The summer edition of the Club Journal is now available for free download here. Should be good!
Some photos from a much sunnier and mostly midge free Jura. Fifteen Carnethies out running. No records but some good results for several Carnethys.
1st female Jasmin Paris, 1st female vet 50 Michelle Hetherington, 2nd male vet 50 Dessie Flanagan. A few first timers, a few regulars and a few sub 4 hour times amongst our crew. Apologies if I missed other mentionable achievements. Well done everyone who took part and thanks to new race director Emily Greaves and crew and of course the people of Jura for a good weekend.
Sure the full results will be out soon. will not tell you now… so I don’t get it wrong. Someone else can do a race report as I was sitting at the finish timing everyone… a lot easier!!!
Some 25 Carnethys got up at a hideous hour of the morning and came in through the cold damp haar to marshal at the Edinburgh half and full marathon. A new start in Potterow this year combined the previous 2 starts into one very long one, but with the benefit of the University buildings being open for cafes and toilets. In the warm. Much better!
The half marathon took 27 minutes to pass the start line. That’s a lot of runners! Spotted in amongst, Sandra Chandler; but over the other side of the road so no pic. Fewer in the marathon but more Carnethys spotted (though by no means all – it looks like 10 ran), including the indefatigable Margaret. Sorry about the closed eyes Pam.
Bob J managed to dress up once again by swapping his shorts for the leggings of an elite runner who’d forgotten his. Or more likely wanted rid of a singularly ugly set of legwear.
We raise money for the club by marshalling, and for ourselves a running top (very orange but I like them; they’re quite good quality) and bacon rolls after. There was still no sign of the sun breaking through as we finished but at least the runners will stay cool. Results are here. Apologies if there is still anyone missing. Not everyone put Carnethy as their club!
|Pos||Name (Number)||Chip time|
|250||Jill Mykura (1071)||3h 3m 47s||Over 40 : Female|
|454||Nick Robertson (1135)||3h 13m 28s||Over 50 : Male|
|518||Benoit Desmeulles (2213)||3h 15m 51s||Over 45 : Male|
|534||Michael James (1842)||3h 16m 41s||Over 50 : Male|
|636||James Goddard (3166)||3h 19m 51s||Male|
|1316||Charles Ogilvie||3h 36m 3s||Over 35 : Male|
|1517||Britton Smith (3188)||3h 40m 1s||Over 35 : Male|
|1848||Pamela Whitlie (3918)||3h 46m 16s||Over 40 : Female|
|4154||Rosie Allister (2231)||4h 20m 13s||Over 35 : Female|
|7629||Margaret Forrest (14660)||6h 36m 44s||Over 55 : Female|
Congratulations to Graham Nash who finished his 4th Ramsay Round on Saturday! Solo, unsupported and without any drop bags – the purest form of any 24hr round. He also set a PB by two minutes.
His 4th round follows his:
– “accidental” round when supporting another runner in 2017.
– “wintry” round, requiring winter gear in 2016.
– “first” round, in 2013.
Amazing stuff! Congratulations, Graham!
The full list of finishers here, on the Ramsay’s Round site.
Thanks to Ian Nimmo for sending these in.
You have to make the best of a business trip. With an 1100 flight from Dehli to Dubai there was time to fit in the Vatika Half Marathon in Delhi that started at 0530.
Flying into Dehli the day before, things did not bode well. There was a sand storm, it was 41c, and I had been to the loo 12 times after a fantastic(!?) Goan curry the night before.
Room service at 0400 and 6 immodiam overnight gave me a banana based breakfast and a cab to the start, insisted on by the hotel due to drunken lorry drivers between the hotel and the race village.
A bunch of stringy Kenyans and rakishly slim ‘Africans’ hugged start line with many shapes and sizes of Indian and Eastern skins behind. I felt quite old.
The route was basically around a massive building site with blocked roads. The Kenyans almost immediately went the wrong way adding 1.1km to the route. At first it wasn’t too hot, a mild 28c and I cruised at sub 5min/1km for the first 6km. The the sun came up. Phew-wee. 1hr 55mins later I finished, struggling to keep a pace under 6min/km, as it was now 38c. The winning time 1:06!
My 1/2m time I clocked at 1:49:45. I was first Carnethy, first European, first Brit and top 3 V50, maybe first, but hard to tell. I had to dash back to my hotel for quick loo visit, shower and cab to the airport. Thank god for the business lounge massage service.
A 5 mile/1,200 foot fell race in glorious weather from the Craven Arms Inn at Appletreewick (near Skipton, Yorkshire) to the top of Simon’s Seat, a granite tor on the moor and back. To cross the finishing line required the compulsory downing of a pint. With a pint, water melon, and soup all included in the £6 entry fee, the good folk of Yorkshire might concede a bargain.
The Carnethy teams arriving and departing Mull in the Scottish Islands Peaks race. Ok Jim’s team is only half Carnethy but 0.5 is rounded up, scientifically. After an initial flurry of boats the wind died and it was a long time before the last boat appeared, even longer for the last runners to get back. But all safely returned. Live tracking of the race in progress can be found on the SIPR website
By the way runners – clip the tags to the wire frame not the string!