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.

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.

XC Wars: Episode II

Week 5 was one packed full of racing for the Haries, with a mid-week cross-country fixture at Stirling University, followed by park-run and East district cross-country on the Saturday and even some competitors out on Sunday for the Men’s Health Survival of the fittest 10km and FRA championships!

We Beat Edinburgh AC!!

Yes, that is right, the men’s A team toppled the might of our local rivals Edinburgh AC in what was a (not so) closely contested final leg, but more on that later!
Sunday 12th October saw the return of the Scottish cross-country season in the East District and a perfect opportunity to reaffirm ourselves as the best performing University and Junior club in the land. The venue for the day’s activities? Peebles, and what a fantastic location it was to introduce our new recruits to the beauty (and serious pain) Scottish XC courses bring.

True champions race in Green and White!

So as I sit here with sore calves, watching the Great Scottish Run back on iPlayer, I can’t help but wonder what an awesome year of racing this is going to be for the Haries!
This weekend was the first major racing weekend for the club, and oh boy, how we performed!
We will start with Saturday and the results from our beloved parkrun, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this weekend! If you are new to the club and/or don’t know what parkrun is, it’s basically a free timed 5km race/run that takes place every Saturday in locations all around the U.K . If you are new to running and racing, I cannot recommend this event more to help get you started!

The Freshers Pentland Fling

I’d like to start this post by saying a massive congratulations to Andrew Lawler and Louise Mercer who can 2nd and 1st respectively in the British and Irish Mountain Running championships in Ireland on Saturday. Amazing running guys!!

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