Runs

Tuesday Evenings (Summer) Runs

Runs are listed on the calendar.
Meet at parking for 6.45pm. These runs are normally slightly shorter than the Saturday run – about 1 to 1 ½ hours long. September runs may start earlier to allow for diminishing daylight.

Krunce series races are on the 1st Tuesday of each month and most club members participate in these although they are open to all runners.

Tuesday Evenings (Winter) Runs

Coaching sessions are held in the winter, free of charge to members, at King’s College Playing Fields, University of Aberdeen, on Tuesday evenings 6.15pm for about an hour.

Changing facilities and showers are available.

Sessions are led by Ewen Rennie who sends out details each week of what the training will be.

For those who don't know where to go, the playing fields are on the north side of University Road and that is where we usually train. Sometimes the session starts there and moves to Seaton Park. 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. We change in the pavilion.

Saturday Mornings Runs

Runs are listed on the calendar.

We meet at the venue for 09:45 for a 10:00 start. Runs will normally last about 2 hours and runners should carry their own maps, and safety kit.

The group may split into smaller groups to accommodate different speeds or distance covered. If the weather is fine, there may be time for coffee and cakes in the car park afterwards. Bring a flask!

Safety

Everyone is free to roam the hills at will, but for organised club runs we need 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
  • Headtorch

Please note that as this is almost the same as the compulsory kit required for races, it will do no harm to get used to carrying and using it. It is for our own safety that we carry the kit.

Anyone who is intending to divert from the normal route, or breaking off early to head home for instance, should make this known to others.

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.

Routes

Route
Bennachie (Rowan Tree Car Park)
Bennachie (Visitors Centre Car Park)
Bennachie - Back of Bennachie
Bennachie West End
Burn o' Vat
Cairn Mon Earn
Cairn William and Pitfichie from Whitehills
Cheyne Hill
Clachnaben via Charr (Glen Dye)
Coiliochbhar
Coreen Hills
Corrennie Moor
Culblean Hills
Durris
Elrick
Forest of Birse
Forvie Sands (Newburgh)
Glen Cat
Glen Tanar
Green Hill (Tillyfourie)
Hill of Fare (Echt)
Kerloch
Kirkhill (North)
Lamahip
Learney Hill
Lock Muick
Millstone Donview
Morven (from Tillypronie)
Peter Hill
Pressendye (Tarland)
Scolty
Shooting Greens to Birse
Shooting Greens to Scolty