Dumyat Hill Race

Dumyat Hill Race

Dumyat 2016

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The Dumyat Hill Race is a popular fixture on the hill running calendar – providing a fun, challenging event set around the University of Stirling campus. It also doubles as the Scottish Student Sport Hill Running Championship.

Enter

Enter

We have had a great up take of entries for Dumyat Hill Race this year! Online entries are now closed. There will be some available spaces on the night however this will be on first come first serve basis.

Due to safety reasons we have to cap the entries at 400 runners, meaning there is only 38 spaces available on the night.

Registration opens at 5.30pm – please get down early to avoid disappointment.

Route

Route

The Dumyat comprises a 390 metre climb (1,280 feet) over an 8km (five mile) distance. To complete the route:

  • Start at the pedestrian crossing at the junction of the main university driveway with the road which leads to the residences.
  • Go up the hill past Pendrich Way Chalets.
  • Take the path on the left which leads behind Geddes court.
  • Turn right onto the bridle path.
  • Follow the bridal path until the end when it meets the road.
  • Turn left at the junction and go up the hill.
  • After around 75 yards, turn right through the hole in the wall into the woods.
  • Cross the burn and follow the path which veers to the right and goes up steeply.
  • Climb over the ‘fell gate’ and follow the path all the way to the top.
  • Turn at the top and re-trace your steps back down.

 

Results

Results

The Dumyat Hill Race continues to attract more than 300 entrants, each tackling the 390m climb across 8km of tough terrain. The race record stands at an incredible 32 minutes and 23 seconds, set by Murray Strain. Former World Mountain Running Champion Angela Mudge, a sports masseuse at the University, is the women’s record holder with a time of 36 minutes and 36 seconds.

Select the year to view results from the Dumyat Hill Race.

If you have queries or require clarification of your result time, please email: sports.development@stir.ac.uk

A list of winners and prizes is available to view/download here Dumyat 2016 Prize List.  If you wish to contact us about collecting a prize, please email us on the address shown above.

2016Race report

View Archived Scores and Reports

Gallery

Gallery


‌View photos from the 2016 Dumyat Hill Race.

About

About

The Dumyat Hill Race attracts talented hill runners from across Scotland and provides a stern challenge, comprising a 390 metre climb (1,280 feet) over an 8km (five mile) distance.

It was first created when a University of Stirling psychologist laid a £1 bet claiming the return trip from the University’s Gannochy Pavilion to the top of the Dumyat was impossible in less than an hour.

On Graduation Day 1972 the £1 was lost by three minutes and, following the first ‘official race’ in 1973, it has been held annually in May ever since attracting around 300 runners.

Dumyat is pronounced dum-eye-at, being a contraction of Dun Myat, which was a fortress of the Pictish group the Maeatae. The remains of the Dun Myat fort are near the summit.

The current record stands at: 32 minutes and 23 seconds, set by Murray Strain in 2012, while the women’s record is held by well-known hill runner Angela Mudge, at 36 minutes and 46 seconds.

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