Owing to the parking at Dreghorn being completely inaccessible due to bridge works and the closure of the slip road the start of the handicap has been moved to Bonaly (where night runs start from). The handicap route is largely unaltered and is still clockwise. Start times. Map and photos here. The afters will be at Hunters Tryst pub which is here
Archives for August 2015
An agreeable wee race in Peebles. A bit longer than Caerketton but a bit less ascent. Lovely views. And only £2!
The Cademuir rollercoaster junior race was a 3km race with 140 m climbing and took about 20 minutes. I was almost too late to compete in it as we only got to the start line about two minutes before the race started. There were not many racers, however the majority of the children there were from Moorfoot. The race was not in fact was not too difficult, but it was very boggy as there had been rain in the morning. In the end, I came last, but it was still a good race, as I got a good time for it. Results here
Jasmin First Lady and Iain Whiteside was 4th. Well done to all.
|Br Championship Seven Sevens 15th August 2015||Individual|
|3||139||Pete Vale||MV40||Mercia Fell Runners||03:33:07|
|4||149||Iain Whiteside||M||Carnethy HRC||03:37:36|
|5||5||Ian Bailey||M||Newcastle AC||03:38:01|
|7||35||Andrew Fallas||M||Carnethy HRC||03:43:35|
|8||57||Kieran Hodgson||MV40||Helm Hill Runners||03:48:21|
|9||102||Jasmin Paris||F||Carnethy HRC||03:49:34|
|10||156||Nigel Wood||MV40||Helm Hill Runners||03:56:19|
|11||103||Adam Perry||M||Helm Hill Runners||03:57:08|
|12||39||Dessie Flanagan||M||Carnethy HRC||03:57:25|
|13||54||Sam Herron||M||Mourne Runners||03:57:44|
|14||169||Gary Bailey||M||Mourne Runners||04:01:33|
|15||113||Michael Reid||MV40||Carnethy HRC||04:01:54|
There is a report on the NIMRA site
A lovely evening apart from the midges, and good running conditions for the race which as usual was also the final in the Bog & Burn series.
|9||162||Alex Luetchford||Edinburgh Uni||Senior||20.03|
|12||180||Josep Salvatella||AE Matxacuca||Senior||20.34|
|18||36||Sophie Harrochs||Edinburgh Uni||Fsenior||21.03|
|31||152||Richard Purkis||Edinburgh Uni||Senior||22.19|
|36||190||Andy Howett||Fife AC||Senior||22.48|
|37||37||Beth Hanson||Edinburgh Uni||Fsenior||22.54|
|43||163||Jack Henderson||Edinburgh Uni||Senior||23.25|
|45||72||Ian Hughes||Calderglen Harriers||V40||23.28|
|47||79||Mark Wheeler||Hamilton Harriers||Senior||23.30|
|68||156||Kevin Graham||Edinburgh City||Senior||25.27|
|76||184||Neil Mitchell||Fife AC||V40||26.07|
|82||76||Gus Bowman||Lomond Hill Runners||V50||27.02|
|84||31||Allison Campbell||Heriot Watt Uni||Fsenior||27.31|
|100||75||Jean Bowman||Lomond Hill Runners||FV50||30.55|
|107||29||Iain McManus||Irvine Running Club||V70||43.31|
|3||73||Euan Hughes||Calderdale Valley||B10||12.31|
Not just the tale of two inns but in Carnethy’s case a tale of two Iains. This long (and now officially) classic race cuts across from the Appin peninsula along a soggy line of hills and ridges into Glencoe. Echoes of the 2 breweries and the Carnethy 5 as a fleet of buses transported us round from the finish at the NTS centre to the start at the now re-opened Creagan Inn on Loch Linnie (and one to go back to if the pumps in the bar are anything to go by).
After a stroll under the railway and a brief warm up in the field 88 of us set off with the wind at our backs up into the wilds of Argyll. The first hill was mostly walked by us mere mortals, although Iain Gilmore decided it would be a good idea to chase after Tom Owens – ah the impetuosity of youth :>) The older, wiser (and more decrepit) of us jogged, shuffled and stumbled our way up. After the first top a pattern of trackless wet and quite liberating freedom of route choice developed. Over the subsequent miles runners would diverge, converge, fall into bogs, and generally wander North Easterly over a couple of Grahams and a Corbett and several other significant lumps.
As a hint for future participants I would recommend some short cuts – only problem is I would need to be following Manny Gorman or Dave Scott to take advantage of them (Manny had a neat line contouring round to the left to get the foot of Fraochaidh, and Dave caught me up by missing out the tops on the ridge to the North of Fraochaidh). Out of my sight Iain Whiteside had a great run to come through into third and lead Carnethy to the team prize.
Jasmin had an equally great run, setting a new course record into the bargain and only just failing to beat Stewart who was 2nd Carnethy (and 1st M50) in 5th. Andrew Gilmore was only just behind finishing 7th in a blanket finish of Carnethy’s. Iain Gilmore slipped back to an unlucky 13th, one of several of us who were cursing the cramp monsters lurking in the boggy fields to the finish.
Other Carnethy results; Alex McVey (15th), Helen Bonsor (23rd & 3rd Lady), Mike Reid (24th), Aidy (25th), Liam Braby (34), me (38), Harry (53), Colin Ledlie (79). Full results are on the SHR site. Photos here
Next up, the polar opposite of Caerketton!
On a grey overcast and windy day Charlotte won convincingly and I was not last. The junior relation of the ‘Feel the Burns’ race is 6.74 miles of gentle though sometimes stoney trail which makes a circuit from near Selkirk Rugby Club up to the 3 Brethren and back over Foulshiels Hill. My only chance of a prize was a spot one; fortunately I didn’t get a round of golf for 4, a haircut or a free swim at Selkirk swimming pool. Unfortunately neither did I get a bottle. Charlotte’s haul included a rather fine engraved bottle opener. Allan Gebbie’s photos here. Results