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Tinto Hill Race

Next Race Sat 8th November 2014, 2pm  
Organiser Cameron Scott, 9 Marigold Way, Carluke, ML8 5TL.
Ph. 01555 751794
Email: tinto@carnethy.com
Entry Fee Enter online at SI entries. Entry fee £5
(Carnethy members - don't use the online entry. Free entry on the day with your Carnethy vest)
Entries Open: September 2014 (end of)
Entries Close: Before race day
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Race Category AS, 4.4 miles, 1500 feet climb
Course Records Men: J Brooks 29:58 (1995)
Women: A Mudge 33:43 (2003)
Registration Symington Sports Centre before 1.30pm
Grid Reference: NS 996350
Start Location Foot of Tinto Hill
Grid Reference: NS 964374
Race map map

Tinto Hill Race Results
Keith Burn's photo (from an aeroplane) of Tinto.
2007 finish
Steven Fallon
Brian Marshall was in 4th position in 2007
2007 Winner Joe Symonds of Dundee Hawkhill
As close as to a sauna you will get around Tinto

  1. Race Registration is on the day at Symington Sports Hall – just off the main road between Lanark and Biggar. Please register between 12.30 and 1.30pm (the hall is no more than a 10 minute drive to the start).
  2.  When parking around the registration hall please do so with consideration for the local residents and bus operators. For the race itself please park in the public car park or at the foot of the hill with consideration for the residents. Please do not park in the tea room car park or on the grass verge corners at the main road junction. Please car share where possible.
  3. Although on good paths, the race follows an unmarked course that crosses ground above 2000 feet.
  4. In November conditions on the summit of the hill can be very different from conditions at the start. Full body cover (including full length leg cover rather than knee length tights and also hat and gloves) must either be carried or worn. If required to do so on the day, you MUST carry full waterproof body cover (the jacket must have a hood) and a whistle. Ignoring such a requirement is not only cheating but could jeopardise your safety in the event of an accident. PLEASE COME PREPARED - there will be a kit check at the race start!
  5. The minimum age is 16. There are no prizes for juniors. There is a separate Tinto Junior Hill Race which has an under 18's category, more details of which can be found on the Carnethy HRC web site.
  6. If you retire from the race you must inform the nearest marshal and return your number to the race organiser before you go home.
 Kit requirement checklist
You must bring all items ticked Wear
or carry
Also if required
Long sleeve top  
Full length leg cover  
Full waterproof cover  

*Please attach your race number unfolded*

  Past Winners Winners and Records since 1984
  All Time List All sub 32 minute runs
  Carnethy All Time List All Carnethy sub 34 min runs
  Female All Time List All female sub 40 min runs
  Tinto Slide Show Series of Photos taken in 2005


Steven Fallon's Virtual Tinto Route Map download (676 Kb)

Tinto Junior Hill Race

Junior Race Information (2:05pm, 2.25 miles, 800 feet, £2 on the day only)
  1. Registration at Symington Sports Centre before 1.30pm (10 min drive to the start)
  2. Course mainly on good paths on the northern slopes of Totherin Hill.
  3. Race route will be marked and marshalled.
  4. Prizes for males and females in each of the three race categories - Under 18, Under 16, Under 14 (Category determined by age on 1 Jan of the year of the race).
  5. Minimum age for participants is 12.
  6. Runners must carry (or wear) a cagoule and long 'trousers'.
  7. Course records: Jamie Stevenson 14:40 (2006), Sarah Inglis 16:06 (2006)
  8. A Series of photos (taken in 2008) showing the course can be viewed here.
  9. Race Organiser:
    Nick MacDonald
    2 Ellen's Glen Road
    EH17 7QP
    Ph: 0131 6643871

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