Scottish Islands Peaks Race

Unfortunately, storm 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 Mull)

One rucksac was not enough for John Coyle (Pegasus)

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