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Time Trial

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New training schedule for October available. Most Winter training will start at Alloa Town Hall at 6.30 pm. Tuesday 7th October will be a mile time trial.

Sherriffmuir 11 report

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Sunday 17th, August saw the inaugural running of the Sheriffmuir 11. Starting at the Sheriffmuir Inn, runners run 5.5 miles down hill until they reach the A9 then turnaround and hightail it back to the start with just the small matter of the wind and 5.5 miles uphill to contend with. All 100 runners enjoyed a good race and smiles were aplenty at the finish, although this may have had something to do with the alcohol provided by the Sheriffmuir Inn. The race was a great success and will definitely be back next year.

The race was won by John Sharp from Inverclyde AC in a time of 1:06:04 (Now the official course record!).

The Sherriffmuir 11 also included a race within a race, the King and Queen of the Hill, which was first competitor (male and female), to the top of the first hill at the start.
The King of the Hill was won by Andrew Wright from Ochil Hill Runners who finished second male overall with a time of 1:06:38.
The Queen of the Hill was won by Bethany Thompson who was second female home in a time of 1:22:03.

The first Wee County Harrier home was Bob Warnock in a time of 1:15:33.

The race sponsors, The Sheriffmuir Inn ensured everyone had a celebratory wee tipple and the other main sponsor, Up and Running from Stirling provided prizes for the prize winners.

Sherriffmuir 11 Results Now in

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The results for the race are now in

Sherriffmuir 11 – Free beer!!

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In case you don’t know, all runners in the Sherriffmuir 11 will be given a voucher they can spend in the Sherriffmuir Inn after the race worth a free half pint of Beer.

The Inn is also putting on a Barbecue where Burgers will be available for purchase…..

Have a great day!!

Club Barbecue and races – 30th August

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‘Just to let you know that there is a BBQ taking place at Gartmorn Dam on 30th August at 6pm.

It is open to all Wee County Harriers from the adult and junior sections including families.

There will be races with prizes to first adult and junior member.

It is being organised by Andy Harker, who is providing the food and prizes, so if you are planning to attend please email Andy (Andyharker7@aol.com) to confirm, so he has an idea on number of people coming along.

Please bring desserts as a donation towards the grub.’

Tuesday 22nd July, Training Location change (please read)

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Due to a Duathalon taking place at Gartmorn Dam, training will now be held at Kincardine, meeting just outside the main gates of the old Kincardine Powers Station site, (See Map below).

The best place to park is on the road leading in from the Main road (A977) using the side with the pavement, keeping all cars on that side of the road.

New Wee County Harriers website

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If you’re reading this then you’ll probably know this is a new website which was developed after the technology underlying the previous one became unsupported. We hope you like it and will let us know if you think there are any improvements that can be made, (contact Billy on wat01@btinternet.com).

We have created a Members page, which you’ll have to register and log-on to view. It’s got all the details about GP Standing, GP Races for the year, Most Improved Runner League, etc.

Finally, we’d like to say a big thanks to Gordon McPherson who developed and hosted the old site for 10 years on behalf of the club. Many thanks Gordon for all your time and effort!!

New Junior Running Group

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Wee County Harriers are inviting applications from interested junior runners between the ages of 8 and 16 who want an introduction to endurance running. The 12-week session is from 25th August until 17th November (including the October week half term) will be held on Monday evenings from 5pm to 6pm. Training will take place at Lornshill Academy running track and follow a programme of training culminating in a Jog Scotland Junior Park Run event for those completing the full 12 weeks.

The programme will be led by qualified Leaders and follows a Scottish Athletics Junior Jog Scotland programme including instructed warm ups and cool downs before and after each training session.

There are 30 places available and will be allocated on a first come basis. Any unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the next session.

The attached Junior Membership Form must be completed and signed by the junior applicant and countersigned by their parent or guardian. It must then be returned to the WCH Coordinator together with a £10 joining to cover costs.

Richard O’Grady, Junior Group Coordinator,
2 Rankine Wynd, Tullibody, FK10 2UW
Email: rogrady@me.com