The Two Breweries Hill Race
25 Sep 2021
|RULES||The race will be run under SHR rules|
|DISTANCE/ASCENT||18 miles/4,920 feet (approx)|
|RECORDS||Men 2.33:38 John Taylor (Holmfirth) 1992
Women 2:53:56 Angela Mudge (Carnethy) 2000
WAITING LIST UPDATE: With the latest relaxation of Covid regulations, we are able to raise the entry limit to 300. However, there is still some uncertainty around bus capacity and so we are no longer accepting reservations for buses. Competitors accepting entries off the waiting list must be prepared to arrange their own transport to the start. In the event that the buses are able to run at full capacity, bus places will become available to all competitors. You will be asked in this case to donate the £9 bus fee to Moffat Mountain Rescue.
COVID-19: The event is being organised on the assumption that Scotland will be under Covid Level 2 or lower on 25 September. At this stage, we anticipate running staggered starts, half-capacity buses, and that minimal facilities will be available at the start and finish. Final details will be emailed a week or so before race day.
ENTRIES: PRE-ENTRY ONLY - STRICTLY NO ENTRY ON THE DAY. Entry fee £15.00 by 21st September. For safety reasons, no substitution of entrants’ names will be permitted. Online entrants @ Entrycentral will receive a confirmation email. If you are a member of Westerlands CCC, please contact the organiser regarding entry.
CHANGING FACILITIES: we are currently unable to confirm if Broughton Village Hall will be available. At this stage, you should be prepared for no changing facilities to be available after the race.
REGISTRATION: next to the tearoom in the grounds of Traquair House, or as directed. Runners may either make their own way to Traquair House or book the race bus service. You will be sent an email giving you an allocated arrival time along with final details a week or so before the race.
RACE BUSES: Buses operating with half capacity will be available to transport runners from the finish in Broughton to the start at Traquair House. The first bus will depart at 9:00am and the last at 10.00am. Buses will drop runners off at the main gates of Traquair House. You should proceed directly to registration upon alighting from the bus. There is an additional charge of £9 for booking a seat on the bus. You will be allocated a bus departure time a week or so before the event, with the expectation that faster runners will be placed on later buses.
TOILETS: located in Broughton Village and beside registration at Traquair House.
RUNNERS KIT not worn in the race should be placed in the kit van at the start for transporting to Broughton Village Hall near the finish. Please ensure that kit is clearly marked with your name and/or race number.
FULL EMERGENCY KIT comprising wind and waterproof full body cover, map of the entire race route, orienteering-type compass, whistle and food equivalent to a chocolate bar must be carried by all runners. Strict kit checks will be performed at the start (all - no exceptions) and finish. Any runner not complying will be disqualified.
SAFETY This race is an arduous event which should not be undertaken by runners who are unfit, or are inexperienced in the hills. Runners must be at least 18 years old. The organisers cannot accept any liability for any accident or injuries. No accompanying dogs are allowed.
HILL RESCUE COVER will be provided by Moffat Mountain Rescue Team.
THE START will be on the lawn in front of the courtyard gates at Traquair House, between 11am and 12 noon on Saturday 25th September. You will be allocated a start time at registation.
TRAQUAIR HOUSE We are fortunate to be allowed to start the race again this year from the grounds of this famous historic house. Please do not drop litter, trample flowers, damage lawns, display banners or climb gates. Refreshments may be on sale in the Tearoom within the grounds.
FLAGGED SECTIONS The course, though normally unmarked, may require to be marked in places because of a grouse shoot, etc. Runners must follow the road into Broughton from Ratchill Farm. Failure to follow any flagged sections will result in disqualification.
CHECKPOINT information is provided below (OS Sheets 72 & 73, or the official race map).
|Description||Grid Ref||Checkpoint closing time|
|Drinks station||Glenrath Farm||73/207342||*Retiral Point*||1440|
|Whitelaw Hill (not on summit)||72/193354||1505|
|Drinks station||Stobo Home Farm||72/179370||*Retiral Point*||1530|
- It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure they have been recorded through every checkpoint. Checkpoint closing times will be adhered to. Runners outside these times will required to withdraw from the race at that point.
- Any runner retiring from the race for any reason must report ASAP to the nearest manned checkpoint, and to the timekeepers at the finish at BROUGHTON ALES (Tel: 07909 043202).
THE FINISH will be at Broughton Ales (Brewery), Broughton. If Covid restrictions allow, washing and changing facilities (not showers) will be available at Broughton Village Hall, at the opposite end of the village. Soup, sandwiches and tea will be provided.
PRIZEGIVING: if Covid restrictions allow, this be held in the village hall at 6pm. Trophies will be awarded to the winner, first female, and team.