I’ve just noticed there isn’t anything on the club site for the Scottish Islands Peaks race from the other week, I guess I’d better add something! We had a good number of club members out for the race, both running and marshaling (an occasionally doing the sailing bit). I’d started to write a report, but I on the 6th page I decided I was waffling too much and deleted it – a lot happens on three days of racing. So, to summarise the Carnethy runners and riders from the people I know…
John Ryan was paired with Gwyn, a Westie (Phantom).
Eoin was paired with Alexis Dole, both Carnethies (Warrior),
Graham and I, again Carnethies (Sundance of Lorne).
In other teams we had Anthony Hemmings with Al, a guy from Reading (Contender).
Ed Watson and Lyndsay Doig were the adults in two Fettes youth teams (Bluebird and Damsis).
Jasmin was in an all-rounders team with non-Carnethies Jon Gay and Liz Barker (Reever).
John Coyle was with non-Carnethy (I think) Crawford Whyte (Synergie).
Can’t find a photo of Lyndsay 🙁 Sob.
So, a fair number of Carnethies in the race! There were also tonnes of them at various marshaling points across the Hebrides! Great to see! I’d just like to thank all of the marshals from all of the clubs that came-out to support the race. To a man, and woman, you were all superb! Additionally, a massive thanks to the organisers, Nick, Alison Sarah and Toben! As I currently sit, having just returned from the race, I can honestly say it was a great adventure, and a fantastic way to spend the weekend!
I think everybody made it round with the exception of Anthony, who’s partner fell ill on Mull. Results on the SIPR website, and the here’s Graham’s wee video that he put together, in case you haven’t seen it. Oh, and you can re-run the race on the yellowbrick link on the SIPR home page. It’s an interesting watch!