Wednesday 3rd May 2016

Scottish Student Cross Country Hill Running Championship

In Conjunction with the Dumyat Hill Race- University of Stirling

The Dumyat Hill Race is a popular fixture on the hill running calendar – providing a fun, challenging event set around the University of Stirling campus. It also doubles as the Scottish Student Sport Hill Running Championship.

The Dumyat Hill Race attracts talented hill runners from across Scotland and provides a stern challenge, comprising a 390 metre climb (1,280 feet) over an 8km (five mile) distance.

It was first created when a University of Stirling psychologist laid a £1 bet claiming the return trip from the University’s Gannochy Pavilion to the top of the Dumyat was impossible in less than an hour.

On Graduation Day 1972 the £1 was lost by three minutes and, following the first ‘official race’ in 1973, it has been held annually in May ever since attracting around 300 runners.

Dumyat is pronounced dum-eye-at, being a contraction of Dun Myat, which was a fortress of the Pictish group the Maeatae. The remains of the Dun Myat fort are near the summit.

The current record stands at: 32 minutes and 23 seconds, set by Murray Strain in 2012, while the women’s record is held by well-known hill runner Angela Mudge, at 36 minutes and 46 seconds.

Entry: CLICK HERE for Event Information and Entry Details

Deadline 26th April!