Ultra is anything over marathon length, that’s 26 and a bit miles or 42 km, though some shorter upland runs make the ultra grade.
Archive Ultra pages here
Carnethy ultra series 2018 details
Everyone is invited since these are quite social and not races. Each route will provide options to join, leave or abort along the way to suit energy levels of time commitments. Some bits can be cycled:
17th December – Willie’s Eskapade – 25 miles from Mussleburgh to Carlops along the Esk. (Run Ldr – Willie Gibson)
20th January – Sea to Summit – 32 miles from South Queensferry, via East Cairn Hill to the Steading. (Run Ldr – Mark Hartree / Jeff Roberts)
large map (opens in new window and should be easy to print from – probably best in landscape orientation)
Annotated pdf maps – Leg 1 South Queensferry to East Calder, Leg 2 East Calder to The Steading
Starting from under the Forth Rail Bridge at South Queensferry at 0930 (the Sea bit).
The plan is to get the train to Dalmeny station for a start at the seashore below the Forth Road Bridge with toes or finders in the sea at 0930.
The route is in 2 distinct halves starting on trails and nice tracks out towards Kirknewton and East Calder where we will find a café/pub for a break. People can meet us/or leave using the Kirknewton train – let me know if you plan to do this. The second half crosses the A70 and heads for the hill including East Cairn Hill and Allermuir (the Summit bit). Escapes from this leg are to Balerno (A70, 44 bus to town) or Carlops, Nine Mile Burn or Flottersone (A702, 100 and 101 buses for town). Rough route map attached with 2 scales showing the general line. Distance is ~ 34 miles.
Bad weather – If the hill section is bad like last time we may amend the route accordingly. Weather permitting, this year we will make it all the way.
Bring food, money, head torch, waterproofs, drink and spare warm clothing, including maybe a change of kit for the pub.
Logistics: The logistics require a bit of planning.
· Trains from Edi Waverly arrive at Dalmeny at (dep 0839- 0855 <tel:0855> , dep 0848 – 0905 <tel:0905> and 0909 -0924 <tel:0924> ) so an 0930 start is possible. (5 mins later from Haymarket)
· Trains to Kirknewton leave Waverly at 1026 arriving around 1053 <tel:1053> every hour. They return at around 1119 <tel:1119> .
· We will have a café stop near Kirknewton or in East Calder (still tbc which one) – it will be the last food stop.
· Cars can be parked at the Steading then folk get a bus to Haymarket Station. Requires a 7 min walk to the right bus stop to get the No 4 service to Haymarket (d0744, a0821) or (d0816, a 0856)
Mark 0780 171 4032
Jeff 07929 201 137
24th February – Tweed Valley – 30 miles and 4900ft ascent from Galasheils to explore the Tweed Valley to Traquair and back. (Run Ldr – Pete Buchanan)
The Plan – We get the train from Waverly to Galashiels. Do a circuit of the stunning Tweed Valley with a café stop midway. Run back to Gala along the Southern Upland Way for a train back to Edinburgh.
The Route – Follow the Southern Upland Way to Yair to cross the River Tweed, then follow tarmac and hard pack trails onto forestry tracks, climbing and undulating for a couple of miles before dropping down past Glenbenna to Walkerburn at 13 miles. Download annotated map as PDF
Café Stop and a shop at Walkerburn. Caberstone Café, 07527 520 019
Then follow riverside path (muddy grass) for another 2 miles to Innerleithen (15miles). We stay on the South side of the river and another mile of tarmac until Traquair, where there is a dramatic 2 miles and 1200ft of climb up onto the Southern Upland Way. We stay on the hill tops from 18~23miles across Minch Moor covering some of the Feel the Burns route (in reverse.) At the 3 Brethren cairns we descend for 3 miles back down to Yair and where we started the Tweed circuit. We then retrace our route back over the last 5 miles to Gala. Distance – 31miles or thereabouts.
Bad weather / cutting short / joining – Walkerburn gives the option for joiners/leavers. The X62 (Melrose) and X95 (Hawick) bus from Edinburgh bus station will get you to Walkerburn or back to Edinburgh every 30mins. The second half or the route is over high ground so more exposed. Route could vary on the day. Alternatively if driving, there is parking near Yair just east of the bridge over the Tweed.
