in 67.57 who with Jess Neal 74.33,  Graham Coull 76.33 and Jackie Nicol 77.33 won the 1st Team prize (2+2) for Forres Harriers.

 

Thankyou to everyone who helped in any way.

Thanks to Alastair and Chris for above photos.

More photos from Alastair on Flickr link above and from Chris here  

 

Results 10K          Results 10Mile

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Inverness 3 Nov 2012

 

Well done to all who who ran in this second league race at Culloden.

On a bright pleasant day there was a good turnout of Harriers Seniors and Juniors.

 

First race off was the U11G with Lily Carmichael first Harrier in 12th place well supported by Lauren Mcleod and Emma Donald. Ben Cameron continued his good form to come 3rd in a closely contested U11B race. Anya Hayward was first Harrier in the U13G race in 16th place followed by Emma Rogan and Lauren Cameron. Tommy McGrath ran well to come 10th in the U13B and Lucy Massie had an excellent run to come 2nd in the U15G race. Finally Hannah Rogan was 6th in the U17G and Harry Hurst ran a strong race to come 5th in the U17B race.

Well done to the 11 Juniors who ran today.

 

There were seven Harriers in the Ladies race and Moira Davie once again led them home in 2nd place. With Susan McRitchie 9th and Kirstie Rogan 11th the Harriers were 3rd team. Backing them up were Hilary Cameron 12th, Sandra Philip 16th, Jenny Dickie 17th and Shona Spencer 23rd.

Well done Ladies.

  

Once again the Harriers men dominated their race with Kyle Greig 1st, Gordon Lennox 4th, Eric Kinyanjui 6th and Robbie Paterson 7th ensuring first team by a considerable margin. They werewell supported by Geraint Watkins 9th, Paul Rogan 11th, Kevin Schenk 17th, Douglas Cowie 23rd, Mark Brain 26th, Tim Pott 33rd, Steve Hayward 40th, Stew Burn 42nd, Colin Knox 45th and John Holloway 46th. Well done to you all.

Thanks to Inverness Harriers for your hospitality.

Photos courtesy of Ross Nixon from Inverness Harriers here

Also more photos courtesy of Barbara Bowie from MRR here

Results

 

     

 

Speyside Windfarm Race and Fochabers Monumental Challenge 28 Oct

 

A short report on the above races from Simon Pride

 Today I ran the Speyside Wind Farm race in Knockando and finished in 1st place in 1:15:01. The course was over the advertised 10.6 miles. It was good underfoot conditions, challenging but enjoyable. It was a very quick drive back to Fochabers after that with only minutes to spare where I took 2nd place in 35:36 in the Monumental Challenge!
Well done Simon. More info later.

 

Windfarm Race Results

 

Also

 

Well done to Jess Neal who was 3rd Lady in the Brentwood Marathon

 

Also running in the Culloden 17.46K were Gordon Lennox  who was 1st by over 7minutes, Elizabeth Watson 1st FSV and Ros Wright 3rd FSV.

In the accompanying 10K Steven Wright was 2nd in 37.36 in his first race in a Red vest.

Well done to you all

 

 

 

 

Dufftown 10 Mile   21 October 2012

 

The first Dufftown 10 miler has been described as very hard but with outstanding scenery.

On a beautiful autumn day the race was won by Harrier David Weir in 1.02.27 closely followed by Moray Road Runner Kenny Wilson. First Lady was Louise Cartmell from MRR. Jess Neal  was the next Harrier in 1.21.50 followed by Graham Coull 1.24.02, Jackie Nicol 1.25.50, Ros Wright 1.33.44 and Fay Campbell in 1.46.56.

Well done to you all.

 Thanks to Audrey and Alex and Dufftown Jog Scotland for your great hospitality.

 

 Results

 

 

 

TUI  Half Marathon  Palma  Majorca  21 October 2012

 

 

Well done to David McCulloch on being 90th (24th M40) out of 3100 starters in sunny Majorca.

The start was very congested which was reflected in his time of 1.29.40.

Good to see the Harriers warm weather training is going well.

 

 

 

Aviemore Half Marathon and 10K   14 October 2012

 

Sunday saw the running of the ever popular Aviemore 10k and Half Marathon.  The temperature prior to running was shiver inducing but once the running started, it was perfect conditions.  Only 2 ladies represented Forres Harriers in the 10k event, but what a good job they did!  Susan McRitchie finished 1st lady overall and Rowena Hepple finished 3rd Senior Lady.  Both ladies improved on their PB times on this great PB potential route.
In the Half Marathon, Lindsay Grant was first home, followed by Paul Hughes.  This was Paul's 11th half marathon of the year!  Only one to go and he will complete his fundraising goal of running 12 half marathons in 12 months to raise funds for the Oaks in Elgin. Next was Jessica Neal, closely followed by Sandra Phillip.  Both ladies running PB times. Another successful day of running for the Harriers! 

 

Results          10K          Half Marathon         

 

 

 

North District Cross Country Relay Champs  Nairn 13 October 2012

 

 

Well done to all the Forres Harriers that ran at Nairn today for the North District Cross Country Relays. There was a great turnout for the male and female teams, with both fielding 3 teams.
The team of Gordon Lennox, Geraint Watkins, Robbie Paterson and Eric Kinyanjui finished 1st team overall. The team of Moira Davie, Susan McRitchie and Siobhan Evans finished 2nd team overall. Not too far behind Inverness!
In the masters competition, the team of Stan McKenzie, Dave McCulloch, Douglas Cowie and Mark Brain finished 2nd overall. Claire Brain, Hilary Cameron and Jackie Nicol finished 3rd overall.
Also running for the Harriers were Henry Archibald, Lindsay Grant, Colin Knox, Stew Burn, Kirstie Rogan, Elizabeth Watson and Shona Spencer. Well done to you all.
Thanks to the Nairn Clubs for your hospitality, and to Susan for above photos.

Results

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Thurso  6 October 2012

 

Another great start to the cross country season.  Ben Cameron got the harriers off to a flyer when he took his first win in the under 11 race.  Anya Hayward, Lauren Cameron and Emma Rogan had great runs in the under 13 race. The two girls in the under 15/17 race was Zoe Hayward and Hannah Rogan, with Zoe having a strong run to finish well up the field.
 
Moira Davie was the pick of the ladies finishing 2nd and
ing in 2nd but was well supported by Susan McRitchie, Hilary Cameron (first cross country), Jackie Nicol and Shona Spencer. I think they have done enough to finish 2nd team behind Inverness. Kirstie had to retire not feeling well after the first lap.
was well supported by Susan McRitchie, Hilary Cameron (first cross country), Jackie Nicol and Shona Spencer. This made them equal 1st team. Kirstie Rogan had to retire not feeling well after the first lap.

 The men carried on where they left off last year by taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th with Kyle Grieg taking the win followed by Eric Kinyanjui and Robbie Paterson only separated by 2 seconds, then closely followed by Gordon Lennox. Paul Rogan took 1st vet in 9th followed by Andrew Morgan, Stan Mackenzie, Steve Hayward, Stew Burn and John Holloway. Well done to you all.    Thanks to CAAC for your hospitality

Hannah photos on Flickr link above.

   

 Results

  

 

Also 

 

After coming a good fourth place in the Thurso cross country yesterday Gordon Lennox ran in the Scottish Inter District 10K Championships in Edinburgh today coming 11th in a time of 34.23.

Well done Gordon.  

 

 

 

Loch Ness 10K and Loch Ness Marathon  30 September 2012.

 

Eighteen Harriers ran in Inverness today with some excellent results.

 

10K

Kyle Greig came a very good 3rd overall in a fast race in a time of 31.38.  Stan Mackenzie came 10th and 1st M50 in 34.12. First Harrier Lady was Moira Davie in 40.59. Other Harriers running were Graham Coull 45.16, Jenny Hanton 48. 25, Carol Murphy 53.49, Fay Campbell 55.24 and Karen Martin 55.27

Well done to you all

 

Marathon

First Harrier across the line was Bob Paterson in 33rd position in a time of 2.56.07.

Also running were Geraint Watkins 3.04.36, Simon Burbury 3.18.09, Angela Reid 3.41.37, Rod Wallace 3.50.40, Paula Boon 3.50.52, Jess Neal 3.51.11, Elizabeth Watson 4.04 55, Ann Docherty (2nd F60) 4.14.51, Sarah-Louise Grigor 4.18.06,

Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

British and Irish Masters Cross Country International

 

 Colin Youngson and Hamish Cameron have been selected for the British and Irish Masters Cross Country International in Belfast on 10th November. They make up half the Scottish M65 team of 4. Congratulations to you both.

 

Dyke 10K (Also North District 10K Championships)  23 September  2012

   

  
Some fantastic results from todays Dyke 10k. Eric Kinyanjui was a fantastic winner in a great time of 33.32. Gareth Jenkins 2nd in 33.40 and Stan Mackenzie 33.58. The Ladies race was won by Roma Shepherd 41.04 followed by Jenny Henderson 42.31 and our own Susan McRitchie in 3rd, 43.22. Other prize winners were F40-2nd Clare Nicholas. F50 - 1st Jackie Nicol, 2nd Ros Wright, 3rd Elizabeth Watson. F60 - 2nd Anne Docherty. Gordon Lennox 5th. M50 - 3rd Lindsay Grant. The harriers also took 1st team with Eric, Stan, Susan and Jess. A great day for the red vests.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered on the day and a special well done to Shona and Jackie for a great team effort as overall organisers.
Thanks to Chris for Above photos. More here

Thanks also to Alastair for more on Flickr above

 Results

 

 

Also

 

In the Cairn William Hill race three Harriers took part.  Dave Weir was 2nd and 1st M40, Kirstie Rogan was 3rd Lady and Robbie Paterson also had a good run. Well done to you all.

Results

 

 

Buckie 10K   16 September 2012

 

The Harriers were well represented in this well organised and popular race.

First across the line was our own Eric Kinyanjui in 34.13 followed by fellow Harrier Paul Rogan in 2nd (1st Vet) in a time of 34.39. This was Eric's first win in a red vest, the first of many we hope.

Other Harriers men were David McCulloch 39.10, Lindsay Grant 41.12 and Andy Wonnacott 44.29.

Jackie Nicol 45.44 and Clare Nicholas 48.22 represented the Ladies with Jackie coming 2nd lady and 1st FSV.

Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

North District Cross Country Relay Champs   Sat 13 October  Nairn

 

Entries for the above Championships have to be in by 1st October.

Please let Robbie and Susan know asap if you are available.

Juniors please contact your coaches as we need 1xU13, 1xU15 and 1xU17 for each team.

Info

 

Also

 

The first RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League race is on Saturday 6th October. The venue is Caithness and more info is available on the NDCCL link

 

 

 

Hippo OGM  Inverness  8 September 2012

 

Fraser & David Scott ran at the Hippo meet on Saturday
 Fraser ran his first 400m hurdles.  Although his technique was not what he practised he ran 63.34 which puts him in top 10 in Scotland this year for U17 and also a new club record.
 David ran well in the U12 75m. Well done to you both.

 

 

 

Golspie 10K    8 September 2012

 

Well done to the four Harriers who ran in this popular race easily won by Paul Arcari from Kilbarchan over William Jackson from MRR. Stan Mackenzie came 3rd just ahead of Gordon Lennox who was 4th. Also running for the Harriers were Hilary Cameron and Colin Knox. Junior Ben Cameron had a good run in the 3K. Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Moray Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K     2 September 2012

 

                          10K                                             Marathon                                  Half Marathon 

 

A great day for the Harriers in all three races. Well done to you all.

 

10K

First across the line was Harrier Kyle Greig in a time of 32.53. Along with Eric Kinyanjui 5th and Stan Mackenzie 6th this ensured the Harriers were 1st team. Stan was also 1st MSV and Colin Youngson was 1st M60. Susan McRitchie was 1st FV and Ros Wright was 2nd FSV.

 

Half Marathon

First Harrier was Paul Rogan in 4th place making him 1st MV and 1st Local. Norma Beaton was 1st FV, Jackie Nicol  was 2nd FSV and Clare Nicholas was 3rd FSV. Also the Harriers were first team with Norma Beaton, Angela Reid and Vicky Doherty.

 

Marathon

Geraint Watkins was first Harrier finishing in just under the three hours for the first time, and Jess Neal was first Lady Harrier as 3rd lady overall in 3.30.42 beating her PB by over 20 minutes.

 

Well done to all who got PB's

Thanks for a well organised day's racing and to Alastair and Hannah for photos on Flickr above

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Glenmore Trail Race   1 September 2012


Alan Johnstone took part in the 12 hour race starting at midday Sat and finishing at midnight
finishing joint 4th male with a distance of 62.02miles.

Well done Alan.
 
Results and Event Website


 

 

 

Pinto 3K Series Race 3    29 August 2012

 

Well done to all who ran in the final Pinto 3K of the summer.

A very good turnout of Harriers young and not so young.

Congratulations to Susan McRitchie who was 1st overall Lady in the series.

Thanks to MRR for putting on the races.

 Results

 

 

Also

 

Congratulations to Hamish Cameron who was 1st M60 by over two minutes in the Perth 10K on Sunday August 26 in a time of 40.35. This was Hamish's best time for over six years. Well done

Results

 

 

Well done to Harriers Simon Burbury and Anni and Alan Johnstone whe completed the

Speyside Way 36.5 mile Ultra Marathon on Saturday 25 August.

See photo in the Northern Scot of Anni and Alan.

Results

 

 

Findhorn 5K and 3K  26 August 2012

 

 

A very good show of Senior and Junior Harriers at the Findhorn 3K and 5K on Sunday 26 August.

 Photos on Flickr here

 

 

 

 

Nairn Half Marathon   18 August 2012

 

 

Well done to everyone who ran or attempted to run to Nairn Half marathon today. Tough conditions with the usual head wind on the way back. Medal winners in the North District were - Stan Mckenzie 2nd male, 1st master and 1st master 50+. Paul Rogan 2nd Master. Gordon Lennox 3rd male. Jackie Nicol 1st master 50+ and Jess Neal 3rd female.
In the race prize list were Stan 2nd, Gordon 3rd, and with Eric 4th our new addition to the team, claimed 1st male team. Paul 5th overall, claimed 1st Veteran.
Thanks to all race organisers and volunteers especially those out at the water stations, you were definitely kept busy.

Thanks to various people for photos.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

Dufftown 5K  11 August 2012

 

Well done to Paul Rogan who came First in front of Paul Murdoch and Frankie Barton both from Keith and District. First Lady was Eden Brown followed by Amanda Cruickshank and Helen Low. 

Once again thanks to Audrey and Alex for another great race.

 

Results

 

 

 

Abernethy 10 mile  Nethybridge  11 August 2012

 

Congratulations to Geraint Watkins for his 1st place and to Robert Paterson, Siobhan Evans and Jessica Neal for also collecting prizes. The Harriers also were 1st team.

Thanks to Iris Wilson for above Photo

 

 Results

 

 

 

 

Forres 4 x 400 High Street Relays  10 August 2012

 

Well done to all the runners

 

Under 12s
1st and Gold medals to Ben Cameron, Andrew Massie, David Scott and Jack Christie in 5.48
2nd and silver medal to Emma Donald,Lily Carmichael, Giacomo Innes and Dominic Abbate in 5.53
3rd and bronze medal to Shauna Perry, Scott Perry, Luke Merridew and Joshua Merridew in 6.10
 
Under 16s
1st and gold medallists  Lucy Massie, Molly Carmichael Lauren Allen and Miriam Scott in 5.21
2nd and silver medals to Kathryn Barr, Ashleigh Howells, Jessica Howells and Emma Rogan in 5.33
3rd and bronze medals Ben Nicholas, Joe Nicholas, Emily Potter and James Potter in 5.40
 
Over 16s
1st and gold medals Paul Rogan, Nick Barr, Steven Hamilton and Fraser Scott in 4.22
2nd and silver medals to Ian Howells, Kevin Schenke, Eric Kinyanjui and Clare Nicholas in 4.48
3rd and bronze medals Hector Haines,Steve Smirthwaite,Penelope Smirthwaite and Liz Barr in 5.26
 
A fantastic 80 runners took part and were all cheered home enthusiastically on a gorgeous sunny Friday night in Forres

 

Hannah photos on Flickr above

 

 

 

Pinto 3K Series Race 2  8 August 2012

 

A good turnout of red vests both Seniors and Juniors in Cooper Park.

Winners were Gavin Felton and Jenny Bannerman.

Well done to all runners and thanks to MRR for your hospitality.

 Hannah Photos on Flickr above

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Moray Marathons   September 2nd

 

Volunteers needed to help at this event please.

 

If you can help please contact Dave Stewart on 01343 549886.

 

 

 

 

Viewpoint Challenge  1 Aug 2012

 

This year's winner was Gareth Jenkins from Moray Road Runners followed by Harrier Paul Rogan.

First lady was Jacqui Higginbottom from Carnethy with MRR's Elspeth Jenkins coming second.

A very good turnout by the Harriers. Well done to all who ran.

Hannah photos on Flickr above

 

Results

 

 

 

Ben Rinnes 5 Tops Hill Race  28 July 2012

 

Another well organised and well marshalled race by Graeme Bartlett. On a dry day with good underfoot conditions the winner was Lochaber's Finlay Wild, followed by Stewart Whitlie from Carnethy and Davie Rodgers also from Lochaber. Harriers filled the next two positions with Paul Rogan 4th and Gordon Lennox in 5th place. Also running for the Harriers was Ross MacLeod experiencing a long hill race for the first time. Well done to all of you.

Thanks to Graeme and to all the marshalls.

3 Photos on 2012 Various album on Flickr above.

 

Results

 

 

Also this weekend

 

On 29th July Susan McRitchie came a very good 9th Lady in the San Francisco 5K in a PB of 20.57.

This race was part of the San Francisco Marathon weekend.  Well done Susan.

 

 

Also on 29th July Kyle Greig won the Ballater 10 mile by over 5 minutes in a PB of 55.20.

Well done Kyle

 

 

 

 

Dufftown 5 hills/5 mile Race  25 July 2012

 

On a fine evening in Dufftown there were 55 runners in this popular race which was re-scheduled from last week as underfoot conditions then were judged to be dangerous.

The race was won by Harrier Paul Rogan in 30.08 closely followed by Frankie Barton from Keith & District. Other male Harriers running were Tim Baxter, Hamish Cameron and Colin Knox.

First Lady was Louise Cartmell from Moray Road Runners with Harriers Kirstie Rogan and Jess Neal filling the next two places.  Well done to all the runners.

Also thankyou to Audrey and Alex and the people of Dufftown for your hospitality.

 

Results

  Hannah pics here

 

 

 

Tom na Bat Hill Race  21 July 2012

 

On an excellent day for running, the Tom na Bat Hill Race took place at Tomintoul

First across the line was Rob Brookes from Cosmics, winning by 4 seconds from David Wilby from Highland Hill Runners. Third was Ben Abrahams also from Cosmics.

First Lady was Westerlands' Val Houston followed by Liz Delaney from Cosmics. Third was our own Kirstie Rogan. Well done to you all.

 

Results 

 

 

Also

 

On Saturday 21 July 2012 Mark Mitchell ran a time of 3.43.76 in a very competitive 1500 metres in the British Milers Club meeting at Solihull. Well done Mark.

 

Also on Saturday 21 July 2012 Lucy Massie competed in the Inverness Highland Games. She had a very successful (and no doubt profitable) day by winning the 800m and coming  2nd in both the 100m and 200m. Very well done Lucy.

 

 

 

Archiestown 5K  15 July 2012

 

In dry conditionions but with a headwind in the last mile five Harriers, Hamish Cameron, Stew Burn, Tim Baxter, Kirstie Rogan and Paul Rogan ran in this, the second Archiestown 5K. Paul won in a time of 17.13 and the first Lady was Amanda Cruickshanks from Keith and District. Well done to you all.

Thanks to The Knockando Playgroup for your excellent hospitality.

 

Some Hannah photos on Flickr above. Link

Results

 

 

Also this weekend

 

On Saturday 14 July Robbie Paterson ran in the Glamaig Hill Race and in a strong field came a very creditable 11th in a time of 53.35. Well done Robbie.

 

 

On Sunday 15 July Gordon Lennox once again won the Brora 10K, this time by over a minute.

Well done Gordon.

 

 

On Sunday 15 July Susan McRitchie was the only Harrier to take part in the Nethy Explorer 12K Multi Terrain race. Paul Raistrick was first and Louise Cartmell was first lady. Well done Susan

Results

 

 

 

Forres Highland Games 10K  7 July 2012

 

   

On a damp and cold day there was a good turnout of Red vests in a field of 69.

First across the line was Moray Road Runner Gareth Jenkins followed closely by Donnie Macdonald from Inverness Harriers. First Harrier was Paul Rogan in 3rd (1st M40) who along with Geraint Watkins and Robert Paterson won the Men's team prize for the Harriers by 2 points from MRR.

First Lady was Inverness Harrier Jenny Bannerman followed by Elspeth Jenkins from Moray Road Runners and Ruth Pirie from Spey Runners.

There were also some excellent results from the Juniors. Well done to all the runners. 

 

 Results

Photos on Flickr above

 

 

 Stonehaven Half Marathon  1 July 2012

 

Congratulations to Paul Hughes who came 60th out of 267 runners in a time of 1.38.55 on a very hilly course. This was No 7 in Paul's 12 in 12 Challenge. Well done.

 

 

 

Centurion Running South Downs 100 Mile Race  30 June 2012

 

Congratulations to Fran Britain on completing the above race in 26hrs 48mins.

A report from Fran here

 

 

Monaughty Forest Run  27 June 2012

 

 

The 4th and last Forest run of the summer had a record attendance of nearly 230 runners.

First was an in form Paul Rogan and first Lady was Ruth Pirie of Spey Runners.

 

Series winners were

Under 12  Conon Smith from West End, Elgin and Lucy Grant from Keith Primary.

Under 16  Harry Hurst from Forres Academy and Grace Whelan from Milnes Primary.

Under 21  Lewis Sim and Bethany Wilson both from Moray Road Runners

Well done to all of you.

 

Thanks to all who have helped organise the series and to Little the Jewellers for the Trophies.

 Thanks to Chris for above photo.   More here

 

Results

 

Seniors          Under 16          Under 12

 

Series Results          Under 16          Under 12

 

 

Also

 

On the same evening Gordon Lennox won the Tain Gala 10K. Well done Gordon.

 

 

 

Scottish Athletics National and Masters Championships

Pitreavie  24 June 2012

 

Congratulations to Harrier Kyle Greig who came 4th in the National 10000 metres Championships at Pitreavie in a time of 33.02.14.

Also congratulation to fellow Harrier Colin Youngson who came 2nd in the Scottish Masters 5000 metres in the M60 age group in a time of 20.12.46.

Well done to you both.

 

 

Portsoy 10K  23 June 2012

 

Harriers Lindsay Grant and Andy Wonnacott travelled through to Portsoy to the Follow the Herring 10K. Lindsay came 6th (2nd M40) IN 39.59 And Andy was 31st in 44.27. Well done to you both.

 

 

 

High Street Mile Races  18 June 2012

 

   

Well done to all the runners

Results

More pics on Flickr here

 

 

 

Nairnshire Challenge  17 June 2012

 

  

Congratulations to Anne Docherty 3hrs 34mins, Ros Wright 3hrs 29mins and Elizabeth Watson 3hrs 20mins on completing the Nairnshire Challenge, ably supported by team manager Nadine Williams.  Well done Ladies.

 

Thanks to Alastair for photos

 

 

 

Mosstowie 5 mile  16 June 2012

 

   

First today was Paul Rogan in a new course record of 26.23. 2nd was John Goodall from Keith and 3rd was Robert Paterson.  First Lady was Elspeth Jenkins from MRR followed in by Harriers Jess Neal and Jackie Nicol.

Other Harriers running were Kenny Douglas, Richard Johnson, Paul Hughes, Andy Wonnacott, Stu Burn and Clare Nicholas. Well done to you all.

 

Thanks to Mosstowie School for your hospitality and to Kirstie for photos.

More Kirstie pics on Flickr link here

 

Results

 

 

Also this weekend

 

Norma Beaton competed in the Ythan Challenge in Ellon and came a very good 3rd in the F40 category in a time of 1.07.51.  Very well done Norma.

