Hill race proves a steep challenge for runners

The Haddies Dollar Hill racers
The Haddies Dollar Hill racers
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Anster Haddies headed into the central belt and to Dollar where they competed a tough 9.4 mile hill race.

The race starts in Dollar from there it is uphill to the first summit Saddle hill, then mile two and summit two whitewisp hill.

From there those taking part skip and dance round the sides of a couple of hills before climbing Andrew Gannel hill at mile five, before heading to mile seven and a trip up King’s Seat.

Then it’s the finish back to Dollar taking in Bank hill on the way.

There was a few hardy Haddies who took on this challenge and with a race with so many hills there was only ever going to be one man to be the first Haddie home.

Haddies’ Johnny Knox raced home in an excellent time of 1hr 31m12s and lifting the award for 1st MV50.

Jack Starbuck was the next Haddie over the line in 1hr57m50s, Rosie Knox was next and first lady home in 1hr58m13s, her mum Tracy Knox and club president Pamela Cruickshanks were next with a time of 2hr 22m.

Pamela was also on the podium as third FV50.

The club president said: “It was a tough relentless course but thanks to Tracy who honourably pulled her president round.”

Debz Weyhay was next over the line 2hrs24m26s, pipping her hubby George Hay 3hr19m26s.

A club spokesman said: “Well done to all who completed this unforgiving course.”

Members were also competing in a series of the poluar parkrun events.

The Cardiff parkrun was attended by Colin Mckie who marked his Welsh visit with a great time of 20m29s, second MJ11-14, and he was followed by Ross Vanderwert with a course PB 22m53s.

Finally, in Melbourne, Australia, Duncan Hall was the first MS30, third overall in 20m12s.

The Haddies spokesman added: “

Well done to all who ran this week whether it was training, and here is to another week of Scottish summer some rain some sunshine and maybe some snow but definitely some enjoyable running.

“Anyone who is interested in joining us for a wee run is welcome we train on a Wednesday evening at 6:30, check our website for details.”