Clothing and kit – Food for 8hrs, money, head torch, waterproofs, gaiters if snow on hills, drink and spare warm clothing, including maybe a change of kit for the pub. It could be Baltic up there in Feb.
There isn’t particularly technical ground so I would recommend a cushioned trail shoe rather than a hill shoe. There are several miles of tarmac. Up on Minch Moor there is quite a lot of rocky path which will be tiring in thinner shoes.
Logistics – estimated run time ~7hrs
08.25 train from Waverley to Galashiels. (£10.80 return)
09:20 Start run from Gala train station
12:00 Café stop Walkerburn (13 miles). Option for joiners/leavers
Evening Train to Edinburgh ~18:05 (every 30 mins)
More info Pete Buchanan did this route in October
24th March – Edinburgh 17 Wards – 42 miles linking the highest points in the 17 Election Wards of Edinburgh. (Run Ldr – Jonny Muir)
large map (opens in new window and should be easy to print from – probably best in landscape orientation)
Download Mark’s annotated maps here (pdf 1.2Mb)
Maps of electoral wards 2007 onwards – City of Edinburgh council area maps
|1 – Almond / Mons Hill 119m|
|2 – Pentland Hills / East Cairn Hill 567m|
|3 – Drum Brae / Gyle and 5 – Inverleith / Corstorphine Hill 162m|
|4 – Forth / Silverknowes Neuk ~55m NT213754|
|5 – see 3|
|6 – Corstorphine / Inverleith Mast on south Corstorphine Hill 155m NT209736|
|7 – Sighthill / Gorgie Baberton Mains ~90m 195 696|
|8 – Colinton / Fairmilehead Allermuir Hill 492m|
|9 – Fountainbridge / Craiglockhart Wester Craiglockhart Hill 176m|
|10 – Meadows / Morningside Braid Hills top (to north of wall) 208m|
|11 – City Centre / Castle esplanade ~105m|
|12 – Leith Walk Easter Road / A1 junction ~54m NT269743|
|13 – Leith / Lochend Road roundabout ~25m NT277749|
|14 – Craigentinny / Duddingston Arthur’s Seat 251m|
|15 – Southside / Newington Blackford Hill 164m|
|16 – Liberton / Gilmerton Footpath junction at Mortonhall ~180m NT255686|
|17 – Portobello / Craigmillar Edmondstone 104m NT302697|
What is the Carnethy Winter Ultra Series?
The Winter Ultra Series has already run the length of the Esk, from the Sea 2 Summits in the Pentlands (epic) and around the Tweed Valley (stunning). You might have missed these, and boy, did you miss some adventures. It is all about running that little bit further than you might normally, or to train for your next long race, so here is your next chance to join the next day out running, all free, doing a route that you might never have thought of, courtesy of Jonny Muir.
What is 17 Wards all about?
For the first time, the highest points in each of the 17 Edinburgh Council Wards will be linked in a continuous push. The run of around 42-45 miles stretches from East Cairn Hill in the Western Pentlands to Mons Hill near South Queensferry, offering a mix of hill, trail and road running. It includes Allermuir, the Southside Hills, Arthur’s Seat, Castle Rock and Corstorphine Hill, as well as some more obscure high spots in SE Edinburgh.
Sounds kinda interesting, what is the route?
You can do all of it, or it is split into 3 legs of about the same distance:
Leg 1 – Drove Road to Juniper Green Inn (the proper hilly bit)
Leg 2 – Juniper Green Inn to Deacon Brodies Pub, Royal Mile (roady and traily bit)
Leg 3 – Deacon Brodies Pub to South Queensferry (roady and traily bit)
There are maps attached so you can decide how much you want to do. Download Mark’s annotated maps here (pdf 1.2Mb)
What is the plan? How will I get to and from legs?
There is some logistics to work out wrt to starting Leg 1. The other legs can be more easily started or finished using Lothian buses or the train. At the end of Leg 3 we will go to Dalmeny Station for a train back to town for Beer and Medals. Trains are very 20-30 mins. We are working on a plan with rough timings for Leg times. Once we know who is coming we can refine these details so look out for follow-up email the week before.
So let Jonny Muir and I know asap if you will run, and for what bits.
What shoes and kit do I need for this?
