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Lossiemouth Turkey Trot  15 December 2019



The ever-popular Moray Road Runner's 10 Mile Turkey Trot, held on Sunday 15th December, enticed many of Scotland's top runners up to Lossiemouth. The event also incorporated the North District 10 Mile Champs. Cold temperatures and icy conditions underfoot, did not deter from some fast times.


Lachlan Oates of Shettleston Harriers was the overall winner in 52.53, James Wilson of Moray Road Runners was 2nd overall and took the North District title in a time of 54.34. Fiona Brian of Metro Aberdeen Running Club was 1st female overall in a time of 58.44, with Amy Hudson of Inverness Harriers finishing 3rd female overall and taking the North District female title in 60.28.


First Forres Harrier to finish was David Weir in 62.48. David was 1st M50 and 1st North District M50. James Ward took on the 10 miles with the extra challenge of running in a turkey outfit and finished in 68.56. First Harrier lady to finish was Susan McRitchie in 73.10. Jackie Nicol 76.50, finished 3rd F50 overall and North District 3rd F50. Jessica Haworth 79.10, closely followed by Paula Boon in 79.41. Kaisa Oikkonen 83.05, Andy Wonnacott 84.39. Elisabeth Smart 89.27, finished 2nd F60 overall and North District F60 title win. Elaine Bowler 90.00, Marisa Christie 90.11. Anne Docherty 92.15 and finished 3rd F60 overall. Terri Gouge 93.18.


Forres Harriers would like to extend their thanks to Moray Road Runners for hosting this successful event.


Thank you to Kellie Main of Nairn Road Runners and Paul Jamieson from MRR for the use of their photos and to Susan for the above report.








Scottish North District XC Champs  Dores 7 December 2019




Tough conditions faced the Forres Harriers racing at Dores in the North District Cross Country Championships on Saturday 7th December. A bitterly cold wind, with rain, was an added extra to tackle on the leg sapping, undulating course.


Eva Esslemont and Sophie Howard were the first Harriers to take on the course, finishing 9th and 10th respectively, in the under 13 girls race. In the under 13 boys race, Michael Bishenden finished 4th with a strong run and was less than 20 seconds behind the eventual winner.


In the under 15 girls, Ida Oikkonen finished 15th and in the Under 15 boys, Bruce Evans had a good run and placed 7th overall

David Scott and Ewan Martin ran in the under 17 boys race and finished 11th and 13th respectively.


Moira Davie proved that she has recovered well from recent injury and battled at the front end of the Senior Women's race and took the overall win. With Siobhan Evans finishing 10th, Susan McRitchie 12th and Carrie Ann Ward 17th, the Ladies clinched the overall Team win, with the support of Frances Britain 20th, Hilary Cameron 21st, Elizabeth Barr 28th, Jackie Nicol 35th and June McIntosh 38th. The Team of Evans, McRitchie and Ward also took the Masters Team win.


The Senior Men had Raymond Hughes 29th, Colin Hall 47th, Tim Pott 57th and Gary MacFadyen 60th.


Thanks to Susan for the report and photos.








North Area Training Session  at Forres on Sat 30 November 2019



The second of this winter’s North Area training sessions took place on Saturday 30 November at Grant Park, Forres.

   The next session is on Sat 28 December at 10.30



RUN4IT North District Cross Country League   Race 3

North League Committee race at Forres 23 November 2019




This race was organised by the North League Committee to ensure that there will be 6 races in the league this winter. They wish to thank all clubs for their help in running this event.



First Harriers away were in the U11Boys race with Lucas Carruthers coming 15th and Austin Davis coming 20th.

In the U13Boys race Michael Bishenden had another great race to finish 5th and he was well supported by Angus Esson 17th and Fergus Kenyon 20th.

The first Harrier girls were next off in the U13Girls race. Sophie Howard came 10th, Scarlett Britain 11th and Abigail Ferry 13th.

Bruce Evans had another brilliant race to come 3rd in the U15Boys and in the U15Girls Faith Kenyon was 10th closely followed by Ida Oikkonen in 11th.

The final Juniors race was the U17Boys and in this David Scott came 9th and Ewan Martin was 11th.

Well done to all the Juniors.


The decision to start the Ladies and the Men at the same time seems to have been met with approval by all runners.


First male Harrier was Raymond Hughes in 20th followed by Colin Hall 38th, Jordan Bowler 50th and Gary MacFadyen 60th.

First Lady Harrier was Siobhan Evans in an excellent 7th and then Frances Britain 14th, Elizabeth Barr 21st, Kaisa Oikonnen 24th, Marisa Christie 29th and Shona Spencer in 31st place.


Well done to all the Harriers.








Knockfarrel Hill Race 9 November 2019




A group of Forres Harriers travelled north on Saturday to Strathpeffer for the Knockfarrel Hill Race.

 A sunny but very cold day saw tricky conditions of mud and ice round the course.

 First Harrier home and in the prizes as first F50, was Hilary. Next in was Gary closely followed by new Harrier Mark Doherty, competing in his first hill race. Tim Baxter was next Harrier making a welcome return to racing for the club. Kaisa was next in, completing her second Knockfarrel.

The usual splendid cakes were waiting for us afterwards and many thanks to HHR for putting on this great event


Thankyou to HHR for the top photo. So good I couldn't resist it.







Junior Harriers Trophy Presentation  7 November 2019



Tonight saw the bi-annual presentation of our Junior Harriers Coaches trophies. Ida and Fergus were the well deserved recipients and the trophies were handed over by the previous trophy holders. Both Ida and Fergus are a pleasure to work with. They show commitment, a willingness to work hard and definitely contribute to the great team camaraderie within the group ( which was certainly evident in tonight's session!)


We have a fantastic group of runners to work with so thanks to the parents too






Brodie 10K  3 November 2019


Congratulations to Clare and Paul on putting together another great Brodie 10K

First home was Sean Chalmers IH in 30.53 and first lady was Amy Hudson also IH in 38.22

Leading Harrier in 14th place was Ewan Martin in a time of 40.37 followed by Jordan Bowler in 42.29 and Lindsay Grant in 43.35.

Next was the first Lady Harrier Norma Beaton 48.23 then Paula Boon 49.36, Jackie Nicol 50.07, June McIntosh 50.37, Andy Wonnacott 57.31, Kaisa Klonowska 52.03, Elisabeth Smart 54.52, Terri Gouge 56.20 and Anne Docherty 56.32.

Well done to you all.









RUN4IT North District Cross Country League   Race 2

Evanton 2 November 2019



Nineteen brave Harriers ventured up to Evanton on a wet day for the second league race of the season.

Underfoot conditions were best described as heavy.

First off were the U11B with Austin Davis coming a creditable 19th in 8.18 in a large field. Also in an equally large field Amelia Ward in the U11G came 25th in 9.48.

Next came the U13’s with Michael Bichenden running a brilliant race to finish 3rd in the Boy’s in 14.12 and also Scarlett Britain doing very well in the Girl’s race to come 13th  in 20.03.

By now the underfoot conditions were getting very bad but Bruce Evans defied the odds to come a fantastic 2nd in the U15B race in 20.07 in a closely fought race. In the U15G race Ida Oikkonen came a good 9th in 28.00.

Our only representative in the U17’s was David Scott who finished a good race in 10th in a time of 29.14


In the Ladies race there were 10 Harriers which was almost a quarter of the field.

First Harriet was Moira Davie 4th in 29.33 well supported in the team counters by Siobhan Evans 8th in 31.48, Hilary Cameron 14th 33.32 and Susan McRitchie 15th in 33.34. This appears that on the day we were second team, but at the moment still in with a good chance of the team trophy.

The ladies were well backed up by Carrie-Ann Ward 16th, Fran Britain 17th, Elizabeth Barr 21st, Kaisa Oikkonen 30th, June McIntosh 34th and Shona Spencer 42nd.

In the Men’s race we had Colin Hall 33rd in 46.09 and Gary MacFadyen 48th in 53.43.

Well done to you all.

A special thankyou to RCAC for your hospitality.








North Area Training Session  at Forres on Sat 19 October 2019



The first of this winter’s North Area training sessions takes place this Saturday at Grant Park, Forres.

The session is a maximum of 10x3mins with 90sec recovery, juniors must take advice from their coach for number of reps.

Please be warmed up and ready to start the first rep at 10.30am at the cricket pavilion.

The usual post session refreshments available in the cricket pavilion








 North District Cross Country Relays  Gordonstoun 12th October 2019




 Conditions were perfect, with cool conditions, blue skies and just the right amount of mud.

The races kicked off with the young females, with Forres Harriers fielding a team of very eager and speedy Juniors. Eva Esslemont had a super fast run, to hand over to Abigail Ferry, who stayed strong throughout her leg and was able to move through the teams, with the last runner, Ida Oikkonen taking the girls home in 5th.

 The Junior Boys gave it their all to finish 6th, Bill Symon ran a strong first leg to hand over to Bruce Evans, who worked his way past several teams and handed over to Ewan Martin, who was able to bring the finishing position up even more.

The Senior Men and Senior Ladies ran together, with the ladies needing 3 runners for a team and the gents 4.

 The first Harrier team to finish was the gents; Raymond Hughes, Andrew Morgan, Ian Macdonald and Colin Hall finished 13th Men's Team.

The first ladies team to finish was Moira Davie, Hilary Cameron and Jessica Haworth in 5th.

 The Vets Team of Siobhan Evans, Carrie Ann Ward and Susan McRitchie finished 8th overall and 2nd Vet Team.

 June McIntosh, Kaisa Oikkonen and Paula Boon were 11th.

 Unfortunately, the team of Ros Wright, Elizabeth Watson and Clare Nicholas did not finish due to injury.


Forres Harriers would like to extend their thanks to Moray Road Runners for their hospitality

 Thanks to Susan for the above report










Loch Ness Marathon and 10K 6 October 2019




Plenty of red vests on view in Inverness

In the Marathon there were five Harriers, with Robert Paterson the leading red in 3.16.54 followed by Jordon Bowler 3.37.38, Rod Wallace 3.53.07, Anne Docherty 4.54.34 and Elaine Schiavone 4.54.35.

Well done to you all.


Eight Harriers started the 10K led by Stuart Dustan in a time of 36.33. Following on were Ewan Martin 38.38, Susan McRitchie, who also had a good cross country run the previous day 43.42, Andrew Little 46.40, Clare Nicholas 47.35, Norma Beaton 47.42, Fran Russell 51.54 and Elizabeth Smart 53.29.

Once again well done all





RUN4IT North District Cross Country League   Race 1

Keith  5 October 2019


The 2019/2020 cross country season started at Keith.


A good turnout of Harriers, both young and old on a soggy day.

First races off were the under 11’s with Amelia Ward coming 30th in a large field in the U11G and John Scott 12th and Lucas Carruthers 16th in the U11B.

There were three of our girls in the U13G with Sophie Howard 5th, Abigail Ferry 12th and Scarlett Britain 13th all scoring well for the team.

Bruce Evans came a brilliant 2nd in the U15B race and David Scott was 7th in the U17B race.


Next came the ladies with Moira Davie coming a superb 2nd. She was well backed up for the four team counting positions by Susan McRitchie 10th, Fran Britain 12th and June McIntosh 18th. The team effort was well supported by Ros Wright 22nd, Elizabeth Watson 26th and Shona Spencer 29th.


The men also had four counters with Colin Hall 23rd, Tim Pott 31st, Lindsay Grant 39th and Gary MacFadyen 42nd.


A great team effort by you all


Thanks to our friends from Keith and District AAC for your hospitality.









Ring of Steall Skyrace  21 September 2019


Well done to Forres Harrier Fran Britain, taking on and smashing the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace on Saturday 21st September. Mud and bogs, massive climbs with scrambling, followed by technical descents, rewarded with blue skies and a whole lot of beautiful views and 2nd F45 in a time of 6:38:00





Beer Mile Race  Roseisle  21 September 2019



Thanks to Gary for this report

Thanks to everyone who turned up for our beer/gin/cider mile and helped make it a great night. I laughed and burped a lot. Thanks for the help with the food. Delighted to find some of Paula's pavlova and Jim's cheesecake in the fridge this morning. That's lunch sorted. Hope your pan ok Jordan after I turned your chilli up to full instead of the rice! Well done James and Carrie for being first man and lady. Now I know what the Wards get up to at weekends. I've always been secretly pleased that the only person to lap me in a race was Calum Hawkins. Have to now add James Ward to that list. Should I up my running or beering? Probably just need to use Carrie's drinking pose






Great North Run   8 September 2019


Sun and blue skies in Newcastle for the Great North Run. Well done to Lindsay Grant 1:39:56, Paul Hughes 1:51:16 and Mark Brumby in PB time of 1:51:18







Stirling 10K  8 September 2019


Well done to Colin Hall and Grant Symon running the Stirling 10k.

Extra kudos to Colin for bagging another PB time of 38.54









Jungfrau Marathon 7 September 2019


Well done to these two amazing women. They proved their strength on the hills by taking on the Jungfrau Marathon as a way to celebrate their 50th year. Hilary Cameron finished in 5.04.24 and 31st in age group and Paula Boon 5.16.00 and 44th in age group.







Pinto 3K series. Race 3  21 August 2019



Nearly 100 runners registered for the last of the 3 races tonight of Pinto's 3k series. Many thanks for the ongoing support. Monies raised help children to obtain financial aid to help them with their sporting needs. Application for this can be obtained from Kim Paterson through kim.paterson@moray.gov.uk


This was the last of the 3 races in the series and the overall winners were:



Adult Male - Kenny Wilson Moray Road Runners

Adult Female - Emily Andrew Inverness Harriers


Junior Male  - Bruce Evans Forres harriers

Junior Female - Rhian Cantlie Moray Road Runners.


Thanks to Sarah for another great series


Results Adults          Juniors




Nairn Half Marathon  17 August 2019


Well done to all runners.

The race was won by John Brogan from Falkirk Victoria Harriers in 1.13.30

First lady was Megan Crawford from Fife Athletic Club in 1.24.03


First Harrier was Ted Collins in 1.31.26 followed by Harry Hurst in 1.33.17 and Mark Priestly in 1.52.16

Well done to you all


Thanks to Nairn Road Runners for your hospitality









Abernethy Highland Games RSPB 10 mile road race.  10 August 2019



Well done to all runners


Results will be here





Viewpoint Challenge Wed 7 August 2019



Great turn out of Forres Harriers for the annual View Point Challenge.


 The crazy weather that has been hitting parts of the North East thankfully eased off and provided perfect running conditions.


 Congratulations to John Newsom, Inverness Harriers, for taking the win and to Gemma Cormack, also Inverness Harriers, finishing first female. Donnie MacDonald, Inverness Harriers, finished 1st Vet and our own Hilary Cameron, finished 1st female Vet.


 At the younger end, Forres Harrier Michael Bischenden, finished 1st Under 16 boy and MRR Eilidh Hay, finished 1st Under 16 girl.


 Thanks to Mathers Ice Cream Parlour for providing the well earned ice creams at the end.







Ben Rinnes Hill Race  27 July 2019


Well done to Hilary Cameron who was in the money at the Dufftown Highland Games where she finished 5th lady and third in her age group in the 14 mile Ben Rinnes Hill race. Well done also to Harry Hurst in his first hill race who just held Hilary off in approx 3 hours. Ted Collins who has been back training with us in the last few weeks, had a great run well under the 3 hours. Really hot, tough conditions for a tough course as Gary can attest to as he only managed to get to the 9 mile mark and had to call it a day. Well done to all the very tired looking finishers.








Forres Highland Games 10K  6 July 2019


A few red vests were spotted in Grant Park for the Highland Games 10K.

A disappointing field of 36 ran in this usually very popular race.

The race was won by Sunny McGrath in 33.46

First lady was Iona Craft from MRR in 44.20

First Harrier was Ewan Martin in 42.22 followed by Gary MacFadyen, Jess Howarth,

Mark Priestly, Mark Brumby, Noel Martin and Andy Wonnacott.

Well done to you all.

Thanks to the Organisers for putting on the usual brilliant day.






RAM T & F Meeting  Inverness  30 June 2019


PB’s and club records at todays RAM track and field meeting at Inverness, and smiling faces, as they all had a good day.


John Scott U11, PB High Jump and PB & Club Record 600m, and just outside Pb for 80m in to very strong headwind.


First outing for Michael Bishenden, with official PB’s in 800m & 200m, in a very tricky windy conditions. He also took part in a mixed relay at the end of the meet.


David Scott had good run in 200m into a strong head wind, and PB’s and club records in 400mH and Triple Jump









Junior Harriers 27 June 2019



Last Juniors until next term.

Well done everybody including senior Harriers who turn out to help, and Siobhan and Gordon who lead the group each week!

Special thanks to David who is a great role model.

Well done to the youngsters who give their all!




Club Championships 2019


Please find on Results page

please note that runners need to let Colin Youngson know of any results that they wish counted - and their DOB





Pinto 3K  race 2  26 June 2019


The sun shone again tonight on the 110 runners who ran the second of the 3x 3k series.

Once again Kenny Wilson won the race, a regular season winner.


The next and last one is on Wednesday 21st August - registration at 615 for a 7pm race start.


 Adult Results        Junior Results





Hill of Fare Hill Race 20 June 2019


Congratulations to Hamish Battle (Metro Aberdeen) and Moira Davie (Forres Harriers) for their wins at the Hill of Fare race on Thursday 20th June








Roseisle Forest Run  19 June 2019


Wednesday saw the 4th  and final race of this years series.

The battle for the two junior titles were both very close.


 Thanks to Kirstie and her team for an enjoyable race.


Results          Series Results









(Colin Youngson remembers the following):


Hamish and I first met in October 1966 when I started studying at Aberdeen University. We were both members of the AU Hare & Hounds – the cross-country running club. Consequently, we often trained together on Wednesday afternoons (the weekly club run) and travelled to races all over Scotland.

