About the Haries

Welcome to the website of the finest running club in Scottish academia: Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds Running Club, aka the Haries! We are the University's cross country, hill, road and long-distance running club. We like to think of it as a place where runners of all abilities can meet up, run and have a few beers (or diet cokes) together.

Mud, Sweat and Tears

This weekend was a big one. Scottish Universities XC is second only to BUCS XC, and is an overall title the Haries have never lost. However, this year saw a huge change of guard in our men’s team, with three of last years A team graduating last summer. That coupled with much stronger squads from Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow meant that the men’s team where definitely not favourites coming into the race. The women’s team however have been going from strength to strength, with strong showings in East District competitions and claiming 3rd in the national relay championships.

This is our Swamp!!

This weekend was braids weekend , which is arguably the best race and the defining weekend of semester 1.
The day itself was crisp and clear, making for some stunning views of our glorious city from atop braids. The course also lived up to its reputation. With heavy rain the day prior to the race, the ground was completely saturated, making the bridle path a slippery mudbath.

National Short Course XC Championships and Others

I forgot to add some extra race results from last week, so here you go:
Well done to Scott Wallace and Seb Cotton who ran in last week’s parkrun (that early after Halloween is a great effort), with Seb even Bagging himself a new parkrun PB of 20:57.
Ryan Ramsay ran the Templeton 10mile road race on the Sunday the 2nd in a time of 70:22, in what he described as the hilliest race he has ever competed in!

Mr Lawler, we forgive you... HARIE SMACKDOWN: TARMAC EDITION

Saturday the 1st of November saw a small retinue of Haries head over to the outskirts of Glasgow for some road relay action. The talk of the morning was the previous night's Halloween antics; specifically, whether a fair few pounding hangovers would impede our chances of winning some Scottish University silverware. You see, the Allan Scally Memorial Race in Garrowhill plays host to the Scots Unis Road Relay Champs, and so we needed to be on top form to prove that the Haries can dominate on tarmac as well as mud (in fact our worries were misplaced, but I'll get to our resounding victory later).

Whats it Called?.....Cumbernauld

I've been told that is a Glaswegian joke about this wee satellite town, but I'll leave it to you to decide whether its funny.

Anyway, lets get cracking with this weekends racing!

As another week of semester 1 flew by and the cold grip of winter began to take its stranglehold over the country, another XC beckoned. Whilst the conditions would’ve have phased many from even taking a foot out the door, a group of determined Haries ventured out of the capital to tackle a challenging course and the deteriorating weather in Cumbernauld to test their mettle against the very best of Scotland in the National XC Relays.

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