|Race Route can be found here||Results From Previous Years can be found here|
Update for 2019!
The race this year will be held on Sunday December 1st 2019 at 10am.
Entries will open on Thursday 29th of August at 9pm on Entry Central. As usual we expect entries to sell out quickly so make sure you get in quick to avoid disappointment!
We're also delighted to announce that our local award winning Independent Craft Beer Brewery, Stewart Brewing, are going to be amongst the sponsors of this years 7 Reservoirs Race. Every finisher and marshal will receive one of their fantastics ales in their goody bag, and Stewart Brewing are also donating additional prizes to the winners of all age categories in the race.
The organisers of the 7R are extremely grateful for the support.
Entry this year will be £15 (SA Affiliated) and £17 (non-SA Affiliated) and there will be 160 places available.
There will be a small change to the route this year as we will use the new path which runs alongside the road up the Beeches. It's just as steep, and just as long, but at least you'll not have to run on the road!
For safety reasons this year we will be introducing a 2 hour cut-off at the Bonaly water station (approximately half way)
As usual race entry will be via Entry Central, and if past years are anything to go by the race will fill up very quickly!
There will be a small waiting list but we expect it to fill quickly as well so watch for an announcement about when entries will open.
Thanks again to all our generous sponsors and supporters, without which we could not put on the race
We have a Facebook page for updates and announcements which can be found here. Please check this regularly as this page will have any last minute changes or status updates on the race.
The challenging route takes place in the beautiful Pentlands scenery as you run from reservoir to reservoir, and starts and ends on the shore of Threipmuir reservoir.
On your travels you will pass Threipmuir, Loganlea, Glencorse, Bonaly, Torduff, Clubbiedean and Harlaw reservoirs before returning to the starting point for well earned refreshments.
Although taking in many of the sights of the Pentlands, the route is predominently low level and easily runnable in all but the most extreme conditions.
However, because of the terrain the race is not recommended for novice runners.
Entries will be managed as usual by Entry Central. Click on this link to see the entries :
The race will be run under Scottish Athletics rules, and entry will be £15 (SA affliated) and £17 (non-SA affiliated)
The route will be almost entirely within the Pentland Hills Regional Park and the race organisers are extremely grateful to the Park Rangers for their help in putting on this race. Littering along the race route is strictly prohibited, and anyone seen discarding litter with be immediately disqualified.
Despite being only a few miles from Edinburgh, the weather in the Pentlands can change rapidly and runners are expected to wear appropriate clothing for the prevailing weather conditions. It is suggested that a wind/waterproof jacket, hat and gloves should be carried as a minimum in case they are required.
As the race will be run across open farmland with livestock, no dogs will be allowed on the course.
Threipmuir reservoir is located in the Pentland Hills on the south of Balerno, which itself is located to the West of Edinburgh.
Follow the signs in Currie or Balerno to Harlaw car park. Car parking will be limited so please car share if possible.
The Race Registration will be at Harlaw Farm (post code EH14 7AS)
Registration will open at 8.30am and close at 9.30am.
From Registration runners will make their way to the Start and Finish point at Threipmuir Farm. Please allow 20 minutes to get to the Start from Registration.
There will be space for baggage storage at Threipmuir Farm.
Toilet facilities will be very limited.
The race is kindly supported by our generous sponsors. This year we have an amazing array of companies who have agreed to support our wee race:
The race organisers are delighted to help support the following charities:
Youth Vision is a charity that was founded in 2005 by Sara Beauregard and Claudia Goncalves. They work with young people from South West Edinburgh that are struggling with formal education, or are excluded from school, and are not engaged in training, or employment. They offer a range of nature based informal education services that aim to develop confidence and self-esteem to support a healthy transition to adulthood and more positive destinations.
The Friends of the Pentlands seek to act as a catalyst to promote the conservation, protection and enhancement of the Pentland Hills, with particular emphasis on recreational quality, public access, cultural heritage, landscape and biodiversity.
Each year they organise a programme of walks and two talks. The walks are of varying length and difficulty. Some have an educational theme, e.g. birds, social history, fungi etc, while others are simply to enjoy the countryside and the company of like-minded walkers. The talks are on topics related to the Pentlands, i.e. biodiversity, history etc. They also undertake environmental projects and in recent years they have replaced a footbridge, undertaken a major way marking project, restored a wildlife pond, replaced a bird hide, planted trees, and put up bird boxes.
The Pentland Hills Regional Park encompasses a stunning range of medium-sized hills stretching from the City of Edinburgh bypass down to Carlops. Three local authorities cover the area, which is a mixture of publicly-owned land (such as Hillend, Bonaly, and Harlaw), and private land used for farming and sport shooting.
The Regional Park Natural Heritage Officers (formerly known as Countryside Rangers)are part of a family of Rangers who work to conserve and protect natural and cultural resources, and inform and educate all who work, visit and enjoy them.
Here in the Pentlands, the Service undertake a wide variety of duties. No two days are ever the same and any one day could include outdoor conservation work, wildlife surveying, inspecting the 100km of paths in the hills, working with practical conservation groups, liaison with landowners and the public, writing management plans and reports, making and taking numerous phone calls, never mind emails and texts!
Race run under SAF Permit No: 11006 Race Director Donald Sandeman