Some people fell and there were no goats (although I suspect Finlay may have been raised by Wild chamois),
Weather was better than it looked from the boat across,
Iain won the Carnethy battle of the Gilmores (Adam Anderson interspersing to keep the age groupings sequential),
Lots of familiar faces amongst the starters (good to see former Carnethy Lucy C back racing again).
The near perfect conditions for the descent this time round meant I avoided going submarine with my Goatfell results graph
Lovely evening for a wee run in the west
Joe Symonds won, Iain again was first Gilmore Carnethy
Apart from admiring the views north across Loch Lomond’s islands I spent the second half of the race reeling in Chris Upson only for me get us both close enough so that he could outsprint Harry (sorry)
(random erstwhile Carnethy this time was Cameron Burt)
In contradiction to accepted geology this mountain is getting higher every year. Either that or it’s getting further away from Rowardennan.
This can be proved by the length of time I take to ascend it. That said this is a race won by descenders as Tom Owens proved by overtaking both oor Andy and Joe Symonds on the way down. Andy holding on to 2nd, followed by James Waldie first U23 Stewart first V50 (1 place behind 1st V40). More importantly lots of Carnethies enjoyed the fine weather and I managed to complete a triathlon of sorts by cycling in from Balmaha and standing waist deep in Loch Lomond after the race.