Hamish steadily improved his personal record over the 6-and-a-half mile home course. By 1968 he was part of the first team (and is in the back row, third from the right, in this photo, looking young and happy). By 1969 Hamish had featured in several team victories against other universities, for example Queen’s (Belfast), Glasgow, Dundee and St Andrews; and had run twice in the prestigious Edinburgh to Glasgow 8-man road relay. One of his very best performances was in the 1968 event, when he overtook two rivals on the final stage, moving AU up to 12th (third university) which was quite good, considering that only the best 20 clubs in Scotland had been selected.


After graduating in 1971, to begin teaching I moved to Glasgow, joined Victoria Park AAC – and discovered a familiar team-mate – Hamish Cameron! He remained calm, clever and usually a man of few words, who raced and trained as hard as possible, puffing loudly. There were club runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the winter though dark streets on twisting traditional routes. Cross-country in the West of Scotland involved deep mud. VPAAC was a very good club but Hamish was right on the edge of the first team – indeed in 1972 he ran particularly well in the important McAndrew road relay and, judging by the time he set, should indeed have been one of the first 8 Vicky Park men. In 1974 Hamish appeared in the annual Scottish ranking lists, with a marathon time of 2.43.16, when he was 17th in the Scottish Marathon Championships in Edinburgh.

Between 1973 I taught firstly in Sweden and then for seven years in Edinburgh. However, I often came up to run the Forres Highland Games road race and saw Hamish there. When I ran for Aberdeen clubs between 1981 and 2008 we frequently took part in North District events. By then Hamish was the long-serving invaluable Forres Harriers club secretary and organiser of the North District Cross-Country League – such a series of strenuous, challenging races.

In 2009 I moved to Forres and naturally joined the Harriers. Hamish was a clubmate yet again and running better and better – as most of us slowed down, Hamish maintained fitness and became a real ‘friendly rival’ – an opponent to worry about. We both ran for medal-winning M65 Scottish teams in the annual Five Nations Masters International Cross-Country event: Belfast 2012 and Dublin 2015. Before that, in the 2014 Benromach 10k, Hamish had been too strong for me at last; and in the 2016 Scottish Masters XC Championships at Forres, when he was 69, finished a long way in front. A fine career in the M70 category seemed certain. Unfortunately, injuries prevented this, but Hamish kept very fit by cycling many days each week. In addition, he could still run when necessary, and was one of the small leading group of old graduates in the 2017 AUH&H reunion run, when the two of us finished side by side on the King’s College playing fields, which we remembered so well from the 1960s.

I could only marvel at Hamish’s impressive expertise and quick responses in ‘Mastermind’. He achieved a great deal during his life, which has been cut cruelly short. He and Edna were a devoted couple, who were so proud of Neil, Mairi and Isla. Deep sympathy to all the family





Thanks to Colin for the above notes and memories of Hamish.

As a club we all remember Hamish and the work that he did for the club and local running scene over many years. As well as being a familiar face at many local races he did a lot behind the scenes. He was club secretary for many years and compiled the scores for the club championships and only stepped down from this role last year.  As well as compiling the results he also won the club championship on a number of occasions and did so as recently as 2016.

He was also the secretary for the local cross country league organising the schedules of races and checking, compiling and publishing their results.

As Colin mentions above he was a keen supporter of the cross country scene and the Masters competitions saw him competing all over the country. Colin and Anne from the club often joining him on his travels.

He was widely travelled and often took in a run or race when away – a quick look at his parkrun profile shows him running at events across this country and all around the world.  He was the first Forres Harrier to register 100 parkruns and as well as running was a regular volunteer at Elgin parkrun.

Since hearing of his death last week our social media pages have been busy with lots of kind words from people in the running community near and far all passing on kind words and fond memories.







Quarrelwood Forest Run 5 June 2010


Here are  the results from the 3rd event in this year’s Moray Forest Run Series.

I think the weather played a part in the significant drop in participants.

There was still some great racing and the team competition at both primary and secondary was very close.


The final event in the series will be in 2 weeks’ time on Wednesday 19th June at Roseisle.








Grantown 10K  1 June 2019



A good turnout of red vests for this race in beautiful surroundings.

Well done to you all









Pinto 3K Series Race 1  29 May 2019







Many thanks for such a fantastic turn out tonight at Pintos first 3 k run of 2019. There were over 150 runners which was the most there has ever been . Great weather also helped!

As you are aware there was no prize giving as it has had to be classified as a Fun Run in order to allow children age 6 and over to participate. There was a group doing the results and hopefully they  are all accurate.


The next race is on wed 26.6.19 and then wed 21/8/19 - HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


Thanks to Hannah Rogan for the photos


Results Adults          Juniors






Culbin Forest Run 22 May 2019


Well done to all runners







Benromach 10K  12 May 2019





Well done to all runners

Congratulations to the team for another successful day.

Report to follow


Thanks to Siobhan and Alastair for the photos.


10K Results          10K Prizewinners          Overall Series Results







Monaughty Forest Run  8 May 2019


Well done to all runners young and old.

Plenty of red vests on show in less than pleasant conditions.

Next race is Culbin on 22 May








Scottish 5K Championships  2 May 2019



Well done to our team of Forres Harriers who travelled to Edinburgh for the Silverknowes 5k.

 First Harrier to finish was Kevin Schenk in 16.51, followed by Colin Hall with a new PB of 19.11, our endurance runner Fran Britain next in a very speedy PB of 20.13, Captain Gary MacFadyen 20.33 and Clare Nicholas in a nippy 23.19.

 Congratulations to our neighbours; Inverness Harriers Ladies team of Mhairi McLennan, Jenny Bannerman and Gemma Cormack who took team Gold.

 Thanks to Anna for the photo





Moray Forest Runs Series 2019




This year's Moray Forest Run Series gets underway on Wednesday 8th May at Monaughty Forest near Miltonduff, Elgin. The series will once again host the Active Schools Moray Trail Running Competition with medals to the overall top 3 boys and girls, primary and secondary after all 4 races, plus a school trophy to the winning primary and secondary school after all 4 races with the first 3 finishers from each school to count at each race.

The event also hosts an adult race starting at 7.15pm. All races are suitable for all abilities and are a great social evening with free refreshment supplied by the organising group after each race.

If you require any more information please contact Paul Rogan: paul.rogan@moray.gov.uk






London Marathon 28 April 2019



Well done to our two runners this year.

Robert Paterson finished in 3.28.08

Anne Docherty finished in 4.41.05 and was 9th in her category

Congratulations to you both





Northern Scot 10K Series 2019


 Series results to date.





A big caveat is that they are as accurate as far as we can tell. If there are any errors please let us know as soon as possible.

 Telling us on the day of Benromach is too late.


Please check your results to date as we are basing the series on these numbers.

email any issues to clubsecforresharriers@hotmail.com






Buckie 10k  14 April 2019




Well done to all runners at Buckie

First Harrier home was Clare Nicholas in 48.44 closely followed by Elizabeth Watson in 48.54. Andy Wonnacott was next Harrier in 50.46 and Nadine Williams finished in 57.18.

Congratulations to you all and thanks to Hannah Rogan for the above photos.








MRR 10K  31 March 2019


Well done to all runners at Miltonduff

First Harrier was Lindsay Grant in 43.33 followed by Carrie-Ann Ward who was 2nd F40 in 43.56. Nick Barr finished in 46.35 with Clare Nicholas who was 1st F50 in 48.55. Elizabeth Watson claimed 3rd F50 in 49.47  

Congratulations to you all.








A message from Scottish Athletics   26 March 2019


Following an incident last week at a Scottish Athletics licensed event, we just want to remind all athletes that the swapping of race numbers is strictly prohibited.


For organisers, this often-innocent practice can cause huge headaches, if they either do not allow transfers, or are not at least aware of them. Problems arise most often if that runner is taken ill during an event. The back of a race number usually carries their medical information or it is certainly detailed within the race director’s database. If that does occur, the risks are very real and potentially life threatening, as has been evidenced in other countries in recent years.


It can also impact on team positions, even if an athlete does not compete in a team event, they may inadvertently have an indirect impact on finishing positions in other teams. Also, where entries are full and waiting lists have been created, you could be keeping someone away from a competition opportunity where they legitimately deserve that place.


It is also worth recognising that within Run Britain rankings or other data used within events, it does not provide accurate data on the individuals taking part.


Whilst we will work with event organisers to try to create processes (eg swapping policies where practical), Scottish Athletics will operate a zero tolerance policy on any athletes caught behaving in this manner, and sanctions may apply.


If you have any queries please feel free to contact the Scottish Athletics Events Team




Inverness Half Marathon 10 March 2019



Pretty atrocious weather conditions greeted the hardy Forres Harriers running the Inverness Half Marathon on Sunday 10th March. This did not stop Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist Robbie Simpson (Deeside Runners in Banchory), with a dominating victory over the field to finish in 1.06.15, over 2 minutes clear of his nearest rival.

 First Harrier to finish was Lindsay Grant in 1.35.29, followed by Robert Paterson 1.38.26, Paula Mallon Boon in a PB time of 1.42.38, Paul Hughes 1.45.26, Elisabeth Smart 1.57.15, Kaisa Klonowska 1.57.15, Anne Docherty 2.05.45 finished first F70, Elaine Schiavone 2.08.19 and Adrian Harrison 2.12.03.

 Well done all







Nairn 10K   3 March 2019 




There was a good show of Forres Harrier's red vests at the Nairn 10k on Sunday 3rd March, the race also incorporated the North District 10k Championship race.

Inverness Harriers were the dominant club on the day, with a clean sweep of all the main race prizes and the majority of the North District Championship medals also on offer.

With a strong wind challenging times the runners on parts of the course, the first Forres Harrier to finish was Andrew Morgan in 37.22, followed by Robert Patterson 39.26, Lindsay Grant 43.50, Tim Pott 43.58, Gary MacFadyen 44.55, Susan McRitchie 45.13, Jackie Nicol 48.52, Ros Wright 49.01, Andy Wonnacott 49.16, Clare Nicholas 50.14, Elizabeth Watson 50.52, Anne Docherty 56.14, Nadine Williams 56.26 and Caz Coghill 57.39.  

 Well done to you all








Forres Primary Schools Cross Country  2 March 2019






It was a beautiful morning, which provided perfect running conditions for the Forres Primary Schools Cross Country organised by Forres Harriers and supported and promoted by Active Schools.

 The event was a great success and exciting to be spectating at, with a fantastic and enthusiastic turn out for the inaugural running of the P1-3 race

 More excitement was in a photo finish in the P6/7 Girls race with Abigail Ferry, from Anderson's Primary School, just managing to hold off her teammate Sophie Howard in a sprint for the line.

 Anderson's Primary School retained the winning team trophy.

 Forres Harriers would like to extend their thanks again to Rosalyn Carruthers and Paul Rogan of Active Schools for promoting this event and supporting on the day.








Fetteresso Forest Marathon   24 February 2019



Well done to Rod Wallace for completing the above race. Here is his report.


Just south of Aberdeen, in the hills to the west of Stonehaven something has been growing. In its second year the Fetteresso Forest Marathon has caught the imagination of runners from near and far.


Organised by the Stonehaven Running Club this small event has grown organically and sells out fast. They set out with three things in mind:

1. All on forest tracks, no roads, no road crossings, entire route contained within the forest.

 2. No frills, hill race mentality, keep entry as cheap as possible.

 3. Full marathon distance. And boy oh boy have they delivered.


Arriving at the start we were met with glorious sunshine and unseasonal temperatures for February, peaking at 17 degrees. A far cry from the snow and ice experienced on the inaugural race last year. Pre race checks complete (hill race safety kit was mandatory) and at 10am we were off.


A sharp 1km uphill start before settling into more hills, some of them down, followed by yet more up and downs, the runners quickly spread out. Settling into a good comfortable pace was initially difficult, but the course soon decided that 5 minute km's were best. Although we had to carry map and compass navigation was never a problem as the whole race was superbly marked out and fantastically marshalled, Batman and Robin even helped out at the 12 mile check point.


Onto the second part of the marathon and a hill that can only be described as brutal came out of nowhere and any thoughts of a sub 3:30 marathon soon disappeared. Any thoughts of an easier final few miles soon disappeared too, so with no other options it was head down and keep going and in no time at all the downhill finish was in sight. So 26.2 miles, 2200t climbed and 3:39:35 later it was all over and with my home baked gingerbread Xmas tree medal around my neck it was time to chill out.


This was my 11th marathon and first completely off road trail marathon. And yes it was probably one of my favourites. Big city marathons are good, however if you want something really special then this could be the race for you.







Scottish National Cross Country Champs Falkirk 23 Feb 2019






A small team of Forres Harriers made the journey to Callendar Park, Falkirkfor the Scottish National Cross Country.

The weather was unseasonably warm for a cross country event and conditions were firm underfoot.

 Ben Cameron was the first Harrier to race, competing against the best in Scotland in the Under 17 boys. Ben finished a credible 82nd.

 Next up were the Senior Ladies Team, racing over the 10k distance (which turned out be a half mile longer than originally suggested). The conditions although perfect did not make the racing any easier, with distance and a tough course making the race a challenge. GB International Steph Twell made her first appearance at this event and did so with style, with a commanding win over some of the best female cross country runners in Scotland.

 First Harrier lady to finish was Moira Davie in 39th, followed by Hilary Cameron 119th, Jess Haworth 144th and Susan McRitchie 189th. Unfortunately, Ladies Captain; Carrie Ann Ward had to pull out after the first lap due to injury.

 Next up for Forres Harriers is hosting the Forres Primary Schools Cross Country at Grant Park on Saturday 2nd March, further details can be found on the Active Schools Facebook page

Thanks to Susan and Lynsey for the report and photos.








Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon 17 Feb 2019



The ever-popular Moray Road Runners Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon on Sunday 17th February brought unseasonably warm temperatures and blustery conditions for the runners. 

 First Harrier to finish was Andrew Morgan in 81.13, followed by Norma Beaton 100.36, Andrew Little 107.36, Andy Wonnacott 115.46, Elisabeth Smart 124.39 and Anne Docherty 128.15. 

 Elisabeth Smart and Anne Docherty took 1st and 2nd in the F60 age group.

Thanks to Susan for the report








RUN4IT North District Cross Country League  Ross County AC 

9 February 2019  Venue  Forres




Evanton (Ross County Athletics) was supposed to be the destination for the 5th and final race of the North District Cross Country League on Saturday 9th February 2019, but the icy conditions put paid to that and the race had to be cancelled.

  Thankfully 2 of the organisers of the North District league; Kirstie Rogan and Robbie Patterson, along with the support of Ross County Athletics and other North clubs stepped forward and organised the race to be held in the Grant Park in Forres, followed with refreshments at Forres House Community Centre.


Forres Harriers running

- Under 11 Girls; Sophie Howard 13th, Amelia Ward 27th.  Under 11 Boys; John Scott 16th.

  Under 13 Girls; Scarlett Britain 13th.  Under 13 Boys; Michael Bichenden 6th, Fergus Kenyon 20th. 

 Under 15 Girls; Isobel Howard 2nd, Faith Kenyon 8th, Ida Oikkonen 11th, girls finished 2nd Team.

  Under 15 Boys; Bruce Evans 2nd, Scott Perry 6th. 

 Senior Women; Moira Davie 2nd, Hilary Cameron 7th, France Britain 8th, Jess Haworth 9th, Kaisa Oikkonen 21st, Lauren Cameron 22nd, Ros Wright 25th and Shona Spencer 33rd, the Team of Davie, Cameron and Britain finished 2nd Team. 

Senior Men; Andrew Morgan 12th. 

 Isobel Howard, Moira Davie and Hilary Cameron all went home with medals for overall league placings within their age groupings.

Thanks to Susan for the report



Results          Provisional Results







RUN4IT North District Cross Country League  Evanton 9 Feb 

Now at Forres


Thanks to Philip Waite for the above photos

Due to the icy underfoot conditions on the Evanton Cross Country course it will not be suitable to hold Saturdays league fixture there. Tom also checked out an alternative area but that too is not runnable.

 Therefore Robbie and Kirstie have moved the event to Forres due to the short notice. We apologise if this has an effect on folk being able to compete due to travel arrangements but they felt it was important the final event takes place along with the presentation.

Changing, teas and presentation will take place in Forres Community Centre where you will also find copies of the new course maps. All timings will remain the same.

Due to the short notice we will require volunteers to help out along with some donations of food although Ross County will still be providing some of this.






Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships

Hawick  2 February 2019



Colin Youngson was the only Harrier who made the long journey to Hawick for the Scottish Masters Cross Country Event on Saturday 2nd February.  The course was frozen, rutted and hilly.

 With Colin now in the M70 category, he continues to be competitive at a Scottish level, managing 55 successive years of at least one 'scottish championship' finished.









RUN4IT North District Cross Country League

Forres 26 Jan 2019




Saturday 26th January saw Forres Harriers play host to the 4th North District Cross Country League race from a series of 5.  The Cross Country course round Clunyhill always provides a challenge for the hardy runners and this year was no exception, with the rain and windy conditions making sure there was plenty of mud and a fresh headwind on the finishing straight. 

 The first race of the day was the Under 11 girls.  Results from this race to be confirmed; the first Harrier to finish was Sophie Howard, followed by Imogen Symon.  John Scott finished 19th in the Under 11 boys race. 

 In the Under 13 girls race, Scarlett Britain finished 17th.  Michael Bichenden 8th and Bill Symon 26th in the Under 13 boys. 

 Isobel Howard in the Under 15 Girls ran a well-paced race to take a dominant lead and the win in her race once the course headed on to Cluny Hill.  Her strength from Orienteering really stood out.  Bruce Evans finished 7th and Scott Perry 11th in the Under 15 boys race. 

 Lucy Evans had a strong race to finish 2nd in the Under 17 girls race.  David Scott finished 7th in the Under 17 boys race. 

