The Alternative C5 comprised a variety of 5 types of hill races around the Pentland Hills as both a training challenge and also an introduction to new member to the different style of routes they might come across.
CapeBellsHElextric – Hilly trods and trails
Allermuir Uphill – Up
Caerketton Doonhill – Doon
Threipmuir’s in the way – Fast Trail
Mystery Mountain Marathon – Time limited orienteering, familiar hill, unfamiliar places
121 Carnethy Members participated in one or more races in the week with 7 Carnethy kids aged 10 or less doing the Doonhiller. Finlay Tomnay (16) did the first race and Andrew Nash (14) did all the races.
Numbers at each race varied from 18-34 participants with rain, mist and sunshine featuring each night. 17 People did all 5 races in the week.
Alan Hogg managed to lose the most places (5) for his Friday MMM attempt with Fiona Mckinnon gaining 4 places by comparison.
First Lady was Amy Capper coming 6th overall. Allermuir Uphill route time was not broken with Alex McVey holding the Alt C5 record time at 21:01.
Results are on the Alt C5 page.
Thanks for everyone participating and those who helped with results (Sean) or setting the MMM or clearing the course (Willie, Moira, Alan, Simon, Sparky).
I think the format works, comments seem positive. The Handicapping kind of works but the winner won by a margin that made making me win very hard even with skulduggery and route knowledge. The swim option will need a wetter summer but might feature next time.
Routes are on the Alt C5 page if you didn’t manage them. Same again next year… with some other route ideas.