* Not actually in Scotland, but within easy reach of Edinburgh and the Borders.
Garmin track of the race route
The race starts and finishes in the picturesque town of Rothbury,
and feels more like a fast cross country than a regular hill race, being almost entirely runnable apart from the short steep slog through deep heather to Simonside.
The descent from Simonside follows a hideously boggy path, then a technical rocky descent to a car park followed by easier grassy running, and a long stony track leading to the final steep foot-slapping tarmac descent to the footbridge and back into Rothbury.
Great soup and atmosphere in the Newcastle Hotel after the race!