The Two Breweries Hill Race
24 Sep 16
|RULES||The race will be run under SHR rules|
|DISTANCE/ASCENT||18 miles (approx)/4,920 feet (approx)|
|RECORDS||Men 2.33:38 John Taylor (Holmfirth) 1992 |
Women 2:53:56 Angela Mudge (Carnethy) 2000
ENTRIES - BY POSTAL PRE-ENTRY OR ENTRYCENTRAL ONLY - NO ENTRY ON THE DAY Entry fee £15.00 by 18th September (post) and 21st September (EC). For safety reasons, no substitution of entrants’ names will be permitted. No acknowledgement of entries will be sent out. Online Entrants @ Entrycentral will receive a confirmation email.
CHANGING FACILITIES will be available at Broughton Village Hall after the race.
REGISTRATION will be next to the tearoom in the grounds of Traquair House. Runners may either make their own way to Traquair House or use the race bus service departing Broughton Brewery at 10.00am. Buses will drop runners off at the main gates of Traquair House.
TOILETS are located in Broughton Village and beside registration at Traquair House.
RUNNERS KIT not worn in the race should be placed in the Broughton Ales 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 entire race route, orienteering type compass, whistle and food equivalent to a chocolate bar must be carried by all runners. Kit will be checked at the start (all - no exceptions) and finish and 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 24th September 2016.
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. Failure to follow any flagged sections will result in disqualification.
CHECKPOINT information is provided below (OS Sheets 72 & 73).
|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 be asked 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: 01899-221243 or 07711294580).
THE FINISH will be at Broughton Ales (Brewery), Broughton. Washing and changing facilities (not showers) will be available across the main road at Broughton Village Hall. Soup with rolls and tea will be served in the Village Hall.
PRIZEGIVING AND BBQ will be held in the village hall at 6pm. As usual a large number of prizes will be presented, including many spot prizes.
TROPHIES will be awarded to:
|Individuals:||1st Runner||1st Male Vet||1st Male Super-Vet|
|Teams: (3 to count)||1st Men’s Team||1st Women’s Team|