Mither Tap Race
Thursday 21 July 2011
Start 1900, registration from 1845
Bennachie Visitor Centre at OS 38 NJ 699216
Entry fee: £2.50/£0.50
Distance 6.4km (4 miles), Height 365m (1200ft)
Junior race (age 8-18) 3.0km (1.8miles) Height 86m (282ft)
Map of Senior race route
Male record 32:01 Dan Whitehead (2009)
Female record 36:13 Clare Whitehead (2009)
Race organiser: Jason Williamson
Contact: Jason Williamson on 01467 624186 or email
One year this race will be held on a dry evening! For three years now we have run this race and the conditions have always been drizzle with a high slip factor. However with the addition of a revised descent route (request of FC) across challenging terrain with similar distance, Dan Whitehead (Cosmic), pulled 2 minutes of his record with blood to prove it. Young Robbie Simpson (Banchory and Stonehaven AC) was never far away with a fantastic time of 32:27. The next groups of runners came in around the 35 minute mark being led by Alan Smith (Deeside Runners) in a time of 35:18.
The women’s record was also broken this year by Briony Curtis (Edinburgh Uni AC) in a time of 41:50, with Helen Johnston (Deeside Runners) second in a time of 42:20 and third was Lois Noble (Cosmic) in a time of 43:46.
Appreciation goes out to the Forestry Commission and Pittodrie Estate for permission to run the race.
Finally, a big thanks to all the Marshalls: Ewen Rennie, Keith Varney, Cameron Leel, Linn Family; Time Keeping: Fiona Dahl and Registration: Ashley Jamieson, Anita Hamilton. I should also thank Harris and Clyde Williamson for helping to flag the route in a record breaking 4 hours.