|Andy Fallas, Jasmin Paris. Photos courtesy Highland Hill Runners and Phil Hindell.||Photos of Slioch by Jeff|
Andy Fallas and Jasmin Paris were first at Slioch today. Both of them leading the Carnethy teams to wins. Konrad Rawlik and Iain Whiteside made up the men’s team and Helen Bonsor was second and Joanne Anderson made up the rest of the winning ladies team.
A lot of rain made the course very boggy and the race was changed to the bad weather route with the stream crossing at CP5 an uncrossable torrent.
I can’t really comment on the race as I was very last, at least until Jean Bowman left the tourist path for the soggy wilds. But fortunately armed with a mobile phone Jean organised her own rescue and thus came in absolutely last. Though I claim the moral last place, as I had sole possession of the sweeper.
The slight detour you might notice around the lochans was just sight seeing. Not navigational faux pas in the clag at all.
Missing all the main action in the hall afterwards, I was the lucky(?) recipient of the last spot prize, a huge black pudding at least a foot long and weighing many pounds. We all received a nice little ceramic tea light holder, with the race map on it.
Lots of pictures on the Highland Hill Runners race FB page including CP5 stream crossing looking more like a waterfall.