The Shale Trail is a way marked route through West Lothian’s historic oil shale landscape. The route from West Calder to Winchburgh is 25km and provides a low level and sheltered run route.
The 25km run is open to individuals or teams of 3 splitting the run at checkpoints at Livingston Civic Centre and Uphall Station Car park. Individuals can run the 25km to Winchburgh or just 8km to Livingston. You can also run the double Winchburgh – WestCalder – Wincburgh a route of 50km or thereby.
Age limits: 50km 20yr and older , 25km 17yr and older, 8km ( and relay) 15yr and older.
Enter ( entries will close at 23:59:59 on Friday 9th December).
Event information Hunters Bog Trotters Petlands junior hill races
Date: Sunday 25th September Entries: Email advance entry only. No late entries or entry on the day. Email: Meganmowbray@doctors.org.uk.
Please list the following: Name DOB Age on race day Club Email contact Race category you want to enter
Entries Open: Monday 5th September. Entries Close: Friday 23rd September 12noon. Cost of Entry: £1 (bring cash on the day).
U13 race: Boys and Girls 12.20 Distance 3.2km; Climb 110m. Born 2010 or 2011.
U15 race: Boys and Girls 13.00 Distance 4.9km; Climb 212m. Born 2008 or 2009.
U17 and U20 race: Boys and Girls 13.40 Distance 7.4km; Climb 326m. U17 born 2006 to 2007, U20 born 2003 to 2005. Boys and Girls races may be combined if entries allow, with any such combined race going at 13.40pm.
Parking, changing Please travel to the event using public transport if possible. Parking is available at the Bonaly car park. EH13 0PB There will be no changing room/shower facilities. Please arrive ready to race. The walk from the bottom Bonaly car park to the start is 1km uphill, allow 20-30minutes.
Race numbers Race numbers will be provided at registration. Please bring your own safety pins and pin your number at each corner.
Terrain The course is off road on paths of mud and grass.
Safety The course will be clearly marked and marshalled. A sweeper will run each race. There will also be a first aid presence. Be familiar with the SHR safety rules. You MUST bring a waterproof top and whistle and carry these during the race even if the weather is fair. Checks will be carried out on the start line. This is a compulsory race condition. No top/whistle = no run. NB if you start but then pull out, you MUST report to a race marshal or to the finish team (without running through the finish). Please check yourself for ticks after the event.
Other park users Please respect other park users. Please avoid disturbance to sheep. Sheep graze the moorland all year round, if you come across sheep, please give them a wide berth and do not run through the middle of the flock as this will cause stress.
Results There will be no race results available on the day. Race results will be posted online by Monday 26th September.
Covid-19 We would ask you to note and comply with the following: Please do not attend if you are ill, have symptoms of Covid-19. Bring your own food and drink for pre-race and post-race. No post-race water or snack will be provided.
Entry terms In submitting an entry all entrants acknowledge that this is an off-road hill race on rough steep terrain with inherent risk. They confirm that they will comply with the instructions of the race officials and marshals including the content of the Race Information Sheet. They will report to a race official if they start but do not finish. They will make themselves familiar with the SHR Safety Rules and Guidelines available at https://www.scottishhillrunners.uk/Safety.aspx .
If you had a place booked for 2020 you’ve still got your place for 2022 – all places postponed due to the pandemic are still ready and waiting for you. if you’re not sure just get in touch!
Run Livingston 2022
Choose from a 10km or Half Marathon through the hidden gems of Livingston 16th October 2022 Online Entry Facilities and refreshments available Medal for all finishers Prizes for winners Optional T-shirt or Hoody to remember the event!
Places are filling up fast and it is a great opportunity for our local runners to run against the best British Fell and Hill runners in the country.
It’s a little under three weeks to the Durisdeer Hill race on Saturday 2nd July. This is the fourth race in the 2022 SHR Championship series and also the Scottish counter in the British Championship this year.
Online entry is available via Protay – Durisdeer Hill Race 2022 (protay.co.uk)
Just to let you know that this year’s East District Half Marathon Championships will be held within the Scottish Half Marathon Championships on Sunday 18th September 2022. The route starts at Meadowmill and finishes at Musselburgh Racecourse.