The 6 Beasts from the East met at KB at 7pm and in perfect conditions covered the circuit over Blackford, Braids and the 2 Craiglockhart. Good running and no traffic – it was a bit like Christmas Day. Perfect visibility and no need for head torches. A few skiers and sledgers on the golf courses and the odd dog walker but otherwise it was eerily quiet apart from a flash of lightning and thunder on the Braids. It was only after we got to Craig East that the snow came on but by then we were on the way back. Strava https://www.strava.com/activities/1430447919 Great evening
With red and yellow weather alerts being issued regarding travelling on the roads numbers were slightly down for the 7 o’clock social group but six runners made it to KB on foot or by bike for the allotted start time. With an inch or two of snow on the ground conditions were almost perfect for a night run. Head torches were largely redundant the moonlight reflecting off the snow giving more than enough light to run by and the snow provided nice cushioning underfoot. We headed across the golf course out of KB to the top of Blackford hill and then on to the the Braids. From here we took the southern route to the Craiglockharts. Gordon left us to run home shortly after with the rest of us skirting Blackford on the way back to KB. Chris L had to head home but Neil, Chris B, Laura and myself carried on to Leslie’s where Mike M had some seats reserved for us and even got the first round in.