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SHR Championship
Overview
Scottish Hill Runners have organised a championship since 1983. The competition provides a test of all-round hill running ability, normally requiring runners to complete at least one race in each category.

For 2023, the championship returns to the usual format of 6 races with your best 4 results to count. This must include one Short, one Medium and one Long for all categories under 60. The experiment to use five year age categories for Over 50s is suspended for 2023.

The races are as follows:

Races
SHR Championship 2023
Race Distance Date
Birnam Short 1st April
Goatfell Medium 20th May
Meall an t-Suidhe Short 1st July
Ben Rinnes Long 29thJuly
Ochil 2000s Long 26th Aug (Date TBC)
Merrick Hill Race Medium 17th September


  List of all the races used in the SHR Championship by year - here.
Rules
Races: One race must be completed from EACH category (Long, Medium, Short), PLUS one other to complete the championship i.e. 4 races in total. NB: For the 60+ categories, runners are allowed to complete ANY 4 out of the 6 races.
GPS devices: The use of any GPS device as a navigational aid in SHR Championship races is strictly prohibited. Competitors must carry and be able to use a physical map and compass.
Eligibility: Competitors should be over 18 on day of the race. Scottish eligibility is required for the awards i.e. Scottish by birth, residence, or membership of a first claim Scottish club. Mementos are also given to all SHR members completing the championship.
Individual competitors: There is no requirement for membership of any organisation. Non-affiliated individuals are welcome to compete.
Categories:
Individuals
Senior men/women (i.e. all ages over 18); Over 40 men/women; Over 50 men/women; Over 60 men/women; Over 70 men/women (if we get entrants).
Age category is determined by age on the day of the race. If you move up an age category during the championship year, however, you only count in races in that older age category from your birthday, and they can still count in the younger category. So, for example if you turn 50 during the course of the year, you would only count in the V50 category in races from your birthday onwards. You would still count as V40 for all races during that year.

Teams
Prizes to first men and womens teams (in both senior and veteran categories). 4 to count for Senior Men and 3 to count for Women and both Men and Women's Over 40 teams. NB: An athlete can only count for one Club's team in a given championship race and it will be the team that they have entered that race under.

Scoring: Points are awarded to the first 40 in each category. First in each category at any race receives 1 extra point, i.e. 41 points for first, 39 points for second, etc. No requirement to gain a point to receive a memento, finishing the race is what matters.
Tie Breaker: In the event of a tie in any of the championship categories, the winner will be the one who has beaten the other the most in championship races. If contenders are still equal after this has been applied, then they will tie.
Awards
The Scottish Hill Running Trophies will be awarded on the basis of the Scottish Hill Runners Championship. The first three in each category (whether SHR members or not) will be awarded medals, with the winner receiving the requisite Scottish Hill Running Trophy, to be kept for one calendar year.

All SHR members who complete the championship will be awarded a worthwhile memento (usually a mug with photograhs of championship races), i.e. you must be a member of the SHR for the year you are competing in the championship if you want to receive the memento.

Results
  Final results for 2022:  Men ;  Women
  All Time Scottish Champions - Men ,  Women ,  Clubs

Detailed results from previous years:
   2021:  Men ;  Women
  No championship was held in 2020 due to COVID19.
  2019:  Men ;  Women
  2018:  Men ;  Women |  2017:  Men ;  Women |  2016:  Men ;  Women
  2015:  Men ;  Women |  2014:  Men ;  Women |  2013:  Men ;  Women 
  2012 |  2011 |  2010 |  2009 |  2008 |  2007
  2006 |  2005 |  2004 |  2003 |  2002 |  2001
  2000 |  1999 |  1998 |  1997 |  1996 |  1995
  1994 |  1993 |  1992 |  1991 |  1990 |  1989
  1988 |  1987 |  1986 |  1985 |  1984 |  1983

Further Information
Further information on the races can be found in the Scottish Hill Runners calendar. If you have any queries please contact Championships Statistician.

SHR thanks the individual race organisers for providing their races as Championship counters.
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