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Pentland Skyline 2012

14th October 2012
Record field for Pentland Skyline race
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  The race was framed this year by moving tributes to the fallen runner in the Ian Hodgson mountain relay. JBF called for a minute's silence and Jasmin, who was personally involved, described the care by fellow runners which sadly was ultimately unsuccesful; and expressed the hope that fell running would always take place in a spirit of companionship and generosity. There is an article here in the Westmoreland Gazette.
 
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There was a very large number (267) starting the race as it was a Scottish Championship counter as well as a Carnethy Championship race. Hector Haines of HBT pulled steadily pulled away to win in a fast 2:27 for the conditions with Andy Fallas 2nd, a superb run considering he had won Manor Water the previous day. Jasmin Paris went one better as she won the Skyline having also won the day before.  

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  The numbers caused a bit of a crisis at the drinks stations as the water ran out for the last runners, and a numbers of cyclists generously donated theirs at the third station - thanks guys! The mist wreathing the hill cleared to warm sunshine, though it wasn't too long before a sleety shower rolled in, which saw many layers being added.  
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  250 completed the gruelling course, including 46 Carnethies, as the sunshine returned - easily a record number, the previous being 186 last year. More photos.
Results here, and list of prize-winners here.
 
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Drinks station on the Drove Road, and marshalls on Hare Hill
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