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Club Championship 2011

 

The 2011  Club Championship Trophy was finally presented to Andy Wonnacott.

Congratulations Andy

 

Here is a short message from Andy

 

I would just like to say thanks for the Harriers Club Championship 2011.  It was a very pleasant surprise.  It goes to show that there is hope for those of us who don’t have much chance of winning races.
I was diagnosed with Grade 2 osteoarthritis (worn out knee joint) in Nov 2008.  I decided to carry on running against medical advice and have gone from strength to strength, I am not going to hit the heights of my younger days but I have still managed to set some new PBs along the way.

 

 

 

 

Quarrelwood Forest Run  13 June 2012

 

A good night for the Harriers men at Spynie. First was Simon Pride, followed by David Weir and Graeme Bartlett. First Lady was Ruth Pirie of Spey Runners followed by Harrier Kirstie Rogan in her first race for a few month after injury.

Junior winners were U16's Harry Hurst and Grace Whelan and U12's Conon Smith and Lucy Grant.

Well done to all and thanks to Mike, MRR and the Spynie Hall Committee.  

 

Results

 

Seniors          U16          U12

 

 

Moray Torch Relay  12 June 2012

 

   

More photos from both relays on Flickr here

 

Olympic Torch Relay  11 June 2012

 

Our own Jackie Nicol had the honour of running with the Torch in Aviemore.

Well done Jackie

 

 

Blaydon Races  9 June 2012

 

Two Harriers headed south for the Blaydon Races at the weekend.  The race is held on the 9th of June every year and this year was extra special as it marks the 150th anniversary of the Geordie Ridley song "The Blaydon Races".   A very popular race attracts a top quality field the top 5 were all international athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia.  Kenyan Peter Lemuya won a sprint finish ahead of two Ethiopians - 2007 race winner Tewodros Shiferaw and Tadele Geremew - the winners time was 27:35 for the 5.9 mile course with the second and third just one second behind.   Fastest lady was Lauren Howart of Leigh Harriers came home in 30:26.
 
The race was held in what can only be described as very wet conditions.  Torrential rain poured down as the runners hit the Scotswood Road at about 1 mile.  Deep puddles and surface water made running quite tricky. 
 
David McCulloch improved his time from 2010 by two minutes to record a 35:26 in 210th place.  Paul Hughes also improved his time by two minutes recording a 39:57 to finish in 557 th place out of 3600 finishers.  Hopefully we can get a few more Harriers down for next year's race?

 

 

 

British Milers Club Meeting  Watford  9 June 2012

 

Mark Mitchell ran a PB and a new Club Record of 3.42.52 at the BMC meeting.

Congratulations Mark.

 

 

Scottish Secondary School Track and Field Championships Grangemouth
 8 & 9 June 2012
 
Lucy Massie and Fraser Scott  competed in this event and were both delighted with their performances.
 
 Fraser did a PB by half a second to get under 54 seconds in the 400m in the 15-17 age group heats and Lucy did a 9 second PB in the 1500m heats to achieve a time of 5mins 9seconds in the 14-15 age group.
 
They both qualified for the final and ran well in their age groups.Well done to both of you!

 

 

Grantown 10K  9 June 2012

 

Paul Rogan won a closely contested trail race in Anagach Forest. His time of 34.36 put him 8 seconds ahead of Donnie Macdonald from Inverness Harriers. Other Harriers running included Andy Buchanan, Geraint Watkins, Robert Paterson and Andy Wonnacott

First lady was Louise Cartmell from Moray Road Runners followed by our own Siobhan Evans and Susan McRitchie. Claire Nicholas and new member Angela Reid also ran. Well done to all who competed.

Results to follow

 

 

North of Scotland Schools Track and Field Championships 6th of June 
 
Four junior Forres Harriers took part in the above event with all four achieving medals in their events.
 
First on the track was Lucy who added another title to her name by winning the 1500 metres in the 14-15 age group. Zoe also competed in this race and was delighted with her performance in the 200 metres where she ran very well to receive a bronze medal.
 
Fraser also added another North District title to his name by winning the 400 metres in the 15-17 age group.
 
Anna performed well in her first Secondary North District track event where she came third in the 1500 metres in the U14 age group.
She also received another bronze medal in the 100 metres relay. 

 

 

Ord Hill Race  6 June 2012

 

On a wet and miserable evening 42 runners turned out for this new and very welcome addition to our Wednesday summer race calendar.

Six Harriers ran and the race was won by our own Gordon Lennox in 27.26, followed by Paul Rogan in 28.08. Other Harriers were Ian Macdonald 14th, Ross Macleod 16th, Nick Barr 17th and Stu Burn in 36th. Well done to all who ran.

Thanks to Inverness Harriers and Ross Nixon for your hospitality

 

Results

 

 

Committee Meeting and Club Captain 5 June 2012

 

You may have heard by now that Paul Rogan resigned as Club Captain last week.  This was for personal reasons which are not connected with the club.  Paul has said that he will continue to be involved in the coaching side of the club.
 
The role of Captain was discussed at the Committee meeting held after training last night but we were unable to find a  willing and suitably experienced person to fill this role.   The role is primarily about organising and encouraging teams for races held throughout the season.   If you know of any suitable, willing individual we would appreciate any nominations for this role and ask that you forward these nominations through myself.
 
During the meeting committee members took the opportunity to thank Paul for his work during his tenure as club captain and for the dedication and support he has brought to this role

 

 

Scottish National Senior Championships 3 June 2012

 

Congratulations to Mark Mitchell on a brilliant double at Scotstoun this weekend.

He retained his 1500metres title and also won the 800metres title.

Very well done Mark.

 

 

Also this weekend

 

In the Slioch Horseshhoe Hill Race run in perfect conditions the Harriers were represented by Paul Rogan, 9th in 2.16.19 and Graeme Bartlett, 11th in 2.18.05. Well done to you both.

 

Results

 

 

 

Roseisle Forest Run 30 May 2012

 

On  a beautiful sunny evening 159 senior runners tackled a new course set by Paul Rogan, with 125 juniors tackling the junior races. The impressive U21 runner from Inverness, Steven Mackay, improved on his 4th place at Culbin to finish 2nd, just behind Fochabers postie Simon Pride. In a close-run women's race, Inverness Harrier Jenny Bannerman claimed her 2nd win in the MFR Series.

 Results

 

Adults          Under 16          Under 12

 

 

Edinburgh Marathon  27 May 2012

 

On a very warm day Harriers Angela Daley and Cisca Cameron ran in the above race. Angela finished in 3.40.34 and Cisca finished in 3.43.17.

Well done ladies on a difficult day for running.

 

 

Ben Aigan Hill Race  23 May 2012

 

 

 

A good number of Red vests ran in this popular race organised by Graeme Bartlett. On a new course and on a very warm evening the Harriers won both the Male and Female races.

Paul Rogan repeated last years win to retain the men's trophy and with the Ladies winner for the last two years, Kirstie Rogan, unable to run due to injury it was left to Norma Beaton to keep the title for the Harriers. Well done to you both and to all the Harriers who ran.

 

Thanks to Graeme for organising the race and to Kirstie for photos on 2012 Various Flickr Album

Results

 

Weekend of  19/20 May 2012

 

In the Baker Hughes 10K in Aberdeen on Sat 19 May Kyle Greig came a brilliant 2nd behind race winner Ben Hukins in a time of 33.17. Also running were Moira Davie 42.59 and Norma Beaton 43.52. Well done to you all.

 

 

On Saturday Mark Mitchell ran his season's best Mile of 3.46.99 at the British Milers Club meeting in Manchester and then on the Sunday ran 8.12.83 in the 3000metres at the Loughborough International meeting. Well done Mark and we hope you have a good season on the track.

 

 

On Saturday Paul Rogan came 18th in his class in the Masters World Mountain Running Championships at Buhlertal in Germany. Well done Paul.

 

 

In the Gordon Castle 10K Trail Race on Sunday 20 May Andy Wonnacott came 13th in a time of 47.15. The race was won by Rob Brookes from Cosmics. Well done Andy on a tough course.

 

 

Last week a series of races made up the Cape Wrath Challenge.  A number of Harriers ran in these races and a few familiar faces were about too. 
 In tough cold, wet and windy conditions on the Monday Claire Brain completed the 10k in 44:53 and was the fastest lady.   Ran at the same time on the Monday was the Half Marathon which was won by Ben Livesey (former Harrier) in 1:14:36.  Mark Brain was placed fourth in 1:31:35.  Paul Hughes was 11th in 1:41:57.  Hayley Livesey finished in 2:01:12.
 On the Tuesday there were two hill races. In the longer race Claire Brain was the fastest lady in 41:07. 
 On Wednesday there was a race around Durness which was won by Ben Livesey in 1:02:34.  Mark Brain was fifth in 1:17:31. 
 On the Saturday was what is billed as one of the toughest marathons in Britain.  There was a two-person relay event in which Ben & Hayley Livesey won in 3:08:33 and Mark and Claire Brain were second in 3:20:42

 

 

 

Culbin Forest Run  16 May 2012

 

 

Another excellent Forest Run at Culbin

 

Report by Mike here

 

Results   Seniors     Under 16     Under 12

 

 

 

North District Track and Field Championships Saturday 12 May 2012
 
Forres Harriers junior members did the club proud at the championships.
 
Stars of the day were Fraser Scott and Lucy Massie  who won their events to become North District Champions. Fraser won the U18 Mens 400m in a PB time of 54.19 and Lucy fought of strong opposition to take the U16 Girls 1500m title.

Another star was 11 year old Ashleigh Howells in her first ever competition who ran in the Under 14 age group. She ran in the 800metres and came a brilliant 2nd in the Final in a time of 2.45.93 to win the Silver Medal.
 
Zoe Hayward came fifth in the U16 1500m final and did a PB of 47.92 to come fourth in the U16 Girls 300m final. David Scott came 2nd in his heat of the U12 Boys 75 metres and came 12th in the U12 Boys 800m final.
 
Moira Davie came first in the Senior Women 5000m final in a time of 18.57.27.
 
Fraser and Lucy will go on to represent Forres Academy at the Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships at Grangemouth on the 8th June

 

 

Benromach 10K  Saturday 12 May 2012

 

         

 

The third and final race in  this years's Northern Scot 10K series took place at Benromach on a fine and dry day with as usual a headwind on the finishing stretch.

 

First runner in was William Jackson from Moray Road Runners followed closely by our own Simon Pride in 2nd (1st M40) in 35.21. The Harriers had two more runners in the top 10 with Andy Buchanan 9th in 37.43 and Henry Archibald 10th in 38.07. This gave Forres Harriers the second team position behind Keith and District. The Men's team were well supported by David McCulloch 38.43, James Ward 40.39, Lindsay Grant 41.08, Hamish Cameron (2nd M60) 41.29, Ross Macleod 41.25, Andrew Little 43.21, Nick Barr 45.18, Andy Wonnacott 45.49, Lambert Munro 47.17, Graham Coull 49.57, Colin Knox 50.11, Mike Milmoe 50.26, Donald Prentice 53.22 and John Holloway 53.34.

 

First Lady Harrier was Norma Beaton (2nd F40) in 44.34 followed by Susan McRitchie 44.52, Jess Neal 46.17, Jackie Nicol (1st F50) 47.30, Clare Nicholas 50.27, Ros Wright (3rd F50) 51.53, Fran Russell 52.46, Elizabeth Watson 53.11 and Anne Docherty (2nd F60) 53.55.

 

We also welcomed two wheelchair entrants from Inverness.

 

 In the overall Northern Scot series for those runners who completed all three races (Nairn, Elgin and Forres) the Harriers had the Series winner with Simon Pride. Also Norma Beaton (1st F40) Elizabeth Watson (1st F50) and Hamish Cameron (3rd M60) were in the prizes.

 

Well done to all who ran and Fran and Anne would like to thank all who helped in any way.

Thanks to Hannah, Heather and Chris for the Photos.

 

Also thankyou to Benromach Distillery 

 

Results     Series Results     Series Prizes

 

Photos          Flickr Photos

 

 

 

Highland Fling 53 mile Ultra  28 April 2012

 

Congratulations to Simon Burbury (11hours 12mins 12secs) and Frances Britain (12hrs 28mins 57secs) on completing the above race.

 

A report by Fran here

 

 

Event website

 

 

London Marathon 22 April 2012

 

     

Eight Forres Harriers travelled to London at the weekend to take part in the 32nd London Marathon.  The threatened weather forecast was rain, which thankfully held off until late afternoon.  However the replacement sun did make the running conditions a touch hotter than some would have liked, with a couple of the fairer skinned harriers coming home with not only a medal but with some sunburn also.
 
Great running by all the harriers.  First home was Dave McCulloch with a personal best of 3.02.32, followed by Danny Bird 3.24.36.  First female home was Cisca Cameron in 3.43.22.  Fantastic running from Cisca after a year plagued with injury.  Next was Susan McRitchie with a personal best of 3.45.19, Jackie Nicol 3.45.28, Angela Daley 3.50.40, Clare Nicholas with a personal best time of 3.57.01 and then Anne Docherty with a London Marathon personal best of 4.19.38.  Anne finished an impressive 13th overall in her age catergory.
 
Four of the harriers used the opportunity to do some fundraising.  Susan McRitchie, Jackie Nicol and Clare Nicholas chose to run to raise money for The Oaks, Palliative Day Care Unit in Elgin.  They have raised over £1000 so far and would like to thank all that have supported them with their fundraising.  Anne Docherty chose ran for for Clic Sargent and would like to thank all that have donated.

Thanks to Susan for the report and Rachael for the photos.

 

 

 

 

Lochaber Marathon  15 April 2012

 

     

  

The 29th Lochaber Marathon took place on Sunday the 15th April 2012 in near perfect conditions from Fort William. A total of eight Forres Harriers travelled to compete in a field of over 500, those were, Fran Russell, Jessica Neal, Kenny Douglas, Ross Macleod, Lindsay Grant, Colin Knox, Richard Johnson and Andy Wonnacott. A slightly different starting position this year away from the shinty pitch saw the runners winding through a housing estate and out of Fort William onto the A830 Malliag road for and out and back route. Cool conditions with a slight head wind in the first half saw Richard Johnson leading the Harriers pack with Lindsay Grant and Kenny Douglas following, but Richard paid the price for his early pace in this his first Marathon and was passed at around fourteen miles by Lindsay and Kenny. Then following behind were Jess, Ross, Fran, Andy then Colin.
 
The long winter training paid off for all, this was the first Marathon for not only Richard but also Colin, it was also Andys first in seventeen years!  And the remaining Harriers all got personal best times, fantastic result all round.
 
With the finishing times as follows    Kenny Douglas 3hrs 8min
                                                              Lindsay Grant 3hrs 16mins
                                                              Richard Johnson 3hrs 34mins
                                                              Ross Macleod 3hrs 38mins
                                                              Jessica Neal 3hrs 50mins
                                                              Fran Russell 4hrs 5mins
                                                              Colin Knox 4hrs 17mins
                                                              Andy Wonnacott 5hrs 0mins  

 

Thanks to Kenny for the report and the Photos

 

 

Also this Weekend

 

In the Glenlivet 10K Gordon Lennox was 2nd and Simon Pride 4th (1st M40) Also running for the Harriers were Andrew Little and Norma Beaton. Norma was 3rd Lady and second F40.

 Well done to you all.

 

 

 

Clachnaben Hill Race 7 April 2012

 

 

Harriers Paul Rogan, Graeme Bartlett, Henry Archibald and Kevin Schenk along with Moray Road Runners Colin Green and Raymond Hardie travelled to the Clachnaben Hill Race, which saw approximately 215 runners on the start line.  The conditions were near perfect: dry, no wind and not too cold.  The course was well marked out and marshalled, with two good climbs and fast descents through a mixture of good forest tracks, heather, mud, patches of snow and a couple of burn crosses thrown in! 

It was another great value for money race, at £5 for a 14K race, with cakes and tea and a free pint of excellent beer after the finish!

A big thanks to Cosmic Hillbashers for the race.

Thanks to Colin for the report and to Hannah for the above photo.

 

Also this weekend

 

Gordon Lennox and Norrie Lyall travelled to Dingwall for the 14K Cioch Mhor Hill Race. Gordon had a 'slight' deviation from the course to lose 20 mins when in 2nd place to eventually finish just in front of Norrie.

Well done to you both.

 

 

Tick Bite Prevention

 
Thanks to Hugh Buchanan and SHR for the following
 

One of the hazards of off-road running in the summer can be ticks, which can spread Lyme Disease (Borreliosis) and other diseases. 26 March to 1 April was Tick Bite Prevention Week and tick-borne disease charity BADA-UK (Borreliosis and Associated Diseases Awareness-UK) is highlighting the health risks that ticks pose.

BADA-UK advises that with no preventative vaccine available, the best defence against UK tick-borne infections is to avoid being bitten in the first place by taking a few simple precautions when out and about. You can see their Top Tips for avoiding being bitten at http://www.tickbitepreventionweek.org/toptentips.html . If you do get bitten, then it's important to remove the tick as soon as possible, and cleanly - they've got good advice on that too: http://www.tickbitepreventionweek.org/tick-removal.html.

 

 

Moray Primary Schools Cross Country  27 March 2012

 

 Nearly 800 Primary School children from all over Moray ran in Grant Park.

The event was organised by Moray Active Schools and Forres Harriers and it turned out to be a very successful and well organised event. Thanks to all who helped in any way.

 

Thanks to Chris Spencer for the above photo.

 

 

Jog Scotland 5K and 1 mile  26 March 2012

 

 Well done to all who ran.

 Thanks to Hannah for the above photo.

 

 

Moray Road Runners 10K and 3K  25 March 2012

 

Thanks to Anne for the following report.

 

17 Forres Harriers took to the road for the MRR 10K on Sunday in beautiful but blazing hot weather.   The field was down on last year, perhaps due to the heat which was over 20 degrees.  

 

Simon Pride took pride of place as first male home with a good lead.   David Weir was 5th overall and 1st MSV in his first run out in Forres Harriers red vest.   Norma Beaton was 3rd FV.   Elisabeth Watson was 2nd FSV and Anne Docherty 3rd FSV.   This was a special occasion for Elisabeth, as this was the first time she had won a prize!  

 

It was great to see such a good turn-out .  Also running in the red vests were Hamish Cameron, Siobhan Evans (nice to see Siobhan racing again – and good luck in her coming triathlon in Israel), Andy Wonnacott, Lambert Munro, Mike Milmoe, Ros Wright, Fran Russell, Carol Murphy (good to see Carol recovered from injury), Katherine Turbett, Donald Prentice and Darren Culley.   Unfortunately Andrew Little had to pull out with an injury.

 

The new venue was very comfortable and the organisation by Moray Road Runners excellent as always and the food terrific!   Also much appreciated was the ATC who proffered water along the way and held back the traffic.

 

Very importantly a big thank you for the support received from non-running Harriers along the route when we were flagging in the heat.

 

Results 10K          Results 3K

 

 

Also this weekend

 

Congratulations to Gordon Lennox on continuing his winning run. In the Newtonmore 10 mile race he won by a clear minute in 54.35 to miss the course record by only 3 seconds. Well done Gordon.

 

 

 

Garioch 10K and Half Marathon Inverurie 18 March 2012

 

Thanks to Susan for the following report

"Good day out for Harriers running at Garioch 10k and Garioch Half Marathon; Moira Davie 2nd lady in senior category in 10k race with a PB. Paul Hughes 1st harrier home in the Half Marathon, followed by Susan McRitchie (6th lady overall), Jackie Nicol finishing 2nd Super Vet and then Darren Walker. The feeling was that this event was reasonably well organised and well supported by the local area.  Luckily it was favourable race conditions on the day.  The Half Marathon is a challenging but enjoyable, scenic course! Would recommend to others."
Results

 

 

Craig Dunain Hill Race 17 March 2012

         
Thanks to Paul for the following report
What a great advert for low cost, well organised running at the Craig Dunain Hill race. £3 entry fee! as much tea/coffee/cakes/sandwiches as you could drink/eat. Prizes for all age groups with 5 of the 9 harriers competing taking one away. The bigger the cost doesn't always give you the best events!! The harriers kept up their winning ways with Gordon Lennox 1st, Paul Rogan 2nd, Graeme Bartlett 3rd, Stan Mackenzie, 2nd Vet and Kirstie Rogan, 3rd women. Also running for the Harriers were Andy Buchanan, Ian Macdonald, Nick Barr and Mike Milmoe. Another great day for the team. The only way we are going to keep race entries at a reasonable level is to turn our backs on the over priced ones and support these small cheap ones!
Thanks to Hannah for the photos above and on Flickr

 

Results

 

 

Also this weekend

 

Congratulations to Alan Johnstone on completing the D33 Ultra in 5hrs 18mins 56secs. This race is of 33 miles on the Deeside way, starting and finishing in Duthie Park, Aberdeen. Alan finished roughly half way in the field of about 200 runners. There were also a number of Moray Road Runners taking part so well done to you all. Please note the entry for this race is only £10 which is real value for money

 

 

 

Inverness Half Marathon  11 March 2012

 

Congratulations to the 20 Harriers who completed this race on a good day for running.

Th first three Harriers men were Gordon Lennox in 20th place in 1.16.19, David McCulloch 60th in 1.22.30 and Lindsay Grant 106th in 1.27.09. First Harrier Lady was Norma Beaton as 28th female in 1.36.15 followed by Jessica Neal 64th female in 1.42.22 and Clare Nicholas 137th female in 1.49.25. A special mention must go to Anne Docherty who was 2nd F60 in a time of 1.58.26.

 Also running were Stephen Ilett, Mark Priestley, James Ward, Ross McLeod, Andrew Little, Nick Barr, Paul Hughes, Graham Coull, Mike Milmoe, Colin Knox, Stan Mackenzie, Karen Martin and Fay Campbell. Quite a few PB's today. Well done to you all.

 

Sorry no photographs available

   Results

 

Also this weekend

Well done to Zoe Hayward and Fraser Scott who competed in the Scottish Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Irvine on Saturday 10 March.  Zoe was 19th in the 14-15 Girls race and Fraser was 55th in the 15-17 Boys race. Congratulations to you both.

 

 

Nairn 10K  4 March 2012

 

 On a perfect day for running 17 Harriers ran in the first of this year's Northern Scot series.

First across the line was our own Mark Mitchell in in a brilliant time of 30.33 which broke Alan Reid's 1996 course record by 36secs.  This put Mark over three minutes ahead of the second runner who was Stuart Campbell from Arbroath in 33.40. With Simon Pride in 3rd in 33.59 and Kevin Schenk in 26th in 38.59 the Harriers secured the  1st team award.

First Lady across the line was Jenny Bannerman from Inverness Harriers in 37.54.

Other Harriers running were Mark Brain 39.12, Stephen Ilett 40.03, Mark Priestly 40.08, Andrew Little 41.21, Hamish Cameron 42.43, Claire Brain 42.55, Norma Beaton 43.02, Andy Wonnacott 45.35, Lambert Munro 47.50, Ros Wright 48.53, Nadine Williams 49.54, John Holloway 50.44, Darren Walker 51.42 and Elizabeth Watson also in 51.42. A few PB's I believe. Well done to you all.

 Also thanks to Nairn Road Runners for your hospitality.

 

Results                    Fun Run Results

 

 

Also this weekend

 

A very big well done to James Ward who completed the Thames Path 100 mile race from Richmond to Oxford on Saturday 3 March in a time of 23.07.13. The conditions were not good with cold and wet and the race was stopped after 26 hours for safety reasons. Congratulations to James for finishing. Event website here 

 

 

 

Forres Primary Schools Cross Country Champs  3 March 2012

 

There was a record turn out for the annual Primary Schools Championships at Grant Park.

Well done to all the runners today. You were all winners. Also thanks to Paul for a great event.

Individual winners were:  4/5 Girls Hannah Cox  Andersons, 4/5 Boys Giacomo Innes Applegrove,

 6/7 Girls Keanna Morrison Pilmuir and 6/7 Boys Duncan Hornsby Kinloss.