 There was a strong team of Forres Harrier ladies racing on home turf.  Moira Davie continues to show that she is coming back strong from injury with a 3rd place finish, supported by Hilary Cameron 8th, Carrie-Ann Ward 11th, Frances Britain 17th, Katy Beck 20th, Kaisa Oikkonen 27th, Rosalyn Carruthers 29th in her first race for Forres Harriers, Ros Wright 30th, Lauren Cameron 33rd and Shona Spencer 45th.  The team of Moira, Hilary and Carrie-Ann finished 1st team.

  In the men's race, Andrew Morgan finished 14th, Robert Paterson 20th, Tim Pott 42nd and James Hume 47th.  The men finished 5th team. 

Forres Harriers would like to thank St Leonards Church for the use of their hall facilities for refreshments after the race.

The final race of the series is on the 9th February up at Evanton.

Thanks to Susan for the report and to Hannah for the photos








Newnans Lake 15K  26 January 2019 



 Stuart Dustan was running in Florida at the Newnan's Lake 15k.

 Stuart finished first in his age group in a time of 1:01.14

Amy Hudson from Inverness Harriers was second lady in 59.22

Well done to you both






Dubai 10K  25 January 2019


Jackie Nicol ran the Dubai 10k on Friday 25th January.

Below are a few lines that she put together


From Jackie

"It was a very warm morning 19 degrees and a very busy start. Only 1km in and people were already walking !!

It’s an out and back route and although a lot of weaving about in the first 3km it soon spread out. Plenty of water on the course too.

A very well organised event and the £62 entry fee more than covered the fab T-shirt and goodies galore.

Defo going back next year to try and beat this years time.

48.25 official time and 1st in the age 55 group.







Interdistrict Cross Country Champs  Stirling  12 Jan 2019







2019 brought a new venue for the Great Run International and Inter-District Cross Country, with Stirling playing the host.  The event held on Saturday 12th January, saw Stirling Castle as the backdrop for this year's races.  The course was set up on a golf course and was found to be firm underfoot and relatively flat.

 Seven Forres Harriers competed for Team North.

 First Harriers to race were the Under 15 boys; Bruce Evans finished 36th and Scott Perry 40th.  The under 15 girls were next, with Isobel Howard 18th and Faith Kenyon 40th.  David Scott finished 38th in the Under 17 boys.  Moira Davie finished 40th in the Senior/Junior Women's race.

Well done to you all  


 Thanks to Hannah Rogan and Neil Renton for the photos and to Susan for the report








Lumphanon Detox 10K   2 January 2019


The annual Lumphanan Detox 10k on the 2nd January, saw Harrier Rod Wallace finish in 41.57, Katy Beck 45.35 and Donna Wallace 1.00.36.  The race was won by GB International and Bronze Medalist at the Gold Coast Marathon; Robbie Simpson of Deeside in 31.09. 





Aonach Mor Uphill Race 1 January 2019



Several Harriers travelled over to Aonach Mor on January 1st for the annual uphill race.   Andrew Barr had a strong race to finish 7th in 27.09, Iain Macdonald 31.38, Elizabeth Barr had a superb race to finish 5th lady overall in 33.21 and 1st F50, Kathryn Barr 35.53 and Nick Barr 36.29.








North Area Training session 29 Dec 2018






.Thanks to everyone for making the effort to come along and support today’s North session, 75 folk in total and a good selection of clubs represented. Cheers to Carol for timing, James for biscuits and Hannah for teas and photos.
Here’s to a cracking 2019 for all North District Athletes





Nairn Turkey Trot  26 December 2018



 Thanks to Hannah for the photos.

A good turnout of Harriers at this very popular event.


  Bruce Evans continued on his winning form at the Nairn Road Runners Turkey Trot on Boxing Day.  This is a 5k run with race stipulations of no watches and the winner is the person who finishes closest to their predicted time.  Not only did Bruce run a fast race to break the 20minute mark, but he also hit his predicted time right on the nose with 19.58. 

Thanks to Nairn Road Runners for your usual warm hospitality.


Results                Also can be found here   







 Harriers festive training runs 2018/2019



Ben Rinnes 30 December




Findhorn 31 December



Culbin 5 January





 Christmas Handicap  Saturday 22nd December 2018.




Forres Harrier's Christmas Handicap was held on the morning of 22nd December.  This event is held over the traditional Forres Cross Country route through the Grant Park and Clunyhill.  Teams of 2 compete as a relay, with the first runner doing one lap of the course and the second runner doing 2 laps.  Each runner is encouraged to give their most recent 5k/10k and their handicap time worked out from there.  In theory, if the times are accurate, then all teams could be finishing very close together.

 With 17 teams entered, the sister and brother team of Lucy Evans and Bruce Evans proved too fast for all the rest, perhaps a reflection on how well their training is going since they last ran a 5k.

 James Ward's legs were still managing to work after his efforts on Police Hills just the day before and he recorded the fastest 1 lap time and Andrew Morgan recorded the fastest 2 lap time.









 60 Police Station Hills Challenge  21 December 2018



A spur of the moment "last minute" training opportunity, which then turned into a fundraising opportunity, saw Harrier and keen Ultra Runner; James Ward, take on Police Hills 60 times on the morning of Friday 21st December.


Throughout the months of October, November and December, it is the Harrier tradition to train on Clovenside Road, starting at the Police Station and then running up to past the opening of Steiner School.  The usual plan is 8 hills a fortnight apart in October, increasing to 12 hills a fortnight apart in December.  James due to family and work commitments was unable to do the sessions.


 Lured only by the reward of a mince pie, he decided to do all 60 hills in a oner........ a total of 31miles!!!


 It was suggested that he could use the opportunity to do a wee bit of fundraising for Freestyle Swim Club, a Forres swimming club that his children attend.  Momentum and enthusiasm grew, with many Harriers turning up on the morning to run alongside James to support his mission.  Special mention to Andrew Barr who ran 43 hills with James.


Over £200 was raised for Freestyle Swim Club, which will help with the costs of pool hire.





Lossiemouth Turkey Trot    16 December 2018

Also North District 10 mile Champs


Well done to all runners on a bright cold day in Lossiemouth.


Sunday 16th December saw Moray Road Runners hosting the North District 10mile Road Race Champs alongside their annual Turkey Trot held on the roads through Lossiemouth and beyond.

 Moray Road Runner's; Kenny Wilson and Kirstie Rogan were the overall champs in the Men's and Women's race.

  Harrier's taking part; David Weir 63.03 who finished 1st M50, Lindsay Grant 71.47, Jessica Haworth 75.55, Norma Beaton 77.05, Andrew Little 79.15, Andy Wonnacott 86.32, Elizabeth Watson 87.06.  Thanks to Moray Road Runners for hosting this event.


Thanks to Moray Road Runners for your usual warm hospitality








  RUN4IT North District Cross Country League Nairn 15 Dec 2018



Well done to all runners on a cold windy day at the seaside.


The last North District League race of 2018 was held at Nairn Beach 

 The Under 11 girls were the first to get their footprints in the sand.  Imogen Symon finished 20th and Amelia Ward in her first Cross Country race for the Harriers finished 24th.

Michael Bichenden 9th, Bill Symon 20th and Fergus Kenyon, finished 5th team in the Under 13 boys race.

Isobel Howard dominated in the Under 15 girls race to finish 1st.  With the support of Faith Kenyon 9th and Ida Oikkonen 12th, the girls finished 2nd team.

Bruce Evans finished 7th and Scott Perry 9th in the Under 15 boys race.

David Scott had a strong run to finish 3rd in the Under 17 boys race, along with Ben Cameron 7th.

Moira Davie proved that she is coming back strong after being sidelined with an injury to finish 2nd in the ladies race, supported by Hilary Cameron 7th, Frances Britain 13th, Katy Beck 15th, Kaisa Oikkonen 22nd, Elizabeth Watson 32nd and Shona Spencer 37th.  The team of Moira, Hilary and Fran finished 2nd team.

In the men's race, Andrew Morgan was 11th, James Ward 20th, Iain Macdonald 37th, Tim Pott 44th, Gary MacFadyen 45th and James Hume 46th.  The team of Andrew, James and Iain finished 5th.

  Forres Harriers would like to extend their thanks to Nairn Road Runners for hosting this race








Euro Cross  Tilburg  9 December 2018



 Thanks to Scottish Athletics for the following report


There was a strong run from Anna Macfadyen in Holland to take 20th place in the Euro Cross Junior Women's race today.
Anna finished only 36 seconds behind the winner and there were team golds for the GB and NI women in a fine team effort.
The Forres Harriers/Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds athlete, fifth in the trials in Liverpool, was fifth in terms of the Brits in the race in Tilburg.
Well done to Anna and family and coach John Lees






North District Cross Country Championships

, Gordonstoun  8 December 2018





With the cross country season in full swing now, Gordonstoun was the venue for the North District Cross Country Championships, hosted by Moray Road Runners.  Underfoot conditions were not as muddy as first anticipated and the course seemed to provide shelter from the cold easterly winds and frequent passing rain showers.


First Forres Harriers to race were the under 13 girls, with Abigail Ferry 17th, Helena Neall 18th and Olivia Dawson 21st.  The girls finished 4th team.  There was one under 13 boy; Bill Symon 22nd.


Harriet Neall was the only under 15 girl and finished 12th.  Scott Perry 4th and Bruce Evans 7th ran strongly in the under 15 boys race.  These placings should secure the boy's selection for the Interdistrict Cross Country event to be held in Stirling on the 12th January.  Where they will be competing for Team North.


Another two juniors who have hopefully secured their Interdistrict selection were David Scott 4th and Ben Cameron 8th, in the under 17 boys race.


The Senior and Masters ladies were strong in numbers.  Moira Davie was the first Harrier to finish in 6th, followed by Carrie Ann Ward 13th, Hilary Cameron 16th, Susan McRitchie 21st, Katy Beck 25th in her first cross country race for the club, Jessica Haworth 31st, Jackie Nicol 36th and Elizabeth Watson 40th.  The team of Davie, Ward, Cameron and McRitchie took Team Silver in a very closely fought battle with Highland Hill Runners.


The Senior and Masters men, also strong in numbers, saw Kevin Schenk finish 9th, Andrew Morgan 21st, Robert Paterson 29th, David Weir 32nd and first M50, James Ward 35th, Tim Pott 55th, Gary MacFadyen 59th, James Hume 66th, Grant Symon 67th and Colin Knox 75th.  The team of Schenk, Morgan, Paterson, Weir, Ward and Pott finished 5th Team.


Forres Harriers would like to extend their thanks to the North District Cross Country Committee and Moray Road Runners for organising and hosting the race





North Area Training sessions


The date for the next North Area Training session is Saturday 29th December


The session will take place in Grant Park, Forres. Please be there in plenty of time to warm up for the first rep starting at 10.30am. The session will take place on the grass area of the park only.

Post session refreshments will return with the usual tea, coffee, etc available in the cricket pavilion.

These session are open to all abilities.









RUN4IT North District Cross Country League Thurso 24 Nov 2018



A few Harriers braved the long journey north.

Well done to you all.










British and Irish Masters Cross Country International

 Swansea 17 November 2018



  Very well done to Anne Docherty who ran in the above race.

She ran very well and Scotland won the team bronze

  Congratulations Anne






Scottish National Short Course XC Champs

Lanark  10 November 2018



Well done to the two Harriers who ran in Lanark

Gary Macfadyen finished in a good time of 16.59

Earlier Anna ran a brilliant race to take the U20 gold medal and was also a member of the winning team to take home another gold.

Congratulations to you both


Scottish Athletics report





Forres Harriers Junior Trophy awards 8 November 2018



Well done to Faith Kenyon and Ewan Martin who were presented with the junior trophies this evening. These are awarded every six months to our juniors on the basis of their work ethic, the respect they show and the general example that they set to other members of the club. Faith and Ewan have worked really hard at sessions and are a pleasure to coach






Brodie  10K  4 November 2018




Well done to all runners


The winner of the race was Ewan Davidson from Moray Road Runners in 32.53.

First Harrier was Steve Sharpe in 38.30 followed by Lindsay Grant in 45.14.


First lady was Amy Hudson from Inverness Harriers in 40.22.

First lady Harrier was Jessica Haworth in 47.40 then Elizabeth Watson in 51.43.


Thanks to Jackie and Paul and helpers for organising the race.









Knockfarrel Hill Race  3 November 2018



The Forres Harriers ladies and mens teams at the Knockfarrel Hill Race today.

 This event also incorporates the North District Hill Running Championships so there was a big turn out.


 First Harrier home was Hilary who was also second female veteran. Next in were Iain, Tim then Gary. They were followed home by Kaisa then Paula both doing their first ever hill race.


 The ladies were also the third overall team, so went home laden with medals.

 Well done ladies.

 They were quite perky on the journey home! Paula said she felt like a Haggis as she ran round the side of the hill!


 Many thanks to Highland Hill Runners and the ND team for a great race.


 And for all the cake.









Sport Moray Awards 2018  29 October 2018



An inspirational night at the Sports Moray Awards. 3 of our junior girls; Isobel Howard, Faith Kenyon and Roslyn McRitchie were nominated for the Intermediate Team Award for their role in winning the Girls S1/S2 Moray Schools and North of Scotland Schools Cross Country Team trophies, running for Forres Academy. Although they did not win, 2 of the girls did not leave empty handed. Isobel Howard won the Junior Sports Award for her achievements in Orienteering and along with Faith Kenyon, they won the Intermediate Team Prize with Moravian Orienteering.

Also Douglas Cowie was nominated for the Local Service to Sport award





North Area Training sessions


The date for the next North Area Training session is Saturday 1st December


The session will take place in Grant Park, Forres. Please be there in plenty of time to warm up for the first rep starting at 10.30am. The session will take place on the grass area of the park only.

Post session refreshments will return with the usual tea, coffee, etc available in the cricket pavilion.

These session are open to all abilities.







CHSS Culloden Runs  28 October 2018


Well done to the Harriers who ran on Sunday



Norma Beaton 121.21

James Hume 126.56



Katy Beck 45.12 3rd lady

Paula Boon 46.09 PB 6th lady







Meall a'Bhuachaille Hill Race  27 October 2018




The Forres Harriers team at the Meall a'Bhuachaille Hill race. Thankfully we ran during a break in the weather with even some sunshine. First Harrier home was Iain in 1hr26, followed by Hilary, Tim then Gary. Great day in the snowy mountains.









Dramathon   20 October 2018



Six Forres Harriers took part in the Dramathon which consisted of a Marathon, a Half Marathon, a 10K and a Relay, all running on the same day mainly off road and along the same route.   It was quite demanding but very scenic and beautiful with the autumn colours and varied countryside.   Not that the runners were able to admire it very much, as it was pretty rough underfoot that we had to watch our footing all the time!   It was an extremely well organised event with a great atmosphere.

Frances Russell ran the Marathon which went from the Glenfarclas Distillery and finished at the heart of the Glenfiddich Distillery.   She ran an excellent race on what was a difficult and demanding marathon course and finished looking strong.

Clare Nicholas, Nadine Williams, Elaine Schiavone and Anne Docherty ran the Relay, which comprised of roughly four 10k legs, following the Marathon route.   They were called “Mutton Dressed as Dram” – with a combined age of 238 years!!!

Andy Wonacott ran the 10K race in a very good time. He was 18th and 3rd MSV.  This started along the last few miles of the marathon route near the old Aberlour railway station and followed the route of the Speyside Way, finishing, as everyone did, at Glenfiddich.

It was a warm day by the finish with the sun shining.   Great goodie bags with drams of whisky tucked in side – no we did not get to drink them on the way round!

Thanks to Anne for the report and photos








Aviemore Half Marathon & 10K  14 October 2018


The Badaguish team would like to thanks all today's participants for what was an excellent event.








North District Cross Country Relay Championships

Dores  13 October 2018


Well done all four Harriers teams. Fun afternoon in the rain








Bennachie Hill Race  7 October 2018


Well done to Forres Harriers Ben Cameron and Tim Baxter running the sell out Bennachie Hill Race on Sunday 7th October. Ben ran in the junior event and finished 2nd overall in a closely fought race with eventual winner Josh Benton. Tim completed the senior race in 1:29, putting the Ben Rinnes training runs to good use







RUN4IT North District Cross Country League Keith 6 Oct 2018







Well done to all runners. Report to follow


Thanks to Susan for the above photos.











Bennachie Hill Race   7th October 2018


Well done to Forres Harriers Ben Cameron and Tim Baxter running the sell out Bennachie Hill Race on Sunday 7th October. Ben ran in the junior event and finished 2nd overall in a closely fought race with eventual winner Josh Benton. Tim completed the senior race in 1:29, putting the Ben Rinnes training runs to good use








Glencoe Marathon   30th September 2018



Strong legs and a tough mental attitude saw these 2 ladies get over the finish line at the Glencoe Marathon

 To top off the tough course, conditions were boggy and muddy underfoot, with weather bringing rain, wind and cold temps.

 Paula finished in a time of 5:11 and Lynsey in 6:03. Well done both 







Baxter's Festival of Running  23rd September 2017


Well done to the Forres Harriers running at Baxter's Festival of Running on Sunday 23rd September. Running conditions were favourable and times reflected this. First up was the 10k; Kevin Andreas Schenk was first Harrier to finish in 34:43, Gary Macfadyen 42:57, Norma Beaton 43:42, Andrew Little 44:52, Colin Youngson 46:15 and 2nd M70, Paul Hughes 46:33, Elisabeth Smart 51:33 and 3rd F60, Anne Docherty 53:54 and 1st F70 and Elaine Schiavone 54:33.


The first Harrier to finish the marathon was Ola Jd Dele in 3:07:57, followed by Robert Paterson 3:16:26, Jackie Nicol 3:53:24, James Hume 4:17:43 who battled through injury to get himself over the finish line and Adrian Harrison 4:25:43.


