organised races (unless stated otherwise)
will adhere to the Scottish Hill
Runners safety rules. Full details
on the Hill
Racing Safety page
Competitors must have the
following minimum kit with them at all times during the
This is the minimum kit
requirement for this event, but you are
carrying any additional items you consider
for your own protection
given the conditions, or as the race director may
dictate on the day.
Hat and gloves
compass suitable for navigating the course.
Experience and navigational skills required. Low cloud
often covers the Pentlands. You MUST be able to find
your way in mist using map and compass. You cannot depend
on being able to follow a path or another runner, who
may be lost too. Local knowledge an advantage. If you
are in any doubt about your eligibility to run the race,
contact the race director.
All competitors must be aged 18 or over on day of race.
If you see someone in trouble YOU MUST HELP, even if
it cost you the race.
We ask runners taking
more than 2 hours 15 mins to reach checkpoint 12 (The
Drove Road), to retire and accept a lift to the start/finish.
Runners are not allowed to run with their dogs on the
Walking poles are not allowed.
Report to the nearest race marshal if possible.
We recommend (where possible) using one of the two
escape points indicated on map above.
YOU MUST REPORT TO THE FINISH and return your race wristband. If you do not we
MUST come and look for you.
Other Race Information
The course will not be marked.
You are responsible for your own safety.
The course is long, with a lot of climbing, some steep.
Some of it is grassy, some on gravel paths, some in deep
heather without useful paths. Fell shoes or equivalent
are strongly advised.
Suitable Maps: (The downloadable map above is sufficient
for the race if you are comfortable with it)
Explorer 344: Pentland Hills, Penicuik & West
Landranger 66: Edinburgh, Penicuik & North
Harvey Pentland Hills (1:25000)
The club recommends trying this course before
race day or at least doing some training runs of equivalent
height and distance. This race is much harder than over
16 miles of easy country.
Race Control contact number: 07788 876547 (emergency
Keeping for bags is available. Ask at registeration.
Running Club is a company limited
by guarantee incorporated in Scotland
with registered number SC492072 and
having its registered office at 25a
Stafford Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7BJ