Off Road / Trail

Signup: down N UP, Saturday 23 December 9:00AM 2017

"When is it?"

Saturday 23 December 2017 at 9:00AM for a 9:15AM START

"Where is it?"

Meet at the car park at the top of Kaimes Road by 9AM for registration, It will be manned from 8:45AM at latest

"What is it?"

The Down N UP is the event all of your training for the whole year has been focused on. 10Ks ..pah! 800m .. no chance! Marathon, are you having a laugh. This event is the pinnacle of athletic excellence. If you haven't competed before, here is your chance to get the your athletic palmares completed. Think getting that last sticker for your 1990 World Cup Panini album, only this will trump it by a mile!

"So seriously - what is it?

Simples. You run downhill for approximately 900m as fast as you can, you then get a wee breather have a chat with your competitors then you run back up even faster. There are prizes for both legs, the whole thing and many more. This is a fun and social event.

"OK you got me, how much is it?"

Are you a club member? Yes? Well then you have won a bloomin' watch, it is free! If not £1 which goes towards the mega prize haul.

"I still have no idea what this is all about, but I am intrigued what else is in it for me?"

OK, OK i need to give you the really hard sell. After we have ran down then up the (I suggest you wear off road shoes, but road shoes will be fine) course we will be heading back to 2e Caroline Terrace where there will be tea, coffee and a wee snack laid on for all. Plus of course the prizegiving.

Its great.

You should come. 

Anything else?

  1. You need to be at least 1 years old to take part. 
  2. You need to let me know you will be there by clicking SignUp below or by emailing me chris@caac.org.uk or by saying to me in person or indeed Mr Moray Anderson who is much better at turning up at training than me!
  3. Theme for this year? Masks! We are having our very own masquerade - bests masks definitely win a prize if not all the prizes.

Blairaddam Badass Trail Race

I noticed this race and as it had a nice picture in the advert I thought I might as well enter it. Then I decided to let some of my FB friends know and before I knew it we had a big CAAC contingent down for this race. 

Tweed Valley Christmas run. 16 December 2017

Hi guys,

Gillian and I would like to invite you down to the Tweed valley for a christmas social run and some hospitality back at our house after.

The run will be  approx 7 miles up Glenbenna / Plora craig near Walkerburn.  The whole route is on landrover track, very runnable and the climbs are gradual.

http://my.viewranger.com/track/details/NjMyNDk4Mg==

Please bring a backpack with full waterproofs and food and water to keep you going.

Ochil Ultra - Fifty for Fifty

Ochil Ultra - Fifty for Fifty

Up until now the longest race I had run was the 7 Hills of Edinburgh and my longest training run was 26 miles back in July.  Now 6 months after that mad moment when running 50 miles on my 50th birthday sounded a great idea (well it never sounded great actually) the time had come.

Standing in the grounds of Stirling Uni waiting on the 7am start it was a bit worrying about what lay ahead.  I had my backpack with water, food, waterproofs, foil blanket, whistle, race gps and some blister plasters but still no rocks and I was ready to roll.

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