Congratulations to you all






Glencoe Skyline  16 September 2018


 A massive well done on an amazing show of strength, spirit, agility and mental toughness from Fran Britain finishing the Glencoe Skyline Race today. The weather was pretty harsh, so the course was shortened for safety reasons. One of the scrambles was removed and a chunk of the climb. Fran thought the course worked out about 32km instead of 52km but still lots of climbing. Time approximately 7.15.

Congratulations Fran






Scottish Masters XC Team Trial  Tollcross 16 Sept 2018


 Strong running from Colin Youngson at the Scottish Masters XC Team Trial race yesterday at Tollcross. Colin finished 2nd M70, which means another opportunity for Colin to wear the Scottish vest and run for his country later in the year at the British and Irish Masters XC.

 Well done Colin





World Uphill Mountain Running Champs  Andorra 16 Sept 2018


Congratulations again to Anna Macfadyen running at the World Uphill Mountain Running Champs in Andorra; Anna finished 29th overall and 3rd GBR runner. Well done Anna on another strong performance


Scottish Athletics Report





Prefontaine Memorial 10k Oregon 15 September 2018



Congratulations to Douglas Cowie. After a year plagued with injury and really only cycling to keep the legs turning, he put himself on the start line over in Oregon for the Prefontaine Memorial 10k. Before the start of the race he was hoping for the t-shirt at least, but by the end of the race he had the t-shirt, medal and finished 4th in his age group.




Stirling 10K   9 September 2018


Congratulations to Colin Hall on running a PB of 39.34 at Stirling today.

This put him 193rd out of 672 finishers.

Well done Colin

Great run by Kenny Wilson from MRR who came 5th in 31.05

Also a brilliant run by Jenny Bannerman IH who was 4th lady in 35.59







Junior Home International Hill Running Championships

Glendalough 8 September 2018




Strong running from Ben Cameron and the Scottish team at the British and Irish Junior Mountain Running Championship in Glendalough, meant the Under 17 Scotland males were rewarded with Team Gold.

 Well done Ben.

  Congratulations to Sunny McGrath of Deveron Harriers who finished first overall U17M

   Good to see The North so well represented


Scottish Athletics report






Great Aberdeen Run  26 August 2018


Well done to Donna and Rod Wallace, flying the flag for Forres Harriers today at the Great Aberdeen Run. Donna did the 10k in 58.51 and Rod the Half in 1.39.14


Former Harrier Kyle Greig was second in 71.23 in the Half Marathon.

Kenny Wilson from MRR was 2nd in the 10K


 Results Half Marathon          Results 10K




Junior Home Internationals  Ireland 8 Sept 2018


Congratulations to Ben Cameron, who will represent Scotland at the Hill Running Junior Home International in Glendalough next month.

Well done Ben on earning your first Scottish vest


Also congratulations to two other North athletes,  Eoghann Gollan and Sunny McGrath, who were also selected.

Good luck to you all


Scottish Athletics report






Nairn Half Marathon  18 August 2018


Well done to the Forres Harriers running the Nairn Half Marathon on Saturday.

 Tough head winds to contend with.


Harriers running were Robert Paterson 1.28.10, James Ward 1.31.49,

Lindsay Grant 1.43.40, James Hume 1.46.44 and Colin Youngson 1.50.48.








Pinto 3  15 August 2018



There were 92 runners so the event is continuing to be well supported. Thank you to sponsors John Munro and Eddie Laing who keep the prize money going and also to Jane Wilson who provides the Walker's shortbread.

Well done to Harriers Mick Curran and Shona Spencer.


The overall series winners were 

James Wilson Moray Road Runners - Adult male

Grace Whelan  MRR- Adult female


Roy Taylor MRR - Junior Male

Beth Urquhart MRR - Junior Female


The first race was after Pinto died in 2008 making this the end of the 11th series. Many thanks to all of the support to keep this going. Profits made contiune to go to Pinto's Sport Moray Fund to help children get financial support for their sporting dream . Contact can be made to Kim Paterson via  kim.paterson@moray.gov.uk


Results     Adults   Juniors






Malcolm Christie Steeplechase 14 August 2018



David Scott on his way to winning the Malcolm Christie steeplechase.

 Well done David.






World Mountain Running Champs GB Trials  Keswick 5 Aug 2018 


Anna won her race today at the GB Trials for the World Mountain Running Champs, so she will be representing Team GB  in Andorra.

 Well done Anna. Another awesome result






Viewpoint Challenge  Wednesday 1 August 2018





Well done to all runners.

Good wins for John Newsom and Kirstie Rogan.

First Harriers were Ben and Hilary Cameron.

Thankyou to Dougie and team.

Thanks to Anne Docherty and Mick Curran for the above photos.







Fort William Marathon  29 July 2018


Well done to Forres Harriers Robert Paterson and Paula Mallon Boon who ran the Fort William Marathon.

Robert finished 16th overall in a time of 3.26 and Paula in 4.27







Inverness Campus 5k  13 July 2018



The Harriers at the Inverness 5k. Well done the reds.

 A great event with a very strong field. Sadly a bit breezy so was tough to get close to PBs.

 Well done Ross Cairns for organising and hopefully the event will become a regular fixture







Forres Highland Games   Sat 7 July 2018


 This years Forres Highland Games 10k incorporated the North District 10k Champs  

   Well done to all runners.

There was a slight change to the course which has now been officially measured.






European Hill Running Champs  Macedonia 30 June 2018





Fantastic news from Macedonia.

 Anna, running for team GB, has finished 2nd in her race at the European Hill Running Champs.

 Well done Anna, awesome result.

Photos courtesy of her proud mum Susan MacFadyen.



  Scottish Athletics report






Roseisle Forest Run  20 June 2018





A few photos of overall series medal winners

Thank you to Kirstie and her army of volunteers for putting on another lovely evening of racing in the glorious Roseisle Forest.

Thanks to everyone for coming along and supporting the series.

 Also a huge thanks to all those who have volunteered at any of the events, we could not run these without you especially our fantastic finish team of Gordon, Joanna and Susan!


 Results          Overall Series Results







Don Ritchie


The running world has lost a legend.

 Former Forres Harrier and Moray Road Runner, one of the greatest ultra runners of modern times, Don Ritchie, has sadly passed away.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.


 A Tribute from Scottish Athletics





Pinto 2  13 June 2018


There were 78 runners despite the drizzle.

 Well done to all.


Results Adults          Results Juniors







Quarrelwood Forest Run  Wed 6 June 2018


Well done all






Forres High Street Races  Monday 4 June 2018


   Well done to all runners. Report to follow.






A busy weekend for Anna  2/3 June 2018



Superb running from Anna Macfadyen over the weekend. Firstly an Under 20 Bronze medal at the Scottish National 3000m Champs, Scotstoun on Friday night, followed on the Saturday with a 2nd place finish in the Under 20 race at the British National Hill Running Champs in Sedburgh. This result means that Anna gets the chance to run at the European Hill Running Champs in July.


Former Harrier Kirstie Rogan,now Moray Road Runners, running for Scotland, had a strong race in the Senior Ladies race finishing 14th overall, helping Scotland to finish 3rd team.


 Well done ladies.






Edinburgh Marathon Festival   27 May 2018


Well done to Forres Harriers; Robert Paterson and Stuart Dustan on finishing the Edinburgh Marathon yesterday. Robert finished in 3.08.30 and Stuart in 3.39.58. Robert ran a well paced race, with consistent pacing throughout. It was a tough day at the office for Stuart, who described that his legs stopped working at mile 25. His mental strength and determination got him over the finish line. Awesome effort from both.





London Vitality 10k  27 May 2018


Well done to one of our newest Forres Harriers; Ola Jd Dele, who ran the London Vitality 10k this morning in a PB time of 38.14. Congratulations Ola






Stornoway Half Marathon  26 May 2018


Saturday the 26th May, saw Forres experiencing the cool haar, while Stornoway basked in the sunshine. Not so perfect running conditions for the Stornoway Half Marathon though, but that did not deter Jessica Haworth from finishing 4th lady in a time of 1.38.48. Well done Jess






Culbin Forest Run  23 May 2018


Well done to all runners tonight.







Hill Running Home Internationals


Congratulations to former Harrier Kirstie Rogan on being selected for the above event and earning her first Scotland senior vest.





Peterhead Triathlon  20 May 2018


Well done to the Team of Forres Harriers who travelled through to Peterhead on Sunday 20th May for the Triathlon. Splendid results for all

 In the Sprint event; Carrie-Ann Ward was 3rd female overall and 1st Female Vet,

 June McIntosh was 3rd Female Super Vet

 and Cliff Shardlow 1st Male Vintage.

 In the Super Sprint event; Ros Wright was 3rd lady overall and 1st Female Super Vet.








Dufftown Five Tops Hill Race  28 July 2018


The Dufftown Five Tops Hill Race will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 with greater cash prizes to be won!  The race is part of Dufftown Highland Games on Sat 28th July and sets off from the Games Park at 12noon.


Entrants must be 18yrs of age to participate in this event.  The race is not for the faint hearted as it covers a round trip of 14miles over some very rough terrain. 

Athletes make their way to the top of Ben Rinnes taking in the Little Conval and Meikle Conval along the way and back.  The race is for experienced runners only and even for them it is a challenge!


 All first placed winners will receive a bottle of whisky as well as a cash prize.

 There will be a range of age categories for both male and female with 1st places taking away £50, 2nd places £30 and 3rd places £20.  The overall male/female winner will win £80, 2nd place £50 and 3rd place £30.  Finally the 1st local winner home will receive £40.

 You simply register on the day to participate in this event.







Fyrish Hill Race  19 May 2018



Well done to Hilary Cameron finishing 4th lady overall and 1st lady vet at the Fyrish Hill Race on Saturday.

Photos courtesy of Phil Hindell






Pinto 3K Race 1  16 May 2018


126 runners tonight

Well done to all all who competed

Thanks to Sarah for organising this ever popular event.


Results Adults          Results Juniors




Benromach 10K 13 May 2018




Thanks to Anne for the following report.


   The day started wet and cold.   The roads were quite waterlogged and we thought it would be a damp Benromach 10K.   However, the sun started to break through at about 2pm, and by the time the race started we were in full sunshine!   The flypast by helicopters just before the start raised spirits even further!

This was the last in the 4 races for the Northern Scot Series.    The Mighty Reds enjoyed some fab successes in the 10K.   Kevin Schenk ran a great race, with a personal best of 34.24 coming third – just 49 seconds behind Donnie Macdonald the leader (Inverness Harriers).   James Wilson (Moray Road Runners) also had a good race and was second.

Our first lady home was Susan McRitchie with a great (43.04) – second behind Michelle Slater in the ladies’ 40+ category.   Carrie-Ann Ward ran a good race too running in precisely 44 minutes.   Jackie Nicol ran well and finished second in the female 50 category with 47.57.

Ola Odele ran an impressive 38.42, while Colin Youngson in the 60+ male category ran an excellent 46.48 and Andy Wonnacott ran in 49.04.   Andy also ran every race in the Series which gained him the overall male 50+ section trophy.  

Also some of our lady runners had good runs on a hot and humid course - Paula Boon ran 48.41, Ros Wright 50.59, Clare Nicholas 51.16 and Katy Heppell 57.42.

A great surprise was the Forres Harriers cake made by Robert Paterson’s partner – it was fantastic to see and even more fantastic to taste.   Delicious.   We had many compliments about it – so a big thank you!

Fran and Anne would like to thank all the people who helped on the day without whom the event could not have taken place – confirming that we have a great Team of The Mighty Reds!


Results 10K          Overall Northern Scot Series results 





North District Track & Field Championships

Inverness 11/12 May 2018



Silver medal U17 men triple jump For David Scott as well as Club record and pb, Friday

Well done to Scott Perry & David Scott representing club, Saturday

Pb for David in 400m,

Congratulations to you both








Monaughty Forest Run  9 May 2018 


Tonight's event supported by 1st Forres Guides incorporates

 The Active Schools Trail Running Series


Well done to all runners


Thanks to Paul and all helpers.







Scottish Junior Hill Running Champs 6 May 2018



Some great results at at Ben Lomond from North runners

including our own Ben Cameron.

Well done all.





Scottish 5K Championships  Edinburgh 4 May 2018



The North District again made its presence felt at tonight's Scottish 5K championships at Silverknowes, Edinburgh with silver in the women's contest for Jenny Bannerman (16:48) and under 20 gold for Anna MacFadyen (17:01) who also led home the winning Edinburgh University women's team, also featuring Rhiannon Kirk.

 Other North performances (not exhaustive, times approx) were - women - Michelle Sandison (17:16 - Shetland record) Men - Stephen Mackay (15:17), James Wilson (15:40), Gareth Jenkins (16:02), Chris Fife (16:13), Kevin Schenk (16:42), Paul Rogan (16:58).

 Kenny Wilson (MRR) finished 3rd at the Lillebælt half marathon in Denmark. Fantastic that Scottish team mate Fiona Brian (Metro) won the women’s race






RAM Track and Field Meeting  Inverness  29 April 2018


Good Day at RAM Track & Field Meet on Sunday, PB's in every event

Scott Perry 200m & 800m Pb's

David Scott 400mH Pb & Club U17m Record, (First attempt, not pretty to watch)  200m & Shot Putt Pb's

John Scott U11, First meeting, so Pb in all events, 80m, 600m & Long Jump. Club record for 80m & 600m.

Well Done Boys


An update of U11B, U15B and U17M club records can be found on the

Archives and Records link above on this website


Results and Info






Stirling Marathon  29 April 2018


Nice running by the Harrier's at today's Stirling Marathon...

Rod Wallace 3:35:15

Paula Mallon Boon 3:49:43

Grant Symon 3:45:02

Hope you've all got your feet up and enjoying a well deserved drink





Run Balmoral  21/22 April 2018


Great showing today at Run Balmoral from North District athletes including of course some Forres Harriers.

 First off was Ben Cameron finishing strongly in 4th place in the Secondary Schools race.

The 5k race saw Kenny Wilson of MRR in first place winning in 14.40 breaking Andy Butcharts course record. First lady was Jenny Bannerman of IH in 17.01, with our Anna Macfadyen second lady in 17.46. Lucas Cairns of IH was 10th overall in 16.58. Next Harrier home was James Ward in 18.35. More of him later! Last Harrier but definitely not least was Hilary Cameron in, wait for it...19.54. Finally breaking the 20 minute barrier so she thinks she never has to do a 5k again.

 Back to James who is doing the Devil O Deeside. This involves just about all the events at Run Balmoral, 5K and 10K on Saturday and then the 15mile trail run on Sunday followed by the Duathlon! James planned an easy 20 mins 5k to start, but obviously the FH race head kicked in and a 18.35 5K happened, but a sensible 42 10k followed.

Sunday saw James Ward complete the 'Devil of Deeside'. Comprising of... 5k, 10k, duathlon and 15ml trail run!! Well done on finishing 22nd overall. Speed, endurance and decent downhill mountain biking skills required if anyone fancies it next year






London Marathon 22 April 2018



A super well done to all the Harrier's who ran at the London Marathon today. Looked pretty hot out there.

We are very proud of you all


Lindsay Grant 3:52:26

Jackie Nicol 4:17:54

Anne Docherty 4:41:44

Elizabeth Watson 4:53:02

Andy Wonnacot 5:12:19


Unfortunately Susan McRitchie had to pull out at half way, a wise move....she is safe and well and I'm sure she will be back next year




YDL Inverness  22 April 2018


Well done to David Scott and Scott Perry, who represented club as part of Team North in the YDL at Inverness today

PB for David in 400m






Boston Marathon  16 April 2018


Well done Carrie-Ann Ward. Conditions at the Boston Marathon today were so tough, with wind chill at baltic, very strong headwinds and torrential rain. Carrie finished in 3.46.20.




Buckie 10K  15 April 2018


Congatulations to all runners today. First Harrier was Robert Paterson in 38.05, followed by Colin Youngson and Andy Wonnacott.  First lady Harrier was Clare Nicholas.

Well done all.






Miltonduff 10K   1 April 2018


     Well done to the Harriers who took part in the Miltonduff 10k.

Marathon training is certainly paying off for Jackie Nicol...first F50






Spinathon 31 March 2018


Well done to the team of spinning Forres Harriers raising money for Defibs for Moray, at the Spinathon at Forres Swimming Pool. Special mentions to the hard-core Siobhan Evans (Spinning Captain), Hilary Cameron and Gary Macfadyen, who all completed a tough effort running session prior

Over £900 was raised. Brilliant.






Moray Primary Schools XC Champs   Forres 27 March 2018


Great efforts by all runners in a chilly Forres today for the Active Schools Primary Cross Country








British Masters Cross Country Champs  Forres 17 March 2018






A great day for Forres Harriers.

Congratulations to all concerned.


Report and Photos courtesy of Scottish Athletics can be found HERE


Also thanks to David Aspin for the following 3 Videos

RACE 1          RACE 2          PIPER









Inverness Half Marathon  11 March 2017


Well done to all runners






Intercounties Cross Country  Loughborough 11 March 2018



Well done to Anna for coming 4th in the U20 race.

Looks a bit muddy!


Report and Results





Nairn 10K  4 March 2018


Well done all the Forres Harriers that ran the Nairn 10k today.

 Congratulations to Ros Wright finishing 3rd in the female senior veteran category

 and David Weir for finishing 3rd in the male senior veteran category.






Forres ASG Primary Schools XC Championships  3 March 2018




A huge well done to all the children (and their parents from bringing them) who braved the cold conditions to take part in the Forres ASG Primary Schools Cross Country event organised by our local running club Forres Harriers.


 We have a list of people to mention. Thanks to Forres Harriers for organising. Thanks to parents for bringing along your children and supporting them for this event. Thanks to our Active Schools volunteers, Doug pictured taking the warm up for the P4/5 boys race and to Michelle and Fran (not pictured) for their weekly commitment to the Andersons Primary School lunchtime running Club which has certainly paid off.


