|Position||Short||Short||Short Time||Medium||Medium Time||Long||Long Time||Total Time|
|1||Anna Burnett||James Burnett||00:20:41||Charlie Burnett||00:31:34||Neil Burnett||00:36:35||01:28:50|
|2||Isobel Hubert||Jason Hubert||00:26:13||Alan Hogg||00:37:21||Andy Spenceley||00:39:30||01:43:04|
|3||Ronnie Jones||00:26:27||Helen Wise||00:34:12||Digby Maass||00:43:51||01:44:30|
|4||Rosie Jones||:1:14||Fred Yong||00:44:13||Joel Sylvester||00:40:52||01:53:19|
|5||Sam Hubert||Madeline Hubert||00:21:12||Karen Meikle||00:21:12||Mark Hartree||00:50:51||01:33:15|
|5||Solomon Jones||Amy Sylvester||:1:52||Jonathan Hogg||00:39:40||Matt Jones||00:43:40||01:57:12|
|6||Jonnie Dunn||Pauline||00:12:28||Archie Lynch and Michael W||00:14:55||Nicky Dunn||00:50:53||01:18:16|
|7||Sophie Burns||00:30:35||Holly Burns||00:41:20||Paul Burns||n/a||n/a|
|8||Jenna McGowan||00:32:40||Al McGowan||n/a||Mike Lynch||00:40:52||n/a|
With the weather forecast from hell on Friday night, I was a little worried. It didn’t improve so as sleety snow was falling in Roslin at 10:15 Helen, Nick and I left for Flotty. We were first there and sat in the car wondering if any one would turn up. By this time the hint of snow had changed into heavy rain. But Carnethies are a hardy lot and as cars and kids appeared in their droves Mary took control(?) of the clip board and started trying to sort out the teams.
Luckily the Ranger Centre was open and we moved inside. After 15 minutes or so most people seemed to know what team they were in so we all headed for the hill.
The group were getting seriously chilled as I shouted them off. As they climbed the hill the start marshals were freezing so I got the Carnethy bivvy out. Kirsti and Mary became a 2 headed alien blancmange (3 minutes into the Youtube clip).
I headed up the hill to see the first ones coming back, as I climbed a few of the wee ones were being brought back, cold but still happy. Having given it a go it was just too bad.
Four Juniors managed the whole course (three teams) but all of them beat the weather. Some of the medium runners had a hard job finding the biscuit van but well done to all braving the cutting wind on the col.
The longer runners don’t all seem to have done the full course either, but having crawled over the summit in the wind, well done to all of them.
Team Burnett won the race, the other positions are a bit arbitrary but I put the teams that did most of the route higher in the order.
Thanks to all the helpers and marshals (Moira, Cali, Bob, Nick, Gilly, Kirsti and Mary); I hope I remembered them all. Also thanks to those that turned up without children to support the event. Thanks to Big Al for sweeping the medium course and bringing the bivvy bag.
The prize giving back at the ranger centre showed the ability of children to make sweets disappear! Congratulations to all that took part, it was a hard day on the hill. I reckon that experiencing these conditions in a controlled environment is a really good lesson for when you might be caught out in bad weather on the hill.
Carnethy Kids are tough!
Here are a few quotes
Sam (aged 5) says: “It was really, really good. The best bit was starting the race. I want to do it again next year because I will be faster and will do the full circuit”.
Bel (aged 8) says: ” it was FUN, and the best bit was finishing!”.
Madeleine (aged 10) says: “It was cold and wet but FUN!”.
Jonny “it was good fun because it was really funny to get wet but the negative was too much ice”.
Archie “it was reallly really fun but soooo cold , really really cold. (watch the video on the Carnethy facebook group page)