Virtual Hill Run opportunity in February

Wednesday 27th January 2021


scottishathletics are pleased to deliver a Virtual Hill Run opportunity next month.

Entries are now open for all from the U13 age group and runners will complete the challenge over the weekend of Friday 5 February to Monday 8 February.

The aim to climb as many vertical metres within a set timeframe – 15 minutes for younger athletes and 30 minutes for U17 and older athletes.

Entries close at midnight on Thursday 4 February.

Here’s a few more details:


  • Registration is through the scottishathletics online club or individual portal
  • Entry is £2 for scottishathletics affiliated members.
  • Club Entries are £2 per athlete.
  • Entry is open to athletes in the U13, U15, U17, U20, Senior and Masters age groups.
  • Age groups are based on the current 2020-21 Road/Cross Country competition year.
  • Entry is open to members of scottishathletics only.

The Challenge

Aim of the Virtual hill running challenge is to climb as many vertical metres as possible in 30 minutes (U17 to Masters) and 15 mins (U13 to U15).

Runners use a slope, hill or steps in their local area and record their total vertical ascent and descent. The challenge can be completed like hill reps or as a hilly run, planning the run to have as much vertical ascent as possible in your local area.

Most runners will live in an urban environment. To reflect this, the maximum ascent for one climb should be approximately 100m and if running reps please ensure the distance travelled is far enough to register on your device to enable possible verification (200m plus for distance covered on ground should work).

The total ascent and descent should be approx. the same.


Tags: hill running, Virtual Hill Challenge

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