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Next Race Sun 9 October 2016, 11am (Registration from 9:00am)  
Organiser Carnethy Hill Running Club, contact: Shane Bouchier
2/5 Tay Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1EA.
Tel. 07788 876547

Entry Fee (2016) £7 pre-entry (opens 9 Sep 2016), £10 on the day (limited)
Race Category AL, 16 miles, 6200 feet total climb
Course Records Men: Murray Strain 02:16:23 (2013)
Women: A Mudge 2:42:29 (2002)
Registration Hillend Public Park, Biggar Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7DU
Grid Reference: NT249669

Detail of Hillend Area
  Previous Skyline Results
  Man-or Mouse Results (for combined Manor Water and Pentland Skyline when they're on the same weekend)

  Past Winners Winners and Records since 1986
  2009 Photo Report Photos taken by a Student Photographer
  2007 Photo Report Including FRA report and prize winners
  A Runner's Report from 2007 Member Michael O'Connor shares his pain.
  2006 Photo Report Including route commentry by Willie Gibson
  The Peasouper Skyline From Hell Skyline Poem by Tom Moffat and Ewan McColl
  Pentland Skyline Slide Show Series of Photos taken in 2004
  Lothian Bus Timetable for Number 4 Edinburgh-Hillend
  Lothian BusTimetable for Number 15 Musselburgh-Edinburgh-Hillend-Penicuik


Race Map download (1.7 Mb)
Race Registration Form for on the day entries download (23 Kb)
Race Checkpoints and Escape Points download (18 Kb)
Steven Fallon's Virtual Skyline Route Map download (1.8 Mb)

All Carnethy organised races (unless stated otherwise) will adhere to the Scottish Hill Runners safety rules. Full details on the Hill Racing Safety page

Race Rules

  1. Competitors must have the following minimum kit with them at all times during the race. This is the minimum kit requirement for this event, but you are responsible for carrying any additional items you consider necessary for your own protection given the conditions, or as the race director may dictate on the day.
    1. Waterproof jacket with hood
    2. Waterproof overtrousers
    3. Hat and gloves
    4. Map and compass suitable for navigating the course.
    5. Whistle
  2. 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.
  3. All competitors must be aged 18 or over on day of race.
  4. If you see someone in trouble YOU MUST HELP, even if it cost you the race.
  5. 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.
  6. Runners are not allowed to run with their dogs on the course.
  7. Walking poles are not allowed.

Retirement Procedure

  1. Report to the nearest race marshal if possible.
  2. We recommend (where possible) using one of the two escape points indicated on map above.
  3. 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

  1. The course will not be marked.
  2. You are responsible for your own safety.
  3. 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.
  4. Suitable Maps: (The downloadable map above is sufficient for the race if you are comfortable with it)
    1. Explorer 344: Pentland Hills, Penicuik & West Linton (1:25000)
    2. Landranger 66: Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (1:50000)
    3. Harvey Pentland Hills (1:25000)
  5. 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.
  6. Race Control contact number: 07788 876547 (emergency only).
  7. Keeping for bags is available. Ask at registeration.

Carnethy Hill 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

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