|The short run: A toddle along to visit Craigmillar Castle. We haven’t heard from the medium run group, though we observed that Gordon arrived back without them. Willie Gibson will be giving a radio interview at lunchtime to discuss the missing group.||Fast Run: 8.3m, 1 hr 28 min, 2,328ft ascent/descent.
A slightly different run for the fast group from usual this week. Following on from Saturdays 7 Hills & 7 Beers, Jim decided he wanted to refine the route to its optimum to get the record at some future date. So it was off to recce different routes to Braid Hill and Blackford Hill via licensed premises.
The group started with 9, and off we went to Braid Hills Hotel via Blackford Hill, but we soon managed to lose 1 in the Hermitage. Then it was Braid Hill, Blackford Hill, Braid Hills Hotel, Braid Hill, Braid Hills Hotel, Blackford Hill, I think. All good hill training. At some point we lost Matt D, so that was us down to 7. Back at KB Stewarts 80/ was on tap. Nice.
Next week we’ll do a long run to the Pentlands.
A contrived route of: 3 different ascents of Blackford, 2 different ascents of Braids, all in a bid to find the fastest pub stop between the hills. Results inconclusive.
We started with 9 people, and finished with 7 people. Willie Gibson will be giving a radio interview at lunchtime to discuss the missing two runners.