Islands Peaks Race had been stopped the day before, on Mull, due to the
severe weather conditions, but the scottishathletics
Championships up Goatfell were still on. The mountain rescue team gave
the go-ahead for the race to go to the top......
The sun was shining as the race started
The rocky path to the top is great for running up (but requires 100%
concentration coming down!)
Just before the
final big climb and Jethro is well clear of Alasdair Anthony and Grant
Grant Stewart and Murray Strain
The next squall comes in
Mark managed to keep ahead of Elke Schmidt, first lady
The wind and rain
were blowing the runners up - but it was straight into them on the way
The mountain rescue at the deer fence
Simon's feet never seemed to touch the ground
Similar colour schemes climb together
Gordon Cameron - without any marshalling duties
The rivers were pretty full
Jethro has just
picked himself up after falling at the corner
Simon disappears down to the shelter of the lower slopes
Stewart (and Simon just ahead) - Murray will pass them soon
An Ilkley competitor
Grant Stewart has Brodick in his sights
Chris Upson has a quick look at the view
The path through the woods (the end of the rocks but the start of the mud!)
A group battle it out on the descent
That's rain on the lens
Adam Anderson runs past as Bruce Smith stops to tie his shoelace. Bruce will
catch up and pass him later!
Bellahouston RR had a lot of runners
The long and winding path....
Willie Mykura had to leave Jill in Oban (stuck on her boat)
It's a fast run down
Bruce Smith helped Carnethy to the team prize
Washing the mud off - before the next muddy section!
Mark being chased down by John Stevenson (Ochils)
Dougie Milligan was first v60
Simon still has his feet off the ground!
Dougie Shiell likes his old vest
The ferry waits
at Brodick - but the runners will have to catch the next one!
the weather turned better as soon as the race was over. But then
if you haven't experienced
the exposed tops you can't really appreciate the sheltered woods!