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Club Bulletin 6th February 2023

Warm Welcome

Please welcome Avril and Paul Foster who have re-joined Carnegie Harriers.

Sunday 12th February – Devilla Trail Races. 

Entries have now closed for both races and we have nearly 500 entries.  Thanks to everyone who shared and promoted the race.

Couch to Carnegie

Week 2 of the Couch to Carnegie meets at Leys Road car Park again.  More information can be found on the club website, here, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Training this week:

Tuesday February 7: 30-minute hill session, using the paths at both sides of the dual carriageway.  The session will take place in the Public Park Dunfermline, meeting at the bandstand, Dunfermline public park meeting point, with city centre parking around Carnegie Hall and train station.   The session will be led by Lesley.

Thursday February 9:  Progressive 400s, 8-10 x 400m, with 2 minute recoveries between.  Begin at slightly slower than your 10k race pace; gradually speed up so that your last repeat is slightly faster than your 5K race pace.  Meet at the bottom of Pitreavie drive in the industrial estate, by Stuart King Architecture and Design,  Pitreavie Drive meeting place Park at Pitreavie Sports Centre or in the industrial estate.  Plotaroute map – 400m efforts.  The session will be led by Karl.


Sessions begin with a dynamic warmup at 18:45 with the session starting at 18:50. Don’t forget to do a good warm up (e.g. 10 minutes or so gentle jogging) before the dynamic warmup, and do a cool down after the session.

The Return to Running group will also be meeting in Pitreavie Industrial Estate on Thursday. The group is ideal for members wanting to ease back into training or looking for a gentler session.

If training needs to be cancelled for any reason, we will post on Facebook. If conditions are dodgy, please check before traveling to training.

Remember, if you have any symptoms of any potentially transmissible illness (not just Covid), please do not attend training. 

Upcoming GP Events

2022/23 Off- Road GP: The up-to-date GP points table can be found here and the final two events are listed below.

Sat 25 Feb 2023 Event No 12

National Cross Country Championship – XC

Venue: Callendar Park, Falkirk

Info: more information including the course map can be found here.

The National Cross country championship is the highlight of the cross country season and members are strongly encouraged to enter.  Please contact the captains to be entered, [email protected] [email protected],uk or [email protected]  The deadline for entries is Thursday 9th February 2023. 

Sun 26 Mar 2023 Event No 13

Gartmorn 6 – Multi-terrain

Venue: Sauchie

Info: The race is now open for entries and can be entered here.

2022/23 Road GP: The up-to-date GP points table can be found here.

Sun 12 Mar 2023   Event No. 13

Alloa Half Marathon – Road

9:00am start. Entries are now open and you can enter here. This is the final event in the GP.

Don’t forget, your best seven events count towards the Grand Prix, one of which can be a road marathon so remember to submit your marathon time if you want it to count.

ARC – Additional Hill Races

Two additional hill races have been added to the ARC to allow members the chance to be All Rounder Competition completers.  The races are Bishop hill race on Sunday 5th March and Birnham hill race on Saturday 1st April. The ARC for 2022/23 will end on 1st April 2023.

Entries for Bishop Hill Race have now opened here.

Relay races

The Allan Scally Memorial relays (4 x 5km) take place on Saturday 4th March on Glasgow green.  A personal recommendation from Sue Walker for the race (written in 2022) can be found here and entries are open here.

The Scottish Road relays take place in Livingston on March 25th and have alternate 3 and 6 mile legs. For senior men and M40, it’s a 6 stage relay, for M50, senior women and W40, it’s a 4 stage relay and for W50, it’s a 3 stage relay.

Names for either of these relay races should go to the captains on [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

Smokies 10 miles road race for women

This popular event, held on Sunday 5th March in Arbroath, has opened for entries, here.

Race Results

We will automatically report the results of GP races. However, if you have taken part in other events, please let us know by sending your results to [email protected]

Saturday 4th February, Ardgarten trail Race, 21 miles (ish) and over 900m climb

  • 82 Ria Horne                        4:19:44
  • 116 Jennifer Smith               5:41:07
  • 117 Karl Zaczek                     5:41:07

Sunday 5th February, Masters XC championships, Tollcross Glasgow

  • 117 Lee Holland                    35:54
  • 139 Neil McLure                    37:00
  • 174 John Hynd                       39:45
  • 190 Kieran Morgan              41:4
  • 73 Joy Gudgin                      29:19 6th W55

Sunday 5th February, Forfar half Marathon

  • 21 Nicole Jackson 1:30:34 (1:30:32)          1st F Senior
  • 22 Jamie Harte      1:31:23 (1:31:21)
  • 27 Steven King      1:32:23 (1:32;22)
  • 46 Nils Krichel       1:39:31 (1:39:240
  • 110 Paul Foster       1:55:25 (1:55:25)
  • 111 Avril Foster       1:55:32 (1:55:25)
  • 121 Gail Murdoch  1:59:32 (1:59:24)

Sunday 5th February, Falkirk 7 hour race, Callendar Park Falkirk

  • 85 Fiona Rennie                  425km          2ndFV60
  • 136 Jane Macleod                713km          1stFV70
  • 152 Debbie Miller                362km
  • 167 Donald Macleod           763km         3rdMV60

Trustees meeting

The trustees are meeting on Tuesday 6th February.  If you have any issue you would like raised at this meeting, please respond to this email

Sportsshoes Discount

The discount for February is NXAXW3