Leg 1 – Hill shoes, full cover winter hill clothing, waterproofs, food, £,map etc
Leg 2 & 3 – Trail/road shoes, city base running attire, map, money for bus and pub
A shoe change can be arranged at the L1/L2 changeover in Juniper Green. Leg 2 & 3 could be done by bike quite easily. A bike store in Morningside after Wester Craiglockhart at my house is possible for Leg 1 runners wanting to cycle L2 and L3.
It is not the most obvious route, why do this?
The run is being arranged in collaboration with Runner’s World, which is organising a 130-mile relay linking the 32 borough tops of London, taking place on the same day. The Edinburgh version is a far more attractive option (although London has some celebrity ringers, notably Richard Askwith). The run will feature in print and online versions of Runner’s World in May and Carnethy has the chance to feature.
Remind me, what do I need to do?
• Reply if you are interested.
• Say what bits you want to do, some or all.
• Say if you have someone who can drop you off at Leg 1.
• Look up Lothian Bus Journey Planner for times to get to/from Juniper Green or the Royal Mile.
21st April – Alternative John Muir – 33 miles visiting the stunning coast, rivers and trails of East Lothian. (Run Ldr – Mark Hartree / Keith Burns). Times on map may not be accurate! Refer to Keith’s emailed spreadsheet.
Sag wagon provided for full route.
Either run all the way, half run (coast)/ half bike (mostly off-road) or bike all the way (mixed on/off road)
53km of outstanding East Lothian coastline beaches, boulders and cliffs then return by River Tyne and Garleton Hills to Aberlady Bay. The last 27km can be done by mountain bike. Bikes will be collected at the start and delivered for pick up at Ravensheugh beach where we leave the coast.
Lunch break of soup, cheese, tea etc. at East Linton after 32km. Cake donations welcome.
Pics here: http://bestpartday.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-j-m-w-video.html
The club website has plenty of information on kit that you should take (it is winter and you will be on the go for many hours) and the run leader will offer additional advise subject to the weather forecast as the day approaches.
Give them a go. A prize for who does them all!
The final run-in….
The descent was tough. Not because it was particularly steep or ‘technical’ but it weaved it’s way down though the woodlands. More woodlands. And my legs were tired. Just a final 765m descent, then flat to the finish…
I remembered the last time I had an 800m final descent in a race and loved it, overtaking so many people, but this time I stuttered along. This time I had an extra 65ish K in my legs, plus a chunk more ascent. And no sleep. But finally, it was done…… I hit the last checkpoint and as the clock struck noon I set out on the final ‘flat’ section.
Almost straight away I started to catch people, and then a guy I overtook sprinted back past me. That was annoying! Not because I wanted to beat him, I just didn’t understand why he sprinted. Then he walked and I started to catch him. Then he sprinted. Then he walked…. I just wanted to run at my pace and try to keep it going for that final slightly less than 8k….. He was annoying me…..
As we hit a gentle climb he started to run again, and I joined in, and caught him, and pulled clear, and he sped up and ran alongside me….so I switched to walking. And so we ‘jostled’ (read; he annoyed me!) but I didn’t want a ‘race’ I wanted to do my own thing, as I had done for the previous 28 hours…
Then, I decided I was just going to drop back and let him go ahead. But he wouldn’t. He slowed and sped up…. So I had another go to pass him as we approached 2 others walking. I drew level and passed, and as I was about to pass the 2 walkers he was alongside me again, and I just stopped dead, gesticulating for him to just go on…
Then he surprised me. He put his arm around me and we traded some incoherent blurb in a language neither of us understood, yet both of us understood. It was odd. In that moment I felt like I connected with him. But I didn’t want to run with him, I wanted to do my thing……
Moments later, before the dust had settled on our exchange and we worked out how it was going to pan out, the track turned gently downhill and I found myself letting my legs go and I ran away from him. I was flying and not stopping! Where that energy came from I have no idea, but I was gone. And I wasn’t stopping, not now. Now I had a chance to come inside 29 hours.
I’d anticipated completing in 27-30 hours, but allowed myself to rest for as long as I wanted at every stop, not worrying about an overall time. And through the night we had rain and muddy ‘slurry’ descents that left you with no control whatsoever, but which curiously, I seemed far better equipped to manage compared to everyone else I overtook – I loved that section! But here I was, with maybe 6k to go, I could beat 29 hours….. And so I ran.
