Although it was -5C the sun was shining as I picked up Moira and headed for Flotterstone.
By 10:15 the car park was full and cars were starting to be dumped almost anywhere, nut I sneaked in to prime space just by the Cafe.
By 10:45 the teams were arriving and with my usual scrawl of team names on the clipboard was to be complained about bitterly later, by Helen as she was trying to fill in the times.
By 11am we had a record 8 teams as we headed up the the start Knoll. After brief juggling of teams and descriptions of routes the teams set off up the hill.
Nick and Moira had a slight start to give them time to get into Marshaling position.
It was actually rather pleasantly warm on the hill as we watched the group ascend Turnhouse.
Surprisingly quickly there was a fast moving junior heading back, James Burnett was stirding effortlessly across the hill and was back in an amazing 13:46. Angus Gardiner was 2nd in 17:20 with Ross Dunlop 3rd in 18:09.
Team Burnett was 1st Mediums in too with Charlie taking 22:56 and to ensure a complete team hat-trick Neil was first long leg in 27:17.
|James Burnett 13:46||Charlie Burnett 22:56||Neil Burnett 27:17||63:59|
|Angus Gardiner 17:20||Caroline Gardiner 33:05||Douglas Gardiner 35:45||86:10|
|Ross Dunlop 18:09||Iain Dunlop 36:39||Alasdair Dunlop 35:28||90:16|
|Hayley/Morgan Whitlie 21:23||Hayden Whitlie 33:09||Stewart Whitlie 35:45||90:17|
|Fionna, Connor, Rowan Mackinnon 27:07||Win Rampen 34:00||Euan McKinnnon 35:20||96:27|
|Rosie, Solly Jones 23:15||Matt, Ronnie Jones 39:28||Mary Jones 39:00||101:43|
|Harry/ Kate 25:52||Scott 36:47||Jane 42:51||105:50|
|Ken Fordyce and family 34:01|
Please email webteam if I got any names wrong!
The kids all seemed happy as they demolished the juice crisps and biscuits at the finish.
Well done to all the teams and big thanks to Nick Macdonald and Moira Stewart for standing on the hill. Chris Busby for sweeping the medium leg, and Helen Wise for complaining about my poorly written timesheet.