Cosmic Hillbasher Runs

Tuesday evenings (summer)

Meet at venue for 6.45pm approx (depending on distance from Aberdeen). Now finished for 2016. NB The pub is for meeting in after the run - not beforehand!! September runs may start earlier to allow for diminishing daylight.

Krunce series races on 1st Tuesday of each month and Summer Series on 3rd Thurs of each month.

Tuesday evenings (winter)

Meet at Kings playing fields at 6pm for a 6.15pm start.

Full details of Autumn training sessions here.

For those that don't know where to go, it is part of Aberdeen University. On the north side of University Road you will see playing pitches which is where we usually train. We change in the pavilion. Car parking (limited) is accessed from King St at the north end of the playing fields, bike stands are available adjacent to the pavilion entrance. Click here for a map.

Saturday mornings

Meet at venue for 0945. See calendar for venue.

Some local venues for training runs for Sat mornings and Tues evenings in the summer are below with grid references and links to online maps.

Route maps and descriptions can be found on the Cosmic Maps page.

Recommended Kit

Everyone is free to roam the hills at will, but for organised club runs we felt a system needs to be in place to ensure that everyone, particularly new members, are looked after. A major potential problem is of inexperienced members going off route and getting lost, but anyone, including the fastest and most experienced campaigners, might be unlucky enough to sustain an injury and be faced with a long hobble home.

All members and others on Cosmic Runs are expected to carry the following essential kit: compass, whistle, map, mobile phone, full body cover (appropriate for the conditions), emergency food. A headtorch is also sensible for September runs. Please note that this is almost the same as the compulsory kit required for races, so it will do no harm to get used to carrying and using it. It is for our own safety that we carry the kit.

One person is to take responsibility at each club run and will give a short briefing before the start. They will check that everyone, especially new members, know where they are going, check who is taking which route, indicate expected finish time (how long we wait before someone is considered overdue), and do a head count. Anyone who is intending to divert from the normal route, or breaking off early to head home for instance, should make this known at the briefing.

The "Responsible Person" will be a member of the committee or another experienced club member (volunteers are welcome and can be added to the list of contact numbers).

Information and a map with contact numbers will be circulated by email with the reminder for each run. In an emergency dial 999, or dial or text 112 (text may often be better when mobile reception is poor).

This does not absolve individuals from responsibility for their own safety when taking part in a club run.


RunsGrid ReferenceMap File

Bennachie (Rowan Tree CP)

NJ 69278 24515Bennachie

Bennachie (Visitors Centre CP)

NJ 69818 21695Bennachie

Bobbies Run (fr Clatterin Brig)

NO 66497 78270Clatterin Brig

Cairn o Mount 101s

NO 65157 80580Cairn o Mount

Cairn William (Monymusk)

NJ 68398 15245Cairn William

Carn mon Earn

NO 76907 92490Carn mon Earn

Cheyne and Fetteresso

NO 84406 88340Cheyne and Fetteresso

Clachnaben (Glen Dye)

NO 64898 86750Clachnaben

Clachnaben (Race Parking)

NO 64558 90810Clachnaben

Clachnaben (Race Preview)

NO 64768 90280Clachnaben

Coreen Hills

NJ 54718 23095Coreen Hills

Corrennie Moor

NJ 64328 08365Corrennie Moor

Countesswells (krunce)

NJ 85176 04450Countesswells Woods

Countesswells (Stables CP)

NJ 86986 04570Countesswells Woods

Durris

NO 76087 91550Durris

Durris (South)

NO 78827 89330Durris

Elrick/Brimmond (Sculpture CP)

NJ 84801 11045Elrick and Brimmond

Forest of Birse

NO 53228 90650Forest of Birse

Forvie Sands (Newburgh)

NK 00403 27050Forvie Sands

Glen Tanar

NO 47958 96560Glen Tanar

Green Hill (White Stone CP)

NJ 65568 13275Green Hill

Hazlehead Meet (for sharing cars)

NJ 89580 05515

Hill of Fare

NO 74307 03870Hill of Fare

Hill of Fare (Raemoir)

NO 69747 99540Hill of Fare

Kerloch

NO 69927 91690Kerloch

Kirkhill (North)

NJ 85396 11445Kirkhill

Lamahill (Memorial CP)

NO 59518 94020Lamahill

Lock Muick

NO 30967 85060Loch Muick 101s

Millstone (Donview CP)

NJ 67168 19035Bennachie

Pass o Ballater

NO 36987 97060Ballater Pass

Peter Hill (Sawmill CP)

NO 59108 91660Peter Hill

Pressendye (Tarland)

NJ 48208 04640Pressendye

Riverside (Duthie Park Winter Gardens)

NJ 93874 04620Riverside from Duthie Park

Scolty

NO 68647 94790Scolty

Shooting Greens to Birse

NO 63268 94430Shooting Greens to Birse