Carnethy Hill from Scald Law, minutes before the start of the 37th Run-4-It Carnethy '5' Hill Race.

As you can see, 2007's weather was just about perfect - which may be one reason why we had a record number of runners (with 484 finishers).
Olly Stephenson did a great job in this, his first year as race organiser - aided by various outside groups and a well-oiled Carnethy crew.
There were several people who ran the Carnethy '5' on Saturday followed by a cross country on Sunday (including one over-70!).
Hill runners are nothing if not tough!


A 'modicum' of stretching before the start!

The 'army' gathers to do battle

Spring air

Bagpipe air!

They're off (after a false start!)

...heading for the hills

Even here there's no escaping the long arm of the law (but he wasn't going to chase after them!)

The front runners have already opened up some gaps

Rob Jebb was closely followed by Jethro Lennox up the first hill

Scott Fraser wasn't far behind in 3rd place

Morgan Donnelly (Borrowdale) finished 5th

Murray Strain led HBT to the team prize

Brian Marshal (HELP) used the race as a warm up for the next day's Borders XC

Jill Mykura pushing up a few places on the climb up Scald Law

Stewart Whitlie and Simon Peachey lead Malcolm Patterson (Shettleston)

Stuart Simpson (Ochils)

Crawford Oliphant (Carnethy) will overtake Sharon Taylor (Bingley) before the end

Angela Mudge is back to her best

Lucy Colquhoun was one of 61 Carnethies running

Cameron Taylor (392) and John Coon (86)

The 10000th finisher in all Carnethy Hill Races (in 2006), Murdo MacLeod (Westies, no 249)

Steven Fallon and Jon Ascroft in Carnethy colours

Deep heather up Scald Law

Jane Robertson (Westies)

Adam Anderson (Carnethy) follows John Stevenson (Ochils) and Neil Arnott (Lochaber)

Rod Dalitz was running his 21st Carnethy '5'

Kate Jenkins will run the Borders XC the next day

Gordon Cameron can see the slope levelling off

Ray Ward (HBT) tracks Adam Ward (Carnethy)

Cali Ingham - was running in her 'back garden'

Nigel Rose (Carnethy) and George Armstrong (HELP)

The back of the pack splits into two

Race organiser, Olly Stephenson, no. 1, being tailed by Andrew Howett (Fife)

Once the slope eases you can climb tall

Keith Adams (Westies) climbs with Bob Murdoch who is modelling the Carnethy '5' t-shirt

Damon Rodwell (Westies) at the front of this group. Adam is going to get overtaken by Angela before the finish

Charlie Ramsay (aka The Ramsay Round)

John Colegrave (Cosmics) nears the summit of Scald Law

Alasdair Anthony (Ochils) had a great run to finish 4th

Crawford Oliphant (Carnethy) leads Andy Birnie towards East Kip

Adam and Angela are fairly evenly matched

Steven Fallon chasing James McQueen (Eryri)

Jill Mykura won't quite catch John Stevenson (Ochils) or Christopher Morgan (293)

Elspeth Baxter (Westies)

Fred McCain (Carnethy) tailing Andrew Wright (Fife) up to East Kip

Ian Jackson between South Black and East Kip

A group enjoy the sun and views

Hilary Spenceley leads Susan Davis (Northumberland) along to East Kip

Joan Wilson

Alasdair Anthony and Morgan Donnelly emerge from Carnethy's gully

Ian Wellock strikes out for Carnethy's summit, South Black Hill and Scald Law in the background

Es Tresidder was 1st Carnethy

Angela Mudge on the last climb, Scald Law behind

Round Carnethy's cairn and you can see the finish below (left)

Adam Ward rounds Carnethy's cairn

Alan Smith with Glencorse reservoir below

Brian Marshal being directed off Carnethy

Adrian Davis runs after a Westies vest

Angela Mudge

Jill Mykura coming off Carnethy

Angela Mudge is in a class of her own

Chris Davis heads over to Carnethy's 'nose'

Cameron Burt (Carnethy)

Colin Hutt (Carnethy)

Jonathan McDonald (Carnegie) exits Charlies Loup

Rod Dalitz gears up for the final sprint

That time already?

Jason Kaushal (Westies) on the finishing straight, descenders still coming off Carnethy in the background

Kate Friend and Alistair Hind on the run home

The finishing straight

Gordon Cameron

Jim McWhinnie finishes behind Tim Doyle

Jane Robertson is followed in by Charlie Love (DHH)

Janice Smith (HBT) with Robert Walker (416) and Tim Doyle (116) of Penicuik

Scald Law Junior Race

The line-up for the Scald Law Race and Col Fun Run

The Scald Law Race was won by Jamie Stevenson (Ochils) in a new U16 record.



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