force winds on the west coast of Scotland caused the
race to be abandoned after the run up Ben More on Mull. The transfer
of runners to and from the land proved extremely tricky. Even putting
up the marshal's tent was out of the question! The checkpoint on top
of Ben More got blown away and Memec's runners ended up in the Sound
of Mull. Jill Mykura (Aberzen) got back to Oban in time to get to Arran
and the Scottish Championship race on Goatfell - but rough seas prevented
her disembarking! It was a memorable weekend...
It was too windy to put up the marquee
The Mull marshals wait for the boats
The first three boats arriving on Mull,
Blue Chip, Aberzen and Memec
The race to the check-in
Who will arrive first?
- Blue Chip (but their runners aren't as fast)
Jill Mykura and Jackie Lee (from Aberzen) - 3 minutes before they run
(also Phil Davies and Paul Cornforth from Memec)
Willie Gibson (Pegasus) praying the rain will stop
Kit checks in the rain
More kit checks - the 'Jimmies'
Who said we had bad weather in Mull? The lull before the storm?
A soggy Nick MacDonald at kit check
Derek Bearhop ready to run
It's quiet with the runners on the hill
Awaiting their return
A storm is brewing
First runners back (Phil Davies and Paul Cornforth) are going to
get a dunkin'
Jill and Jackie return after a great run (winning the title - Molls of
One rucksac was not enough for John Coyle (Pegasus)