Iain Whiteside and Michael Reid were a Carnethy 1-2, together with Olly Stephenson making up the winning team. Lots more pictures on Facebook and elsewhere. Write up anybody? Here you go, Joel:
Iain’s thoughts when on each hill
Hill 1 (Castle Rock): Ah, I should really get onto booking tickets for my mum for the Tattoo; I’m so glad we don’t go down the grassy bank any more, the grass there always brought my legs out in a rash.
Hill 2 (Corstorphine): Err, that arrived rather quickly, I think this might be an unsustainable pace; did someone make that mud puddle just in front of the checkpoint on purpose to annoy us?
Hill 3 (Craighlochart, Easter): Yes, it was unsustainable; my calves hurt; it is hot; and my legs are out in a rash already, how’d that happen?
Hill 4 (Braid): Well, I’m not doing that shortcut again, that’s Mike about a minute ahead, will I catch him?; hmm, that’s two of Stewart’s children, they want a hi-5; ah, too late; glancing hi-5, poor show, Iain.
Hill 5 (Blackford): Ah, I did catch him, secret route choice #3 is a shortcut; now to deploy secret route choice #4; my calves really hurt; it is really hot.
Hill 6 (Arthur): Why do I insist on squeezing myself through that gate in Pollock? I don’t think I’ve ever been so slow up the gutted haddie; I hope there weren’t any photographers (drat!); homeward bound!
Hill 7 (Calton): Must get water; actually, first must have mini-puke (top tip: Dorset Cereals porridge sachets are not that great before a race); must have water; must have juice; must have Jaffa Cake mini-rolls…