The 8th annual Rhenigidale Hill Race took place today on a beautiful dry and sunny day in Harris. The run is a very lumpy out and back 12km route from Urgha to Rhenigidale along the Postman’s trail with over 800 metres of climbing. Andrew Reeve took the men’s title taming the course in the second fasted time ever recorded, Finty Royle was first lady just 10 seconds outside the female course record. Well done to all that took part especially the first timers!! Big thanks to Stuart Simpson for making the trip back up to the island to organise the race, the Hebrides Mountain Rescue team for providing support on the route and Gerry for marshalling!

Race results

1 Andrew Reeve MS Scalpay Hill Runners 01:06:45 1st Male
2 John Hamilton MS Ranish Hill Runners 01:10:24
3 Norman Ferguson MS SRAC 01:12:32
4 Alexis Laberine MS Clermont Ferrand 01:13:04
5 Charles Knoery MS Highland Hill Runners 01:16:55
6 Alan Smith MV Deeside Runners 01:18:27
7 Anesti Davenhill MV Ness Hill Runners 01:26:00
8 Finty Royle FS Chorley ATC 01:26:40 1st Female
9 Nigel Royle MV Glasgow 01:29:41
10 Geordie Taylor MV Highland Hill Runners 01:30:30
11 Lina Dayne FV 01:31:19
12 Jon Royle MV Red Rose RR 01:38:21
13 Valerie Hamilton FV Ranish Hill Runners 01:51:57
14 Ella Corrick FS Ness Hill Runners 01:54:52
15 Stephan Smit MV SRAC 01:55:38
16 Janice Mackay FV Stornoway 01:59:02
17 Neil Macrury MV SRAC 02:06:01
Isobel Oakley FS Ness Hill Runners DNF


First lady Finty holding female winners stuffed trophy ‘Stormy’


First man Andrew Reeve cresting the big climb just after the zig zags on the way back to Urgha