Breaking news from Llanberis – Carnethy HRC have become the first Scottish club ever to be crowned men’s British Champions! Andy Fallas was fourth in the race and third in the championship. Jasmin Parris was second in the race and third in the British. The men’s V40 may have been third – full results as and when we get them. Well done all of you, and I hope Iain got plenty of champagne in to celebrate. (oh, and in case you weren’t aware, the Carnethy Ladies have been British Champions on several occasions, so it was about time the men caught up)
Archives for August 2014
Final handicap at Arthur’s Seat next Wednesday. Don’t get lost – go and recce it! Route page here
When the UTMB is just a little too short…
Carnethies Olly Stephenson, Mick James and Jason Hubert are now well into the 300km, 26000m ascent PTL. This is a week long team ‘race’ around the Mont Blanc region. You can see the full description here, but you know its going to be a bit of a monster.
At the moment Team Carnethy is sitting in 4th place out of about 100 starters and look to be on schedule (Wednesday morning). There’s a long way to go, and the conditions are bad (high wind and rain) leading to course re-routings. You can track them on utmb.livetrail.net – choose race PTL, then Following and then Table of Passages.
A good turnout of Carnethies at the Ochil 2000s race on Saturday, with 13 of us starting the race. With hindsight, I think 13 was a bit of a bad omen as it wasn’t a great day for many of us. At the start we were informed of a slight reroute from previous years, as the trod out of the woods and onto the side of Innerdownie has changed. “You can still go the old way if you want, but it’s overgrown with nettles”, says the man at the start. “However, we’ve marked a clearer way, it’s only 100m further, and it’s on a path.” Well, that sounds like a fine alternative, thinks everyone, and it’s only an extra 100m. So, with that we were off.
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Jason, Mick and Olly are doing the somewhat misleadingly named La Petite Trotte à Léon – all 300km and 27000m climb. Even the organisers call it an enlarged Tour du Mont Blanc.
24 hours in and it looks like team ‘Carnethy Hill Runners’ are doing fantastically, sitting in 6th place in the “La Petite Trotte à Léon”. This is around a third of the way round the 294k/28,000m event and it looks like they are taking a bit of a rest at the second of 5 ‘Life Bases’.