Congratulations to Anderson's pupils for their overall win.

Pictured with Mr Custodio celebrating with their trophy.


Thanks to Forres ASG for the photos and to Shona for the results






Scottish National Cross Country Championships

Falkirk 24 February 2018



Thanks to Bobby Gavin for above photo



Blue skies, sunshine, Spring temperatures and reasonably firm underfoot conditions were the order of the day at the Scottish Athletics, National Cross Country event on Saturday 24th February.  Several Forres Harriers made the journey to Falkirk for the event held at Callander Park.


The first race of the day was the under 13 girls.  Faith Kenyon ran strongly to finish 64th, with Roslyn McRitchie finishing 93rd.  Under 13 girls results subject to change due to issues with chip timing.

Bruce Evans had a steady paced run in the under 13 boys race to finish 64th.


Ben Cameron did not get the best of starts in the under 15 boys race.  A fall at the start meant that he was sitting last off the gun, but Ben easily worked his way through the field and passed over 100 other runners to finish 23rd.  David Scott had a strong run to finish 43rd with his trademark sprint finish.


Anna MacFadyen running for Edinburgh University had something to prove in the under 20 ladies race.  Anna is not long back from injury and has steadily been regaining lost fitness and speed.  Anna patiently sat in the lead pack of runners for the first lap of the course.  Heading into the second lap she upped the pressure on the rest of the pack and was able to pull away for a clear victory over fellow Edinburgh University student; Laura Stark.   Anna will be running for the North of Scotland at the Inter Counties Championships/British Athletics Cross Challenge Final in Loughborough on Saturday 10th March.


Unfortunately, the Senior Ladies were not able to field a team of runners as originally hoped, but Hilary Cameron and Susan McRitchie, both put in solid performances over the challenging 10k course.  Hilary finished 103rd (48.37) and Susan 111th (49.40).

Kevin Schenk was the only Senior Man to compete and finished 151st (39.28) over the 10k distance.


Forres Harriers are now gearing towards the British Masters Cross Country Champs, which the club will be hosting at Grant Park on Saturday 17th March.


Thanks to Susan and Gordon for the photos and to Susan for the report







Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon  18 Feb 2018



The MRR Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon is traditionally thought of as having PB potential if there is a tailwind.  No tailwind, at this year's event on Sunday 17th February, but runners were blessed with Spring like weather and a cooling breeze.


First Harrier to finish was Stuart Dustan in 86.28, followed by James Hume in 93.49 and Lindsay Grant in 95.03.  There was a friendly rivalry between the next 3 finishers, with Susan McRitchie catching Tim Baxter at mile 11 and then Grant Symon at mile 12.  Both gents stuck with Susan and then outpaced her on the finishing straight.  Grant Symon 95.40, Tim Baxter 95.45 and Susan McRitchie 95.50.  This was PB times for Grant and Tim.  Next Harrier to finish was Norma Beaton in 103.54, Paula Boon 108.18, Jackie Nicol 110.50 and Andy Wonnacott 111.29.


Forres Harriers would like to thank MRR for their hospitality and congratulate them on a very successful event.

Thanks to Susan for report and photos.






Moray Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships

Grant Park  Forres   7 February 2017


Grant Park was the setting for the Moray Secondary Schools Cross Country 2018.

 Several Forres Harriers were competing for their school; Forres Academy.


The first race was the S1/S2 girls.  Isobel Howard led from the gun and was never caught.  Harriet Neal finished 3rd, Faith Kenyon 4th and Roslyn McRitchie 11th.  Forres Academy won 1st Team.


The S1/S2 boys were next, with David Spencer confidently leading from start to finish.  Bruce Evans finished 3rd, Scott Perry 4th, Aidan Matthews 16th and Callum Robertson 17th.  Forres Academy won 1st Team.


Lucy Evans was the only Harrier S3/S4 girl and finished 3rd.


David Scott showed his sprinting prowess in the S3/S4 boy's race, to finish 2nd, just ahead of Ben Cameron in 3rd.  Ewan Martin finished 8th and Forres Academy boys finished 1st Team.


Lauren Cameron was the only Harrier S5/S6 girl and finished 4th.


Thank you to Active Schools for supporting this event and providing the results.






Carnethy 5 Hill Race 10 February 2018



Well done to Andrew Barr and Iain MacDonald on their runs at the Carnethy 5 on Saturday







RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League

Forres 10 February 2018






Underfoot conditions were perfect and the weather favourable for the 5th and final North District Cross Country League race, hosted by Forres Harriers at Grant Park.


The first race of the day was the Under 11 girls.  First Harrier to cross the finish line was Scarlett Britain in 12th position, closely followed by Olivia Dawson in 17th.

 Next off was the Under 11 boys.  Michael Bichenden had a strong run to finish 4th overall.  Michael was supported by Oscar Dawson in 15th, Angus Esson 17th, Matthew Bichenden 28th and John Scott 29th, to finish 2nd team.


Isobel Howard committed from the gun in the Under 13 girls race to finish 3rd.  Roslyn McRitchie finished 20th.

 In the Under 13 boys race, Bruce Evans worked hard to finish 3rd, with Ryan Curran 23rd.

 For Isobel and Bruce, this finishes off a rather successful week of Cross Country running, with Isobel winning her race confidently in the Moray Secondary Schools competition and Bruce making his 3rd placing at the same event look very easy.


Harriet Neall was the only Harrier Under 15 girl racing and finished 8th overall.

 In the Under 15 Boys Ben Cameron made light work of the hills in Cluny to finish 2nd overall.  Ben was supported by David Spencer 11th, Scott Perry 18th and David Scott 20th, to finish 2nd team.

 During the week, all the boys and Harriet had also been competing at the Moray Secondary Schools competition.  David Spencer dominated his race from start to finish.  David Scott and Ben Cameron battled it out in their race, with David using his sprint finish to steal 2nd place from Ben.


Lauren Cameron was the only Harrier girl to run in the Under 17 girls and finished 8th overall.

 Ryan Harris finished 7th in the Under 17 men's race.


GB Orienteer and Harrier; Jess Tullie continued to show great form with a convincing win in the Ladies race.  Jess was supported by Hilary Cameron 7th, Jessica Haworth 9th, Susan McRitchie 11th, Fran Britain 18th, Helen Webster 27th (Paula Boon retired from the race with injury) to finish 2nd team to Moray Road Runners.


Kevin Schenk travelled from Edinburgh to race and was rewarded with a strong run to finish 7th overall, followed by Andrew Morgan 20th, Mark Page 40th, Tim Pott 49th, Tim Baxter 51st, Colin Hall 53rd, Grant Symon 54th and Jamie Watson 58th.  The men finished 5th team.


After the racing was finished, it was back to Forres Town Hall for the overall league winners presentation.


 Bruce Evans was rewarded for his consistent performances with 3rd overall in the Under 13 boys.

 Ben Cameron has shown his strength in cross country running over several age groups now and was again in the overall medals with 2nd place in the Under 15 boys.

 Keeping it in the family, his mum Hilary Cameron finished 1st F40 and wins a place in a race of her choice at the Run Balmoral race weekend.

 GB International; Anna MacFadyen only had to turn up and run one race for Harriers; Keith Cross Country, which she won easily, to claim the Under 20 girls trophy.

 Colin Hall, coming back from injury, battled hard over the season to be justly rewarded with 3rd M50.

 Forres Harrier Ladies had their commitment and hard work throughout the season rewarded with 2nd Ladies Team overall, only 20 points separated them from the strong team of Ladies from Moray Road Runners.


Although the league is over, there is still more cross country racing to be had, with the Scottish National Cross Country in Falkirk on Saturday 24th February and Forres Harriers, hosting the British Masters Cross Country on Saturday 17th March.


Thanks to Susan for the above report and photos.





Medal winners 2018          Overall Results 2018





Tarawera Ultramarathon 10 February 2018



Well done to former Forres Harrier Kyle Greig  on finishing 5th at the Tarawera 102.4K Ultramarathon

 in New Zealand in 9.20.28.

 Awesome result






Torremilenos Half Marathon  4 February 2018




Report by Tim Baxter

Torremilenos 1/2 Marathon this morning. A real game of thirds.

 First all down hill, second flat and third mainly up,

 Much prefer first and third to be the other way around.

Aim was to be under 1hr45m, got 1hr38m,

 Happy days, time for Guinness.






Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships

Kilmarnock  3 February 2018




Susan McRitchie, Colin Knox and Colin Youngson travelled to Kilmarnock.

Conditions underfoot were very tough, making the course very challenging.

Well done to Colin Youngson on winning silver in the M70 age group.

Thanks to Susan for report and photos







RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League

Thurso 27 January 2018


Fourteen Forres Harriers headed North to Thurso on Saturday 27th January for the 4th cross country league race of the North District Series.  Conditions were tough underfoot and the exposed course meant the runners were battling tough headwinds.


Scarlett Britain was the first Harrier to run in the under 11 girls race and finished 6th overall.  Fergus Kenyon finished 9th in the Under 11 boys.  Isobel Howard continued to show her strength over cross country with a 4th place finish in the under 13 girls, with Faith Kenyon 13th.  In the under 13 boys, Bruce Evans was 9th and Aidan Matthews 16th.  Harriett Neall was 9th in the under 15 girls.  In the under 15 boys, Ben Cameron had a strong race to finish 2nd in a very competitive field, supported well by David Spencer in 7th.  


Colin Hall was the only senior man to make the journey North and finished 34th.  GB Orienteer, Jess Tullie, dominated in the senior ladies race, to finish over 40 seconds clear of her nearest rival.  Jess was well supported by Carrie-Ann Ward in 9th, Jess Haworth in 10th and Lil Kenyon 14th in her first ever cross country race for the club.  The ladies finished joint first team with Inverness Harriers.  This result should make the last league race of the season, which will be held in Grant Park, very interesting, with Forres Harriers and Inverness Harriers hoping to challenge current leaders, Moray Road Runners for the trophy.  







 North Endurance Training Session 20 January 2018



Another fantastic turn out of 70 athletes in Grant Park this morning for the North area training session. Although temperatures were well below zero underfoot conditions were perfect. It really is good to see athletes of all abilities coming along and supporting the sessions.


 Thanks to Carol and George for timing and Hannah for looking after the teas.


 Due to cross country league races the next North session will be Saturday 3rd February in Grant Park with the first rep starting at 10am. There may be a few less oldies that day due to the Scottish Masters down at Kilmarnock




Scottish Inter District XC Championships

Edinburgh 13 January 2018




Six Forres Harriers made the journey to Edinburgh to compete for the North of Scotland at the Inter-district Cross Country on Saturday 13th January.  The event held at Holyrood in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, gives selected club runners the chance to compete against the best in Scotland and the North of England in the morning, then the chance to view the televised International races later in the day. 


Conditions on the day were favourable for the runners.  The first Harriers to race were the Under 15 boys; Ben Cameron in a strong run finished 15th overall.  A sprint finish saw David Scott 39th and David Spencer 40th.   Next off were the Senior Ladies; with Jessica Haworth finishing 53rd and Siobhan Evans 55th.  The last Harrier to compete was Bruce Evans in the Under 13 boys, finishing 37th. 


It was announced on the day that this would be the last time that this well-respected event will be held at Holyrood.   A suitable venue to host this event in the future is being sought


Thanks to Susan for the report and photos.





GAA/SA Miler Meeting  7 January 2018 



Well done Colin Youngson on winning the Scottish 3000m title (V70) at the GAA Miler Meet

at the Emirates Arena in a time of 13.24.64


Quote from Scottish Athletics facebook page;


"From the very youngest competitors to the evergreen Colin Youngson, a V70 from Forres Harriers,

 it was another example of ‘event specific’ scheduling working well."


Photo by Bobby Gavin







  Christmas and New Year Training 2017/2018 










North Endurance Training Session 28 December 2017



Forres Harriers would like to say a big thank you to Paul Rogan for organising today's North Endurance Training Session.

It was great to see the training so well attended by all age groups and mixed abilities.

It is a great opportunity for the North of Scotland clubs to train together, run with those of similar abilities and in turn push and pull each other along.

Thanks also to George Sim for timing the session and being encouraging throughout.





Nairn Turkey Trot 26 December 2017


Once again thanks to Nairn Road Runners for everyone's favorite race of the year.

A brilliant turnout of a record 322 runners.








Lossiemouth 10 mile Turkey Trot 17 December 2017


 Plenty of Red vests in the MRR 10 mile Turkey Trot (incorporating the North District 10 mile champs).

 Age group winners David Weir 2nd M50 and 1st M50 in ND, Susan McRitchie 2nd F40 and 2nd F40 in ND.

 PB times for Kenny Douglas and Jessica Haworth.

 Well done to all the other Forres Harriers running






Christmas Handicap Saturday 16 December 2017


Well done to winners Ben and Lauren



North District Cross Country Championships

Gordonstoun 9 December 2017




A cold Saturday saw MRR host the Lindsays North District Cross Country Championships at Gordonstoun. The pressure of being first Harrier to race fell to Scarlett Britain who produced a solid run in the u11 race.

 In the u13 girls race Isobel Howard was the sole Harrier running but ran well to finish 7th. Great showing in the u13 boys with three runners. First Harrier home was Bruce Evans in 7th. Next was Aidan Matthews in 15th then Ryan Curran in 19th. With three finishers this meant we had a team score and a fourth place finish. Well done boys.

 In the u15 boys we had the biggest turnout for years. First harrier home was Ben Cameron in 5th followed by David Spencer in 7th. A strong finish from David Scott in 10th, followed by Scott Perry in 21st and Oliver Watson in 24th. This produced our first medal of the day with a second place in the team event.

A solid run in the u17w saw Lauren Cameron finish 7th. Must mention sometime Forres Harrier Shauna Perry finishing in 3rd place running for Elgin AAC. 

A strong turnout of eight lady Harriers in the senior womens race saw one of the most exciting races of the day. Stornaways Eilidh Mackenzie won her 4th ND champs but only after a very close battle all the way to the line with our own Jess Tullie. This was our first individual medal of the day so very well done Jess. Next Harrier home was our other Jess. Jess Howarth finished in a strong 11th place followed by Hilary Cameron in 12th. Hilary produced our second individual medal of the day as she was second in the masters section. Next home was new ladies captain Carrie-Ann Ward in 16th place. Next in was Helen Webster in 26th place closely followed by Kaisa Oikkonen in 27th in her first season running cross country for the club. June McIntosh was next in 29th with Ros Wright in 32nd completing the Harriers contingent. The team event also produced a close finish with MRR beating our ladies into second place by just three points.

 A strong showing from the senior men saw nine finishers. First home was a delighted Kevin Schenk very pleased with his 13th place. Great to see Kevin make the trip up from Edinburgh to represent the club once again. Next in was Andrew Morgan in 16th, Robert Paterson 33rd, Kenny Douglas 37th, James Ward 40th, Mark Page 46th, Iain Macdonald 57th, Tim Pott 59th, James Hume 61st and Jamie Watson 67th.

 A great showing from all Harriers young and old and many thanks to Gareth Jenkins and MRR, and Ross Cairns and his ND team for hosting and organising a marvellous event and special thanks to Gordonstoun for allowing us to use their great cross country course.







RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League

Evanton 25 November 2017


Well done all the hardy Harriers running yesterday at Evanton.

 About 30 turnout for the club on a very wet, cold,snowy,muddy,slippy day.

 Big thanks to the organisers and cheery marshalls and timekeepers.





Sport Moray Awards  21 November 2017


Congratulations to Anna Macfadyen on winning the Moray Sports Personality of the year award


Also well done to former Harrier Don Ritchie for winning the Lifetime Achievment Award




British and Irish Masters XC Champs  Derry 19 Nov 2017


Well done to Anne Docherty and Colin Youngson on their team medals at the British and Irish Masters XC.

Anne and Colin both finished in the top 10 in their age category.

Anne came away with a Bronze team medal and Colin a Silver team medal




RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League

Nairn 18 November 2017






Thanks to Susan for photos

Plenty of red vests at Nairn today

Well done to all runners






Scottish 4K Cross Country Champs  Kirkcaldy  11 November 2017


Well done to Anna Macfadyen who won two gold medalsin the Scottish Short Course Cross Country Champs. Running for her university she was 1st U20 and was part of the winning team.

Congratulations Anna.





North Area Training Session  11 November 2017


The second North area training session will be on Saturday 11th November at Cricket Pavilion, Grant Park, Forres for all those not going down to the Scottish National Short Course XC. The session will be 8x4mins with 2min recovery with the first rep starting at 9.30am sharp next to the pavilion so make sure you are warmed up ready to go. These sessions are aimed at everyone and folk have the option of doing less depending on ability, race plans





Brodie 10K  5 November 2017


A massive well done to all runners today - several red vests in the prizes!

An even bigger thank you from Jackie and I to all of our fab volunteers without whom the race would not have happened. Thanks guys, really proud to work with you.

Some formal thank you to our sponsors later but for now thanks to the feet on the ground.

  Well done to Andrew and Kenny as 1st and 2nd Harriers.






Knockfarrel Hill Race  4 November 2017


Also North District Hill Running Champs. Well done all the Harriers running.

Special mention for Hilary Cameron finishing 3rd lady and 1st F40







Forres Harriers Junior Trophy  2017


The club trophies for the male and female juniors who have shown consistency in their training, a willingness to work hard and generally set a great example to the younger members of the club were awarded last night to Connall Evans and Roslyn McRitchie. Well done to both of them




North District Cross Country Relay Championships 14 Oct 2017


Some great running at Edderton from Harriers young and old,

Two ladies teams returned with medals

Well done all.





RUN 4 IT North District Cross Country League

Keith 7 October 2017







Great Scottish Half Marathon 1 October 2017


Well done to all runners.

A special mention to Anne Docherty who was 1st F70





Bennachie Hill Race 1 October 2017


Hilary Cameron 4th lady and 1st vet at Bennachie. Rod Wallace and Tim Baxter running too.

