Strathaven Striders Hill Races

Registration: from 10am at Cairn Table Car Park, Kames, Muirkirk

Race start: from 11am

Starting and finishing at the Cairn Table walkers’ car park, Muirkirk this club event will consist of three separate routes to suit all level of fitness and experience.

Route 1 (13.6 km) ‘Cairn Table and Beyond’: A run out over Cairn Table and Stony Hill, returning by the Sanquhar Muirkirk hill path. For those who know how to navigate with a compass and with some hill running experience.

Route 2 (7.5 km) ‘Cairn Table’: Straight to the top of Cairn Table and back down by the same route. Intended as a taster for those that haven’t tried a hill run before.

Route 3 (7.5 km) ‘The Sanquhar Trail Run’: A trail run along the Muirkirk to Sanquhar Right of Way. For beginners that don’t fancy a hill run but would quite like to run slightly uphill along a reasonably good surfaced trail.

To enter simply drop an email to Bill Ion ( or just turn up on the day. Entry is available to both club (£1) and non-club (£2) members.

Important Information for Routes 1 and 2:  The races follow an unmarked course that crosses ground above 1500 feet.  Route 2 follows a clear but rough hill path and the longer Route 1 includes sections of open hillside with no discernible paths. In October conditions on the summit of the hill can be very different from conditions at the start. Full body cover (including full length leg cover rather than knee length tights and also hat and gloves) must either be carried or worn. If required to do so on the day, due to adverse weather conditions, you must carry full waterproof body cover (the jacket must have a hood), a whistle and a compass. Please come prepared.