Overall winners were Andersons Primary School

Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way today.  It was fantastic to see so many children taking part in all age groups and with the support of parents/teachers there was a great atmosphere for all the races.
Next event in Grant Park  is the Moray Primary Schools Cross Country on Tuesday 27th March (am). Anyone available to help please let Paul know asap as there is expected to be between 800-1000 children between the 4 races.

Results

 

 

Forres Harriers Club Championship 2012

 

 The 2012 club championship races are set out below.

To qualify for the title each person will gather points from 15 nominated races, with the best 6 scores added together to give an overall score for the year. It is not necessary to do all 15 races, as long as you manage a minimum of 6. Within these 6 at least one should be either a marathon, half marathon or 10 miler, with the rest being any distance. The races nominated for 2012 are-

 

Nairn 10K

MRR 10k

Benromach 10k

Glen Moray 10k (new venue and date)

Dyke 10k (North District 10k Championships)

Mosstowie 5 mile

Moray 3k (1)

Moray 3k (3)

Dufftown 5k

Glen Moray 10 mile (new venue and date)

Lossie Turkey Trot 10 mile (North District 10mile Championship) TBC

Nairn Half Marathon (North District Half Marathon Championship) TBC

Moray Marathons Half Marathon

Lochaber Marathon

Moray Marathon

 

The formula used to work out each person’s points is based on Age/Time. Therefore it is not necessarily the fastest runners in the club gaining the most points. From the formula a percentage score will be given which will be converted into points (100% = 100 points)

It is hoped this will encourage all members to compete in as many of the locally nominated races as possible, giving you more chances of gaining high points.

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Nairn 25 February 2012.

 

Well done to all who ran in Nairn in the final league cross country race of the season. Thanks to Nairn for a well organised event with the weather best described as changeable.

 

Congratulations to our overall series Trophy winners.

Men.  1st Kyle Greig, 2nd equal Robbie Patterson and Gordon Lennox. 1st MV Paul Rogan.

Ladies.  2nd Moira Davie and 3rd U15 Girl Zoe Hayward.

Also 1st Men's Team and 2nd Ladies' Team.

 

First race off was the U11 Girls. In a large field Emma Rogan was 11th, Anya Hayward 15th and Lauren Cameron 20th. This was followed by the U11 Boys with Ben Cameron in 9th, Jack Christie 19th and David Scott 20th. Well done Girls and Boys. Our only other Junior running was Zoe Hayward in the U15 Girls. Zoe needed a good run to finish in the top three in the series. True to form she ran a brilliant race to come 2nd and secure 3rd place overall.

 

In the Ladies race Moira Davie was 2nd to secure the 2nd overall trophy. With the support of Susan McRitchie 9th, Moraig Lyle 14th, Ros Wright 19th, Claire Nicholas 21st and Nadine Williams 23rd this ensured 2nd place overall for the Ladies' team.

 

The men's race was once again dominated by the Harriers with Kyle Greig 1st, Gordon Lennox 2nd, Paul Rogan 5th and Graeme Bartlett 13th making sure of the overall Team Trophy. A total of 18 Harriers men ran with David McCulloch 17th, Kenny Douglas 22nd, Mark Brain 25th, Stephen Ilett 29th, Lindsay Grant 30th, Nick Barr 34th, Mark Priestley 36th, Ross McLeod 37th, Stew Burn 42nd, Lambert Munro 45th, Alex Ross 46th, Steve Hayward 48th and John Holloway 51st. A great turnout and good to see some old faces again. Sorry to see your injury is back again Colin.

  Well done to the guest runners.  John Newsom and Kyle certainly had a good tussle.

 

  Thanks to the Nairn Clubs  for your hospitality and to Hannah for the Photos

 

Results on Cross Country link above.

  

  

 

 

RAF Kinloss to RAF Lossiemouth Half Marathon 19 February 2012

 

Well done to all who ran today. Many PB's thanks to perfect conditions.

Congratulations to Nick Milovsorav in 1.11.49 (above) and Melissa Whyte on being 1st M & F

 

First Harrier was Simon Pride in 2nd in 1.12.07, followed by last year's winner Gordon Lennox 3rd in 1.12.30. The first three had a great battle and were three minutes clear of the fourth runner.

 

Next Harrier was Geraint Watkins in 1.17.49 followed by Henry Archibald in 1.20.48 (PB). They were well supported by Ross McLeod 1.31.21 (PB), Simon Burbury 1.31.47, Susan McRitchie 1.33.35 (PB), Andrew Little 1.34.36, Norma Beaton 1.34.38, Paul Hughes 1.34.51 (PB), Jackie Nicol 1.39.29, Andy Wonnacott 1.42.20, Nadine Williams 1.47.05, Elizabeth Watson 1.55.40, Anne Docherty 1.55.49 and Darren Walker 1.57.57 (PB).

Forres Harriers men (Simon, Gordon and Geraint) were first Men's team.

Jackie was first FSV

 

Thanks to Gareth and MRR for your hospitality and to Hannah for photos

 

Results

 

 

Also This Weekend

 

On Saturday 18 February three Harriers ran in the Scottish National XC Champs.

Kirstie Rogan came 28th in the U20W and Kevin Schenk came 51st in the U20M.

Star of the day was Kyle Greig who was 24th in the SM race. (Out of 505 starters)

Well done to you all.

 

And

 

Once again Mark Mitchell was on TV, this time in the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham.

The 2 mile race he was running in had a world class field and it was great to see him introduced along with runners like Mo Farah. In the end it was the fastest ever 2 mile indoor race. The winner, Eliud Kipchoge ran the 5th fastest time ever in the world. Also the next three runners ran the 6th, 7th and 8th fastest ever time for the distance.

Mark unfortunately did not finish, but was well up with the leaders earlier in the race.

It was a very fast race!!  First Mile 4.04, second mile even faster in 4.03.    3000 metres was 7.37

Well done Mark.  Good to see the Red Vest on National Television.

 

 

 

 

Aviva UK Indoor Championships and World Championship Trials

Sheffield  11 February 2012

 

Congratulations to Mark Mitchell on his brilliant run in Sheffield.

In the 3000 metres he ran 7.59.00 to take the Bronze medal, being only beaten in a sprint finish and finishing 0.64 seconds behind the winner. This puts Mark eighth in the all time Scottish rankings.

Once again it was good to see a Red Forres Harriers vest on TV.  Well done Mark.

Training with the Harriers on Thursday must have helped!!

 

Results

 

 

 

Scottish Masters Cross Country Champs  Kilmarnock 4 February 2012

 

Well done to Hamish Cameron and Colin Youngson who ran in the above event.

Also congratulations to the rest of the North runners who competed. A special mention must go to Inverness Harriers who had George Mitchell as 1st M65 and Melissa Whyte as 1st overall lady. Melissa also led Inverness to the Bronze team medal with  Alison Wilson and Doreen Campbell.

 

Results

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Elgin 28 January 2012

 

Well done to the 32 Harriers who ran at Quarrelwood in the fifth league race of the season. The conditions were very favourable with a bright sunny day and a course well laid out by MRR.

 

As usual the U11 Girls was the first race off and in a very big field the three Harrier girls did very well. Leading the way was Emma Rogan in 10th, closely followed by Anya Hayward 11th and Lauren Cameron in 12th. This ensured the girls the third team position. Next off were Ben Cameron, 8th and David Scott, 19th in the U11 Boys race. We had no U13's so the next Harrier was Zoe Hayward in the U15 Girls where she came a brilliant 3rd. U15 Boy Harry Hurst came a good 8th in his race and Fraser Scott continued his good season with 6th place in the U17's. Well done to all our Juniors.

Seven Harrier ladies ran with Moira Davie coming a good 2nd behind Melissa Whyte from Inverness, who clinched the league title once again with one race to go. Well done Melissa.

With Kirstie Rogan 7th and Susan McRitchie 9th the Harrier ladies were once again second team. They were well supported by Moraig Lyle 11th, Claire Nicholas 22nd, Ros Wright 23rd and Nadine Williams in 26th. A good day for the ladies.

 

Once again the men dominated their race with nearly a third of the runners wearing the red Harriers vest. This domination also showed in the quality of their performances. By coming 1st today Kyle Greig sealed the Men's league title for the first time since 2005. Well done Kyle.

With Robbie Paterson in 2nd, Paul Rogan 4th and Gordon Lennox 5th the Harriers once again were first team. This virtually assures the Harriers of the overall team prize after the final league race in Nairn in four weeks time.

All the Harriers had good runs today with the leaders being well backed up by Geraint Watkins 9th, Andrew Morgan 13th, Henry Archibald 16th, David McCulloch 22nd, Kevin Schenk 26th, Lindsay Grant 33rd, Rod Wallace 36th, Ross McLeod 37th, Andy Wonnacott 43rd, Stew Burn 45th, Steve Hayward 47th, John Holloway 51st and Mike Milmoe 52nd. There were also two guest runners today who were non counters in the league race, John Newsom and Joe Symonds. They certainly gave Kyle and Robbie a good race!   Well done to you all.   

 

Thanks to Moray Road Runners for your hospitality and to Steve and Mike for timekeeping.

Thanks to Hannah for photos on Flickr above.

 

Results

 

Also this weekend

 

Well done to Mark Mitchell who won the 3000 metres running as a guest at the Celtic Cup Indoor International in Cardiff on Sunday 29 January. Mark won by 17 seconds in a new PB of 8.07.90. Very well done Mark and Good Luck for the Summer.

 

Also

  A short report from Fran Britain

Hello, I did another one of my daft ultra-event efforts on Saturday 28 January:

  Adventurehub Yorkshire Ultra – 50 miles starting from Whitby Abbey on the Yorkshire Coast.  Finished in 12hrs 40 mins, 3rd lady in (out of 7 ladies), just over halfway down the overall field.  Delayed flight on Friday evening meant I only managed to grab one hours sleep before starting the event on the Saturday morning!! Fine blue skies and sunshine but a stretch of about 15 miles of sticky gloopy mud in the middle added to the adventure.  http://www.adventurehub.com/Results.html

 

 

 

 RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Evanton 14 January 2012

 

       

 

On a cold, dry and sunny day the conditions were perfect. Underfoot was very wet but this made for a real cross country at this new venue. Thanks to RCAC for setting up some interesting courses

A really good turnout of 27 Harriers.  9 Juniors, 5 Ladies and 13 Men.

 

First race off was the U11 Girls with Anya Hayward coming a brilliant 7th followed by Emma Rogan 10th and Lauren Cameron 15th. In the U11 Boys we had Ben Cameron in a very good 7th and David Scott in 21st. Junior star of the day was Zoe Hayward who came a great 2nd in the U15 Girls. Lucy Massie unfortunately had to pull out. Harry Hurst, in his first race for the harriers came a good 9th in the U15 Boys and Fraser Scott as usual had a strong run in the U17's to also come 9th. 

Well done to all our Juniors.

 

Five of our Ladies ventured around a course which by now was getting well churned up by the earlier races. First Harrier was Moira Davie in a very good 2nd, followed by Kirstie Rogan 4th, Susan McRitchie 6th, Moraig Lyall 12th and Ros Wright in 18th. A good run by all the Ladies.

 

In the mens race the Harriers had a 1,2,3 with Kyle Greig 1st, Robbie Paterson 2nd and Gordon Lennox 3rd. With Paul Rogan coming 5th this secured 1st team once again for the Harriers. They were well backed up by Andrew Morgan 13th, Henry Archibald 16th, Geraint Watkins 18th, Steven Ilett 30th, Hamish Cameron 43rd, Stew Burn 444th, Colin Knox 46th, Steve Hayward 48th and John Holloway 52nd.

 

Thanks to RCAC for your hospitality and a good days racing. Also thanks to Steve for timing.

 

Hannah pics on Flickr above. Also some good pics on RCAC website.

 Results on Cross Country link.

 

 

 

 

Scottish Inter District Cross Country Championships  7 January 2012

 

   

 

Well done to all North District runners who ran in the above event.

In the Junior races Anna MacFadyen came a good 30th in the U13Girls and in the U15Girls Lucy Massie was 18th and Zoe Hayward was 22nd. Well done and it must have been a great experience.

Senior Harriers running were Moira Davie in the Women's race and in the Men's race we had Kyle Greig, Robbie Paterson, Gordon Lennox and Paul Rogan.

 

Also congratulations to Mark Mitchell who ran in the International 3K against some very strong opposition. His race was won by Olympic and World 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop. Also in his race were double Olympic 5000m and 10000m  champion Kenenisa Bekele and Olympic 3000m Steeplechase champion Brimin Kipruto.

Mark was well up with the field and after running with Bekele for most of the race, and overtaking him briefly, finished only two places behind him.

 Must be a fantastic feeling to overtake an Olympic Champion in a race!     Congratulations Mark.

 Good to see a Red Forres Harriers Vest on National Television.

 

 Thanks to Hannah for photos on Flickr above.

 

 

Also this weekend.  On Sunday 8th January Andy Wonnacott came 9th in the Elgin 5K

 in a new PB of 21.29.  Well done Andy.

 

 

Training runs over the New Year weekend

 

 

 

 A varied training schedule over the weekend attracted a good number of Harriers.

Friday 30th was Grant Park, Saturday 31st, Findhorn (top pic) followed by a visit to the Kimberley.

Sunday 1st was Roseisle and Monday 2nd Miltonduff for a social run. Thankyou  MRR.

Finally on Tuesday 3rd Jan 11 ran in Grant Park and another group of 8 ran up Ben Rinnes.

As can be seen in above photo of Kirstie it was a bit wild up there!

 

 

Nairn Turkey Trot  26 December 2011

 

       

On a windy but mild morning a record field of 194 runners took part in this very popular race where the winners are those who are nearest to their predicted time without the use of watches.

There were 26 Harriers running, 11 Men, 11 Ladies and 4 Juniors. Well done to you all.

   

First across the line was our own Kyle Greig in 17.28 and 2nd was Gavin Felton from Barnsley AC.  

First lady was Melissa Whyte from Inverness Harriers in a new course record of 18.48,

followed by clubmate Jenny Bannerman.

 

 First Harriers Lady was Fran Britain in 23.01 and First Harriers Junior was Lucy Massie 23.54.

 

Other Harriers running were Paul Rogan 18.19, Andrew Morgan 19.51, Kevin Schenk 20.28, David McCulloch 21.03, Kenny Douglas 21.04, Lee Pulford 21.35, Mark Priestley 21.52, Nick Barr 22.45, Ross MacLeod 23.01, Siobhan Evans 23.37, Hamish Cameron 24.26, Jackie Nicol 24.37, Moraig Lyall 25.10, Sandra Philip 25.48, Clare Nicholas 26.11, Ros Wright 26.30, Nadine Williams 27.38, Andrew Barr 27.43, Liz Barr 29.16, Jenny Dickie 30.51, Carol Murphy 31.23, Emma Rogan 32.20 and Kathryn Barr 38.06.   

 

Very many thanks to Nairn Road Runners for your superb hospitality and for your ability to finally control the weather for this event.   Keep it up for your XC and 10K please!!

 

Thanks to Hannah for photos. Now on Flickr link above.

 

Results

 

 

Scottish Inter District Cross Country Championships  7 January 2012

Holyrood Park  Edinburgh

 

  Well done to the Harriers who have been selected for the North District Team in the above event.

 Moira Davie and Kirstie Rogan in the Ladies team and Mark Mitchell, Kyle Greig, Robbie Patterson, Gordon Lennox, Simon Pride, Graeme Bartlett, Paul Rogan and Stan Mackenzie in the Senior Mens team.  Also selected were Anna MacFadyen, Lucy Massie and Zoe Hayward in the junior races. 

 Congratulations to all the above.

 

 

Forres Harriers Christmas Handicap   Saturday 17 December 2011

 

 

 Very well done to all who ran on a cold but dry day in Grant Park. Good to see some of our Inverness friends coming through.

First team home was Stew Burn and Robbie Paterson, closely followed by Kirstie Rogan and Lee Pulford. 3rd team was Jenny Bannerman and Stephen Mackay from Inverness Harriers.

 

Thanks to Hamish for his very accurate handicapping. Only 2.55 between first and last!!

Also thanks to Alex and Ian for timekeeping.

Thanks to Hannah for the photos.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Lossiemouth 10 mile Turkey Trot  11 December 2011

  Also North District 10 mile Road Race Championships

 

       

 

Once again the weather has been good to us in Moray and 23 Harriers ran in this popular well organised race. This time the ladies outnumbered the men and the Harriers had another good day.

 

First across the line was our own Gordon Lennox followed by fellow Harrier Paul Rogan who was 1st M40. With David McCulloch finishing very strongly in a brilliant 18th place this ensured Forres Harriers won the Men's team award.

 

A well deserved win for Melissa Whyte from Inverness in the Ladies' race coming 5th overall.

 

The next Harriers home were Lindsay Grant 29th, Richard Johnston 38th and Andrew Little 41st.

First Harrier Lady was Norma Beaton in 46th who was also 3rd FV40.

 

 She was followed by Lee Pulford 49th, Kirstie Rogan 51st, Frances Britain 53rd, Ross McLeod 54th, Andy Wonnacott 56th, Susan McRitchie 57th, Paul Hughes 61st, Jackie Nicol 68th, Sandra Philip 90th, Susan McDonald 92nd, Claire Nicholas 100th, Ros Wright 104th, Nadine Williams 115th, Anne Docherty 119th, Fran Russell 120th and James Hume returning from injury in 125th. Good to see you back James.

 

Thanks to Gareth and to Moray Road Runners for your hospitality.

Once again thanks to Hannah Rogan fo Photos.

 

Results

 

North District 10 mile Champs Medal Winners

 

Male                                                  Female

 

I. Gordon Lennox                                  1.  Melissa Whyte

2.  Paul Rogan                                      2.  Sarah Liebnitz

3.  William Jackson                                  3.  Oonagh Wilson

 

MV                                                        FV

 

1.  Paul Rogan                                  1.  Melissa Whyte

   2.  Paul Miller                                    2.  Oonagh Wilson

3.  Simon Dobbs                               3.  Norma Beaton

 

MSV                                                        FSV

 

1.  David Weir                                  1.  Sarah Houston

 

 

 

 

SportMoray Awards  29 November 2011

 

 

Congratulations to Forres Harriers Men for winning the Senior Team Award at the SportMoray Awards in Elgin. At the Town Hall the Harriers were represented by Paul, Stan, Kenny and Robbie. This award is for all the men at Forres Harriers for their achievments over the last year.

 Well done to you all. 

 

Many thanks to the Northern Scot for the above photograph.

 

 

 

North District Cross Country Championships   Forres   26 November 2011

 

 

         

 

For some strange reason, whilst the rest of Scotland was having really bad weather, Forres had a very mild but breezy day to welcome the best of the North's athletes. Hope you all had a good day.

We also hope our friends from the Western Isles eventually got home.

54 Harriers contested the races over their home course.

 

First races off were the U11's. Tommy McGrath was 10th and David Scott was 14th in the Boys and in the Girls race Anya Hayward was 3rd, Erin Carpenter 4th and Lauren Cameron in 9th.

Well done.

In U13 Girls Anna MacFadyan was 10seconds away from a medal in coming a brilliant 5th and in a very strong U13 Boys race Jake Carpenter was a really good 17th.

U15 Boys Andrew Barr 18th and Craig McFadyan 21st did well in a very competitive race.

Now to the Junior Forres Harriers stars of the day. In the U15 Girls race Lucy Massie was 4th, Zoe Hayward 5th and Molly Carmichael, in her first Harriers race, was 11th. This meant that they were first team and winners of the Gold Medal. Congratulations Girls.

In a very hard U17 race Fraser Scott once again had a strong run to come 9th and he was well supported by Glen Fleetham who came 18th.  Well done to all the Juniors.

 

Moira Davie won the Silver Medal by coming 2nd in the Ladies race and along with Susan McRitchie 7th and Kirstie Rogan 8th won the Silver Team medal behind Inverness Harriers. Kirstie also won the Silver in the U20. Next Harrier was Norma Beaton in 9th. Norma also won a Silver Medal by coming 2nd in the F40. They were well backed up by Frances Britain 13th, Moraig Lyall 17th, Ros Wright 20th, Sue MacDonald 23rd, Nadine Williams 28th, Elizabeth Watson 31st and Anne Docherty 32nd. Also best wishes to Clare Nicholas who injured her foot and ended up being taken to hospital.  Very well done to all the ladies.

 

The Harriers Men had their most successful day ever in the North District Championships.

Current Scottish 1500 metres Champion Mark Mitchell showed his sheer class by gliding round the course to beat the in form Kyle Greig by over a minute and a half. Kyle in turn beat Robbie Paterson by another minute. With a Gold , Silver and Bronze already they were followed by Gordon Lennox 4th,  Simon Pride 5th and 1st M40 and Graeme Bartlett 6th and 2nd M40. With the first six finishers this ensured the Harriers of the Gold team Medal. It is unlikeley that a clean sweep has ever been achieved in a District  Championships before.

Next Harrier home was Paul Rogan in 8th who was also 3rd M40. This made the Harriers first M40 team ( Simon, Graeme and Paul). With Lloyd Gallantree 9th, Geraint Watkins 13th, Stan Mackenzie 14th, Henry Archibald 16th and Andrew Morgan 21st the Harriers were also 2nd team. Unfortunately this was not awarded as the rules only allow one team prize per club.

The team was well supported by David McCulloch 37th, Kenny Douglas 41st, Norrie Lyall 42nd, Ian MacDonald 47th, Andrew Little 48th, Lindsay Grant 49th, Rod Wallace 51st, Steven Illett 52nd, Lee Pulford 53rd, Nick Barr 54th, Ross MacLeod 57th, Andy Wonnacott 58th, Colin Knox 59th, Stew Burn 61st, Mike Milmoe 64th and John Holloway 65th.

 

Thanks to all all who helped today especially Steve Murdoch and Mike Archibald for timing.

 A special thanks to Paul Rogan. Not by his own choice he was left in charge today and he pulled the whole event together with help from Steve and Mike from Scottish Athletics. Thankyou. 

 

Thanks to Hannah Rogan for photos.

 

Results

 

 

 

Fraserburgh Half Marathon  20 November 2011

 

Two Harriers ran in Fraserburgh on Sunday.  Paul Hughes came 62nd in a PB of 1.39.33.

Darren Walker, in his first Half Marathon, ran 2.00.16.  Well done to you both.

 

Results

 

 

Knockfarrel Hill Race  19 November 2011

 

    

 

A good day for the Harriers on a perfect day for Hill Running.

Six Harriers started from the Victorian Station at Strathpeffer and first Harrier was Gordon Lennox in 3rd. With Paul Rogan 4th and Graeme Bartlett 6th it gave Forres Harriers the first team prize. They were well backed up by Norrie Lyall, Nick Barr and Ros Wright. Well done to you all.

Many thanks to Highland Hill Runners for your hospitality.

 

Once again thanks to Hannah Rogan for Photos. More on Flickr above.

 

Results

 

 

 

Children in Need Run  17 November 2011

 

 

Thanks to all the Harriers who ran in the Predict Your Time race to support Children in Need.

A total of £45.60 was raised.

Closest was Lindsay with 10secs followed by Anne with 33secs.

Thanks to Kenny for the idea and the prizes and everyone who came along, both runners and helpers, to support this worthwhile cause.

 

 

 

Moray Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs  16 Nov 2011

 

     

                                                                                                  

The above Championships at Morriston Park were very well attended by the local schools.

The oganisers were Moray Active Schools ably assisted on the day by members of all the area running clubs (MRR, EAAC, FH and K&D). Sport Moray also supported the event.

 

Forres Harriers juniors had a very good day with Anna MacFadyen 1st in the S1/2 Girls, Lucy Massie 1st and Zoe Hayward 2nd in the S3/4 Girls, Fraser Scott 1st and Johnstone McPherson-Stewart 3rd in the S3/4 Boys and finally Tom Hannen 1st in the S5/6 Boys. Well done to you all.

Thanks to Steve Hayward for pics. A few more on '2011 Various' on Flickr

 

Results

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League Inverness 12 Nov 2011

 

   

 

An excellent turn out by the Harriers today at Culloden. The conditions were perfect and the course was flat and uncomplicated. Once again some great results in all age groups. Well done everyone.

We had a total of 34 runners.