 Ben Cameron won the junior race, with David Spencer 3rd.

 Well done all





Baxters Marathon and 10K   24 September 2017



Great turnout of red vests at the Baxters Marathon and 10k on Sunday.

 We had two Harriers in the marathon and first of them to finish was Robert Paterson in 3.13, followed by Sarah Grigor in 4.40. Well done both.

 It was Sarah’s 100th marathon. Many congratulations on a marvellous achievement.

 A great display from former Harrier Kyle Greig who finished 2nd overall in a time of 2.27.55.


 In the 10k we had eleven Harriers running. Feel I should start with our most senior runner as she was first in her age group. Well done Anne Docherty finishing in 53.56.

 First Harrier over the line was Kevin Schenk making the trip up from Edinburgh, 35.59. Stuart Dustan next in 38.11 which I believe is his first appearance in a Harriers vest for some time. Followed by David McCulloch 39.22, Lindsay Grant 41.26, Gary Macfadyen 41.58, Ross Macleod 43.19, Norma Beaton 44.10, Andrew Little 44.20, Elisabeth Smart 53.02 and Sophie Wright 53.14.


We had very well positioned loud support late in the race from Susan and Colin which spurred on tired leggies! Also a man in an elephant suit at the finish who claimed to be a Forres Harrier. It's a mystery!


Results Marathon     Results 10K




Cairn William Hill Race  16 September 2017


Well done to Ben Cameron and his mum Hilary Cameron, running at the Cairn William hill race on Saturday.

Ben was winning junior over the 4.5km race and Hilary 2nd Lady overall in the main event






Tiree Ultra  10 September 2017 


Paula Mallon Boon and her husband Tony took part in the Tiree Ultra on Sunday 10th September.

A stunning route around the island. The course was a mix of boggy marshland, beautiful beaches, waterlogged trails and road. The weather was challenging.

 Paula finished in 71st place (out of 192) & 16th lady in a time of 7.02. Tony finished in 9:32:41.

Well done both, awesome achievement




Gordonstoun Triathlon 10 September 2017


There was a strong presence of Forres Harriers at the Gordonstoun Triathlon on Sunday 10th September. Hosts; Moray Firth Triathlon Club. Competitors could cover the Novice and Sprint distances as individuals and teams. There were many prize winners within the Harriers.

The overall winner of the Sprint event was GB athlete Sophia Green, of MRR. Not even the teams of Forres Harriers could compete with her strength over all 3 disciplines. Sophia's time for the overall event was 1.16.22

First Harriers to finish and in 3rd place overall in a time of 1.19.14, were the team of Siobhan Evans, Douglas Cowie and Jessica Haworth. There was some "Friendly Competition" from the other Harrier Team of Eilidh McRitchie, Neil Cowie and Susan McRitchie. Eilidh gave the Friendly Competition a good lead coming out of the swim, but the competitive nature of Doug pushed him to cut that lead by quite a bit, therefore not giving Susan enough of a lead on Jess. Jess was able to catch Susan on the 1st lap and give the "Sanquar Stormers" a winning margin of 50 seconds. The "Friendly Competition" finished 5th overall in time of 1.20.05. Both Harrier teams had a significant gap of over 14 minutes on the next team from Active Schools.

Andrew Morgan finished 9th in 1.25.27. Jamie Watson 1.34.09. Carrie-Ann Ward was 1st Senior Lady in 1.29.30. Nadine Williams was 1st F50 in time of 1.38.19. Closely followed by Shirley Anne Feaks in 1.38.29, then Ros Wright in 1.40.49.

Some of our Juniors competed in the Novice Event. Ben Cameron (Hilary Cameron) finished 4th overall and 2nd boy in time of 35.11. Eden Inklesharpe and David Spencer (Chris Spencer) competed in a team with one other, but due to some issues with the chip timing, still awaiting confirmation of how they got on.

This was a well organised event and it was great to see so many Harriers taking part. Thanks to Moray Firth Triathlon Club for being such great hosts





Jungfrau Marathon  9 September 2017


Well done to Forres Harriers; Moira Davie and James Hume on completing the Jungfrau Marathon today, in what James describes as "Scottish Conditions"....... I think that means rain

 Moira, finished in a time of 4.26.46 and 22nd in her age category. James; 5.01.25. This is a PB time for James and has left him determined to break the 5-hour mark.

 Former Forres Harrier Paul Rogan finished in time of 3.58.59 and 25th in age category.

 Well done all




Newmachar 10K  9 September 2017


The first ever Newmacher 10k was held today.

 A very well organised event on a tough hilly road course.

 Only Rod Wallace from Forres Harriers running, still returning from injury so happy with  46:34.

Well done Rod






Aberdeen Half Marathon  27 August 2017



Tough running for the 2 Forres Harriers taking part in the inaugural Great Aberdeen Half Marathon. It was sunny (for a change), usual headwind on way back down beach front, an undulating course with some cobbles to negotiate.

 Race organisation was good and crowd support was great. Rod Wallace paced his race well to pass Susan McRitchie in the last half mile to finish in 1.41.25, with Susan 1.41.41.


 Former Harrier Kyle Greig, now Metro Aberdeen, finished 3rd overall in 1.11.46






Nairn Half Marathon 19 August 2017


Also on Saturday, we had 4 Harriers running the Nairn Half Marathon; Stuart Dustan 1.36.54, Andy Wonnacott 1.45.58, Frances Russell 2.04.43 and Anne Docherty 2.05.15






Speyside Way Ultra 19 August 2017


Well done to Mark Kinge and Shirley Feaks on completing the 36.5 mile Speyside Way Race.

 Mark completed it in 5.56 and Shirley 6.28 and finished 3rd female veteran.





Pinto 3  16 August 2017


Tonight was the final of the 10th series and there were 89 runners in Cooper Park. 

Series winners - Blair Milne (Junior male),  Zara Gill (Junior Female),  Grace Whelan (Female),  Kenny Wilson (Male)

Profits go to Pinto's Sport moray fund to provide children with financial support for sporting activities.

Well done to all runners and once again thanks to Sarah for another great series.


  Results Adults          Juniors



Cademuir Rollercoaster Hill Race 12 August 2017


On Saturday, Ben Cameron travelled to Peebles to run the Cademuir Rollercoaster hill race, a deciding race for the Junior Scottish Hill Running Champs.

 Ben finished 2nd in his race, making him overall Boys under 15 Scottish Hill Running Champion




Strathpeffer Hill Race  12 August 2017


More success on the hills on Saturday from another Junior, with David Spencer finishing 1st overall in the Junior Hill Race at the Strathpeffer Highland Gathering. 




Abernethy 10mile  12 August 2017


Jessica Haworth headed to Abernethy Highland Games  to run the 10 mile race

and finished 2nd Lady in a PB time of 69.48






Balloch Hill Race  6 August 2017


Well done to the Harriers running at the Keith Show, Balloch Hill Race. Robbie Paterson was 1st overall. On form Kirstie Rogan, followed on from her 4th placing at Creag Dhubh yesterday, with 1st Lady. Next was James Hume; getting some more quality training in for the Jungfrau Marathon. Hilary Cameron finished 2nd Lady.



Well done to all the ladies taking part in the Westhill Triathlon today. Carrie-Ann Ward Was 2nd senior lady, followed by Ros Wright and then Clare Nicholas


Well done James Ward on completing the Devil o the Highlands Ultra.




Creag Dhubh Hill Race  5 August 2017



A strong team of hill loving ladies, travelled to Newtonmore for the Creag Dhubh hill race.

 Anna Macfadyen was 3rd lady, Kirstie Rogan was 4th and Siobhan Evans was 6th.

 Well done ladies






Viewpoint Challenge  2 August 2017


Overall win for Kenny Wilson of MRR. Forres Harrier, Robbie Paterson 2nd.

 Forres Harrier Anna Macfadyen 1st lady. Simon Dobbs of MRR was first veteran.

 Thanks to Alex Ross for organising and to all the other volunteers who helped out





Ben Rinnes Hill Race  29 July 2017


James Hume was the only Harrier to run the tough Ben Rinnes 5 Tops Hill Race, using it as training prep for the Jungfrau Marathon.

 James finished in a very respectable 2.47.36






Fort William Marathon  29 July 2017


Well done Paula Mallon Boon. 10 minute course PB in less than favourable weather and underfoot conditions against her.

Sarah Grigor completed her 98th Marathon at Fort William Marathon. A tough run for Sarah, with blisters to contend with, but battled on in her usual determined style



Dufftown 5 mile/5 hills  19 July 2017


The race was won by Kyle Greig in 28.2

David Weir was 3rd in 32.27

First lady was Louise Cartmell in 34.34





Harriers Training  18 July 2017


Findhorn beach





Lakes Sky Ultra  15 July 2017



Well done to Frances Britain on completing the Lakes Sky Ultra on 15th July. This was a 54km hard-core mountain trail race, taking in classic ridgelines, graded rock scrambles and fast descents. Fran completed this in 13.53.20. An amazing achievement



Tom na Bat Hill Race  15 July 2017


Well done to Kirstie Rogan finishing 1st Lady and Robbie Paterson finishing 3rd male




Speyside Duathlon  15 July 2017




Great day out for Forres Harriers at the Speyside Duathlon.

 4th overall and 3rd Senior male Andrew Morgan. 6th overall and 1st M50 David Weir.

 The Team of Jessica Haworth and Douglas Cowie finished 7th overall and 1st Team.

 Gary Macfadyen just pipped the Team of Susan McRitchie and Paula Mallon Boon, who finished 3rd Team.

Carrie-Ann Ward led the ladies individual race from start to finish.

 Jamie Watson just managed to hold off Elizabeth Watson, who had a very strong bike leg, to finish 1st F50. Paul Hughes was next Harrier to finish.

 Harrier Ladies took a clean sweep of the F50 category, with Ros Wright and Nadine Williams taking 2nd and 3rd, followed closely by Clare Nicholas





European Mountain Running Champs  Slovenia 8 July 2017


There was gold medal success for the British Junior women’s team as they were led home by Scarlet Dale and Anna MacFadyen who claimed fifth and sixth respectively to give the Brits an edge over their rivals. These stunning displays were backed up by another top ten performance from Welsh athlete Heidi Davies in ninth.






Forres Highland Games 10K  8 July 2017


Well done to all runners who ran  in Grant Park today.

The race was won by Kenny Wilson with a pb of 31.11

First Harrier was Robert Paterson in 40.07

First lady Harrier and 3rd overall lady was Kirstie Rogan in 41.12





Pinto 2  June 28 2017


Well done to the 90 runners tonight.

Congratulations to Kenny Wilson who broke his own course record with 8.37


Results Adults          Results Juniors




Roseisle Forest Run 21 June 2017



Well done to Kirstie Rogan and all the volunteers that helped out at last night's Roseisle Forest Run. This was the 4th event in a series of 4. Each one offering young and old the chance to run and challenge themselves over some great courses, from Monaughty, Culbin, Quarrelwood and Roseisle. These events also act as fundraisers for some local charities and nearby village halls. Numbers entering this year show there is a great passion for running and the outdoors in the Moray area. Looking forward to next year's series already


Results          Series Results





Highland Cross 18 June 2017


While Forres was basking in sunshine, 4 Forres Harriers headed off to the West coast to take part in the Highland Cross 2017. Typical West Coast weather of rain, but thankfully a tailwind helped the four ladies across the Kintail Way to Glen Affric on foot and then from Glen Affric to Beauly on bike. Conditions on the run were tough, with a lot of slippy rocks and water to cross.

 First lady to finish was Shirley Anne Feaks in 5.23 (not bad after running the Lochalsh Durty 30 one week before). The team of Susan McRitchie, Jackie Nicol and Clare Nicholas "Chafing the Dream" finished together in 6.05.

A tough event, but well worth the challenge as it raises a lot of money for local charities.

 Hopefully now that we have had a team of Harriers taking part this year, it may open the door for other Harriers to take part.




Ythan Challenge 18 June 2017


Well done to Norma Beaton who finished 3rd lady overall at the Ythan Challenge




World 50K Trail Champs Italy 10 June 2017



Word reaching us from Italy on strong Scottish performances with GB and NI at the World 50K Trail Champs.

Looking at 26th place and 1st Brit for KYLE GREIG with 4.55.49 and a 27th place in the Women's race, and 3rd Brit, for HELEN BONSOR with 5.42.24.





Quarrelwood Forest Run  7 June 2017






Weekend of Sat 3 and Sun 4 June 2017


A team of Forres Harriers travelled to the Cairngorm area on Saturday 03/06/17 to "race the train" from Boat of Garten to Aviemore. June McIntosh finished 1st veteran lady.



Carrie Ann Ward and James Ward ran the Grantown 10k and both finished 2nd in their races.






Sunday saw the running of the 14th biennial Elgin Rotary Marafun. Many Forres Harriers took part in various teams. First off were the juniors running for Applegrove School (with the largest turnout from any of Moray Primary School). Strong running from all the juniors, with Olivia Dawson and Roslyn McRitchie finishing high up the field. Next off was the main event. The team (captained by Douglas Cowie) of Hilary Cameron, Gary Macfadyen, Paul Rogan, Robbie Paterson and Kirstie Rogan finished 2nd team overall and 1st mixed team.




A win today for Anna MacFadyen in the Uphill Trials for the European Mountain Running Championship means automatic selection for TEAM GB at the European Championships in Slovenia on 07/07/17




At the Stirling Triathlon, Bruce Evans finished 4th boy in the Tristar 2 Category, with his mum Siobhan Evans, finishing 4th lady overall and 3rd Veteran in the Sprint event.




David Scott & Scott Perry were Harrier representatives at RAM T&F field meeting, Scott ran 1500m and David tried some different events, 80m Hurdles, shot put and Triple Jump. Triple jump turned out to be good event for David, with club record on his first ever jump, which he extended to 10.30m.




David Spencer won the M18 title at the Moray and Highland Junior Orienteering Champs at Dulnain Bridge. This is a fantastic achievement considering he is 12 years old.




Well done Moira Davie on finishing 1st lady at Sunday's Scolty Hill Race.


Well done all



Pinto 1  31 May 2017 


Adult Results          Junior Results




Culbin Forest Run 24 May 2017


Well done to all runners






Stirling Marathon  21 May 2017


Well done to the Forres Harriers who ran the inaugural Stirling Scottish Marathon 2017 on Sunday 21st May. The race started at Blair Drummond Safari Park and made it's way through the village of Doune, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Stirling University, finishing with tough 2/3 laps of Stirling City centre. Crowds were amazing enroute. Topped of with the chance to run with the great Liz McColgan and Zola Budd.

First Harrier to finish was Susan McRitchie in PB time of 3:32:28, followed by Grant Symon 3:35:16 (first marathon), Rod Wallace 3:37:02, Jessica Haworth 3:48:50, Paula Boon 3:55:14 and Sarah Grigor 4:54:33




Pressendye Hill Race  18 May 2018


Well done to the Forres Harriers who travelled East on Thursday evening for the Pressendye Hill Race, Tarland.  Ladies win for Anna MacFadyen (in a new  course record). Followed by Hilary Cameron and Gary Macfadyen






UK Inter-Counties Hill Running Champs   13 May 2017


Well done to Forres Harriers past and present and other North Athletes that competed at the Inter Counties Hill Race Champs at Broughton Heights. Kyle Greig finished in 44.55, closely followed by Robbie Paterson in 45.53. Kirstie Rogan had a strong run to finish as 6th Scottish lady in time of 54.16






North of Scotland T&F Champs Inverness 12/13 May 2017


Well done to those who ran a North of Scotland T&F championships in Inverness.

Club Record for Anna in 5000m 17:13.56 U20W Gold.

 Club Record and Gold for David Scott in U15b 300m in a time of 40.53, and silver in Long Jump

Well done to Kevin Schenk 2nd 1500m






Monaughty Forest Run  10 May 2017


Report to follow





Benromach 10K  7 May 2017


Well done and thanks to Anne Docherty and Fran Russell for again organising the Benromach 10k, the last of 4 races in the Northern Scot 10k Series. A big shout out to all the volunteers who helped to make this go as smoothly as possible and to Benromach Distillery for supporting Forres Harriers to host this race.

 Congratulations to all the runners that took part, you all did great.


First Forres Harrier to finish and 1st M50 was Stan MacKenzie, followed by Robert Paterson 38.26, Susan McRitchie 5th Lady in 42.06, Tim Baxter in PB time of 42.18, Ross MacLeod 43.00, Grant Symon in PB time of 44.01, Tim Hurst 45.32, Andy Wonnocott 46.03, Ros Wright 48.11, Jamie Watson 49.03, Jackie Nicol 50.47, Cliff Shardlow 51.09, Nancy Hurst 51.23, Hamish Cameron 51.30 and Shona Spencer 52.56.

Thanks to Alastair for the photos above.


Results          Overall Series Results





Scottish Junior Hill Running Championships  6 May 2017


Ben Cameron has finished the day as a Scottish Champ, after winning his race (under 15 boys) at the Scottish Athletics Junior Hill Running Champs. His time was 14.30 beating the existing course record.

 Well done Ben





Lillebaelt Half Marathon Belgium  6 May 2017


Well done to the Scottish team in Denmark, especially our North Scotland athletes.

Our own Mark Mitchell 7th and Jenny Bannerman of Inverness Harriers 6th



Glen Affric duathlon  6 May 2017


Well done to Andrew Morgan in the above race 





Scottish 5K Championships  Silverknowes 5 May 2017


News from the Scottish 5k Champs at Silverknowes. Kevin Andreas Schenk in PB time of 17.08, Anna MacFadyen in PB time of 17.11 (3rd under 20 female) and Jon Hollingdale  17.58.

 Well done all






Archiestown 5K  30 April 2017


Largest ever turnout at Archiestown 5k on Sunday 30th April.

This just goes to prove what a great wee race this is with proceeds going to the local nursery.

