Abernethy Hill Race 2013 – Race Results

Hill Race 2013 StartThe 2013 Race results are posted below and we are pleased to announce that we have a new record holder in the Girls U16 category !   A big well done to Nicola Henson who took over 3 minutes off the previous record.



Congratulations to all the winners (and indeed all the runners who made it all the way up and back) and a very big thank you to Colin Morrison for organising such an enjoyable event. Thanks also to those who ‘volunteered’ as marshalls, registrationers (?) and time-keepers.


Abernethy Hill Race 2013

Race Results

Girls Under 12





Hannah Morrison



Ailie Kinnear



Mairi Lang


Boys Under 12


Ruari Mair



Saul Robinson



Max Morrison


Girls Under 16


Nicola Henson


New Record


Megan Roberts



Iona Lang


Boys Under 16


Tommy Henson



Alexander Kinnear



Finlay McElnea





Fiona Manson



Katrina Cadger



Annie McElnea




George Illingworth



Kierr Miller



Christopher Stewart



What a day! (and night, and Hill Race!)

What a great weekend! Everything has gone very well despite (or because of?) the Chair skiving off for lunch at the seaside! I’m not going to name individuals because I’d be sure to miss someone but if you have raked grass, put signs up, shopped for provisions, helped with the set-up or take-down, provided gazebo transport, baked, donated books or prizes, manned a stall, sold tickets or lost sleep worrying about things we are very grateful. The fete couldn’t happen without so many willing volunteers.

A huge thank you to the Corn Kist for providing such a fantastic range of refreshments. We really appreciate your support.

Thank you to Stuart McKandie and Kate Badcock for providing the music for the afternoon.

Thank you to everyone who came along on the day too. We hope you had a great afternoon.

Lastly, thank you very much to the rain…for staying away!

The pennies are still being counted but we’ll let you know once we have a final total.

Everything’s looking good!

There seems to be a huge amount of baking and sweet making going on in Abernethy right now, we have had a huge amount of books handed in, some cracking raffle prizes and even some bottles. Makes you realise what a great village and community we have here in Abernethy – thank you to all who are baking, helping, donating, volunteering, raking up grass, lugging gazebos and tables about plus all the other small and big jobs which are being done to make tomorrow at the fete a success.

Corn Kist outside It certainly feels like it is going to be a good one; the 625s are a SELL OUT for the Saturday night,  the forecast is improving all the time (and even if it showers, we have golf umbrellas as raffle prizes 😉 ) and the donations and kindness has been amazing. CAI Church who run the Corn Kist will be taking over the kitchen for us and providing teas, coffees, home baking, waffles and strawberries & cream (and hopefully Noemi’s amazing scones too) and we have just received word from Binn Waste that they will also be financially sponsoring the fete so a big big thank you to both of those. We also will have live music from Stuart Mckandie and Kate Badcock during the fete itself. It’s going to be great, see you tomorrow from 1pm! Binn Waste logo

Just one chance left!

We now have just one space available for a local business who would like the chance to come along and have a stall at the fete on Saturday. Gazebo and table are provided and we charge just £10 for a local small set up. If you are interested then please contact Jill Young. It’s available on a first come first served basis so be quick!

This time next week…….

Williamson-Hall-Fete-2013_A4-Poster_ColourWell this time next week the fete will be over and hopefully the kids (in fancy dress?) will have had a bounce, their faces painted, badges made, stalls and games enjoyed and had an ice cream and been stuffed full of cake and candy. You’ll be admiring your raffle prizes, remembering how great those cakes were and nursing your head from enjoying the 625s and drinking your winnings from the bottle stall at the evening do …….so that must mean it is time to be limbering up for the hill race at 1pm!!

It’s going to be GREAT weekend of fun. Saturday 15 June at the Williamson Hall Abernethy from 1 – 4pm for the fete. 8pm – midnight for the 625s gig / dance and then Sunday at 1pm in the Square for the start of the hill race. We hope to see you there!

Great prizes up for grabs…..

Just picked up a voucher for a back, neck and shoulder massage at the fantastic Senses Salon in Aberagie – sadly not for me but a lovely donation from them for the raffle at the fete on June 15. We can add this to the other vouchers we have as prizes – 2 x £25.00 vouchers for Jamesfield Garden Centre, a family day ticket for Active Kids, a bowling session voucher for 6 at  Noahs and two hours of cleaning or ironing from Squeaky Clean Cleaning Services. Lots & lots of other great prizes too, do you have the date in your diary?!