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The Two Breweries Hill Race has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

RULES The race will be run under SHR rules
DISTANCE/ASCENT 30km / 1600m (approx)
RECORDS Men 2.33:38 John Taylor (Holmfirth) 1992
Women 2:53:56 Angela Mudge (Carnethy) 2000

ENTRIES: PRE-ENTRY ONLY - STRICTLY NO ENTRY ON THE DAY. Entry fee £20.00 by 18th September. For safety reasons, no substitution of entrants’ names will be permitted. Online entrants @ Entrycentral will receive a confirmation email.

REGISTRATION: From 11am, next to the tearoom in the grounds of Traquair House, or as directed. Runners may either make their own way to Traquair House or reserve a place on the race bus service from Broughton.

RACE BUSES: Buses will be available to transport runners from the finish at Broughton to the start at Traquair House. Buses depart from in front of Broughton Primary School at 10.00am sharp, and will drop runners off at the main gates of Traquair House. You should proceed directly to registration upon alighting from the bus.

TOILETS are available 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, at 12 noon on Saturday 23rd September.

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, e.g., a grouse shoot, etc. Runners must follow the road into Broughton from Ratchill Farm. Failure to follow any flagged sections will result in disqualification.

APPROACH TO TRAHENNA: True North have advised they are erecting a deer fence around the Stobo estate that will cut off the direct (steep) approach to Trahenna (this is the route marked on the race map), so runners will need to proceed instead via Louden Knowe Wood in order to cross at a new gate at Louden Knowe (72/142372). Climbing the deer fence is strictly forbidden, and will result in immediate disqualification.

CHECKPOINT information is provided below (OS Sheets 72 & 73, or the official race map).

  Description Grid Ref   Checkpoint closing time
Start Traquair House 73/329353   -
  Birkscairn Hill 73/275332   1315
  Hundleshope 73/250339   1350
  Stob Law 73/230333   1425
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
  Trahenna Hill 72/136374   1630
  Ratchill Farm 72/119364   1650
Finish Broughton Ales 72/111361   1700
  • 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. 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: Prizegiving will be held in the village hall at 6pm. Trophies will be awarded to the first man, first woman, and team.


18 Sep 2023 23:59£20.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 23/09/2023

12:00:00 - 18:00:00

Status: Closed

Total Places: 300

Places Available: ??



John Hamer


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