Well done to the Forres Harriers running;

David Weir 18.48, David Spencer 18.55 and joint 2nd under 14 boy, Paul Hughes 23.03, Shona Spencer 27.04 and Jennifer Spencer 32.51







Moray Clubs Track and Field meeting  Elgin 29 April 2017



Well done to all the athletes who competed at the Moray Track and Field event at Morriston playing fields.

 Photos can be found here and here   Thanks to Paul Jamieson, MRR






London Marathon  23 April 2017


Well done to all North runners.


Results for Harriers past and present

Ben Livesey  2.19.54

Kyle Greig  2.29.54

Paul Rogan  2.42.54

Wayne Dashper  3.12.53

Carrie-Ann Ward  3.30.19

Becky Rank  3.53.49

Lindsay Grant  4.01.43

Jessica Haworth  4.04.54

Anne Docherty  4.25.40



Also this weekend


Although London Marathon was the main event today, we had Forres Harriers cycling the Etape Lochness.

 Well done to Nadine Williams, Ros Wright, Jackie Nicol, Frances Russell and Steve Sharpe.


David and Shona Spencer travelled North for the Portmahomack 5k/10k. David won the 5k event, in a super fast time and Shona pleased with her time for 10k.





Run Balmoral 22/23 April 2017


Well done to Ben Cameron, who finished 5th in the secondary schools boys race at Balmoral and to his mum; Hilary Cameron who finished 4th F40 in 44.25, in the challenging 10k race.


 Big shout out to Sarah Louise Grigor who is taking part in the Devil event, which involves her completing the 5k and 10k on the Saturday and the 15mile Trail race and Duathlon on the Sunday. Sarah looks to be on target so far.


Congratulations to MRR Kenny Wilson on winning the 5k event today, in time of 15.01 and to Jenny Bannerman of Inverness finishing 2nd in lady, in 17.02, only 4 seconds behind the winning lady






Buckie 10K  16 April 2017




Well done to all the Forres Harriers running at the Buckie 10k today (3rd race of the N Scot Series).


First result of the day was for Junior; David Spencer who finished 2nd overall in the Junior Race.


Anna Macfadyen showed that she was still racing fit after the World Cross in Uganda, to finish 1st lady overall in PB time of 36.44.

 Anna was followed by her dad; Gary Macfadyen in 42.43, Andy Wonnacott 45.57, Jackie Nicol 47.19, Ros Wright 49.30, Shirley Anne Feaks finished in 50.58 after having to pull over for a bit with injury worries and Shona Spencer 56.11.


Thanks to Keith and District AAC for your hospitality and to Brian Smith for photos


Final race of the series is our very own Benromach 10k.

No entries on the day, enter through entrycentral.com






North Runners to the Fore  11 April 2017



Thanks to Charles Bannerman for the following article.


Two of the six athletes selected by Scotland for next month's Lillebaelt Half Marathon in Denmark are from the North - and both of them live, work and train in the area.


Forres Harrier Mark Mitchell, who was "the fourth man" to qualify for the 2014 Commonwealth 1500m but missed selection and is the current Scottish 5K champion, extends his huge range of international distances from 800m now right up to 13.1 miles.

And Inverness Harrier Jenny Bannerman, who made her international debut at Lillebaelt last year, returns there for a third Scotland appearance, also including the Frank Duffy 10 mile road race in Dublin last August.

The other team members are - Derek Hawkins (Kilbarchan), Cameron Milne (Central AC), Gemma Rankin (Kilbarchan) and Jennifer Wetton (Central AC). So that's Kilbarchan 2, Central 2, North 2!


It's good to see the North's ongoing presence in Scottish senior road, hill and country teams. Apart from Mark and Jenny, Anna MacFadyen and Mhairi MacLennan have also had selections since New Year. Many Scotland appearances by Andrew Douglas include Lillebaelt last year and it's also little more than a year since Eilidh MacKenzie got a cross country call-up.

That gives us a total of six North seniors - four of them based in the area - who are current or very recent Scottish internationalists. That can't be bad





Glenlivet 10K  9 April 2017


Well done to Norma Beaton on finishing 2nd Lady overall, in 44.14, at today's Glenlivet 10k.

 Also running; Andrew Little and Elisabeth Smart





MRR 10K  26 March 2017



Well done to all the Forres Harriers who ran at the MRR 10K. The heat made this tough today.

First Harrier home and 2nd Lady in a PB time of 41.15 was Jessica Haworth. Susan McRitchie was next in 42.47 to finish 2nd F40. Gary Macfadyen 43.10, Andy Wonnacott 47.18, Shirley Anne Feaks 48.43. Ros Wright finished 3rd F50 in 49.27. Anne Docherty and Jackie Nicol 53.49, Shona Spencer 57.10 and Elaine Schiavone 60.02.

Thanks to MRR for another great race and as usual, lovely hospitality after







IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala Uganda 26 Mar 2017



Well done to Anna Macfadyen running for GB at the IAAF World Cross Country Champs in Uganda.

She finished 3rd Brit and 48th overall in a top class field of athletes.

Below is a comment from Scottish Athletics

As Gillian Black and Anna Macfadyen head for home following a long journey from Uganda, they have plenty to be proud of after racing in the IAAF World Cross.

The two Scots were in the top 50 in the Kampala race and that actually matched the performance by the American team, with four more US girls placed below Gillian (46) and Anna (48).

Given the population differences, that gives a little bit of context to these performances . . . and Kampala certainly isn't Falkirk in February!


Congratulations to you all

Thanks to British Athletics for the above photo







Alex Brett Cioch Mhor Hill Race  25 March 2017



All the Forres Harriers that travelled North today for the Alex Brett Cioch Mhor Hill Race, came away with a top 3 finish.

 Kirstie Rogan continues to show that her strength is in the hills, with another win in the ladies race, backed up by Hilary Cameron, finishing 3rd.

 Robbie Paterson finished 2nd after having to retrieve his shoe from a bog.

 Ben Cameron, ran a stormer to win the Junior race.

 Well done all


Results          Junior Race Results




Fleet Half Marathon  19 March 2017


Well done to Forres Harrier, Carrie-Ann Ward , who ran the Fleet Half Marathon today for the RAF. Even with tough head winds to contend with, she still ran a great time of 1:32:05, to finish 2nd lady in the RAF Champs and 1st Vet






Craig Dunain Hill Race  18 March 2017


Superb running from Kirstie Rogan today, to finish 1st lady at Craig Dunain Hill Race, with Hilary Cameron finishing 3rd lady. Shona Spencer made up the team of ladies.


 Robbie Paterson finished 2nd male, in what sounds like a closely fought race with Inverness Harrier Graham Bee.


Well done to our medal winners and all that took part







First GB Vest for Kyle Greig  17 March 2017


Well done to former Forres Harrier, Kyle Greig (now Metro Aberdeen) on his GB selection.

 There sure are some talented runners in the North East of Scotland at the moment


Thanks to Scottish Athletics for the following article and photo




'I joined Forres Harriers at the age of nine and now, at 31, I've landed a GB vest for the World Trail 50K Champs. As a young kid you dream about making the Olympics. Well, maybe I was never going to make the Olympics but this is the next best thing for me - representing GB and NI at a World Champs event.'


A special day for Scottish Trail champion KYLE GREIG, now with Metro Aberdeen, as he lands selection for Italy alongside fellow Scottish athletes HELEN BONSOR and JOASIA ZAKRZEWSKI. Many congratulations to all three on all the hard work over the years!


*What a week for Forres Harriers - with Anna Macfadyen making the GB team for the World Cross and now local stalwart Greig adding to their international 'hall of fame'. Brilliant and absolutely sure many clubs will understand their pride.





First GB Vest for Anna Macfadyen  14 March 2017



Thanks to Scottish Athletics for the following post


Great news this morning as British Athletics confirm the lineup for the IAAF World Cross in Uganda - with places for two young Scots in the Junior Women's team.


Anna Macfadyen of Forres Harriers and Gillian Black of VP-Glasgow have made real progress in recent years and it's brilliant to see that hard work paying off and being rewarded.


Congratulations to both athletes and their families and coaches, as well as the clubs involved in their development





Inverness Half Marathon  12 March 2017



Great running from Forres Harriers at the Inverness Half Marathon.


 First Harrier to finish and 2nd overall; Mark Mitchell in time of 1.08.11. Wayne Dashper finished in 13th place overall to claim 1st M40 in time of 1.15.30. Stan MacKenzie's time of 1.18.16, gave him 1st M50 and sealed 2nd male team placing.


 Ist Lady Harrier home was Jessica Haworth in PB time of 1.31.00, followed by Robert Paterson 1.34.24, Susan McRitchie in PB time of 1.35.01, Norma Beaton in PB time of 1.35.35, Grant Symon in PB time of 1.39.32, Becky Rank in PB time of 1.40.31, Andrew Little 1.40.52, Mark Priestly 1.43.14, Paul Hughes 1.43.54, Paula Paula Mallon Boon 1.48.07, Clare Nicholas 1.51.07, Anne Docherty 1.59.57 and Sarah Louise Grigor 2.18.41.


 Well done all.


 Thank you to Paul Jamieson of MRR for letting us share his great photos






British Athletics Cross Challenge incorporating the Inter-County championships and IAAF World Cross Country Championship junior trials

 Loughborough  11 March 2017




What a moment in Loughborough in the U20 Women's race as ANNA MACFADYEN and GILLIAN BLACK finish 1-2 in the Inter-Counties.


And that means GB and NI vests will be coming their way for the IAAF World Cross in Uganda soon.


  Anna also won the overall U20W  British Athletics Cross Challenge 2017


Many congratulations to Anna from us all at Forres Harriers


Event and Results link





Nairn 10K    5 March 2017


Great turnout of Forres Harriers at the Nairn 10k and 5k.

 With some notable performances in the perfect race conditions.


 David Spencer ran a super fast time in the 5k, to finish 2nd overall in time of 19.49.


 In the 10k, 1st Harrier to finish and 1st M50 was Stan MacKenzie, in time of 35.00.

 Kirstie Rogan ran a huge PB to break the 40-minute barrier in 39.26. Hilary Cameron finished 2nd F40 in 42.25 and Terri Brydon set herself the task of getting under 1hour and did this easily in 58.58.


 Also running; Kevin Schenk 35.26, Andrew Morgan 35.51, Kenny Douglas 40.21, Ross McLeod 42.12, Gary MacFadyen 42.19, Susan McRitchie 42.42, Jackie Nicol 46.57, Ros Wright 47.29, Andy Wonnacott 47.37, Helen Webster 47.54, Shirley Feaks 48.32, Nadine Williams 51.29, Fran Russell 51.29, Anne Docherty 53.58, Shona Spencer 56.20.

 Well done all






Scottish Secondary Schools XC Champs   Livingston 4 March 2017



Anna Macfadyen won Gold today at the Scottish Secondary Schools Cross Country event.

 Ben Cameron ran well to finish 10th in his race. David Scott finished 24th and Lauren Cameron 56th in their respective races.

 Well done all






Forres ASG Primary Schools XC   4 March 2017


Well done to all the children that ran. The weather was not kind and you all did great

Thanks to Douglas Cowie, Andrew Morgan and Paul Rogan (Active Schools) for setting up the course. Thank you to all the ladies helping on registration, finish line and results. Alex Ross, you did a great job as starter :-) Biggest thanks goes to our hardy hare and previous winner of the p6/7 boys race, David Spencer.

Big shout out to all the parents standing in the rain shouting support.

Results to be posted on Forres Harriers website shortly. Overall winners;

Primary 4/5 boys; 1st Ben Ross (Applegrove), 2nd Oscar Dawson (Applegrove), 3rd Grant Rhind (Kinloss).

Primary 4/5 girls; 1st Abigail Ferry (Andersons), 2nd Sophie Howard (Andersons), 3rd Scarlett Britain (Andersons).

Primary 6/7 boys; 1st Bruce Evans (Applegrove), 2nd Aidan Matthews (Applegrove), 3rd Samson Janousek (Andersons).

Primary 6/7 girls; 1st Roslyn McRitchie (Applegrove), 2nd Faith Kenyon (Applegrove), 3rd Lily Avenell (Andersons).

Applegrove Primary School were the overall winners








Scottish National Cross Country Champs Falkirk 25 Feb 2017

Great show of red vests at the Scottish National XC at Falkirk.

 It was a challenging course, with mud, mud and some more mud.


 1st off was under 13 boys, with David Spencer finishing well up field in 23rd and Bruce Evans not far behind in 38th. Roslyn McRitchie in under 13 girls, did not finish. Unfortunately her shoe came off at start of race and failed to finish. Lucy Evans missed the start of under 15 girls race, but bravely ran anyway to finish 103rd. Ben Cameron was spiked at the start of the under 15 boys race, but managed to work his way through field to finish 37th. A strong run from  David Scott, saw him finish 69th.


 A nervous start to Anna's MacFadyen's race, due to shoe v mud worries, didn't get in the way of her putting in a strong performance to finish 2nd in the under 20 ladies.


 The ladies were running the 10k distance at the Nationals for the 1st time, which was rather daunting considering the mud, but this didn't stop the ladies putting in a great performance; Kirstie Rogan 50th, Jess Tullie 56th, Hilary Cameron 118th, Siobhan Evans 129th, Susan McRitchie 137th and Shona Spencer 267th. The ladies finished 11th Team out of 29.

Highest team placing ever for the Lady Harriers at the Nationals.

 In the Men's race Kevin Schenk finished 134th, Gary MacFadyen 520th. Mark Mitchell failed to finish.

 A tough day of running, but well done all that put themselves on the start line




Gordonstoun Primary Schools Cross Country 23 Feb 2017


Well done to our Junior Harriers that ran at the Gordonstoun Cross Country today.

 Some notable performances, with Ben Ross winning the Primary 5 boys race. Olivia Dawson 4th and Kelsey Martin 6th in Primary 6 girls race. Lewis MacKenzie 9th and Michael Bichenden 10th in Primary 6 boys race. Faith Kenyon 5th and Roslyn McRitchie 6th in Primary 7 girls race. Bruce Evans 2nd in a hard fought race, supported by Luca Abbate in 8th, in the Primary 7 boys race.

 Fantastic running all.......the training is paying off

Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon 19 Feb 2017

Well done all the Forres Harriers that ran the Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon today.
 Lots of PB times with Kenny Douglas first Harrier to finish in PB time of 1.26.03. Norma Beaton 1.37.27, Elizabeth Watson 1st F50 in PB time of 1.40.35, Andrew Little 1.42.17, Paula Boon in a PB time of 1.43.59, Ros Wright 3rd F50 in time of 1.45.36, Andy Wonnacott 1.46.11, Paul Hughes 1.53.46, Elisabeth Smart 1.58.20, Anne Docherty 1st F70 in 1.58.56 and Sarah Louise Grigor 1.04.32.
 Well done all



Armagh International Road Races  16 February 2017


 Anna Macfadyen ran a 3k PB time in Armagh and broke the 10 minute mark with a time of 9.56. This time breaks a junior record that has stood for 10 years.

 Kevin Schenk, ran in the Open 3k and just dipped under the 10 minutes, in 9.59.

 Also, strong running from Jenny Bannerman of Inverness Harriers, finishing just ahead of Anna. Kenny Wilson of Moray Road Runners broke his 5k PB time and ran under 15 minutes. Steven MacKay of Inverness Harriers was the winner in the Men's 3k event.

 Well done to all the North athletes competing in Armagh






RUN4IT North District Cross Country League Race 5 of 5

Forres 11 February 2017






Big shout out to all that helped with today's XC races. From the early risers setting up the course, those on the finish line, marshalls, course tidy uppers, those on refreshments and the cleaners at the end. A great day.

Well done to all those Harriers that ran for the club today.

It was particularly great to see so many juniors running.

Ben Cameron ran a brilliant race to clinch 2nd place overall


Forres Harrier Ladies nearly cleaned up on the medals. Anna MacFadyen 1st Senior lady, Moira Davie 2nd. Siobhan Evans 1st F40, Hilary Cameron 2nd, Susan McRitchie 3rd. Elizabeth Watson 1st F50, Jackie Nicol 2nd and Ros Wright 3rd. Ladies took the team title for only the 2nd time in the league history


Results          Overall Results          Medal Winners





Scottish Masters Cross Country Champs  Dundee 28 Jan 2017



Fantastic day out for the Forres Harriers who travelled to Dundee for the Masters XC.

 It was a great day and topped of with Anne Docherty clinching THE F70 gold medal.

Thank you to Dundee Hawkhill Harriers for hosting this race






Celtic Nations XC and British Cross XC Challenge

Cardiff 22 January 2017


Well done to Anna. This is a quote from the Scottish Athletics website.


Anna Macfadyen is starting to make a real impact at U20 level in British terms and her terrific performance took British Cross Challenge and Celtic Nations XC gold.


Congratulations from us all


Event and Results link





RUN4IT North District Cross Country League Race 4 of 5

Evanton 21 January 2017



Thank you Ross County Athletics, for putting on a great Cross Country course today.

Some notable strong performances from the Juniors; Isabelle Howard 4th in under 13 girls, followed strongly by Harriet Neal. 3rd place for David Spencer in the under 13 boys and managing to break up the strong Inverness Team. 3rd place finish for Ben Cameron in the under 15 boys.

Senior ladies were dominant. Moira Davie 1st, supported by Kirstie Rogan in 4th and Jessica Tullie in 5th. 1st Team overall. First time running the same distance as the men and all the women finished unscathed, with not too many complaints.

Senior men's team had Robbie Patterson running strongly in his first league race of this season and new blood to the league team in the form of Mark Page.

 Thanks to Jessica Tullie for the above photo

Well done all.






Scottish Inter District Cross Country Championships 7 Jan 2017



Ladies Team North, with 4 Forres Harriers running.

 Anna MacFadyen ran a stormer and finished 3rd overall and 1st under 20.

