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 


2009 Results




Race Report

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.

Jason Williamson