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Penicuik by night

After several years of membership, I finally made it out on a Carnethy HRC ‘Night Run’ down around Penicuik where we used to live. The route took us up some new trails on the more southerly side of the Penicuik

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Running wild with Jenna

Today was the Carnethy Hill Running Club Junior-Senior relay, which involves teams of 3, one of whom is a junior member of the CHRC who cuts off down a gully before final push to the ridgeline of Turnhouse Hill. Four

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Book review: Classic Hill Runs and Races in Scotland

Classic Hill Runs and Races in Scotland. Steven Fallon. Pocket Mountains. 192 pp. Declaration of interest: The author and I are members of the same hill-running club. Don’t be misled by the title, this is a worthy addition to the

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Book review: Across Scotland on Foot

Across Scotland on Foot. Ronald Turnbull. Grey Stone Books. 1994. 159 p. Ronald Turnbull has written a huge number of books and articles and has a fine, sardonic authorial presence in his writing. Across Scotland on Foot gives detailed guidance

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