 

First off was the U11 Girls with Emma Rogan 6th and Erin Carpenter 7th in a large field. Great run Girls.  Next was the U11 Boys and in his first Harriers event Tommy McGrath came a brilliant 6th. He was well supported by Andrew Massie in 14th and David Scott in 15th. Well done Boys.

U15 Girls Lucy Massie 2nd and Zoe Hayward 4th showed how it should be done and Fraser Scott came a good 8th in the U17's. Well done to all the Junior Harriers.

 

In the Ladies race the first Harrier home was Kirstie Rogan in 8th very closely followed by Susan McRitchie in 9th. Also close behind was Jackie Nicol in 11th, ably supported by Moraig Lyall 15th, Clare Nicholas 22nd, Ros Wright 24th and Nadine Williams in 26th.  Well done Ladies.

 

The Men's race was once again dominated by the Harriers with 19 members competing.

Kyle Greig was a clear winner followed by Gordon Lennox 2nd, Simon Pride 3rd and Robbie Paterson 4th to once again give the Harriers the first four places and the first team.

They were very well supported by Paul Rogan 6th, Graeme Bartlett 8th, Lloyd Gallantree 10th, Henry Archibald 18th, Kenny Douglas 27th, Norrie Lyall 34th, Colin Hall 40th, Lindsay Grant 42nd, Hamish Cameron 43rd, Lee Pulford 46th, Steven Ilott 47th, Stew Burn 48th, Colin Knox 51st and John Holloway 56th.

A special mention to 2 new members running their first Forres Harriers Cross Country.  Steven Ilott who came 47th and Darren Walker who unfortunately had to pull out due to injury. Welcome.

A good day for the Harriers. First four again and 7 out of the first 10.

 Well done to you all.

 

Thanks to Inverness Harriers for putting on the races and for your hospitality.

Thankyou to Hannah Rogan for the Photos.

 

Results

 

 

 

Glen Ogle 33   5 November 2011

 

Congratulations to Alan Johnstone who completed the Glen Ogle 33 mile Ultra Marathon 

in a time of 4hrs 41mins.

 

Also this weekend well done to Kyle Greig who ran a time of 13.54 in the

Scottish 4K Cross Country Championships at Bellahouston.

 

 

 

RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League  Keith 29 Oct 2011

 

   

 

On a perfect day for running 27 Harriers ran on a course that was not as wet as in previous years but was still  referred to as a REAL cross country run.

 

First off was Emma Rogan who came 12th in the U11 Girls race. Next was the U11 Boys race where Andrew Massie was 12th and David Scott was 18th. These were Andrew and David's first League races. Well done to both of you. In the U15 Girls Lucy Massie was 3rd and Zoe Hayward was 5th.  Fraser Scott ran a really good race in his first year as a U17 to come 9th.

 

In the Ladies race Moira Davie was 4th followed by Susan McRitchie 10th, Jackie Nicol 12th, Moraig Lyall 16th and Clare Nicholas in 25th. Kirstie Rogan unfortunately had to pull out.

 

The Harriers had 15 Men running today.  Kyle Greig continued his recent good form to come 1st, and with Simon Pride 2nd, Stan Mackenzie 3rd and Paul Rogan 4th it made the Harriers 1st team.

 

 They were well supported by Lloyd Gallantree 7th, Henry Archibald 13th, Robert Paterson 14th, Norrie Lyall 21st, Richard Johnston 26th, Colin Hall 27th, Rod Wallace 33rd, Hamish Cameron 34th, Lee Pulford 39th, Stew Burn 44th and John Holloway 49th.

What a team effort!

 

Thanks to Keith and District for your hospitality and especially to Ross and his finishing team.

 Thanks to Hannah Rogan for the Photos

 

Results on Cross Country link above.

 

 

Also on Weekend of 29/30  October 2011

 

In the Monumental Challenge in Fochabers on Sunday 30 October the winner was Simon Pride.

Other Harriers running were Norrie Lyall 7th, Andy Wonnacott 24th and Nick Barr 29th.

  Well done to you all.

Results

 

 

Well done to Graeme Bartlett for winning the Meall a'Bhuachaille Hill Race in a record time of 1.09.14 on Saturday 29th October.

 

 

 

Tain Hill Trail Race  22 October 2011

 

Well done to Gordon Lennox who won in 1.08.44, and to Stan Mackenzie who came second in a time of 1.09.01 They were clear of the next runner by over three minutes.

Results

 

 

Also congratulations to Rod Wallace who came 24th in the DK 10K in Dinnet in a time of 46.28

 

 

 

 Endurance Workshop    Wednesday  26th October 2011

 

1830-2000 hrs,   Moray College,  Elgin

 

Mel Edwards a current Level 4 Endurance Coach and former Scottish Cross Country and Marathon International has personal bests of 2:18 for the marathon and 29.35 for 10km. Mel has personally been running for more than 50 years and has covered over an incredible 100,000 career miles.

 

His workshop will focus on types of endurance training, including Long Runs, Fartlek, Interval training and Hill sessions. Mel will also cover goal setting and the mental approach towards achieving these as well as injury prevention and race and training planning.

 

This is a great opportunity to question one of Scotland’s most experienced and talented former athletes, learn new ideas and share best practice with others. Cost will be £2 per person , payable on the night.

 

To confirm your place please contact Alasdhair Love (Alasdhair.love@scottishathletics.org.uk)

 

 

 

 

Aviemore Half Marathon and 10K  16 October 2011

 

A brilliant double for the Harriers.

 

In the 10K Kyle Greig carried on his winning streak with a fast time of 32.24. He was followed in by Lindsay Grant 38.40, Ross McLeod 41.53, Susan McRitchie 42.21 and Andy Wonnacott in 43.52. Great times by you all

 

In the Half Marathon Gordon Lennox continued his recent good form to win in 1.14.57. Other Harriers today were Sandra Phillip 1.42.55, Sarah Louise Grigor 1.55.53 and Jackie Murray 2.17.17. Well done to all who ran.

 

Results 10K     Half Marathon

 

 

 

Bennachie Hill Race  9 October 2011

 

Kyle Greig won the Bennachie hill race for the second consecutive year in a time of 55.41, more than 2 mins ahead of his nearest challenger. The 12K course takes you over up through woodland onto the open hill, over the three tops of the mountain,  back down a fast made up path before a 3-4k forest run back to the start.   He was followed home by five other Forres Harriers: Norrie Lyall, Nick Barr, Moraig Lyall, Fran Britain and Ros Wright in that order.  For Ros and Fran it was the first time they had done an event of this type and both couldn’t stop grinning at the end.  Andrew Barr competed in the accompanying 5k under 16s race.

Thanks to Moraig for the report. 

 

Results

 

 

Cairngorm Charmer  8 October 2011

 

Thanks to Stew Burn for a short report on the above event.

The team of Stew and Jim Graham from Nairn Road Runner finished in a combined time of 3.28.19 to take second place in the Vintage Men's class. Well done to you both.

Also well done to Siobhan Evans who was third female and along with Michelle Green (MRR) won the Ladies team event.

It was described as a very well organised event with the marshalls being helpful and supportive throughout the day. To be recommended for a challenge.

 

 

 

Eight Acres Leisure Club

 

An offer to members of Forres Harriers.   Info

 

 

 

North District Cross Country Relays  8 October 2011

 

In dampish conditions at Dornoch the Harriers had a very good day.

 

The Men's A team of Lloyd Gallantree, Graeme Bartlett, Gordon Lennox and Robbie Paterson convincingly won the Gold Medal and the B team of Colin Hall, Colin Knox, Norrie Lyall and Andrew Morgan also had a good run.

 

The Ladies team of Kirstie Rogan, Jackie Nicol and Susan McRitchie had a great run to come a very good second behind a strong Inverness team to take the Silver Medal. Unfortunately only two runners were available for the Ladies B team so Moraig Lyall and Ros Wright just ran the first two legs so they too could get cold and wet!

 

The Boys team of Jake Carpenter, Johnstone Macpherson-Stewart and Fraser Scott also ran really well in a very competitive race

We were unable to raise a Girls team.

 

Congratulations to all who ran.

Thanks to ESAC for your hospitality and for a good days racing.

 

Results

 

 

 

Loch Ness Marathon & 10K  2 October 2011

 

Marathon    Very good times for Angela Daley, 3.28.58 and Cisca Cameron, 3.31.31.

Congratulations Ladies.

 

10K    First across the line was our own Kyle Greig in a very impressive timeof 32.55.

Other Harriers running were Lindsay Grant 39.26, Ross Macleod 42.26, Lee Pulford 43.33 Colin Knox 56.13 and Alison Mackay 57.42.  There were PB's for Lindsay, Ross, Lee and Colin.

 

Well done to you all

 

 

Also Douglas Cowie ran in the British Masters 10K Road Race Championships at Exmouth in Devon.

On a very hot day he ran a time of 38.02 to come 6th in his age category. Congratulations Doug.

 

 

 

Caithness Cross Country   1 October 2011

 

   

 

This was the first of this years RUN 4 IT Cross Country League Races.

 

On a dry day with no wind fifteen Harriers made the long journey to Thurso, with Emma Rogan being first off in the U11 Girls race where she came 17th, followed by Lucy Massie 5th and Zoe Hayward 7th in the U15 Girls race.

 

In the Ladies race Moira Davie, 2nd and Kirstie Rogan, 4th were well backed up by Susan McRitchie 9th and Ros Wright 14th.

 

The Men's race was dominated by the Harriers with Robbie Paterson 1st, Gordon Lennox 2nd, Paul Rogan 3rd and Graeme Bartlett 4th. They were supported by Stew Burn 19th, Steve Hayward 20th and John Holloway 22nd. Also Henry Archibald started well, but unfortunately fell and did not finish.

Well done to all of you

 

  Thanks to Hannah Rogan for photos on above link.

 

Thankyou to David and all at Caithness AAC for your hospitality.

 

results 

   

  

 

 

Dyke 10K    25 September 2011

 

   

 

On a warm but windy day there was a great turnout for this years Dyke 10K

Well done to all who took part

 

First was Gordon Lennox from Forres Harriers followed by Jeremy Whittet, Keith and District and Lloyd Gallantree also from Forres Harriers. 1st M40 was Colin Green, Moray Road Runners. 1st M50 was Iain Cassidy, Nairn Road Runners. Finally 1st M60 was Charles Noble, Fraserburgh.

Also running today were Henry Archibald, Lindsay Grant, Hamish Cameron, Rod Wallace, Ross Macleod, Andy Wonnacott, Lee Pulford, Lambert Munro, Mike Milmoe and John Holloway.

 

First Lady was Melissa Whyte from Inverness Harriers followed by Oonagh Wilson from Moray Road Runners and Freya Tetley from Jog Scotland Muir of Ord.  1st F40 was Norma Beaton, Moray Road Runners.  1st F50 was Sarah Houston, Moray Road Runners.

 1st F60 was Anne Docherty, Forres Harriers.

Also running for the Harriers Ladies were Jackie Nicol (3rd F40), Clare Nicholas, Ros Wright and Elizabeth Watson.

 

First team (2+2) was Inverness Harriers with Forres Harriers second. 

  

Well done to Shona and Jackie and helpers for a successful afternoon.

Thanks to Alastair and Hannah for Photos on Photos link.

 

Results

 

 

 

Also on weekend of 24/25 September 2011

 

In the Nairn Triathlon four Harriers took part. Siobhan Evans (1st F), Moraig Lyall (1st FV), Nadine Williams and Tim Pott. Well done to you all.

 

Congratulations to Graeme Bartlett on coming 2nd in the Cairn William Hill Race.

 

Well done to Alan Johnstone for completing the River Ayr Way Challenge 44mile Ultra Marathon.

 

Congratulations to Kirstie Rogan who represented Scotland in the Junior Home International Hill Running Championships in Snowdonia.

 

Well done to Sarah Louise Grigor for running 4.10 in the Berlin Marathon.

 

Susan McRitchie was 9th Lady taking 1.40.45 in the Dumfries Half Marathon.  Congratulations.

 

On Saturday 24 September, Norrie Lyall took part in the Shetland ‘Hairst’ Half Marathon.  Running side by side with the legendary ‘Flying Postie’, Bill Adams, up until the 7-mile mark, Norrie had to let him disappear up the road as the super-vet’s superior race-fitness began to tell.  The absence of signage/marshalling at a crucial turn at around 10 miles meant a 2-mile ‘bonus’ detour around the Sullom Voe oil refinery for the front-runners and after 15.24 miles on the road, Norrie was very pleased to finish in 3rd place, with Adams winning convincingly after a superb run.  Times yet to be confirmed, but Norrie’s officially-recognised GPS reading of 1.29.31 for 13.10 miles was enough to send him on his way back to Lerwick with a wide grin on his face after a superb day out

 

 

 

 

Buckie 10K  18 September 2011

 

   

 

On a breezy, showery afternoon five Harriers ran in the Buckie 10K.

The race was won by Frankie Barton from K & D and the 1st Lady was Elspeth Jenkins from MRR.

 

First Harrier was Lloyd Gallantree in 2nd followed by David McCulloch, Lindsay Grant, Andy Wonnacott and Anne Docherty. David and Lindsay had PB's

 

Well done to you all and thanks to Buckie for your hospitality.

Thanks to Hannah Rogan for photos. More on Flickr.

 

Results

 

 

Busy weekend for the Harriers 17/18 September 2011

 

Moraig Lyall was 1st Vet Lady in the Applecross Duathlon. This is a race of a 9 mile run and a 15 mile cycle. Well done to you Moraig.

 

Sarah Louise Grigor was competing in the 105 mile Coast to Coast 'Rat Race'. Unfortunately she was 'Timed Out' after 102 miles with only a short Kayak leg to go. Rules are Rules for safety reasons so really bad luck Sarah. However you got a well deserved medal. Well done to you.

 

In the Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon the first ladies team was Jackie Nicol and Siobhan Evans in 4.26.28. 2nd mixed team was Alan and Pat Reid in 4.08.05 and 5th mixed team was Steve and Nadine Williams in 4.18.58. First Lady was Siobhan and 3rd Lady was Pat. Well done to you all.

 

Fraser Scott ran a 25.33 in the 200m and 57.13 in the 400m and Lucy Massie ran a PB OF 5.18.28 in the 1500m at the Inverness Open Graded on Saturday at Queen's Park. Well done Fraser and Lucy

 

In the Great North Run Paul Hughes came in with a time of 1.43.58. Congratulations.

 

Well done to Hamish Cameron who took 41.40 in the Stirling 10K

 

 

 

 

Schools Saturday Orienteering League

 

Please follow the link here for more information

 

 

 

Golspie 10K   10 September 2011

 

Well done to Gordon Lennox 2nd,  Robbie Paterson 3rd and Lloyd Gallantree 6th in winning the team prize today. The race was won by Stephen Mackay from Inverness Harriers, and the first Lady was Sheila Gollan, also from Inverness Harriers.

   

Results

 

 

 

Jungfrau Uphill Marathon Switzerland  10 September 2011

 

 

Douglas Cowie, Iain Macdonald, Paul Rogan and David Christof ran in this uphill only Marathon which has a climb of over 1500 metres. This is in fact more than the height of Ben Nevis!

You may remember David, who is from Los Angeles/Prague, as he ran with the Harriers last summer on the beach run in Findhorn. Also David was one of Paul's team mates in the Blue Planet Run round the world relay in 2007.

 

                                               80th           Paul             3.54.42              15th    M40

                                             309th           Douglas      4.21.17               6th      M55

                                           1118th           Iain              5.00.52            258th    M45

                                           2012th           David          5.36.41             650th   M20 

         

     Very well done to you all.

  

 

 

 

 

Grantown Try Tri   4 September 2011

 

     

 

Well done to Anne, Fran, Pat, Nadine and Kenny who took part in the Triathlon.

I believe quite a few prizes were won between you. Congratulations.

 

Thanks to Alastair for the photos. More on the Photos link above. 

 

 

Siobhan's 2011 Triathlon update

 

 

Moray Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K  4 September 2011.

 

On a warm calm day there were 20 red vests on show. Well done to all who ran.

 

Fantastic day for the Harriers today!

 

 1st team in the 10k with Stan Mackenzie 3rd, Simon Pride 4th and Ross Mcleod 33rd. Also running were Susan McRitchie, Andy Wonnacott, Paul Hughes, Colin Knox and Faye Campbell.

 

1st team in the Half Marathon with Gordon Lennox 3rd, Henry Archibald 9th and Geraint Watkins 10th. Plus 1st Supervet Lady, Jackie Nicol and 3rd Supervet Lady, Sandra Philip. Also running were Simon Burbury, Graham Coull, Clare Nicholas and Karen Martin.

 

A special mention to Lindsay Grant for a massive PB in the Marathon!! All the training paid off.

Also in the Marathon Sarah-Louise Grigor had another good run.

 

results

 

Congratulations to Jackie Murray who completed the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon in 2.12.03.

 

 

Also this weekend Graeme Bartlett and Mike Milmoe tackled the infamous Ben Nevis Hill race.

Out of 600 starters Graeme was 27th in 1.50.07 and Mike finished in 2.58.25

Well done to you both.

 

 

 

Junior Home International Hill Running - Snowdonia Sat 24th September

 

Scottish U18 Girls Team

 

Congratulations to Kirstie Rogan on being picked to run for Scotland in the above race.

 

The race is being held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Hill Running Championships.

 

 

 

 

Speyside Way 35 mile Ultra Marathon  27 August 2011

 

Well done to the Harriers who ran in this race. It was organised by our own Sarah-Louise Grigor and is part of the Montane Ultra Marathon Series.

First was Matt Williamson from Bellahouston and first Lady was Lucy Colquhoun from Carnethy.

Harriers taking part were Cisca Cameron, Angela Daley and Alan and Anni Johnstone. Congratulations.

 

results     report

 

 

 

Weekend of 27/28 August 2011

 

Talking of Ultras, Fran Britain was the only Lady to complete the Adventure Club 6 Nortumberland Ultra on Saturday. This was a 100K race with 3800metres of climb. Well done Fran.

 

On Saturday Fraser Scott and Zoe Hayward were selected to run for Grampian Region in the Scottish Athletics Inter Regional match at Wishaw. Congratulations to you both.

 

Also on Saturday Robbie Paterson ran in the Ochils 2000's Hill race near Stirling.

 

On Sunday Paul and Kirstie Rogan both ran in the Hill Running Trials at Menstrie.

 

Hannah and Emma Rogan ran in the Menstrie Mystery Fun Run.

 

Also on Sunday Hamish Cameron was 1st MV60 in the Perth 10K in 42.00

 

Well done to all the Harriers who represented the Club.

 

 

Inverness Parkrun

 

Parkrun has arrived in Inverness. The first 5K race is Saturday 3 September at 9.30am.

Follow this link HERE for more infomation. As it is a weekly event only the first one will be put on our races page, but there will be a permanent link on the links page.

Remember you have to register online the day before your first run for your barcode, but from then on just turn up with this barcode at Bught Park. You can also use it at any other Parkrun in the UK without having to register again. And it is free! 

 

 

 

 

Nairn Half Marathon and North District Championships   20 August 2011

 

 

   

 

On a warm and breezy afternoon the Harriers had some good results.

 Stan Mackenzie was 1st and Melissa Whyte, Inverness Harriers was 1st woman in today's race.

Well done to Stan on becoming North District Champion.

Also to new member Gordon Lennox on coming second.

A special mention to Lindsay Grant who won his first North District medal by being 2nd M40.

 

Also running for the Harriers were Henry Achibald, 22nd, Mark Priestly and Andy Wonnacott.

Moraig Lyle was first Lady Harrier in 68th, followed by Jackie Nicol, Sarah-Louise Grigor, Ros Wright, Anne Docherty and Fran Russell.  Well done to all of you.

Photos on Photos link above. Also here.  Photos

Results

 

 

A busy weekend for the Harriers. Mark Mitchell won his 800metres at the British Milers Club meeting in Birmingham in 1.50.85 and Robbie Paterson won the Helmsdale Hill Race

 

 

 

  2011 North District Half Marathon Champions

 

  MEN                                                       WOMEN

  1   Stan Mackenzie  (Forres Harriers)                                        1   Melissa Whyte  (Inverness Harriers)

         2   Gordon Lennox  (Forres Harriers)                                        2   Elspeth Jenkins  (Moray Road Runners)

                                 3   Steven Mackay  (Inverness Harriers)                                     3   Alison Wilson  (Inverness Harriers)

 

              1   M40+ Stan Mackenzie  (Forres Harriers)                              1   W40+ Melissa Whyte  (Inverness Harriers)

                     2   M40+ Lindsay Grant  (Forres Harriers)                                  2   W40+ Elspeth Jenkins  (Moray Road Runners)

                                 3   M40+ Ian Cassidy  (Nairn Road Runners)                            3   W40+ Alison Wilson  (Inverness Harriers)

 

                    1   M50+ Ian Cassidy  (Nairn RoadRunners)                             1   W50+ Sarah Houston  (Moray Road Runners)

 

 

 

 

 

Pinto 3K series Race 3  17 August 2011

 

 

 Not many Harriers ran today. Hamish Cameron and Andy Wonnacott ran well but the usual runners won again to easily win the overall series.

Fraser and Lucy were once again brilliant tonight winning the Junior race.

 

Series Winners

 

                                                 Senior M      Frankie Barton          Keith and District

                                                 Senior F       Jenny Bannerman     Inverness Harriers

                                                 Junior M       Fraser Scott               Forres Harriers

                                                 Junior F        Lucy Massie               Forres Harriers    

 

Well done to you all.

 

Results Adults           Results Juniors

 

 

 

 

Junior Harriers

 

I have been asked by Jackie to put up the following.

 

 We, as the Junior committee, have decided to reduce the junior coaching to one day a week starting next week. The day we have chosen will be Thursday. We will have three coaches for that night which will give the kids a better session. We will speak to the juniors tonight (Tues 16th) to let them know our plans. We will review this in the new year and may change back to two days in the spring. Ann is printing off a letter to hand out to the children.

 

 

 

Dufftown 5K  14 August 2011

 

 

On a warm day in Dufftown there was a good turnout for the annual Jog Scotland 5K.

 

Winners today were Paul Murdoch from Keith and District in 1st and our own Susan McRitchie as 1st Lady. Congratulations to you both.  First team (2+2) were Garioch Road Runners.

 

Also running for the Harriers were Andy Wonnacott 10th, Kirstie Rogan 13th and 2nd Lady, and Sarah-Louise Grigor who was running with her daughter Bethany. (Future Harrier I hope.)

 

Thanks to Audrey and Alex Benvie for another well organised race and to Dufftown Jog Scotland for your usual hospitality.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Abernethy 10 mile  13 August 2011

 

Well done to Stan Mackenzie on winning today.

Also to Jackie who was 3rd Lady, and to Ros, Clare, Nadine, Carol, Robert and Tim.

The Harriers also won the Team prize.

 

Results

 

 

Aviva UK Athletics  Startrack  Forres   11 August 2011

 

 This was a free Aviva Startrack session in Grant Park.

It was for for Juniors  8-15 years old.

 

Thanks to Paul, Lyn, Jamie and Kirstie for giving the kids a fun afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

Petrofac Athletics League Inverness  7 August 2011

 

On a 'dampish' day where the conditions were so bad that many field event were cancelled, three Harriers braved the weather to compete.

Fraser Scott, Zoe Hayward and Lucy Massie all ran. Lucy had a PB in the 1500m. Well done Lucy.

 

Results

 

 

 

Well done to Graeme Bartlett, 3rd and Robbie Paterson, 4th at Newtonmore

in the Creag Dhubh Hill Race on Sat 6 August.

 

Also Hamish Cameron was 1st MV60 in the Scottih Gas 10K in Edinburgh on Sunday in 42.21

 

 

 

Viewpoint Challenge    3 August 2011

 

On a warm misty evening 34 runners ran up Califer Hill to the Viewpoint.

First once again was Graeme Bartlett in 21.10, followed by fellow Harrier Robbie Paterson.

First Ladies were twins Oonagh and Emma Dunnett from Thurso, equal in 26.13.

Well done to all the runners, and I hope no-one is still lost up there in the mist.

Thanks to Alex Ross for organising the race.

