(the preferred option) via www.entrycentral.com
There are 2 options:
1. “Individual” for all singletons who wish to join either the Running or Racing Club.
2. “Family/Social” for Family Groups, also to be used for Family with Racing Club Members.
We have endeavoured to keep the format on-line as close to the paper forms that we are all used to, any questions or problems please e-mail your Membership Secretary on email@example.com.
Membership by Mail
Please don’t use an old form to renew membership.
||Membership Form 2017 (read only for printing and
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||Membership Form 2017 (can be filled in for emailing)||download (366 Kb)|
Why should I join?
To compete in hill races in Scotland you need not be a member of any club, association or society, or pay anything other than a race entry fee. You can just go and do it. Hill racing in Scotland is an open sport. Without the support provided by Scotland’s running clubs, however, there would be no hill races to compete in.
Should I join the Running Club or Racing Club?
Carnethy Hill Running Club is a running club for those who love to run in the hills and race in the hills. Its members need not have serious ambitions towards national or international standard competition. Many members are regular competitors; others prefer the non-competitive runs organised by the club; most do both! Membership is £10 per annum. The club has no more linkage to the national hill running governing body than Penicuik Bingo Club has. You will get a regular Journal, social events, regular club races, a website, a valuable list of members with like interests with whom you can indulge your eccentricities, and other spin-off benefits too numerous to list. You can compete in all hill races except the scottishathletics (SAL) championship race but if you enter a race which has a SAL “permit” (and a lot still do), you will have to pay an additional levy of £2 per race. You will be eligible to compete in the annual SHR championship series.
Some 60 scottish hill races are under SHR rules and insurance, and no SAL unaffiliated fee is charged.
Carnethy Hill Racing Club, the younger sister club, is affiliated to scottish athletics, the Scottish governing body for national and international competition for hill runners. If you wish to be eligible for the scottishathletics championship race, selection to a national squad, or eligible for public or lottery funding, then under the present scottishathletics Articles, you must be an individual member of scottishathletics and also a member of a scottishathletics affiliated club. Affiliation to scottishathletics allows you to support the promotion and development of athletics in Scotland more widely; including for instance support for our national track & field athletes.
In the case of Carnethy Hill Racers, your annual club membership fee is £17, of which the club pays £7 to SAL for each affiliated member.
NB This is the Racing Club membership fee only – you still have to become an individual member of scottishathletics to get a valid SAL membership number at £19 (2016 figure for seniors – see SAL application form for juniors, unwaged etc).
If you do this, your total cost will be £36 per annum (£17 for Carnethy Racing Club membership plus £19 for SAL membership). You will however save the £2 non SAL membership levy for running in any SAL permitted races. This will allow you all the membership privileges of both Carnethy Hill Runners, Carnethy Hill Racers and scottishathletics.
It is also worth being a member of scottishathletics and an affiliated club if you wish to compete on other surfaces, such as cross country and road, where scottishathletics affiliation can sometimes be mandatory.
To make it even clearer (or maybe not!)
|I just want to be in Carnethy, join in Club activites and maybe do Club races and any other race I choose that doesn’t require Racing Club or SAL membership||I want to do Club races, the British Champs or FRA Relays but not join SAL, and I want a chance to win a place in the VLM in the raffle at the AGM||All the former, and I do at least 13 races that apply the £2 SAL levy||All the former and I want to do races only available to SAL members, or be selected for a national squad etc|
|All but one Club race are free to Carnethy members. I’ll pay the £2 to SAL on any other races that charge it.||SAL levy of £2 on any other race entries that apply it.||Do more than 13 and you will save.|
|Join Carnethy Hill Running Club – Cost £10||Join Carnethy Hill Racing Club – Cost £17||Join Racing Club and SAL – Cost £17 + £19||Join Racing Club and SAL – Cost £17 + £19|
|Family membership £20||Family £20 + £7 for each racing club member||Family membership £20 then £7 + £19 SAL membership for each racing club member|
Why two clubs?
Members decided that they wanted to have the freedom not to have to pay scottishathletics’ fees if they so chose, whilst other members wanted the freedom to be eligible for national and international competition, grant aid etc. that membership of a scottishathletics-affiliated club makes available. By having two closely associated clubs (but quite separate for the purpose of linkage with the national governing body), we can satisfy most of our members most of the time, if not all of our members all of the time.
Casual racers don’t have to pay extra fees for affiliation. More serious racers pay the extra and get the privileges of scottishathletics affiliation and membership. But it is important to note that everyone is a member of Carnethy Hill Running Club as the Racing Club membership fee includes this.
The choice is yours. If you’re now more confused than when you started reading this, speak to a member of the committee.
Is that everything I need to know?
No! There is also Scottish Hill Runners, an independent Scotland-wide organisation providing services for hill runners in Scotland. SHR publishes regular newsletters and the only comprehensive calendar covering all Scottish Hill Races (including Highland Games races). It also holds a 4-from-6 race championship series open to all, and organises social events.
Membership is £8 p.a. The objectives of Scottish Hill Runners are;
- To foster and improve Scottish hill running in the widest sense.
- To keep Scottish hill runners informed of issues relevant to the sport, by producing appropriate material.
- To promote or organise (or assist others delivering) events for Scottish hill runners.
- To consider, and if appropriate, act upon any other proposals from hillrunners in Scotland in respect of activities not catered for by other organisations.
Carnethy Life Members
The select band of illustrious members. Page here