Very well done to all the Harriers running young and old.

A great experience competing against the best.

Also watching world class athletes run.






Forres Harriers Xmas/New Year Training 2016/17








The Stubborn Scotsman by Don Ritchie



Below is a short article by Colin Youngson


I have known Don Ritchie (the most famous Forres Harrier ever) for almost fifty years and used to run against him up to marathon distance. When he suddenly became an ultra-distance world record breaker, I was puzzled about how this had happened! Now that I have read his autobiography ‘The Stubborn Scotsman’, which is now on sale on amazon.co.uk, I understand completely!


During his fantastic racing career, Donald could be described as follows. Quiet, modest, calm, charitable, friendly but private. Self-motivated, determined, dedicated, ambitious. Stoical, masochistic, amazingly tolerant of pain, resilient. Obsessed, addicted to training and racing. Seldom allowing time for rest or recovery. Secretly passionate, foolishly optimistic, occasionally crazy.


To fight through extreme difficulties and win must be tremendously satisfying. Donald Ritchie M.B.E. broke world records for distances including: 50 km, 40 miles, 50 miles, 100 km, 150 km, 100 miles, 200 km and 24 Hours Indoor, and also set many new age-group standards. He won most of the classic ultra races in Britain and Europe, as well as events in the United States.


Donald’s autobiography covers, in considerable detail, his early life, running apprenticeship, training, peak performances and veteran highlights (he was still racing for Great Britain senior teams until over 50 years of age). Blood, sweat, pain and triumph, but no tears from this most uncomplaining of Scotsmen.


Buy a copy – and marvel!





Nairn Turkey Trot  26 December 2016


Well done to all runners on a cold but dry day.

First Harrier was Robbie Paterson 6th in 17.28.

First lady Harrier was Kirstie Rogan 19th in 19.43

Thanks to NRR for organising this great event.






Forres Harriers Christmas Handicap 17 December 2016


Results from today.  5 mins separating all 13 teams made for some exciting racing!

 Well done to Oliver and Anna for the win.

Thanks to all who contributed on the day to make it happen.



Also congratulations to Anna on being picked to represent Scotland in The Celtic Nations XC

event in Cardiff in January. Info on this can be found here




Lossiemouth Turkey Trot  11 December 2016



Well done all Harriers running at the MRR Turkey Trot.

 A strong westerly wind made parts of the course a challenge.


 First Harrier home and 1st M50 was Stan MacKenzie in 58.58.

 Next Harrier home, in a PB time of 67.18, was Kirstie Rogan.

She was followed by Lindsay Grant, Carrie-Ann Ward, Susan McRitchie (3rd F40), Gary Macfadyen, Norma Beaton, Jessica Haworth, Elizabeth Watson (PB time and 3rd F50), Becky Rank, Paula Mallon Boon (PB time), Ros Wright, Andy Wonnacott, June McIntosh, Clare Nicholas, Elizabeth Smart, Anne Docherty (PB time) and Nadine Williams


Thanks to Fran for the above photos. More photos from Hannah here

Thanks to MRR for your hospitality.





Forres Harriers Xmas/New Year Training 2016/17


Sat 17th Dec – Forres Harriers Xmas Handicap (Registration from 12.30 at the Town Hall) Bring a prize to win a prize, open to all North club members

Sun 18th Dec – 8.00am, Long Run, War Memorial,

Mon 19th Dec – 9.00am, Easy run, Grant Park

Tue 20th Dec – Usual Harriers training time 6.30pm Grant Park.  Alternative option 9.00am Grant Park, Efforts

Wed 21st Dec – 9.00am, Easy Run, Grant Park

Thu 22nd Dec – Usual Harriers training (Fartlek round town) Final Juniors session

Fri 23rd Dec – 9.00am, Easy Run, Grant Park

Sat 24th Dec – 9.00am Efforts, Grant Park

Sun 25th Dec – 9.00am Grant Park (Laps of X Country course) or 9.30am Park Run Elgin.

Mon 26th – Nairn Turkey Trot 5k, details on website.

Tue 27th – 9.00am, Easy Run, Grant Park

Wed 28th Dec – North Area training session (First rep starts 9.30am sharp) Grant Park

Thu 29th Dec – 9.30am, Ben Rinnes Car Park (Car share from Grant Park, 8.30am)

Fri 30th Dec – 9.00am, Easy Run, Grant Park

Sat 31st Dec – 11.00am, Social Run, Kimberley, Findhorn

Sun 1st Jan, 9.30am, Efforts, Grant Park or 9.30am, Elgin Park Run

Mon 2nd Jan, Social Run from Miltonduff Hall with Moray Road Runners (details on website)

Tue 3rd Jan, 9.30am, Hill Efforts, Wellhill carpark, Culbin. Alternative speed session for district competitors. (Details to follow)

Wed 4th Jan, 9.00am, Easy Run, Grant Park

Thu 5th Jan, 9.30am, Social Run, Roseisle carpark

Fri 6th Jan, 9.00am, Easy Run, Grant Park

Sat 7th Jan, 9.00am, Efforts, Grant Park

Sun 8th Jan, 8.00am, Long Run, War Memorial


For those working over the xmas/new year period but would still like to carry on with the usual harriers Tuesdays/Thursdays then please see either Paul Rogan or Douglas Cowie for the key.


Please keep checking Facebook for any last minute changes to the above.




North District Cross Country Championships  Dores  3 December 2016



Our Golden Girls


A very successful North District Cross Country Champs held at the stunning setting of the banks of Loch Ness for Forres Harriers.

Although no individual junior medal winners they made up for it in the team competitions with medals for the Under 13 Boys 2nd, Under 15 Girls 3rd.

 Our first winner of the day came in the Under 20's with Anna MacFadyen.

This was quickly followed in the Senior Ladies race with Moira Davies taking the win and also leading the ladies to first team with Kirstie Rogan 4th, Siobhan Evans 8th (also taking 3rd master woman) and Hilary Cameron 9th.

 The women's masters team also took first.

 Paul Rogan finished first master leading the senior men to second team.

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the club today

 No matter where you finished you all part of Team Forres!

Thank you to Ross and his team from Inverness for putting on a fantastic afternoon of racing and also thanks to all the officials on the start/finish and results

Thanks to Phil Downie for the above photo.







British Athletics Cross Challenge Liverpool 26 Nov 2016


A fantastic race today by Anna MacFadyen down in Liverpool at the Cross Challenge event.

 Anna finished 8th and first Scot in a very high quality field!



Event and Results link




Moray Sports Awards 2016



Anna Macfadyen and Ben Cameron at the Moray Sports Awards getting their photo with Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Stanning.

Well done again to you both. Forres Harriers is very proud of you

Congrats also to Paul Hughes and his Parkrun team for their community engagement award





Joint North Club Endurance Session



Great turnout of North runners for 1st joint club Endurance Specific training session of the winter season. Well done all who came along. Thanks to Paul Rogan for organising.







The Benromach 10k will be held on Sunday 7 May this year.

 Benromach asked us if we could move the date and we don't see this as a problem as they give us so much support. Booking the Town Hall is easier and this also this brings us into line with other Northern Scot Series races.


Anne and Fran Race Director






British Masters Cross Country International

Tollcross Glasgow 12 November 2016



 Congratulations to Anne Docherty who won team Gold in the F70 race.

Also well done to Stan Mackenzie who was first Scot in the M50

Thanks to Alastair for the above photo.






RUN4IT North District Cross Country League Race 3

Nairn  12 November 2016




Great turn out of red vests at 3rd Run4it XC league race, hosted by Nairn on the ever challenging but enjoyable course at the East Beach.

 Strong team running in the under 13 girls and under 15 boys.

 A dominant overall win for Anna Macfadyen in the Senior Ladies, supported by Moira Davie in 2nd and Kirstie Rogan in 5th, resulted in the ladies finishing first team again.

  Well done all

Thanks to Susan for the report and photos






Brodie 10K  6 November 2016


Well done to all that ran and supported the Brodie Castle 10k and Junior race.


Another successful event and credit to race organisers Paul Hughes and Jackie Nicol.

First Harrier home was Kenny Douglas, followed by Lindsay Grant (2nd M50), Susan McRitchie (1st F40), Tim Pott (3rd M50), Mark Priestly, Ross McLeod, Norma Beaton (3rd F40), Nick Barr, Elizabeth Watson, Andrew Little, Andy Wonnacott, Paula Boon, Clare Nicholas, Jamie Watson, Elisabeth Smart, Nadine Williams, Anne Docherty (1st F70), Carol Murphy and Donna Wallace.


 Well done all







Knockfarrel Hill Race and ND Champs  5 November 2016


Plenty of fireworks at Strathpeffer today

Anna MacFadyen 1st lady, Moira Davie 3rd, Kirstie Rogan 4th,

 Hilary Cameron 6th and 1st F40 and Fran Britain 3rd F40.

Ladies 1st team

 Paul Rogan 2nd M40.

 Also a strong run from Gary MacFadyen.

 Well done all






North District Cross Country Championships  Dores 3 December


It's the North District Cross Country Champs on Saturday 3rd December.

Inverness Harriers are the hosts and the course is at the beautiful setting of Dores.

 If you want to run,

 Ladies get your names to Susan McRitchie,

 Gents to Gary MacFadyen

 Juniors to Hilary Cameron.

Junior age groups start at under 13.




RUN4IT North District Cross Country League Race 2

Gordonstoun 29 October 2016


Well done to all the harriers that ran at Gordonstoun today.

Great turnout of red throughout all the races.

 Dominant team performance by the Senior Ladies.  

Anna MacFadyen finishing a convincing 1st

Supported by Moira Davie and Kirstie Rogan.

Full report to follow.





National Cross Country events


A note from Scottish Athletics


As the XC season is now upon us,   I would like to take this opportunity to remind all clubs that in order to compete in all National XC events all athletes must to a current paid member of scottishathletics.   





Meall a Bhuchaille Hill Race   22 October 2016 


Well done to Hilary Cameron on finishing 3rd Lady at Meall a Bhuchaille Hill Race.

 Also running Tim Pott and Fran Britain







British Masters Half Marathon Championships 9 October 2016



Anne Docherty & Stan MacKenzie,

 1st F70 & 1st M50 in British Masters Half Marathon respectively.

Brilliant performances




North District Cross County Relay Championships

Edderton 8 October 2016



Forres Harriers ladies well represented at Edderton North District Relays today.

 2nd ladies team overall and 1st ladies vet team.

 Juniors teams ran well. With 2 of the boys running up an age group.

 The men's vet team just missed out on a medal after great team run.

 Well done all







RUN4IT North District Cross Country League Race 1

Keith 1 October 2016



Fantastic turn out of Harriers at Keith XC today. Ladies team particularly strong, with overall win for Anna MacFadyen, 2nd for Moira Davie and 4th for Kirstie Rogan.

Lots of newbies running in the junior ranks for the 1st time. Well done all.

Full report to follow






Baxters Marathon and 10K  25 September 2016


Kyle Greig battling for podium place with Patryk Gierjatowicz


Lots of happy runners after the Baxters Marathon and 10k event today.

Well done all. Quite a few PB times and prizes.


  Kyle Greig 3rd overall in 2.26.21 in the Marathon

Also Robert Paterson 3.20.31, Rod Wallace 3.28.37, Paula Boon 3.55.52, Shirley Feaks 4.00.52, Judy Leslie 4.05.25, Anne Docherty 4.19.48 and Glenn Fleetham 4.43.17.


 Stan MacKenzie 1st M50 in 35.29 in the 10k and Hilary Cameron 3rd F40 in 42.07

Also David McCulloch 38.33, Lindsay Grant 40.42 (4th M50), Gary MacFadyen 41.51, Susan McRitchie 42.45, Ross Mcleod 43.32, Norma Beaton 43.41, Andrew Little 44.58, Elizabeth Watson 45.27 (4th F50), Jackie Nicol 46.55, June McIntosh 47.07, Clare Nicholas 47.27, Frances Russell 50.49 and Elisabeth Smart 51.10.

Thanks to Susan for the above photo.








Please remember to get your kit orders to me in good time - the order form is on the website under ‘links’ and you can e-mail the form to Elizabeth (e-mail on the form). The minimum order is 6 garments and I don’t keep much in stock. If you don’t get your order form in to me in advance of your race, I’ll do my best but I can’t guarantee you will have your kit in time. Cross Country runners are expected to race in club colours.

Winter is coming, cross country season is starting and we have many new juniors. Please do use the order form - it is much easier for me to manage orders, payments and delivery with a bit of paperwork rather than trying to remember what different members have asked me for in passing.

Thanks. Good Running.





Jungfrau Marathon 10 September 2016



Good luck to Forres Harriers running the Jungfrau Marathon on Saturday; Paul Rogan, James Ward, James Hume and Moira Davie. Also good luck to Stephen Fraser from Nairn and Steven Morrison from MRR



Paul Rogan 49th (4th in age group) in 3.48.18

Moira Davie 8th in age group  4.10.42

James Ward 44th in age group 4.18.00

 Steven Morrison 46th in age group  4.19.10

James Hume  5.05.22

Stephen Fraser  6.25.16

Congratulations to you all.


Full Results





Winter Running 2016/2017


A very informative sheet has been written by Susan concerning the winter season.


A copy can be found here and I will also pin it to the top of the Races page





Glen Moray Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K 4 Sept 2016








Well done to all who ran today. Report to follow.




Marathon          Half Marathon          10K




Ben Nevis Hill Race  3 September 2016


Well done to Robbie Paterson who ran in the above race.

Robbie was 33rd out of 479 finishers in a time of 1.53.01

Congratulations to all runners. Finlay Wild won for a 7th time!






Forres Harriers Junior Newsletter Aug 2016


For anyone who has not seen the latest newsletter it can be found here




Pinto 3K Series Race 3  24 August 2016


Well done to all runners at the this final race of the 2016 series

The winners from the series are:


Adult male - Kenny Wilson Moray Road Runners

Adult female Grace Whelan Moray Road Runners

Junior male Joshua Milne Moray Road Runners

Junior Female Sophie Young Inverness Harriers


Thanks to Sarah and MRR once again for a great series


Results Adults          Results Juniors




Nairn Half Marathon 20 August 2016


Four Harriers ran in this very popular race at the Nairn Highland Games.

First Harrier home was Elizabeth Watson in 1.45.02 closely followed by Mark Priestly, Andy Wonnacott and Clare Nicholas.

Well done to you all






Viewpoint Challenge 3 August 2016


Well done to all runners.






Ben Rinnes Hill Race  30 July 2016


Congratulations to Moira Davie and Andrew Barr who competed in yesterday's Dufftown Highland Games hill race which takes competitors over the 2 Convals (Little Conval and Meikle Conval) to the top of Ben Rinnes and return back over the Convals.

14 mile and 5000ft of climb!  

Andrew came 17th and Moira was second lady in 18th.

Well done to you both





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





Tomnabat Hill Race  16 July 2016


This hill race was held at the Tomintoul Highland Games

Harriers ladies came in the first two places in the ladies results

Kirstie Rogan was 1st lady in  37.46, and Siobhan Evans was 2nd in 38.10

Well done to all runners





Forres Highland Games 10K 9 July 2016


A brilliant race between Kyle Greig and Kenny Wilson with Kyle winning the battle by seconds.

A few other Harriers were running including Andrew Morgan 4th, Robert Paterson, Lindsay Grant, Kirstie Rogan 2nd Lady, Elizabeth Smart and Shona Spencer.

Forres Harriera won the team trophy.  






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.

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.




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






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






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.






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.






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!






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.






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





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.






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.






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.






Home Countries Cross Country Champs Falkirk 19 March 2016



Anna 3rd place finish in the Home Countries.

Racing against U20 teams, brilliant!






Craig Dunain Hill Race 19 March 2016




A few red vests in Inverness today.






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.






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






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






Nairn 10k  6 March 2016


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







Forres Primary School Cross Country Champs  5 March 2016



Congratulattions to all who ran in Grant Park today.







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.







Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon 21 February 2016



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





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.







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






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.







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.







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






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.






Lossiemouth Turkey Trot 13 December 2015


Well done to all runners.






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





 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!






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.







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.






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.








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







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





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.







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





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.






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





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.




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






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







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.  






Monaughty Forest Run  13 May 2015


A great turnout. Well done all.

Brilliant results from the younger Harriers






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!


































































































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






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.






Inverness Harriers Open Meeting  19 April 2015 


Another great day for the juniors at Queens Park.

Well done to you all.






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.






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.






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


Well done to all runners.






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







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.







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.







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.






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







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.






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






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






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






Forres Harriers Club Championship 2014


Congratulations to our Club Champions 2014.


Hamish Cameron and Clare Nicholas







Lossiemouth Turkey Trot  7 December 2014


Well done to all who ran today.

Two ND Champs in Wayne and Jackie. Congratulations.








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







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








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





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






 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






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.






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).






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 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.






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





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. 





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!




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 






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.






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







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






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.





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


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





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.






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.







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




Culbin Forest Run 28 May 2014


Well done to all who ran

Some superb photos courtesy of Kenny Macleod can be found here






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







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.




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






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






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.






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






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.





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






 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!





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



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.





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






Forres Primary Schools XC Champs  8 March 2014



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

Thanks to Alastair for Photo.






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    







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.




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.




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






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.




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.
 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






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




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.






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





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



 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.





  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





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!!





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







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






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.






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




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.






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






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





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





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.







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






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.






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






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





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






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





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.





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.






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







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






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 






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!





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



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)






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.






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






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.





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




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.








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.





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.



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







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





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.






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






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




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   







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







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







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





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





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





  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.





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







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.






  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



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.




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





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




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.






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.




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.







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.



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



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.






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






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.




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.






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.





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.






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.



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.



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







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.






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




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.




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.








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.






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







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







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






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.





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.



  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.







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




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





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. 



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




Seniors          Under 16          Under 12


Series Results          Under 16          Under 12





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


More pics on Flickr here