 

Results

 

 

 

Pinto 3K Series Race 2   3 August 2011  

 

An unfortunate clash of dates meant that no senior Harriers were in Elgin for this popular event.

The senior race was won by Frankie Barton and the first Lady was Jenny Bannerman.

 

However in the Junior races we had 1st and 2nd with Fraser Scott and Lucy Massie.

A class act well supported by David and Miriam.  Well done to you all.

 

Results Adults          Results Juniors

 

 

 

 

UK  Athletics Championships  31 July 2011

 

Well done to Mark Mitchell for reaching the final of the 1500 metres in the UK Champs and running really well and getting a PB and a new Forres Harriers Club record of 3.44.44. The race went off very fast with the first four getting well away from the rest.

 Mark was 8th, but only 0.3 secs separated positions 5,6,7 and 8. He will take great pleasure in beating long time rivals Kris Gauson and James Brewer. Congratulations Mark.

Good to see a red Forres Harriers vest on television.

 

Results

 

 

 

Jean Carr Challenge 5.5mile Hill Race Fochabers  24 July 2011

 

 

   

 

On a chilly afternoon this was a good hill race which was enjoyed by all the runners.

 Forres Harriers once again had a successful day with Simon Pride winning and Kirstie Rogan coming in as first lady. Also running were Susan McRitchie,who was 2nd Lady and Andy Wonnacott. Sorry no photo of you Andy, your pic was blurred as you were going so fast!!

  Well done to you  all.

 Thanks to Spey Runners and Fochabers Gala for an enjoyable afternoon.

 

Results

 

A busy week for other Harriers. Graeme Bartlett and Kyle Greig came 2nd and 3rd behind Dan Whitehead in the Mither Tap Hill Race at Bennachie on Thursday and Stan Mackenzie won the Wicked Wolf 10K at Carrbridge on Saturday.

 

 

Also well done to Simon Pride who ran in the Skiddaw Hill Race in the Lake District whilst on holiday on Sunday 3rd July.  In this 9mile, 2700 ft climb race he came a very creditable 10th. 

 

 

 

 

Dufftown 5 Hill/5 Mile  20 July 2011

 

Paul Murdoch from Keith & District was first home in this popular evening race.

First Harrier was Hamish Cameron followed by Kirstie Rogan, who won the trophy for first Lady and Susan McRitchie who was second Lady.

Moraig Lyall also started, but injured her ankle and had to stop. Hope not too much damage done, and a speedy recovery to you.

Thanks to Audrey Benvie and Dufftown Jog Scotland for your hospitality.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Nethy Explorer 12K Multi Terrain Race  17 July 2011

 

The above race was won by our own Kyle Greig with Simon Pride coming 4th. Also running for the Harriers were Moira Davie 16th, and Andy Wonnacott 24th. Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Scottish Senior National Championships  17 July 2011

 

 

Congratulations to Mark Mitchell on becoming Scottish 1500 metres Champion at Scotstoun in a time of 3.51.11. This followed his 800 metres win last year.  Well done Mark.

Some other good performances from North athletes.

 

 

 

Tom Na Bat Hill Race Tomintoul   16 July 2011

 

Tomintoul Highland Games had a very pleasant day for their annual event.

The rain stayed away and Forres Harriers runners had an excellent day.

 

First was Graeme Bartlett from the Harriers, followed by David Wilby and Tim Griffen.

 

First Lady was Siobhan Evans followed by fellow Harrier Kirstie Rogan.

 

Thanks to Mike Milmoe for organising the race and to Tomintoul for your hospitality.

 

Results

 

 

 

Forres Highland Games 10K  9 July 2011

 

On a surprisingly warm and pleasant afternoon there were plenty of entrants for this race.

First was Jeremy Whittet from Keith and District, continuing his recent good form.

Leading  Harriers were Stan Mackenzie in 2nd and Lloyd Gallantree in 3rd. First Lady was Siobhan Evans with Inge Van Der Heiden 2nd and Vida Williams 3rd.

Forres Harriers were first team and won the Hugh Tawse Team Trophy (Stan, Lloyd and Kyle).

Lots of male red vests on show today (15).    Not many Ladies (2).

 Excellent performances on the track by the Junior Harriers.

 

Results

 

Also well done to Mark Mitchell who broke his own 1500 metres Club Record at the British Milers Club meeting in Solihull with a time of 3.45.92.

 

 

 In his first race since moving to Shetland Norrie Lyall took part in the Shetland ‘Simmer Dim’ Half Marathon on June 26, in warm, sunny conditions.

 After an epic battle with local running legend Bill Adams, ‘The Flying Postie’, he eventually took third place and First Vet., in 1.29.26.  Well done Norrie

 

 

 

 

 

Portsoy 10K  3 July 2011

 

Seven Harriers went to Portsoy for the Follow the Herring 10K which is run in conjunction with the annual Portsoy Boat Festival.

On a very warm day it was good there was a 10.30 start.  First Harrier was Henry Archibald in 8th with a time of 35.57.  Close behind were Andrew Morgan 9th, David McCulloch 13th, Lindsay Grant 20th, Richard Johnston 24th, Andy Wonnacott 37th and Sarah-Louise Grigor in 106th. Well done to all of you.

 

Results

 

 

 

Petrofac Athletics League   3 July 2011

 

On a very pleasant afternoon there were two senior and five Juniors competing in Inverness.

 

Seniors Stan Mackenzie and Hamish Cameron came 1st and 3rd in the 5000 metres

U17 Fraser Scott came 3rd in his first 3000 metres on the track, running really well.

U17 Hannah Rogan came 3rd in the Long Jump and also ran in the 100 metres.

Our U15 Girls Zoe Hayward and Lucy Massie both did really well in their 1500 and 200 metres. Lucy came 3rd in the 1500m and Zoe was just beaten on the line in her 200m.

U11 Girl Emma Rogan was 2nd in her 100m and also did the 600m and Long Jump.

 

Thanks to Hamish and Paul along with Fraser's and Lucy's Dads for much needed help.

 

Results

 

 

 

Monaughty Forest Run  29 June 2011

 

   

 

Once again a record entry for Monaughty Forest Run.  Every Forest Run this Summer has had a record entry. After 10 years this series has developed into more than we ever expected. Thankyou all for supporting us. A special mention to Mike, Mark and Paul for their hard work.

Thanks to Chris for pics

 

Race and Series report from Mike  here

 

Overall Junior Series Winners  here

 

Adult Results   Under 16 Results   Under 12 Results

 

 

 

 

 

The Forres Try Tri   25 June 2011

 

     

 

Well done to all who ran in the first Triathlon to be run in Forres.  Most of you will now be looking forward to the next one.  Possibly a few will be saying 'never again.'  Congratulations to the organisers for a great event.

 

First Male was Andrew Morgan.     First Lady was Oonagh Wilson.      First team was Forres Flyers.

 

Thanks to Alastair and Chris for photos

 

Race report

Results

 

 

Fyrish Hill Race   Evanton    25 June 2011

 

Four Harriers were at this very runnable 7.5 mile Hill Race with 1500ft climb.

 The Race was won by Hector Haines of Edinburgh University, and Paul Rogan was 2nd. Third Male was Alex Keith of HBT.

 

  First Lady was Kirstie Rogan.

 

  Also running for the Harriers were Stu Burn and Stan Mackenzie. Well done to you all.

 

Results  

 

 

 

Pinto 3K Series  Race 1   22 June 2011

 

 

Eight Harriers were at Cooper Park in Elgin for the first race of this popular series.

 

The Adult's race was was won by Jeremy Whittet.  First Lady was Jenny Bannerman with our own Moira Davie in 2nd place. Other Harriers running were Fay Campbell, Andy Wonnacott, Hamish Cameron and Graham Coull

 

In the Juniors it was a double for Forres with Fraser Scott 1st Boy and Lucy Massie 1st Girl. Young Aidan Ferry was just behind Lucy. All three would have been well up in the adult race

 

Well done to you all.

 

  Thanks to MRR for the above photo.

 

Adult results          Junior results

 

 

 

Dochfour Dash  22 June 2011

 

A good turnout for this new evening 5.2 mile trail race starting by the Caledonian Canal. Paul Rogan won the race and other Harriers competing were Stu Burn and Danny Bird. Thanks to Inverness Harriers for putting on this very good addition to the summer evening races.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Glen Moray 10K and 10 Mile  19 June 2011

 

     

 

 

Well done to all who ran in the Glen Moray Charity 10's.  Your taking part in these races mean that several deserving local charities will gain.

Thanks to Paul and his team for organising this popular event, and to Graham Coull from Glen Moray for his continuing support.

 

Winners today were;

10Mile  Ben Livesey, John Goodall and Henry Archibald.

  10Mile Ladies Melissa Whyte, Laura Ross and Oonagh Wilson.

10K Jeremy Whittet, Gordon Lennox and Lloyd Gallantree.

10K Ladies Chirsty McLeod, Jenny Bannerman and Elspeth Jenkins.

Winning Team MRR

 

Also it was nice to see some of our Stornoway friends over here.

 

FH North District medal winners were

Lloyd Gallantree 2nd MV and Frances Britain 3rd FV

 

Thanks to Chris for photos above          Link here for other pics

Pics also on Flickr

 

10K Results          10mile Results

 

Well done also to Robert Patterson who won the Mosstowie 5 on Saturday

 

 

 

Quarrelwood Forest Run  15 June 2011

 

    

 

 

219 runners of various ages attended the third of this year's Forest Run series held on a pleasant evening at Quarrelwood. Once again it was a record turnout.

 

The men's race was a 1,2,3 for the Harriers with Simon Pride, Graeme Bartlett and Henry Archibald

Ladies race was this time a 1,2,3 for MRR with Oonagh Wilson, Michelle Green and Norma Beaton.

U11 winners were Conon Smith and Grace Whelan.

U16 winners were Zoe Hayward and Ewan Carter.

 

Thanks to Mark and all his helpers.

Thanks to Chris for the pics.

Race report by Mike Rodgers  here

 

 Results on Results page

 

 

 

 

Message from Norrie Lyall

 

Since I fly up to Shetland on Sunday evening to start a new job in Lerwick, I won't make it to training again before I go (work until 8 p.m. tomorrow). However, I plan to do the Moray 10-Mile on Sunday afternoon before I leave, so will see some of you there, no doubt.
Thanks to you all for some very memorable running and racing and I hope to be back from time to time. After all, I've paid my membership for another year at least!
P. S. My first race up north is the Shetland 'Simmer Dim' Half Marathon on Sunday June 26. Any takers?
Cheers the noo,
Norrie

 

 

 

 

Skye Half Marathon  11 June 2011

 

 

 

Danny Bird and Norrie Lyall were at the Skye Half Marathon today.  Both had a good run, finishing 14th and 19th respectively, out of 273 runners, in 1.30.32 and 1.31.33.  The race was won by Hugh Campbell, in 1.11.17.  Both were pleased with their times, on a warm day and a very undulating course. Well done to you both.

Results

 

Also well done to Mark Mitchell who broke his own club 1500m record by 7 seconds with a time of 3.48.56 at Watford

 

 

Moray Rotary Marafun  5 June 2011

 

     

 

Well done to the Forres Harriers  '5 decades' team of Stuart, Robbie, Susan, Lloyd and Douglas on winning the mixed team award and coming 4th overall team.  Also a mention for Hamish who was a member of the first overall team.

Thanks to Elgin Rotary Club for organising this popular event.

 

Thanks to Chris Spencer for photos.

 

 

 

Petrofac Athletics League  5 June 2011

 

Five junior Harriers went through to Inverness for the second Petrofac of the season.

The Harriers were represented by U15 Girls Chloe Greig, Zoe Hayward and Lucy Massie  and by U13 Boys Jake Carpenter and Aidan Ferry.  Events covered by the team were 800m, 200m, Long Jump, Javelin and 75m Hurdles in which they all did really well.

 

Results

 

Also well done to Lucy, Gold in 1500m,  Zoe, Silver in 1500m  and Fraser, Bronze in 400m at the North of Scotland Schools Championships at Inverness on 7 June.

 

 

 

 

Grantown 10K  4 June 2011

 

Congratulations to three Harriers who ran in the above race.

Andrew Morgan came 3rd, Danny Bird came 6th and Lindsay Grant was close behind in 7th.

Well done to you all.

 

 

 

 

Also well done to James Ward and Sarah Grigor who competed in the Nairnshire Challenge.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Roseisle Forest Run   1 June 2011

 

 

The second Forest run of the series was run on a beautiful summer evening in a wonderful setting.

A record entry of almost 300 runners turned out,  the 169 adults running a slightly 'unusual' course. We hope this didn't spoil your enjoyment.

The winners were Robbie Patterson 1st, and Simon Pride 2nd from Forres Harriers followed by Colin Green in 3rd from MRR.  First lady was Alison Dargie from Elswick Harriers in Newcastle, followed by Oonagh Wilson and Elspeth Jenkins from MRR in 2nd and 3rd. 

Under 16 winners were Lewis Sim and Lucy Massie. Under 11 winners were Conon Smith and Grace Whelan. Well done to you all.

Thanks to Mark Ellis and helpers for putting on this event.

 

Thanks to Mike Rodgers for the above photo.

 

Results on results page.

 

 

 

Club Records

 

An update on FH Men's Club Records.

 1500 metres  3.54.14  Mark Mitchell  Sheffield  19/2/2011.

 3000 metres  8.17.28  Mark Mitchell  Dublin  15/5/2011

 

Well done Mark.

 

 

 

 

Highland, Islands and Grampian Championships  28 May 2011

 

The above Track and Field Championships in Inverness was attended by 3 Junior Harriers.

Lucy Massie won a bronze medal coming 3rd in the U14 Girls 800 metres.

Zoe Hayward came 4th in the 300 metres and 7th in the 800 metres in U16 Girls.

Fraser Scott competing in the U16 Boys age group won a Gold medal in the 400 metres, a Silver medal in the 800 metres and came 5th in the 200 metres.

Well done to all of you.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

UKA Inter Counties Hill Race 28 May 2011

 

This race took place at Broughton Heights near Biggar and was won by James McMullan from Surrey. First Scot was Robbie Simpson from Banchory in 3rd representing North Scotland.  Paul Rogan was 6th Scottish runner and 2nd North Scotland counter. Also 2nd Scottish M40.

Well done Paul.

Results

 

Also well done to Douglas Cowie who came 2nd in the Stornoway 10K.

And well done to Graeme Jervis who was 25th in the Stornoway Half Marathon.

 

 

 

Information

 

Are the new sponsors of the North District Cross Country League

 

And

 

Due to the continuing problems with FH email    root@forresharriers.org.uk,   a second email address is now in use. This is  forresharriers@hotmail.co.uk .  They will both run, but the second one is more reliable and is the link used on the website.

 

Also

 

The website which has hosted our photos for the last few years, MyPhotoAlbum.com, is closing and is deleting all the photos on 31 May. We have ordered a disc from them so hopefully the pics will be saved.  A Flickr account has been opened with a temporary link on the links page.  ( also HERE )    A few old photos have been loaded so far, so go and have a look.

 

 

 

 

Ben Aigan Hill Race  25 May 2011   

 

     

 

Thanks to Graeme Bartlett and Martin Flynn for organising this popular evening race.

In a record entry the race was dominated by the Harriers. Paul Rogan 1st, Graeme Bartlett 2nd and Simon Pride 3rd in the men's race and Kirstie Rogan winning the ladies race for the second year in a row. Other Harriers running were Henry Archibald, Ian Macdonald, Mike Milmoe  and Stu Burn.

A special mention went to Stu who has missed only one of the last 10 Ben Aigan races.

results

 

 

 

Edinburgh Marathon  22 May 2011

 

 Well done to all  8 Harriers who ran today in Edinburgh. Apparently the last 6 miles was really hard work into a strong head wind. Results I have are Cisca Cameron 3.27,  Lindsay Grant 3.32,  Jackie Nicol 3.35,  Rod Wallace 3.42,   Paula Boon 3.56,  Clare Nicholas 3.58,  Nadine Williams 4.01  and Ros Wright 4.20.

Very good times by all.

 

Also Susan McRitchie ran the 10K and was 11th lady.

 

 

 

Baker Hughes 10K  22 May 2011

 

Well done to Kyle Greig who came 7th in the above race in 34.30.

Any more?

 

 

 

Slioch Horseshoe Hill Race  21 May 2011

 

Four Harriers travelled west to this race which was run in less than ideal conditions!

Over a distance of 20K and with a climb of 1000 metres the first Harrier home was Robbie Paterson in 10th in a time of  2.12.08.   Other Harriers were Ian Macdonald, Nick Barr and Mike Milmoe. Well done to you all.

 

 

 

Culbin Forest Run  18 May 2011

 

Thanks to Mike Rodgers and the Dyke Hall committee for organising the first of this years Forest Run Series. On an evening of changeable weather we had a record turnout of 330 runners in total in the three races.

The main winners were Simon Pride and Melissa Whyte in the main race, Lewis Sim and Lucy Massie in the U16's and Conon Smith and Amber Leonce in the U12's.  Well done to all runners.

Next race is Roseisle on June 1st

 

Results on Results page. 

 

 

 

 

Benromach 10K  7 May 2011

 

   

 

The 2011 Benromach 10K was run in temperature of 22 degrees with a fresh southerly breeze.

 

The winners once again were Ben Livesey and Melissa Whyte who both sealed their Series wins.

 Well done to both of them.

 

Harriers today who were winners included Paul Rogan (MV40 1st)  Lloyd Gallantree (MV40 3rd) Clare Nicholas (FV40 3rd) and FH Men (Paul, Lloyd and Stan) 2nd team.

In the overall Northern Scot series Moraig Lyall won the 3rd FV trophy.

 

Congratulations to Anne and Fran for putting it all together and to Shona for sorting the entries.

Also thanks to the many helpers on the day.  

 

Thanks to Chris Spencer for photos. Link to Alastairs photos here

 

Results

Series Results

 

 

 

 

Highland Fling  30 April 2011

 

Well done to James Ward and Frances Britain for completing the above 53 mile Ultra Race from Milngavie to Tyndrum on the West Highland Way.

 James finished in 11.20.54. and Frances in 11.48.55.

 

Link to event website. Here

 

 

 

 

London Marathon  17 April 2011

 

     

 

Well done to the NINE Forres Harriers who completed the London Marathon. They were Anne, Fran, Susan, Angela, Cisca, Mike, David, Ross and Danny.

 

TIMES

David     3.04.24

Danny     3.22.55

Cisca      3.29.35

Angela    3.30.36

Susan     4.00,29

Ross      4.00.45

Mike      4.03.36

Anne      4.25.25

Fran      4.28.23

 

Also well done to our friends from other clubs

 

link to Hannah pics

 

 

European Duathlon Championships  16 April 2011

 

 

Very many congratulations to Douglas Cowie on becoming European Champion in the above event in Limerick. In the M55 category he took 2.02.16 for the 10K run/38K cycle/5K run, winning by 39 seconds. Well done from all the Harriers. 

 

 

 

Petrofac Athletics League  Inverness   10 April 2011

 

The first Petrofac of the season saw 12 Harriers competing. This consisted of 3 Seniors, 2 U17's, 3 U15's, 2 U13's and 2 U11's. There were encouraging performances from you all.  Well done.

 

results here

 

 

 

Glenlivet 10K   10 April 2011

 

The  stunning scenery of Glenlvet saw 411 runners in this race.  Simon Pride won in 36.19 with Andrew Morgan coming 7th and Kenny Douglas in 15th place. Other Harriers running were Andy Wonnacott, Graham Coull and Fay Campbell. Well done to you all.

Results

 

Other Harriers running this weekend were Neil Carpenter in the Lochaber Marathon and Graeme Bartlett (4th) and Mike Milmoe in the Clachnaben Hill Race. Also Mike made a brief appearance on the Adventure show on BBC2 on Tuesday at the Carnethy 5 Hill Race!

 

 

 

Cioch Mhor Hill Race  9 April 2011

 

Well done to the Harriers who travelled to Dingwall for this 13K race with a 2250 feet climb. Paul Rogan, 4th, Ian Macdonald and Stu Burn ran and as it was an over 18 race Kirstie Rogan had to run in the 4K junior race but she came 1st in this and won a trophy.

Also Paul won a Haggis for 1st Vet!

The race was won by Finlay Wild and first lady was Nicola Meekin, both Lochaber.

Thanks to Highland Hill Runners for a good day.

Results

 

 

 

Forres Harriers 4 mile Time Trial 2011

 

This year the Harriers will be keeping a record of all the Benromach time trials. There are no set dates for each month but we will try to fit them in on a Saturday morning when no races are taking place. I may also try and fit them in on a training night over the summer if the race calendar looks full.

 

The time trial is a good indication of how your training is progressing throughout the year. As it can be seen from the first two, the 2 marathon runners (David and Ross) training for London show a huge improvement, just in time for their raceJ

 

The Time trial is run as a handicap and hopefully now I have a time keeper and up to date times the handicapping should improve! Everyone is welcome to come along, keep an eye out on Facebook or the Harriers website for the next one.

 

There is a link to the time trial results on the results page. Also HERE

 

Paul Rogan

 

 

 

Moray Road Runners 10K and Fun Run 27 March 2011

 

 

        

 

 

Plenty of Red Vests to be seen at Cooper Park for the second race in this years Northern Scot Series. The conditions were dry but with a sharp wind to run into for the second half of the race.

 

The race winners were Ben Livesey and Melissa Whyte once again. Special mention must go to Melissa for running today as she was representing Scotland in Belfast yesterday in the Home International Cross Country races. Congratulations to you Melissa.

 

First Harrier home was Andy Buchanan, followed by Norrie Lyall and Tim Pott.  Fourth Harrier home and first Lady Harrier was Kirstie Rogan followed by Jackie Nicol (3rd Supervet) and Moraig Lyall. Well done to all the Harriers who ran today.

 

PB's for Kirstie 42.28 and Tracey 58.42. Well done.

 

 Good to see so many Juniors in the 3K fun run. Fraser Scott won this convincingly, with Hanna Cleghorn from RCAC first Girl.  Congratulations must go to all the runners.

 

Thanks to Moray Road Runners for a good day and for the excellent refreshments.

 

Link to Hannah pics         Results

 

 

 

Garioch 10K  20 March 2011

 

Well done to Andy Buchanan who came 8th in the above race in Inverurie in 35.42, and to Sarah-Louise Grigor who finished in 206th in a field of 450 in a time of 52.35.

 

results

 

 

 

 

Craig Dunain Hill Race 19 March 2011

 

    

 

The first hill race of the year enticed 8 Forres Harriers to the start line on the banks of the Caledonian canal. The 9km route takes the competitors up through the grounds of the old Craig Dunain Hospital and beyond to the radio masts over looking Inverness. The recent heavy snow in the area still lay on the upper parts of the course, making descending a little trickier than usual.

 

With 2 wins from the past 3 years Paul Rogan was keen to retain the title for Forres, but he was going to have to work hard with a good quality field assembled. It was Highland Hill Runner Douglas Macdonald who set the pace on the long climb to the mast with a 10 second advantage over Rogan and a further 10 seconds back to Andrew Macrae of Inverness Harriers at the turn. Douglas Cowie, a rare sight in a hill race had a great climb, turning just off the pace of the leading group, which set him up for the 1st super vets prize. Murray Liddle in his first hill race had the disadvantage of running in ordinary training shoes but did well to reach the turn just ahead of Kirstie Rogan who eventually finished 2nd senior woman with a 3 minute improvement from last years race.

 

The treacherous under foot conditions in the upper part of the descent allowed Rogan and Macrae to quickly pass the leader and battle it out for the win. With both runners still together with only 400 metres of the tow path to run, it was Rogan who had a little in reserve to kick on to the finish to take the win with Macrae finishing 2nd and Macdonald 3rd.

 

The next harrier over the line was the inform Douglas Cowie 1st super vet, followed by Murray Liddle and the strong finishing Norrie Lyall. Kirstie Rogan 2nd Woman was next harrier in, followed by team mates Iain Macdonald, Nick Barr and Moraig Lyall.

 Thanks to Inverness Harriers for your hospitality once again.

