Alternative Carnethy 5 – 2017
The idea is to complete 5 races in a week with the accumulated time going forward into the “magical scoring system”. There is also the Beeftub race added in since this is a Scottish Champs race organised by Willie. With the exception of the Beeftub, you don’t have to do the races at any particular time or day as long as they are started on the Monday and completed by the Sunday. If you want company 7pm (6.30pm on Friday) is the time to start on the days mentioned. You could do them all on one day if you wanted. You record your own time and send it in (along with your age) to Mark Hartree Mark Hartree.
Times are added together for the best 5 times and there is a handicapping so that the young speed-merchants are bought down to the rest of our standards! A cunning use of your SHR percentage converted to a time penalty will be factored into your overall time which seemed to work ok last year and will be used again once I remember how it worked…. (SHR% / 100 x 60) – 60) x n/5.
Alt C5 report and results summary:
The Alternative C5 race results saw a close competition in the end for the top spot. The summary of the times excluding the Beeftub (published previously) are here:
The overall winner of the ALT C5 Cowbell was Ross Christie.
Special Credit to all the Kids and their Parents for participating, especially – Rosie, Ronnie, Solly Jones/ Lye and Andrew Nash , who completed 5 races. And three guys who did 6 races in a week – Stewart Whitlie, Simon Titmuss and Digby Maass.
Well done to all who took part and for those who didn’t, book it in your diaries for next year and participate in a ‘fun’ week of training and racing.
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2017 – Events are organised by Carnethy Hill Running Club; contact Mark Hartree for further details.
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If you are doing the Mini Mountain Marathon at the weekend here is a direct download of the map.
Rules: Print the map, fold it in half and don’t look at it!. No pre-planning !!!!
From Bonaly Carpark – start your watch, run through gate, open map. Choose CP1 or CP2 as starting point. If with others, alternate start to CP1 and CP2 as below.
Race instructions for the Friday mass start:
Here’s how it will work: – Ten checkpoints will be set around Bonaly Reservoir area. – There will be 2 starting checkpoints so runners will leave about a minute apart, alternating the starting checkpoints. – You will get the map once you start and are told your starting checkpoint (a bit like a mountain marathon). Start your watch. – Go and get all the checkpoint. Record the code on the flag. Return to the start. Stop your watch. Show the codes to Mark Hartree. – Time limit of 90mins from your start. – 10 mins added per missed checkpoint. – 2 mins added to each minute between 91-100 mins. – Then 5 mins added to each minute after 101 mins. There is a pub in Colinton….. – No entry to Out of Bounds areas If you need to cross fences, wall or ditches (you probably will) please do so with great care. – Bring a pen or pencil. – The heather and grass are in bloom and can graze legs. – It is dark by about 2030! Maybe bring a head torch. – If you go the shortest way, the MMM route can be <7km.
Carnethy Hill Running Club is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC492072 and having its registered office at 25a Stafford Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7BJ
All Carnethy organised races (unless stated otherwise) will adhere to the Scottish Hill Runners safety rules, and all competitors and club members are expected to adhere to them. Full details on the Hill Racing Safety page