 

Thanks also to Hannah Rogan for the photos

 

Results

 

 

 

D 33 Ultra  19 March 2011

 

Well done to James Ward who came 33rd in this 33 mile Deeside Way race

 

results

 

 

 

 

Open Graded at Inverness Track on Sunday 3 April

 

If any Junior Harriers are interested in the above please note it is pre entry only with a closing date of 25th March. Link for Entry form here.

 

Also the first Petrofac is on Sunday 10 April. Details on the Races page. If you are interested in competing for Forres Harriers in this please contact Paul at training.

 

Of course both the above are open to Adults as well!

 

 

 

 

Inverness Half Marathon  13 March 2011

 

Thirteen Harriers braved the weather to join over 1000 runners in the Inverness Half Marathon.

 

Andrew Douglas from Caithness won by over 6 minutes in 1.07.53, and the first lady was Melissa Whyte from Inverness who also won by over 6 minutes in 1.20 31.

 

Harriers in the medals were Stan Mackenzie (3rd M45), Danny Bird (3rd M55) and Colin Youngson (3rd M60). Congratulations.

 

PB's for Paul Hughes and Ros Wright.

 

Harriers results on a really wild day.

 

Stan Mackenzie     1.19.16

Mark Priestley     1.27.05

Lindsay Grant     1.29.11

Danny Bird     1.31.03

Colin Youngson     1.31.46

Andy Wonnacott     1.36.39

Paul Hughes     1.40.54

Paula Boon     1.46.08

Ros Wright     1.49.15

Nadine Williams     1.49.28

Michael Milmoe     1.49.38

Sarah-Louise Grigor     1.52.66

Alexander Macdonald     2.12.04

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs   12 March 2011

 

Four Forres Harriers travelled to Irvine to represent Forres Academy in this event in atrocious  weather conditions. They can all be proud of their performances against the best in Scotland.

Lucy Massie was 16th in the U14 Girls race, Zoe Hayward 38th in the 14-15 Girls, Fraser Scott 40th in the 15-17 Boys and Kirstie Rogan 10th in the Over 17 Girls race.

Well done to all of you, and also to other North runners.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Club Championship 2011

 

 The 2011 club championship races are set out below.

To qualify for the title each person will gather points from 15 locally nominated races, with the best 6 scores added together to give an overall score for the year. It is not necessary to do all 15 races, as long as you manage a minimum of 6. Within these 6 at least one should be either a marathon, half marathon or 10 miler, with the rest being any distance. The races nominated for 2011 are-

 

Nairn 10K

MRR 10k

Benromach 10k

Glen Moray 10k (North District 10k Championship)

Dyke 10k

Mosstowie 5 mile

Moray 3k (1)

Moray 3k (3)

Dufftown 5k

Glen Moray 10 mile

Lossie Turkey Trot 10 mile (North District 10mile Championship)

Nairn Half Marathon (North District Half Marathon Championship)

Moray Marathons Half Marathon

Lochaber Marathon

Moray Marathon

 

The formula used to work out each person’s points is based on Age/Time. Therefore it is not necessarily the fastest runners in the club gaining the most points. From the formula a percentage score will be given which will be converted into points (100% = 100 points)

I hope this will encourage all members to compete in as many of the locally nominated races as possible, giving you more chances of gaining high points.

 

Last year's winners were Douglas and Jackie.

 

 

 

Nairn 10K  6 March 2011

 

     

 

Thanks to Nairn Road Runners for today's race. As usual it was very well organised, with the added bonus of the least cold Nairn High Street on race day for a good few years!

The race winner was Ben Livesey.  The first three Harriers home were Lloyd Gallantree, Stan Mackenzie and Paul Rogan, and they won the Men's team award.    Stan was 1st Vet.

The first Lady was Melissa Whyte with the first Harriers being Siobahn Evans, Jenny Dickie and Jackie Nicol.  Jackie was 1st Ladies' Supervet.

PB's for Paul Hughes, Jenny Dickie and Tracey Carpenter.

Well done all.

 

results           Fun run results          Flickr photos         Harriers photos

 

 

 

 

 

Forres Primary Schools Cross Country  5th March 2011

   

              Trophy Winners                                      Winning team  Anderson's Primary

 

Well done to all the children who ran today. You were all winners!

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

North District Cross Country Championships  26 February 2011

 

   

 

Thanks to SRAC for your hospitality and a good day's racing.

17 hardy harriers set sail on Friday evening to compete in this year’s championships held in the lovely grounds of Leys Castle. This was the first time a district championships had been held off the mainland as Stornoway running club celebrated their 25th Anniversary.

 

The first race of the day for the harriers was the under 13 girls where Lucy Massie and Zoe Hayward lined up against very strong opposition. With one full lap to negotiate over a very testing course, the girls did very well, with Lucy finishing a fantastic 4th followed closely by Zoe in 8th. Jake Carpenter was the only representative in the under 13 boys race where he finished a very credible 14th after battling with a rogue bramble wrapped around his leg for much of the race. The only other junior harrier to compete on the day was Fraser Scott in the under 15 boys race. Better known for his strength on the track, it didn’t look very promising for him in the very heavy conditions but after a very fast start that split the field up straight from the gun, Fraser found himself in 3rd position, which he maintained throughout the race.

 

With the first medal in the bag for the harriers it was now up to the seniors to grab some more. The senior ladies were represented by Moira Davie, Kirstie Rogan and Jenny Dickie with the latter two both under 20’s but counting towards the senior team. With all three to count for the team competition it was vital they all competed well. Over two leg sapping laps the ladies did the club proud with Moira finishing a comfortable 2nd followed by Kirstie in 4th who also finished 1st under 20. With two runners in for both the Stornoway team and Forres and both on equal points it was going to be the next runner who secured the gold team medal. With all eyes on the opening to the park it was a nervous wait till Jenny in her red harrier’s vest appeared with a clear lead over her rival. Jenny also secured 3rd under 20, but most importantly secured the Forres Harriers Ladies team to the team title.

 

Eleven senior men lined up on the start line to defend the team title they have won over the past two years and with four past and present Scottish internationals in the mix, they were not going to lose the title without a fight. The form man on the day was the harriers own Mark Mitchell who astounded the spectators with the ease in which he glided over the difficult conditions finishing over a minute ahead of his team mate Graeme Bartlett, a former international hill runner who also found the conditions to his liking. The battle for third spot went all the way to the wire with Paul Rogan desperate to make it a one, two, three for the harriers just could not catch Davie Rodgers of Lochaber despite closing down a 100 metre deficit on the final two laps to finish 4 seconds behind in 4th.  Kyle Grieg finished a strong 5th with Stan Mackenzie 7th and Andy Buchanan in 8th. Murray Liddle was 11th which gave him a 2nd place overall in the Under 20 mens category. The rest of the mens contingent was made up of David McCulloch 13th, Kevin Schenk 19th, Steve Hayward 27th and Neil Carpenter 30th.

 

A very successful day for Forres Harriers winning both the Men's and Women's trophies.

Thanks to all for a good day.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

RAF Kinloss to RAF Lossiemouth Half Marathon  20 February 2011

 

   

 

            

 

Well done to the many Harriers running today. 

Last year's winner, Gordon Lennox (Cambuslang), was once again in the race field and had a comfortable victory over his rivals, winning in a time of 74.29.  Alan Reid (PAC) and Graham Donaldson (Garioch RR) finished 2nd (1st Vet) and 3rd respectively with Frankie Barton (K&D) taking the 1st Super Vet trophy.  The women's race was also one-sided  with Roxy Bannerman (HHR) winning comfortably from Metro Aberdeen's Lynne Parkinson and Alison Matthews.

 

First Harrier home was Kenny Douglas, with Susan McRitchie first lady Harrier.

Jackie Nicol was 1st Ladies' Super Vet and Nadine Williams was 3rd

PB's for Susan, Cisca and Nadine.

 What with a PB and a 3rd place Trophy, the look on Nadine's face was described as priceless!

Well done.

 

Photos on FH Facebook page here and Alistair's photos on photos link  here.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Scottish National Cross Country Championships 19 February 2011

 

Congratulations to  Eleanor Duncan, Kirstie Rogan and Moira Davie who ran in the above at Falkirk.

Eleanor was 16th and Kirstie 21st in the U20 Women's race.

Moira came 37th in a field of over 200 in her race. Well done to you all.

 

Results

 

 

 

Dornoch Cross Country  12 February 2011

 

 

                

 

Thanks to ESAC for a good day at Dornoch.

In a good turnout from the Harriers, the first race was the U11 Girls where Emma Rogan was 8th and Erin Carpenter close behind in 13th. Next was the U13 Girls in which our two girls as usual were well up. Lucy Massie took 3rd place, with Zoe Hayward seconds behind in 5th. Jake Carpenter was a good 13th in the U13 Boys race. Sophie Wright and Hannah Rogan came 18th and 19th in the U15 Girls race. U15 Boy Glenn Fleetham came 9th in his race despite running with only one shoe for most of the race. Well done Kids.

 

Melissa Whyte from Inverness brilliantly won the Ladies race to take the title. First Harrier Lady home was Kirstie Rogan in 7th place,  closely followed by Siobhan Evans in 8th. Jenny Dickie was third counter in 14th place,with support coming from Moraig Lyall 18th, Roz Wright 20th, Nadine Williams 22nd and Shona Spencer in 25th. Well done Ladies for coming a close second in the team event.

 

Alan Reid won the Men's race to take the title for the 12th time since 1988. Well done Alan again. 

First Harrier home was Graeme Bartlett in 3rd, and with Paul Rogan 4th, Andy Buchanan 8th, and Stan Mackenzie 11th  the Harriers won the team on the day and confirmed overall victory in the team competition. Kyle Greig 15th, Norrie Lyall 19th, Steve Hayward 38th and John Holloway 40th provided great backup. Good to see Kyle back after his injury.

 

Finally well done to the following trophy winners.

 

                                                         Lucy Massie           Under 13 Girls    2nd

                                                         Siobhan Evans       Ladies                  3rd

                                                         Jackie Nicol           Veteran Ladies     3rd

                                                         Kyle Greig              Men                      3rd

                                                         Paul Rogan            Veteran Men        1st

                                                         Forres Harriers      Men's Team         1st

 

It may be of interest to you that over the series of 6 races in this year's Speyside Runner Cross Country League, Forres Harriers have been represented by 59 different runners. This consists of 26 Men, 13 Ladies and 20 Juniors. This looks good for the future.  

 

 

Results

 

 

 

 

Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships 5 February 2011

 

Congratulations to Douglas Cowie on winning a Silver Medal in the M55 class in the above.

 

Also well done to our friends from other North Clubs who also won medals.

 

Results

 

 

 

Scottish 4K Cross Country Championships 30 January 2011

 

Congratulations to Mark Mitchell on coming 3rd in the above race in a very strong field.

 

Results

 

 

 

Nairn Cross Country 29 January 2011

 

     

 

The Nairn cross country was as usual a real challenge.   Thanks to Nairn Road Runners for putting on a good day's racing for us all, and for providing decent weather.    

 A good turnout of 36 Harriers. It appears there are many more runners from all clubs this year.

 First off was the U11 Girls and in a huge field Emma Rogan came in 9th, with Erin Carpenter seconds behind in 10th.

Lucy Massie kept up her good form in the U13 Girls race to come in 3rd, and was well backed up by Zoe Hayward, 6th,  Anna McFadden 14th and Miriam Scott 25th.  Next off was the U13 Boys with Jake Carpenter in 13th closely followed by Craig McFadden in 16th and Gregor Miller in 22nd.  U15 Girls were next and Sophie Wright narrowly beat Hannah Rogan in another large field.  Fraser Scott was well up again in 4th in the U15 Boys, followed in by Glen Fleetham in 12th.   U17 Lewis Lyall continued his strong form to come 9th in his race.

 

There were 8 Ladies running today and Siobhan Evans was the leading Harrier coming in 6th, just beating fellow Harrier Kirstie Rogan (7th)  by 3 seconds. Jenny Dickie was 13th closely followed by Susan McRitchie in 14th, Moraig Lyall 15th, Jackie Nicol 16th, Roz Wright 20th and Nadine Williams in 21st.     Well done Ladies.  

 

A total of 14 men ran today. A great turnout, and good to see some old faces again.

First Harrier home was Paul Rogan in 6th, closely followed by Lloyd Gallantree in 7th. The other two counters were Andy Buchanan in 16th (welcome to FH) and Stan MacKenzie in 17th place. By coming second team today the Harriers are well placed to take the overall team trophy again.

As the Harriers had over a quarter of the runners  there were plenty of red vests on show.

Doug Cowie was 18th, David McCulloch 22nd, Ian Macdonald 30th, Kevin Shenk 32nd, Tim Pott 34th, Mark Priestley 37th, Ross McLeod 41st, Steve Hayward 45th, ,Mike Milmoe 52nd and John Holloway 54th.

Thanks to Steve Murdoch for the timing and to Nairn Road Runners for excellent post race refreshments.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

Forres Harriers end of season Night Out

 

  

End of Season Do, Sat 19th Feb, 1900 for 1930, Mosset Tavern. Three course meal followed by Captains speeches and Hamish's Quiz.

 

All Harriers, Jog Scotland, Friends and Partners welcome.

Add name to list in Roysvale or give name to Paul, Jackie or Douglas.  We need to have a total attending by Sunday 13th Feb

 

 

 

 

  

Forres Cross Country 15 January 2011

 

     

  

Well done to all who made the day possible. Forres Harriers once again showed what can be done.

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way.

 

Star of the day was Lucy Massie who won the U 13 Girls race. She was well supported by Zoe Hayward who came 4th and Miriam Scott who came 23rd. Well done Girls.

 

First off was the U 11 Girls. Emma Rogan came a good 14th. Next was the U 13 Boys where Jake Carpenter came 11th in a strong field. U15 Girls had Laura Graham in 18th and Hannah Rogan in 22nd.  Fraser Scott as usual had a strong run in the U15 Boys race, and came 5th and was followed by Glenn Fleetham in 12th.

It has been mentioned that the dreaded Fashion Police are after you, for the shorts you wore Fraser!!!

Lewis Lyall came a strong 10th in the U17 Boys race.

 

The Ladies race was won brilliantly by Melissa Whyte from Inverness 

The three Harriers counters were remarkably all U20's.   Kirstie Rogan was 6th, Eleanor Duncan 7th and Jenny Dickie was 10th. They were well supported by Susan McRitchie in 11th, Moraig Lyall 16th, Roz Wright 19th, Claire Nicholas  20th and Nadine Williams in 21st.

 

The Mens race was dominated by Paul Raistrick, who beat Alan Reid.  First Harrier home was Paul Rogan in 7th, followed by Andrew Morgan 13th, Murray Liddle 16th, and Robert Paterson in 21st  being the other counters. The Mens team were well backed up by Norrie Lyall 23rd, Kevin Shenk 26th, Mark Brain 27th, Steve Hayward 32nd, Ross Macleod 38th, Lambert Munro 40th, and John Holloway 41st.

Well done all .   FH still lead the team race.

 

Thanks to Steve Murdoch for the timing and to all our friends from other clubs who helped clear up the course afterwards.

  

Results

 

 

 

Forres Harriers Archives

 

Archives from late 2000 to early 2007 are now available by clicking on the Archives & Records link.

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Inter District Championships

 

Well done to the Harriers who braved the snowy conditions of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh.

 

First off were our U 13 Girls who did really well with Lucy Massie 22nd and Zoe Hayward 29th.  Running for North District in such a major event must have been a wonderful experience for both of them.

 

The Ladies Inter District race was run with the elite women's race, which had World and Olympic medallists competing.  Moira Davie running for North District came a very creditable 49th and must have been really pleased with her run.

 

Well done to all athletes from local clubs running for North District.    

 

 

 

Nairn Turkey Trot 2010

 

A record number of entries this year - 152. It was a great way to work off some of the Christmas day calories. First joint male winners were Iain Grigor and Paul Rogan in 19:20 and first female was Jenny Bannerman in 20:38. The main aim of the race was to predict your finish time to the nearest second which was Paul McCrudden for the men and Jackie Nicol for the women. Thank you to Nairn Road Runners for their fabulous post race spread.

Results

 

  

 

Forres Harriers Christmas Handicap 18/12/10

 

Well done to all the brave/mad people who took part in the above. It was great to see runners from other clubs, join us for our annual festive run.

Results

 

 

RAF Lossiemouth Turkey Trot 2010

 

Perfect conditions for the 158 competitors that took part   - cool, dry and little wind - for the annual RAF Lossiemouth Turkey Trot. 

From the start Paul Raistrick (Highland Hill Runners) made his intent clear and ran a strong race, winning in a time of 54.30.  Nick Milovsorov was 2nd, with Paul Matthews 3rd.  Metro Aberdeen took the team prize. 

The ladies race was extremely competitive with just 11 seconds separating the first three.  Ali Matthews (Metro Aberdeen) won in a time of 66.16, just ahead of team mate Lynne Parkinson, with Oonagh Wilson (Moray Road Runners) running a fantastic race to finish a close third.  Metro Aberdeen took the team prize.  A number of Harriers produced great times and picked up some trophies. In the ladies section Susan McRitchie continued her excellent form in knocking 3 minutes off her pb and won 3rd vet, Jackie Nicol won 1st super vet. In the men section Paul Rogan won 3rd vet , Douglas cowie 2nd Super vet. Well done to all that took part.

 

RESULTS

 

 

AGM 2010

 

The office bearers remain the same as last year and are as follows-

President - Ian McKenzie
Secretary - Hamish Cameron
Treasurer - Mike Milmoe
Club Captain - Paul Rogan
Lady Captain - Jackie Nicol
Membership Secretary - Maureen McCrossan

 

Welcome to new committee members Graham Coull and Fay Campbell.

 

 

 

Fraserburgh Half Marathon 21/11/2010

 

Four Harriers were at Fraserburgh for the Half Marathon on Sunday.

I have no report but their times were  Alan Johnstone  1:39:42    Sarah Grigor  1:53:49

Anni Johnstone and Carol Murphy  1:58:49

Well done all

Results on results page.

 

 

 

 

Elgin Cross Country 13/11/2010

 

 

  

Moray Road Runners held the third cross country of the season at Quarrelwood. The course has been described by many as hard but very interesting. Forres Harriers had a good day in all age groups.

 

First off was the U11 girls race, with Erin Carpenter and Emma Rogan competing. Erin ran a good race to finish 11th out of 30 runners but Emma had to pull out just before the end of the race. Next off was the U11 boys with Aidan and Ben Ferry both running. Aidan came 14th and Ben, in his first Harriers cross country came a very creditable 16th. The U13 girls had Lucy Massie 5th, Zoe Hayward 7th and Miriam Scott 26th. Jake Carpenter had a good run to come 13th in the U13 boys. The U15 girls ran well together and Laura Graham in 28th place led Chloe Greig and Hannah Rogan home. As usual Fraser Scott ran well in the U15 boys coming 4th, closely followed by Johnstone MacPherson Stewart in 8th place. Well done all the kids!

 

The Ladies race was won once again by our own Moira Davie and followed by Siobhan Evans in 8th and Kirstie Rogan in 9th, made Forres 2nd ladies team. They were ably supported by Moraig Lyall in 12th, Jackie Nicol in 13th, Ros Wright, Shona Spencer and Nadine Williams. Good day for the ladies.

 

Kyle Greig overcame Robbie Paterson to win with Robbie coming 2nd. These were supported by Graeme Bartlett in 7th and Stan MacKenzie in 8th to be 1st team again by a large margin. Lloyd Gallantree came a good 11th after stopping to help Robert Paterson who fell and injured himself. Other Harriers running were Andrew Morgan 13th, Paul Rogan 16th, Lindsay Grant 22nd, Stu Burn 27th, Steve Hayward 29th and John Holloway 32nd. A good turnout by the Harriers men.

Thanks to Moray Road Runners for a good days racing and refreshments.

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Marathon 7/11/2010

 

Well done to James Hume and Sarah-Louise Grigor who competed in the above.

 

Both finished with a time of 4:23:00

 

This was Sarah's 50th Marathon.  Congratulations!!

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Cross Country 30/10/2010

 

 

       

 

 

 Thanks to Keith & District AAC for organising what many have described as a 'Proper Cross Country'

35 Harriers attended on a sunny but windy day. Conditions were wet underfoot  in places!

 

First off were the U11 girls with Emma Rogan and Jennifer Spencer (in her first cross country) finding the wet ground hard going, but they along with Aiden Ferry in the U11 boys did really well. In fact Aiden finished in 6th place in a very competitive race.  U13 Girls Lucy Massie and Zoe Hayward came 2nd and 3rd and were well backed up by Lauren Allen.  In the U13 boys Jake Carpenter and Craig McFadden both finished well in a large field. As usual in the U15 boys Fraser Scott was well up with the leaders.   U15 Girls  Sophie Wright, Laura Graham and Hannah Rogan stuck together and had a good race in a large field  Overall well done to all our Juniors.

 

   The Ladies Race was won convincingly by Melissa Whyte from Inverness. Our own Moira Davie came second, and with Siobhan Evans in 4th and Kirstie Rogan in 9th came 2nd Team, missing out on 1st by one point! However they still just lead the overall team. There was plenty of support from the rest of the team with Susan McRitchie 12th, Jackie Nicol 13th, Fran Britain (first FH cross country) in14th, Jenny Dickie, Moraig Lyall, Ros Wright, Nadine Williams and Shona Spencer.     11 Red Vests in one race. Well done Ladies.

 

The men's race was once again a three way battle as at Fort William between our own Robbie Paterson and Kyle Greig and Peterhead's Alan Reid. Never write off Alan as he has won this league title 12 times since 1988. A record to be respected and even as a veteran still a potential winner.  This time again it was Robbie 1st, Alan 2nd and Kyle a close 3rd. The Harriers won the team by 25 points, with Graeme Bartlett in 7th and Andrew Morgan in 12th being the other counters. Plenty of support from Doug Cowie 13th, Robert Paterson, Kevin Schenk, Lindsay Grant, Ross McLeod, Steve Haywood and John Holloway shows the strength of the Harriers men's team. Paul Rogan ran one lap as part of his return to race fitness after his illness.  A good day for the Harriers.

Thanks again to K & D and to Steve Murdoch for the timing. 

Results             

 

 

 

 

Garmin Sprint Triathlon, Barcelona, Spain, 18/10/10

 

Siobhan Evans and Tim Pott made the journey to sunny Spain to take part in the above race. With an entry of over 1400, Siobhan maintained her fantastic form in coming first in the ladies section in a time of 1:14. Tim also did very well in coming 82nd in the male section in a time of 1:17. Full report to follow!! 

Barcelona  2010
 
After being persuaded to ‘do the Durty’ during the summer holidays (didn’t take much persuasion!!)  Siobhan somehow managed to convince Tim that Barcelona Tri (2nd biggest in  Europe and 5th in the world!!)in the October hols would be a good idea. Ultimately the blame lies with Matt, Kirsty and Hazel from the Mid Argyll Tri Club…who mentioned it whilst we celebrated   completing the Durty at the ceilidh which followed it. We have a lot to thank them for….
 
So, after much deliberation over where to stay and indded how to get there…we arrived! Only after our taxi driver crunched into a car whilst dropping us off at our appartment late on the Thursday night…oops!! But bumps and scrapes not unusual so he just shrugged his shoulders and drove off! Unfortunately both bikes had taken a bit of   bashing during the trip. Luckily though we found a fantastic bike shop run by a father and son. Both of whom obviously loved their job. BUT not an ounce of English did the father speak…so his son acted as translator and …he set to work … The result….bikes back in tip top condition! ( Yes I did confess to Jackie who kindly and trustingly lent me her fab racing bike (now called Mar Bella)that it needed work done to it) 
 
Steve, Tims friend who had arrived at the flat before us, had a meal ready and waiting .. rioja,  cerveza and tuna pasta – a perfect intro.
 
Tri was on the Sunday so we had a couple of days to relax, do a bit of sight seeing and, in Steve’s case get  diddled on the Ramblas…..he lost 100euros to a street ‘performer’. Must get him a t-shirt with his photo and saying…..’I was rumbled on the Ramblas’!! We also tested out the sea….it was such a pleasant temperature compared to our baltic North Sea…yes Siobhan did practice in sea..but only twice and   5mins each time max!! Way too chilly!! L
 
SUNDAY…. sunny and perfect temp. We thought we were in good time until we saw the queue to drop off bikes at transition! However we get that done and then …queuing again..this time for the portaloos (of which there were far too few!)
And so to the race….the waves, bigger than we would have liked didn’t cause too much of a problem…but the number of competitors did. About 700 in our heat, all scrambling, pushing shoving to find a space in the sea. Tim started at the back and Siobhan in the middle….best place… at the front!!  Both our intrepid Triatheletes found the swim better than anticipated….once round the first buoy the swim became much easier. The salt water, the wetsuit and the benefit of slipstreaming made the swim fairly ok. Tim came out the water in a PB…14.46 and Siobhan.. 12.26. Then the bike! It was a fast course. Tim made up loads of time on the bike and Siobhan latched on to a group of guys and had a great ride round. Tim’s bike time…38.01 and Siobhan…38.48 (getting closer to Tim’s time…not that we are competitive or anything!!)
 
The run ….seemed a bit longer than 5Km! Tim encountered a very pleasant bloke on the run who asked him, after passing a 2Km sign “Is that 2k done or to go??” to which Tim replied “no idea”….”bleeping useless” the conversational English bloke replied. (can’t print what he said out of respect for our younger readers!!)
 
The finish was a welcome sight….the camera that took your photo n a little podium wasn’t but the banana, cereal bar, water and ….beer?? was!!
 
Our times… Tim came in at 1.17.28 and very happy. (90th overall out of 1400 in the sprint. Not quite a pb ..1.16.53 @ Stirling) and Siobhan.. 1.14.09 and had the honour of being first female!
Steve was hovering around taking photos at various spots, which he shared with us after, whilst sitting on the grass absorbing the atmosphere and knowing that now, we could relax!J
 
That evening we met up with the Mid Argyllers! A very pleasant evening was had by all. Tapas followed by a meal and lots of chat! Tim had a bit of a supply and demand problem. He described his meal as ‘one wee fish sitting in a plate…no veg, chips, potatoes ..’   i.e. he was still hungry!!! This problem was solved on latter evenings by our discovery of the ‘all you can eat’ buffet places for €10 per head…including a glass of wine!!! Not so atmospheric but definitely more satisfying!!
 
 So, all in all we had a pretty successful trip to Barcelona. Would we return…. definitely. For the Sprint or the Olympic distance?….watch this space

 

 

Aviemore Half Marathon, 18/10/10

 

"Four Harriers ventured to Aviemore to take part in the Half Marathon on Sunday 17th October.
 
The weather was cold, but perfect for running.  Considering the cramped start, having to make their way past slower runners and the change of route (which included hills) all four runners managed good times.
 
First Harrier home was Lindsay Grant; 01:31:59, 2nd Susan McRitchie 01:40:39 (PB), 3rd Cisca Cameron 01:41:58 (PB), 4th Ross MacLeod 01:44:45."

 

 

Cross country Relays, Inverness 09/10/10

 

Another great day for the Harriers.  Senior men retained the trophy.  A steady first leg
from Robert Paterson, Robbie Paterson stormed the 2nd leg as did Kyle on the third
giving Lloyd a comfortable lead on the glory leg.
 
The Masters team of Stan MacKenzie, Douglas, Norrie and Paul Hughes also came home
with gold medals finishing 4th.
 
The third team of Andrew Morgan, Steve Hayward, David MacCulloch and Murray Liddell
also finished well up.
 
The ladies' team of Moraig, Shona and Ros all ran well but finished just out of the medals.

 

A special mention should be made of the Boy's team of Jake Carpenter, Fraser Scott and

Lewis Lyall who ran a strong race to finish in 6th place out of 11 teams.
 

 

Lochaber Cross Country 2/10/10

 

 

 

Results are now available from the first XC fixture of the season, click here!!

The opening race in the years Speyside Runner North District Cross Country League was held on Saturday 2nd October at the base of Ben Nevis near Fort William. Conditions were ideal with dry under foot conditions with stream crossings lower than usual.

 

Forres Harriers were well represented on the day with 8 juniors and 15 seniors making the journey south and after a good summers training behind them were hopeful of being very competitive. The opening race of the day was the under 11 boys and girls with Aiden Ferry and Emma Rogan representing Forres and after the first lap Aiden was up with the leaders till he had to pull out due to sickness. Emma also started strong but faded on the second lap finishing a very credible 11th. Zoe Hayward was the only Harrier in the under 13 girls race  Zoe started cautiously on the tough hilly course moving up through the field in the latter part reeling in many of the fast starters . Zoe finished a great 9th  place in what was a very competitive field. In the under 15 boys race the leading North track athlete Fraser Scott was hoping to take his track form into the country and on a course that was less than ideal for him finished a fantastic 4th. The under 15 girls race saw 3 Forres girls take the start line with Chloe Grieg 23rd, getting the better of her team mates Laura Graham 24th,  and Hannah Rogan 25th.

 Lewis Lyall finished a credible 11th in the under 17 men’s race which consisted of one full lap of the senior men’s course.

 

Nine senior women lined up for the 6.5k women’s race with Jenny Dickie taking part in her first cross country event. Moira Davie led from start to finish but was made to work hard by Sheila Gollan from Inverness Harriers. This was Moira’s first cross country win in Forres colours which also helped the Ladies to clinch first team with Kirstie Rogan 7th in her first senior race and Susan McRitchie 8th. Other ladies results for the Harriers were Jackie Nicol 9th, Moraig Lyall 10th, Jenny Dickie 13th, Ros Wright 16th, Clare Nicholas 18th and Shona Spencer 19th.

 

With a clean sweep of all cross country titles last season it was very important for the senior mens team to have a good start in their defence of the league title. With four 10k wins from four over the summer Robbie Paterson of Forres Harriers was favourite to secure a win and this never looked to be in any doubt after opening up a lead on the first steep climb, leaving Kyle Grieg (Forres) to battle it out for second with Alan Reid (Peterhead) with Reid proving too strong in the closing stages after both  men falling in the only muddy section on the 8.7k course.  With the support of Andrew Morgan 10th, Norrie Lyall 15th, Colin Youngson 19th and Steve Hayward 25th the men took first team 13 points clear of their main rivals Keith and District.

 

10/10@10am

 

If you enjoyed our 09/09/@Hill 99 evening, why not come along to the next event being organised by Jim Graham of Nairn Road Runners. This time we are to meet on the 10th of October at 10.00am to run the Nairn 10k route. This is open to everyone from the age of 17 upwards and IS NOT A RACE!!. It's just a run/jog around the 10k route to let people, who may or may not have experienced the distance, a chance to have a go without it being a race situation. There will be no marshalls and no times recorded. Please take a couple of pounds as there may be an opportunity to buy a bacon buttie (or 2 if you have more money!!) at the end.

 

Huntly Sprint Triathlon 26/9/10

 

While a fair number of Harriers were running the Dyke 10k, Siobhan Evans was over in Huntly taking part in the above event and went on to win the ladies title. Well done Siobhan, you will need to get a trophy cabinet now - see the Rogans for suppliers!!!!

For full results visit Huntly Standard and Sprint website.

 

Dyke 10k

A great turn out once again for this year's race with 187 people taking part. Conditions were perfect and a few PB's were achieved. Well done to everyone and a huge thanks to all that helped make the day the success it was.

RESULTS

 

Buckie10k 19/9/10

 

Well done to all that took part in this years 10k. Congratulations to Robbie Paterson who won the race and to Susan McRitchie who smashed her pb to take 3rd lady.

Results

 

International Hill Running Champs ,Dublin,19/9/10

 

Scotland's juniors had an outstanding result to win back the City of Edinburgh Trophy, beating England into second place at the British and Irish Junior Hill Running Championships in the Wicklow Mountains near Dublin on Sunday 19 September.

The overall result is aggregated from under-16 and under-18 classes for boys and girls, with the fastest 3 finishers in each class scoring points. The courses were straight out and back following a forest road for 1.75km before moving onto a grass path for different distances for each class.

In the under-18 Girls race, over 5.6km with 314m, Scout Adkin (Moorfoot) had an outstanding run to win comfortably from UK-internationalist Laura Riches of England, despite twisting her ankle with nearly 2km to go. Scotland's team was completed by Louise Hill-Stirling (Ayr) in 6th place, Kirstie Rogan (Forres) in 11th place, and Jennifer Cruickshanks (Fife) in 12th place. The team picked up bronze behind victors England and Ireland who scored the same points as Scotland, but got their third counter home two places in front of Scotland. We would all like to say well done to Kirstie who is proof that if you work hard good results will follow.

 

Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon 18/9/10

 

A few of the Harriers took part in the above event with it being the first time for some. The event consisted of teams of 2 who had to Canadian Canoe - 3km around Loch Morlich, Mountain Bike - 25km on scenic forest trails and quiet roads and Trail Run - 5km on lochside forestry trails. There were 4 heats with around 25 pairs per heat who started at around 45 minute intervals. Although the rain poured all day this didn't dampen the spirits of the competitors ( no pun intended!) It also made for a very muddy cycle which made that section more challenging.

It was a very well organised event which everyone enjoyed - there was even a well deserved burger roll thrown in at the end which was washed down with a hot cuppa!!

Alan and Pat Reid- The Cats Meow - were 3rd mixed team closely followed by Nadine and Steve Williams - Kill Bill 2 in 4th place. Siobhan Evans and Jackie Nicol - Mums on the Run took 1st female team.

RaceResults\C.A.T 2010 overall.pdf

results

 

 

Junior Hill Running 19/09/10

 

Everyone at the club would like to wish Kirstie Rogan lots of luck this weekend as she takes part in the Junior Home International Hill Running Champs in Dublin.  To check out what she'll be running up please click here!!

 

 

The Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon 18/9/10

 

We are looking for helpers for the above event on Saturday. If you can help in any way please contact info@cairngormadventuretriathlon.org.

 

 

4th & 5th Sept 2010 - A busy weekend!!

 

There were a number of Harriers taking part in events at the weekend which produced PB's and silver wear.

 

Douglas Cowie took part in the World Duathlon Championships in Edinburgh and came 15th - a fantastic result. This is Doug's report :The race took place within Holyrood Park.  It consisted of a 10K run, 42K cycle and a 5K run at the end.
The cycle was particularly hard as it was 5 laps up around Arthur's Seat.  On saying that I had a good cycle but was glad to see the finish line!
I was delighted to finish 15th overall in my age group in a time of 2hrs 24mins., and out of the 20 athletes representing GB I was 5th man home.
In total 780 took part and I finished 224th, beating a lot of younger athletes.
Former Forres Harrier Bev Childs finished 8th in her age group in 2hrs 41mins.

 

 

At the Moray Marathon event 15 of our members took part - 7 in the 10k, 6 in the half marathon and 2 in the full marathon. Robbie Paterson was first in the 10k in a time of 35:12 and along with team mates Andrew Morgan 38:18 and Kenny Douglas 39:42 took the men's team title. In the ladies section Moira Davie was the first female harrier in a time of 40:06.Other harriers times are : Colin Youngson 41:05, Kevin Shenk 41:31 and Andy Wonnacott 44:58.  In the half marathon, the results are : Lyndsey Grant 1:35:59, James Hume 1:39:20, Nikki Boocock 1:54:30, Karen Martin 2:00:24, Annie Johnston and Carol Murphey both 2:00:32. Its great to see Annie back running again and hopefully we will see her back at the club soon. The marathon runners were Anne Docherty 4:19:58 and Shona Spencer 4:24:28 who did extremely well in their race and both were pleased with their times. Well done to everyone as the windy conditions made it tough out there.

 

Elsewhere in Glasgow Susan McRitchie took part in the Glasgow half marathon and knocked a whacking great 9 mins off her PB to finish in 1:41:55. Another great result.

 

RaceResults\Copy of Moray_2010_results.xls

 

 

Training 09/09 @ Hill 99

 

All Harriers including children are to meet at the Wellhill car park at the Culbin Forrest on the above night at 6.30 sharp for a training session. There will be no junior/senior training session at the Grant park on that night. See you all there!!

 

Nairn Half Marathon 21/8/10

 

185 competitors lined up for this years Nairn Games Half Marathon with 7 Forres Harriers included. The wind was behind for the first half but as the runners turned to come back, they were met by a strong wind and sunshine. Great weather for the spectators but hard work for the athletes. Well done to everyone who took part.

Forres results : Bob Paterson 1.22:18, Danny Bird 1:25:31, Lindsay Grant 1:37:07, Mark Priestly 1:37:30, Andy Wonnacott 1:42:21, Mike Milmoe 1:48:15, Anne Docherty 2:03:07

Full results can be seen on the Nairn Road Runners website

 

Dufftown 5k 15/8/10


On Sunday 15th August 4 Forres Harriers travelled up to Dufftown to take part in the Dufftown 5k.
This is a very well organised event run by the Dufftown Jog Scotland group.  The competitors are led to the start line on the
High St. by the local Pipe Band and the runners are sent on their way by the local 'Chieftan.'
The route is a series of left turns circumnavigating the town.  The last kilometre starts with  a long drag up the High St. before
turning right and making your way to the finish at the British Legion.
Last year the race attracted 60 athletes but on Sunday the entry was up by 60% with 98 finishers.
Best Harrier on the day was Douglas Cowie who finished 6th and the ladies team of Siobhan Evans, Susan McRitchie and
Kirstie Rogan won the ladie's team section who all came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

 

Training with a difference, Tues 10/08/10


 

Thanks to those Harriers who said they enjoyed their foray into the weird and wonderful world of orienteering. I hope it wasn't too much of a shock to those of you who don't do maps!

 

Here are the results, plus the 'split times' for each control. Ali McLeod, who's a member of the GB Under 21 Squad, came top of the list, but well done to Paul who beat him on a couple of controls. Ali's mum, Marsela, has represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games on the track in her younger days and has a PB at 10K of 33 mins - that's where he gets his speed from. You'll also see her in the results.

 

If anyone wants to come to any of our events, just have a look on the Moravian web site. We're trying to encourage our members to train with the Harriers/Moray road Runners, so there might be some more opportunities to do a bit of orienteering at a training night in the future. We're both running sports and there's no reason why our clubs can't work together more often.

 

Regards,

 

Mike Rodgers

RaceResults\Culbin Split Times2010.htm

Full results

 

 

 

 

The Durty Experience 31/7/2010

 

On the last weekend in July, two bold and brave Harriers set forth on  a bit of an adventure. Tim Pott and Siobhan Evans took part in the Durty Triathlon down near the borders - not far from Peebles,...a stunning part of the country. This is a triathlon with a difference....... a swim in St Mary's Loch - reputed to be the coldest loch in Scotland and having no bottom to it. This is followed by an absolutely manic off road bike ride...where shouting verbal abuse at your bike is not uncommon! Finally, a run....up a hill...lovely! There were two options...a short race (750m swim, 15k bike and about 5k run) and a Long (double the distance). Tim and Siobhan both opted for the more sensible of the two...the short one!!
 
Unfortunately, both races didn't start until late afternoon.....so we had all day to worry and watch the weather deteriorate into sunshine and frequent showers!! However, during our race the weather was relatively kind to us...with the only shower being during the run and it wasn't too bad. For Tim, the open water swim was not a new experience. He has done a few  of these before. The 'Durty' one was a good one for him. He felt he pretty strong on the latter half of his swim. For Siobhan an open water tri, was an eye opener....but a good one!!  Her couple of sessions in Loch Morlich with Tim as her guide proved to be invaluable. The bike for both of them was a challenge to say the least!! The run....well what can we say....zig-zagging up a hill after what had come beforehand wasn't easy...but the cows whose field we were intruding mooed us on!!
 
Resultswise....Tim was 23rd in a time of 1hr 28 mins 21secs putting him 10th in his age category. (The winning time overall was 1hr 11mins 41secs). Siobhan was 14th overall in a time of 1hr 22mins 27secs - which put her into first in her age category and first female overall!!  There were 128 competitors in the short race.
 
The race was followed by a great evening. There was food in the form of a hog roast and a ceilidh followed by a disco into the wee small hours. A nights camping was included as part of the entry fee..as was the hog roast and ceilidh. The campsite was situated by the edge of the Loch and was a stunning view to wake up to in the morning.....especially when you considered that the previous day you had swum your heart out in the very same idyllic looking loch!! It was an extremely sociable event. a great experience and a weekend to be highly recommended!  
 
 

 

Viewpoint Challenge 4/8/10

 

It was a record turn out for the above race with 45 runners competing in perfect weather conditions. Ben Livesey was first in a time of 19:48 breaking Graeme Barletts time of 19:59 (2004) and first female was Laura Ross in 25:05 which also smashed Siobhan Evans time of 26:00 (2003). Well done to everyone that took part.

Results

 

Training Venues for Tue Aug 10th and Thurs Aug 12th

 

We are meeting at Wellhill car park at the Culbin Forrest on Tues 10th at 6.30pm and down at Findhorn in front of the Kimberley Inn on Thurs 12th at 6.30pm for the last 2 training sessions before the juniors start again. If anybody would like to help with the junior sessions please let Jackie or Paul know, it would really be appreciated.

 

 

Forres Highland Games 10k

 

Another good turn out of Harriers for the above race with Siobhan Evans taking 3rd lady and Lloyd Gallentree(2nd), Robert Patterson(4th) & Andrew Morgan(9th) taking the team title.

 

RaceResults\Forres Highland Games 10K_Results_2010.pdf

 

Corrieyairack Challenge 3/7/10

 

7 hardy souls from the club took part in this challenge and have lived to tell the tale!! With a mixture of wind, rain, the odd splash of sunshine and more rain they braved the elements and completed the course. It was a 17 mile hill run from Fort Augustus over the Corrieyairack pass (although this turned out to be 18 miles!!) to Garva Bridge then 26 miles cycle back to Kincraig. It was a very well organised event especially at the change over with plenty people to help you prepare for the cycle section. Would we do it again?..........????

Harrier Results

Mark Brain 4:14:59, James Hume 4:15:33, Lyndsay Grant 4:53:40, Jackie Nicol 4:54:26, Sarah Grigor 5:01:20, Carrie Ann Ward 5:08, Stu Burn 5:27:51

 

Glen Moray 10K & 10 Miler - 20/6/10

 

 

Results:  10K & 10 Miler

Sorry for the delay, bit of technical trouble!!

 

 

 

Moray Forest Runs -23/6/10

 

Quarrelwood race report by Mike Rodgers

 

 

Monaughty Run - Some new opposition

 

I'm excited to report that we'll have a bit of a ringer at Monaughty on 30th June. Scott Fraser, who is Scotland's top ranked orienteer, happens to be up here on business and will be running. He has a 5 mile time of 24:40 this year.  It's a chance for our top local runners to run against some talent from the Central Belt. Scott will also be presenting the under 21 trophies that night.  See you all there.

 

 

They went to Blaydon Races, twas on the ninth of June.................

Four Harriers made the long trip down to Newcastle for this year's Blaydon Race. The race is held on the ninth of June and also follows the route sung in the tune Blaydon Races. This year was the 30th running of the race and there were 4000 entrants. Fastest Forres runner was Dave McCulloch in an impressive 37.38 for the 5.9 miles - finishing in 193rd place. Colin Youngson was 370th in a time of 40.32, Carrie Ward was 444th in a time of 41.18 and Paul Hughes was 552nd in a time of 42.19 - some 3540 people completed the race in what can only really be described as very wet conditions. Even the heavy rain couldn't dampen the atmosphere along the Scotswood Road and at the end in Blaydon. Click here for some pictures of the race.
 

 

Mosstowie 5 mile race 12/06/10

 

Congratulations to Paul Rogan and Claire Nicholas who were the winners of the above race. Well done also to Ros Wright who was 3rd lady. Apparently the trophy for Claire is as big as her!!!

Results

 

Glen Moray 10k and 10 mile Races

 

Can the Harriers please bring some food for the above race are we expecting a large turn out. The Guides are going to bring food too and will provide the refreshments. See you there!!

 

Laggan 10k 2010

 

Robbie Paterson and Tim Pott ran the above race. Conditions that were good on the hilly out and back course which leaves Laggan village and travels along the Spey towards the Corriarick Pass. Robbie lead from the start and won the race in 34:52 with Tim also running very well taking 2nd V45 in 41.23.

Results

 

WMRA Youth Challenge

 

Our very own Kirstie Rogan has been selected to represent Scotland on the 26th of June in Susa , Italy for the above challenge. Well done and the very best of luck to her.

 

 

Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon 2010

 

Well done to everyone that took part with Shirley Feaks and Kenny Douglas getting PB's. Sorry if we have missed anyone but we have no race report.

Results

 

Speyside Way Ultra Marathon, Saturday August  28th 2010

This very challenging "meaner and longer" Ultra race is open for entries until the end of July or 100 entires. The limit is almost reached so hurry for your place. Visit Scottish Ultra Marathon website for details and good luck!!!!

 

 

Nairnshire Challenge 30/5/2010

 

 

After the torrential rain on Saturday a dozen Harriers took part in a slightly different Nairnshire 2010.  The run course had to be changed at the last moment due to it being unsafe out on the moors.  So in the end competitors ran 9.3 miles on the road from the village of Cawdor to the transition point at Drynachan then biked the 18 miles back to Nairn.  Well done everyone.  Thanks to Jo for the before and after photos!!

 

 

 

 

PETROFAC ATHLETICS LEAGUE 23/5/2010

 

The second Petrofac meeting of the year took place in Inverness on Sunday 23 May.

The club was represented by some of our junior members.   U15B Fraser,  U15G  Lisa, Hannah and Sophie,  U13B Jake, U13G Miriam and U11G Erin and Emma

They all did really well considering that for many of them it was a completely new experience.

Special mention must go to Fraser Scott who won the 800m and came second on the 200m with a PB in both events.

Also to Erin Carpenter who broke the U11 Girls club record for the javelin which has stood for16 years.  Well done Erin.

The next meeting is on 27 June when Forres and Nairn are the convening clubs.  Help will be needed by both club members and parents for this event.  

 

Culbin Forest Run 26/5/2010

 

Race report by Mike Rodgers

Results - Adults, Children & Juniors

 

Edinburgh Marathon 23/5/2010

 

Some provisional results just in from a very hot Edinburgh marathon:

Lindsay Grant was first Harrier home in 3hrs32.  Cisca managed a brilliant 20min Pb coming home in 3hrs39, with Angela around 20 seconds behind her and Susan getting home in just over 4hrs.  Well done everyone!!

 

Findhorn Fun Try-Athlon

 

Next weekend sees a new local event taking place down at Findhorn - a Fun triathlon in aid of Children 1st taking place at 1pm on Saturday 29th May.  It's a team event for all abilities, click here for more info!! or speak to Paul Rogan.

Entry Form (P.S. they will take entries up until the last minute)

 

Benromach 10k 15/5/2010

 

263 runners took part in the above event which was the last race in the Northern Scot Series. Conditions were good on the way out but the competitors had to work hard on the last two miles back against the wind. Ben Livesey lead all the way to claim first position in the men's race and Mellissa Whyte maintained her excellent form to claim first position in the ladies race. There were some fine performances from the Harriers - Paul Rogan 5th, LLoyd Gallentree 1st M40, Douglas Cowie 2nd M50, Colin Youngson 2nd M60, Eleanor Duncan 4th Lady, Jackie Nicol 2nd F40 and Anne Docherty 2nd F60.  Forres Harriers men's team also took first place (Ben, Paul, Lloyd and Douglas) along with the Forres Harriers ladies (Eleanor,Siobhan and Carrie) who took 2nd team. Paul Rogan was the overall winner of the men's series title with Mellissa Whyte claiming the Ladies series title. LLoyd Gallentree took first place in the M40 catagory and Carole Simmonds took 3rd F50.  Well done to everyone.  It was another successful event hosted by the Forres Harriers so a big thank you to all that helped out and well done to Race Directors Frances Russell and Anne Docherty.

RaceResults\Benromach 10K 2010.doc

Results

Series ResultsRaceResults\Series-2010-Trophy-Winners.doc

Full series results Men

Full series results WomenRaceResults\Series-10K-Ladies-2010.pdf

 

 

Glen Moray Promotional Photo

 

 

Thanks to everyone who turned up on a cold & wet morning to do a promotional photo for the upcoming Glen Moray 10miler & 10K,  full details of this race can be found on the 'Races' Page.  Kenny stop hiding at the back!!!

 

Ben Aigan Hill Race

 

A reminder that the Ben Aigan Hill Race will be taking place on Wednesday 16th June.  As its organised by Harrier Graeme Bartlett it would be great to see as many Harriers there as possible supporting it!!  Full details can be found on the 'Races' Page.

 

London Marathon 2010

 

 

Harrier Results:

 

Dave McCulloch 3:05:29

Sarah Grigor 4:16:13

Mike Milmoe 4:27:11

 

 

Lochaber Marathon 2010

 

 

Perfect conditions for the above race along with beautiful scenery. 342 people took part, 6 of which were Forres Harriers. Lindsay Grant and Claire Nicholas both got PB's. Anne Docherty also took 1st over 65 female in the race. What an inspiration she is to us all. Well done to everyone who took part.

Results are as follows :Lindsay Grant 3:26:29, Jackie Nicol 3:37:29, Claire Nicholas 3:59:22, Ros Wright 4:06:22, Nadine Williams 4:08:40, Anne Docherty 4:19:16.

Full Results

 

 

 

Jog Scotland 5k and 1 Mile Run

 

Monday the 12th of April saw the annual run at Benromach Distillery for the Forres Jog Scotland group. A total of 37 people lined up to challenge themselves on what turned out to be a very wet evening. Well done to everyone that took part.

ResultsRaceResults\Jogscotland 5k results Monday 12th April 2010I MILE.doc

 

The Glenlivet 10K - 11/04/10

 

 

 

The winning team  - Paul Rogan, Stan MacKenzie & Dougie Cowie.

 

The inaugural Glenlivett 10K took place on Sunday 10th April 2010.
 
A massive field of 420 runners toed the line which included about a dozen Harriers.
The race started in the grounds of The Glenlivett Distillery and although the course was 'testing'
to say the least the last mile was downhill producing fast finishes.
 
Leading Harriers were paul Rogan in 2nd., Stan Mckenzie 3rd. and Douglas Cowie 6th. Paul and
Douglas also won their age categories.
 

Paul Rogan 2nd Male 35:27

Stan MacKenzie 3rd Male 35:46

Dougie Cowie 1st Male SVet 37:48

Sam Morrison 2nd Male SVet 41:13

 

 

Knockfarrel Hill Race  03/04/2010

 

Paul and Kirstie Rogan took part in the above race which was 5.5miles long with a climb of 1200ft. Paul was victorious again in a fantastic time of 00:41:59. Kirstie was 5th lady in an equally great time of 00:56:36. This race was a  test of true grit which still hasn't put Kirstie off hill running !!!!! Well done guys.

 

 

Two Oceans Marathon, Cape Town South Africa 03/04/2010

 

News just in that Jenny Stewart has completed the above race (34 miles!!!) in a fantastic time of 6:00:58. Well done Jenny!!!!!

Photos to follow.

 

Scottish Duathlon Champs 28/3/10

 

The above was held in and around Stirling University. It consisted of a 10k run, 40k cycle and a 5k run with the weather conditions not being favourable due to it being very windy. Because it was the selection race for the World Duathlon Championships in September, it was one of the most competitive fields yet for a Duathlon in Scotland. Tim Pott and Douglas Cowie took part in the event with Douglas coming 85th out of 300 in a time of 2Hrs 11 and Tim finishing in 2 hrs 21. This meant that Douglas took gold in his age category and has secured his place in the GB team for the Worlds. Congratulations to him and well done to both men who did extremely well.

 

 

One for the diary!!

 

We have just been informed that this year’s RAF Kinloss to RAF Lossiemouth Half Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 6th June 2010 at 11am. More info & entry form to follow shortly.

 

Moray Road Runners 10K & 3K - 28/03/10

 

 

An excellent turn out by the Harriers meant  PB's and prizes at this weekends race.  In the windy conditions Paul Rogan was narrowly defeated in a sprint finish with K&D's Frankie Barton, both finishing in the same time of 34:46.  Harriers LLoyd Gallantree & Stan Mackenzie's 4th and 6th placing meant the Men's team took home the Team prize.  LLoyd also secured the 1st Male vets place with a PB time.  There was a clean sweep from the Harrier lady veterans, with Jackie Nicol taking 1st place, Cisca Cameron 2nd and Moraig Lyall 3rd, well done girls!!  In the 3K race Lewis Lyall was 2nd in a great time of 11:13.

 

PB's for Clare Nicholas, Roz Wright and Kirstie Rogan, LLoyd Gallantree. (If we've missed you out please let us know!!)

 

Photos

Full Results

 

Spring is here!!!

 

The clocks change this weekend and move forward an hour so that means we will be meeting at the Grant Park from Tuesday 30th March, (Jog Scotland from Monday 29th March). See you there!!

 

Craig Dunain Hill Race 20/3/2010

 

A huge well done to Paul Rogan who was first in the above race and Kirstie Rogan who was 3rd Lady. This was the first time Kirstie had raced over this distance in a hill race, proving that hard work pays off.!!! Full results can be obtained from the Scottish Hill Running site.

 

Inverness Half Marathon 14/3/2010

 

1126 Athletes completed the above race on Sunday with 20 Forres Harriers amongst them. Conditions were near perfect for the race with just a slight wind at times and a welcome shower of rain too. Ben Livesey lead from start to finish recording a time of 1.08:03, 10 seconds short of his personal best. There were PB's recorded for Ross MacLeod, Cisca Cameron, Paul Hughes, Clare Nicholas and Ros Wright, so well done to them all. A special mention must go to Tracey Carpenter who competed yesterday, this being her first half marathon and finished in a respectable 2:29:59. Here are the rest of the Harriers results:

Ben Livesey  1:08:03

Bob Paterson 1:21:44

Sam Morrison 1:29:20

Lyndsay Grant  1:30:35

Colin Youngson  1:31:34 (1st M/60)

Jackie Nicol 1:37:15

Ross MacLeod 1:41:20

Cisca Cameron 1:41:59

Paul Hughes 1:42:33

Neil Carpenter 1:44:24

Clare Nicholas 1:48:11

Ros Wright 1:49:52

Nadine Williams 1:50:42

Stu Burn 1:51:35

Shona Spencer 1:54:20

Sarah Louise Grigor 1:57:12

Anne Docherty 1:58:21

Alexander McDonald 2:04:03

Alison MacKay 2:04:08

Tracey Carpenter 2:29:59

 

Full Results

 

 

Forres Primary Schools Cross Country Championships 2010

 

 

For the race report and  full results please click here!!

 

 

Baby News

 

Congratulations to Stu and Catriona Davies on the birth of their son Austin who weighed in at 10lb 11oz.Both mother and baby doing well.

 

 

MORAVIAN AND INVERNESS ORIENTEERING CLUBS

NORTH DISTRICT OPEN ‘COLOUR CODED’ EVENT – CULBIN FOREST WEST

Sunday 13th June 2010

INCORPORATING THE MORAY & HIGHLAND JUNIOR ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS

For more information click here

 

 

Ben & Hayley

 

On behalf of all the Forres Harriers, we would like to wish Ben and Hayley all the best for the future as they are getting married on Sunday 21st of February 2010. Have a great day and no running that day Ben !!!!

 

North League Cross Country Races

 

Another season has come to an end with the final race being held by Moray Road Runners in Elgin at the weekend. The club was very well represented with a huge number of Harriers taking part. All the hard training paid off as the club took home a huge haul of trophies. In the Junior section Owen Paterson won the U/11 boys and Kirsty Rogan the U/17 girls titles. The ladies also faired well with Moira Davie taking 3rd senior, Moraig Lyall 2nd & Claire Nicholas 3rd vet and Jackie Nicol 2nd & Shona Spencer 3rd Super vet titles. The men proved just how good they are with Ben Livsey winning the senior title, Robbie Paterson 2nd and Kyle Greig 3rd. Paul Rogan won the vet title with Graeme Bartlett taking 2nd place. In the super vet section Colin Youngson was 3rd. The men also went on to take the team title. A huge well done to all the medal winners and to everyone who took part in any of the races.

 

Scottish Masters Cross Country Champs - Grant Park 6/2/10

 

A testing course set in and around Grant Park proved a fair challenge for all the competitors.  Although overcast, conditions for running were perfect.

Forres Harriers were well represented in the Ladies race with 10 Harriers toeing the line.  Results:

Siobhan Evans 20th

Jackie Nicol 35th

Susan McRitchie 37th

Moraig Lyall 41st

Cisca Cameron 42nd

Shona Spencer 50th

Nadine Williams 51st

Carol Murphy 54th

Anne Docherty 55th

Ros Wright 56th

The Forres team of Evans, Nicol & McRitchie finished a creditable 7th overall.

 

16 Harriers turned out in the Men's event.  Competition was keen  throughout and the Harriers acquitted themselves well.  Paul Rogan and LLoyd Gallantree just missed out on medals in their respective age groups finishing 4th, but Douglas Cowie once again hit peak form at the right time to claim the gold medal in the 55yr age group - National Champion on your home turf is as good as it gets!!!

A bonus for the club and something which was totally unexpected, Forres Harriers claimed the bronze medal in the team event.  It's the first time Forres Harriers have won team medals in a National Championship.  Results:

Paul Rogan 8th

LLoyd Gallantree 21st

Andy Ross 22nd

Douglas Cowie 25th

Kenny Douglas 45th

Dave Adam 46th

David McCulloch 49th

Norrie Lyall 62nd

Tim Pott 68th

Iain MacDonald 69th

Lindsay Grant 71st

Graham Coull 79th

Nick Barr 82nd

Stephen Hayward 87th

Lambert Munro 91st

Stewart Burn 92nd

Forres Harriers bronze medallists: Rogan, Gallantree & Cowie

 

Competitors travelled from all over Scotland to compete and feedback has been nothing but positive.  A lot of hardwork went into making the day a success and the club are to be congratulated on their efforts.  Finally, the club would like to thank Murdoch's the Butchers, McLean's Bakers, Co-op and Tesco for their generosity towards the post race refreshments.

 

Moravian Orienteering Event - Sunday 7th Feb at Darnaway.

 

This is usually a well-attended fixture and any Harriers interested in taking part are very welcome.

We're particularly happy to see juniors at our events - we provide short, easy courses that give the kids who are unfamiliar with maps a chance to get a good run. 

 

Registration from 10.30 am at Conicavel Village

Start times from 1100 to 1230.

£6 adults £2 juniors.

7 courses ranging in length/tech difficulty from 1.4 Km to 9 Km.

 

All the rest of the details on www.moravianorienteering.org

 

 

National Masters Cross Country Championships (35+)
Saturday 6th February - Forres (Grant Park)

We require volunteers for the above event for various jobs - setting up the course @ 9.30am, registration @ town Hall from 12.00, tea's etc. No need to bring food as this will be provided.  Changing will be in the soccer seven's pavilion, teas and prize giving at the Town Hall. The first race is at 1.15 with all races being finished by 3.15. We are looking for full Harriers support on Saturday. Let Paul or Dougie know what you can do.

 

Annual Bash, February 27th 2010

The above event is being held at the Mosset Tavern at a cost of £15 per head. It's a meal followed by Hamish's quiz, then heckling Captain Rogan when he does his speech!!! Please let Dougie or Jackie know as soon as possible if you are able to attend so that numbers can be given to the Mosset. Full details are in the hut at Roysvale ,(including the menu). The evening is also open to Jog Scotland members, friends of local running clubs and of course partners!

See you there!!!!

 

New Balance trainers for sale

Ben has 2 pairs of trainers for sale. They are Ladies size 4.5 but are on the large side. If anyone is interested in trying them, they will be in the hut at Roysvale on Tuesday. See Jackie or Ben.

 

 Cross Country, Forres, 23/01/10

Another successful race today with a fab turn out on a very challenging course. Thank you to Paul's evil twin for setting it as Captain Rogan would never have made the wifies run up that many hills!!! Seriously though it was a great course and a huge thank you to all of the people who helped as without all the volunteers, it wouldn't have gone ahead. There was also a wedding ring found on the course( we think a male's ring) so if you know of anyone who has lost it please let Jackie or Paul know. A huge thanks again and well done to everyone who took part.

Results

http://www.northleague.fsnet.co.uk/

 

Cross Country, Forres, 23/01/10

The above race is going ahead this Saturday with the course having been revamped due to the conditions. Please wear suitable footwear!! Changing and refreshments are now at the Soccer Sevens pavilion which will available from 12.15. Can all the Harriers bring some food and anyone that can help on the day let Paul know, phone no 01309676595.

 

National Masters Cross Country Championships (35+)
Saturday 6th February - Forres (Grant Park)


If you are interested please contact Paul/Hamish with your SAL number and date of birth by no later than 19th of January.
As this is on home ground we are expecting all 35+ to put themselves forward for this.
Age categories are - 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
The course will be flatter and easier than the usual league course.

 

 

Cross Country, Forres 16/1/10

 

We are the hosts for the Cross Country league on Saturday 16th Jan. We need volunteers for:

Setting out the course - 10.30 from the Grant park huts. 

Stewarding - from 1.00 to 3.30. 

Supplying food to Town Hall - from 1.30.(Could all Harriers bring some food please)

Helping with teas in Town hall - from 2.30

If you can help with anything or have friends that could help please contact Paul on 01309676595 or see him at the club.

 

 

Forres Harriers Club Championship

 

This year will see the start of a new competition for senior Harriers. This is the male and female club championship. The formula used will be the same as that used by MRR who have used this system for many years very successfully.

To qualify for the title each person will gather points from 15 locally nominated races, with the best 6 scores added together to give an overall score for the year. It is not necessary to do all 15 races, as long as you manage a minimum of 6. Within these 6 at least one should be either a marathon, half marathon or 10 miler, with the rest being any distance. The races nominated for this year 2010 are-

 

Nairn 10K

MRR 10k

Benromach 10k

Moray Marathons 10k

Dyke 10k

Mosstowie 5 mile

Moray 3k (1)

Moray 3k (2)

Moray 3k (3)

Glen Moray 10 mile (Forres)

Lossie Turkey Trot 10 mile

Nairn Half Marathon

Moray Marathons Half Marathon

Lochaber Marathon

Moray Marathon

 

The formula used to work out each person’s points is based on Age/Time. Therefore it is not necessarily the fastest runners in the club gaining the most points. From the formula a percentage score will be given which will be converted into points (100% = 100 points)

I hope this will encourage all members to compete in as many of the locally nominated races as possible, giving you more chances of gaining high points.

A copy of the formula will be available soon.

 

 

 

Festive Training

 

Thursday 31st Dec 11:30 - Meet outside The Kimberly Pub, Findhorn for a run along the beach.

 

Saturday 2nd Jan 10:00 for a 10:30 start - Meet at Miltonduff Village Hall to run off your hangover!!

 

Harrier adult training will be back to normal on Tuesday 5th Jan 2010.

 

Harriers Christmas Handicap - 19/12/09

 

 

Overall winners after Handicap - Claire Riddoch and James Ward

Fastest 1 lap Lewis Lyall – 13.10

Fastest 2 lap Paul Rogan – 23.59

 

 

Special thanks to Hamish Cameron for another exciting afternoons racing, with the winners only managing to get their noses in front in the last few metres.

Also to Graham Coull for the 2 bottles of single malt Glen Moray Whisky in presentation boxes for which he donated for the overall winners.

 

Results

 

 

Lossiemouth Turkey Trot - 13/12/09

 

 

There were perfect conditions at this years race, cold and calm.  An excellent Harrier turn out (including Santa & Rudolf) and lots of PB's meant a great day was had by all!!  The race incorporated the North District 10 Mile Champs and several Harriers took home prizes. 

 

 

 

2nd Male Overall & 2nd Vet - Paul Rogan 55:37

1st Male Super Vet - Doug Cowie 59:42

2nd Male Super Vet - Sam Morrison 63:56

3rd Female Super Vet - Jackie Nicol 72:10

1st Male Team - Forres - Paul Rogan, LLoyd Gallantree, Doug Cowie

 

Full Results

 

Harrier PB's - Paul Rogan, Dave McCulloch, Susan McRitchie, Paul Hughes, Claire Nicholas, Nadine Williams, Jenny Stewart.  (Please let us know if you got a PB)

 

 

Keith Cross Country - 5/12/09

 

Well what can we say.  Mud, mud, puddles and more mud!! What a course. A change to the normal venue brought screams (Jackie almost drowning in the dubs - that's puddles to you English folk) gutters splattering in your face and  bodies sliding all over the place, but we loved every minute of it (we think) A good turn out of red vests from both adults and children. The u/11 girls - Emma Rogan, Lauren Bell and Erin Carpenter were 2nd team as were the u/11 boys - Owen Paterson, Aiden Ferry and Jake Carpenter. (Owen also won the u/11 race). Kirstie Rogan won the u/17 ladies race and the senior ladies were second team too - Moira Davie, Jackie Nicol and Jenny Stewart. Ben Livesey won the senior men's race and was also part of the winning team along with Paul Rogan, Kyle Greig and Graeme Bartlett. Well done to everyone that took part and we will be looking for 100% turn out for the next race on 16/01/10 as it's being held at Forres. See you there!!

Full resultshttp://www.northleague.fsnet.co.uk

 

Keith Cross Country - 05/12/09

 

Info & Map

 

AGM 2009

 

Just a reminder that this year's AGM is on Wednesday 2/12/09, 7pm at the swimming pool in Forres. Please come along and support the club!!

 

Christmas Handicap

 

Saturday 19th December

 

Usual format, handicapped two person teams with the first doing one lap of the Cluny Hill course, the second doing two laps.

Registration in Town Hall between 12.30 and 1.00. First runner starts at 1.30. Cost for seniors £1.00.

Bring a Prize, win a Prize.

Tea and raffles. 

 

 

North District Cross Country Championships

 

The above took place at Inverness on Saturday 21st November attracting 78 adults and 133 children which made for a great day. This was due to some of the universities joining in the race which made it more exciting.  The undulating course was challenging and muddy due to the recent rainfall but that didn't deter the runners from putting in some great performances.  Ben Livesey won the men's race and the senior men's team of Ben Livesey, Paul Rogan, Graeme Bartlett, Kyle Greig, Andy Ross, Lloyd Gallantree won the  team event.  The senior ladies of Eleanor Duncan, Moira Davies and Susan McRitchie won silver in their team event, with Eleanor also taking silver in the female U20 event. Kirstie Rogan won silver in the U17 female event. Well done to everyone who took part as we know there were a few first timers there. Hopefully it hasn't put you off!!

RESULTS

 

Glen Clova Half Marathon

 

Glen Clova Half Marathon should be a beautiful undulating course, enjoying the Angus glens in late autumn.  Unfortunately there was hammering rain and blustery wind with only a few of the hardiest souls emerging from their cars for a warm-up.  Amazingly, within a few minutes of the 300 runners getting underway the rain eased considerably, as did the wind, so it was actually not too bad once you got going, enjoyable even.  The rolling course made it hard to find a rhythm but the miles soon ticked by.  Really friendly and well organised, nice goodie bags and prizes down to 15th for both men and women.  At the end everyone piled into the sponsoring Glen Clova Hotel for free stovies, avoiding the recurring heavy rain.  Forres results – Norrie Lyall aiming to stay under 90 minutes was pleased with 1.29.14 and Moraig took two minutes off her previous half marathon time with a 1.40.47.

 

 

British and Irish Cross Country Masters 2009

 

 

On Saturday 14th November 4 Forres Harriers represented Scotland in the above championships, the race being held
in Perry Park Birmingham.  The course consisted of four 2Km loops within Perry Park but because of the recent heavy
rain showers underfoot conditions could only be described as heavy going.
In the 40-44 age group both Harriers team captain Paul Rogan and Dave Adam were making their international debuts.
Paul, not to be overawed by the occasion put in a very gutsy performance to finish 5th Scot home.  Unfortunately Dave
on the other hand started off too ambitiously and paid the price and finished well down the field.
In the 55-59 age group Douglas, who was making his 10th appearance in the event produced his best run of the season
finishing second Scot home.  His team mates all ran well and were awarded with the team bronze medals.
The 4th Harrier Colin Youngson, although not in top form ran well enough for 3rd Scot home and his team too came away
with a bronze medal.
It is a great honour for the club to have four members represent Scotland in the same event but that is testament to the
healthy state, the club is in at present. 

From left to right Colin Youngson, Paul Rogan, Dave Adams and Douglas Cowie.


 

Sportmoray Awards 2009

 

The above event was held in the Eight Acres on Thursday 12th November where 2 of our ladies were short listed for the Junior Award. Kirstie Rogan and Eleanor Duncan were nominated for their achievements in 2009 along with 6 others who had all excelled in their chosen sports. The job of choosing a winner must have been very difficult but it was Eleanor who was chosen, so a huge well done to her. Commiserations to Kirstie but you are still a winner in our eyes. Well done to both of the girls and keep up the good work!!!

 

 

Junior Home International and British and Irish Fell Running Championships

 

Junior Home International and British and Irish Fell Running Championships took place on the 4th October 2009 in Sedburgh, England.  Teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland competed for The City of Edinburgh Trophy currently held by Scotland.

There was one representative from Forres Harriers, Kirstie Rogan competing in her 2nd Home International competition and her 2nd Scottish selection this year. Kirstie was part of the under 16 girls team along with Scout Atkin (Moorfoot) and Halina Rees (Fife AC), the teams 4th runner had to pull out at the last minute due to the flu, which meant all three runners would count towards the final standings. The demanding course over 4.3km with 290m of ascent made for a very exciting and close race between the leading three countries, with England coming out on top with Wales just beating Scotland for the silver medals on count back, with both teams finishing on the same points.

In the overall team standings for The City of Edinburgh Trophy, England were victorious over Scotland by a small margin. The Scottish team reluctantly handed over the trophy making it very clear that it was only on loan for one year and would be returning home next year.

Halina Rees 4th  Scout Atkin 5th Kirstie Rogan 13th.

 

 

NDCCL - Thurso - 31/10/09

 

Muddy Mayhem

31st October and it was off to Thurso for Round 2 of the cross country for the season.  Unusually dry weather made for a great day out, matched by equally wet conditions underfoot.  It was a case of mud, mud and more mud! (Apologies to all parents who had to deal with the filthy kit!)  Well done to all our junior runners, as the wet ground made it really hard going and sucked the energy out of you!

In the under 11s we had  three runners in each race.  Owen Paterson, after his fine win  at Lochaber, set off strongly, but was pushed all the way and pipped on the line by the smallest of margins to take second place.  Jake Carpenter and Aidan Ferry followed him home in 8th and 10th to secure second team spot.  In the girls, Lauren Bell, Emma Rogan and Erin Carpenter finished in 6th, 10th and 11th respectively.

Moving up to the under 13s, Adam Nicholson was our only boy, finishing 8th, a position matched by Lucy Massie in the girls’ race.  She was joined by four others – Zoe Hayward 9th, Chloe Greig 21st, Moraig Lyall 23rd and Shannon Mayer 26th, with the team finishing 3rd on the day.

Under 15 boys Lewis Lyall and Fraser Scott again showed great determination, finishing 4th and 6th in their race with Izzy Hadley 15th, Laura Graham 17th and Hannah Rogan18th  for the girls.

Our one winner of the day was Kirsty Rogan, in the under 17 girls, who won her age group by a large margin.

Making her debut in the Senior Ladies’ category was Eleanor Duncan.  A disappointing field of only nine runners saw her finish 5th, with Moraig Lyall only one place behind, but three minutes adrift, in 6th.

The senior men once again did us proud, by taking 1st team.  Graeme Bartlett and Robbie Paterson finished very close in 2nd and 3rd, with the younger athlete trying hard, but not quite managing to catch his more experienced teammate.   Captain Paul finished in 5th with Norrie Lyall, the fourth counter, back in 13th.  Stew Burn had a good run in 15th, closely followed by Steve Hayward, 16th, having his first XC run in a Forres vest.  I was sure, looking at the state of them, that all the guys had been body surfing in the mud, but they assured me they had managed to stay upright - just!

 

 

AGM 2009

 

A date has been set for this year's AGM. It's being held at the Forres swimming pool on December 2nd at 7pm. It would be great to see as many of the club attend as possible!! See you there.