The path rose more than I had expected so some walking was in order, but as Chamonix approached I overtook more and more runners, all walking by now. And with that came words of encouragement from the ‘everyday people’ our for a walk, ‘allez allez’ and ‘well done Chris’ (it’s strange when strangers know your name, it caught me out every time it happened, even though I knew it was printed on my race number!) and ‘Bravo’. ‘Can’t be far now, surely’ I thought, and ‘I’ll know if I’ve missed 29 hours if the clock strikes’ (I have no idea if a clock would strike, I just had the midday chimes ringing in my head as I left Les Houches…)
And suddenly, as always happens, out of the blue, I came out on the road and met the marshals, and it really was the final run in.
It was fantastic! I ran along the pedestrianised street lined with cafes and shops, and all the way people clapping, shouting ‘Bravo’, or ‘well done’, and kids held their hands out for low ‘high fives’, and people sat outside restaurants having their lunch joined in too, and it was amazing! Then the final 100 or so metres. I had imagined it so many times, but not allowed myself to believe it until I had hit that last checkpoint at Les Houches. The barriered section where people cheered, and clapped, and banged the barriers, and I stopped to take a photo of the finish line, then jogged the final 20m and put my arms in the air as I crossed the line, in 28:58:33. Wow, I had done it……………………………. So, although finishing in a time was never my goal, I have thanks to give to the annoying guy who I never saw again. Strange, how in that moment we seemed to bond so much, then I blew him away and felt a little bad. But boy, did I enjoy that finish! The amazing support from the bystanders and people made me feel like I had I won. Made me feel like the winner. Which of course I was, I had won ‘my’ race’…
Hours 1-7: went as expected, steady progress, feeling OK.
Hours 8-15: getting increasingly tough, struggling, feeling sick for 3 hours, feeling low before sickness passed and my mood and pace picked up.
Hours 15-23: the night section; following a good rest headed out into the wet and misty darkness and loved it! Overtook loads of people, a number of whom were sleeping on the side of the trail which only made me feel more energised!
Hours 23-28: started off feeling good, then the final ridiculously steep 500m ascent to the last col, followed by a rocky and woodland descent to the final check point. I had, effectively, made it!
The final hour: totally loved it!
The UTMB races are always affected by weather to some degree, and relatively this year was a fair one. But 12 hours before the start of my race (the TDS), just as I was about feeling set to go, the message came through saying tat the route had been changed, and start time delayed by 2 hours due to ‘tough weather’. Around 500m ascent had been removed and a few K added, to make it around 123K and 6,800m ascent. The UTMB itself had predicted temperatures of -10 to deal with. In the end it had mostly passed by the time I reached it, with just a few distant rumbles of thunder and about an hour of rain. Nice rain though, if you know what I mean….
All organised and ready to go….
With several Carnethies signed up for the Tiree Ultra in September we decided that a beach run would be good training and an opportunity to have a day out! Talk after Caerketton focussed on the weekend weather forecast which couldn’t seem to make its mind up. However, our fears were unfounded and Saturday dawned bright and clear. In fact it would almost be too hot at times.
13 Carnethies (or should I say 11 plus 2 possible new recruits) set off from Longniddry Train station at 9am. To avoid the dreaded tarmac we nipped through Gosford Estate and headed for the coast. We were now on the official John Muir Way but we would soon join Keith Burns alternative route as we headed across the footbridge to enchantment and into Aberlady Bay nature reserve. Billy adopted Willie’s mantle and took us on a detour to some wrecked WW2 submarines for our history lesson of the day!
Gullane beach now beckoned, some headed over the rocks clinging to the coast while others followed the rollercoaster path above, their reward being a helter skelter descent down the sand dunes. By now we were feeling peckish so the first detour of the day led us inland to Archerfield and the Walled Garden. Bacon rolls were on everyone’s mind but typically Scottish customer service of the Morningside variety met us (as in “you’ll have had your tea”!) Breakfast was no longer being served. We could have coffee and cake or buy something from the deli. Luckily the deli staff had attended customer service training!
Suitably refuelled (Jeff managed his first beer of the day), the next stop was Yelllowcraigs via the Fairy Trail. A further detour via the children’s play park (think Craigmillar has a rival here) and we hit the beach just in time to see the dolphins frolicking in the sea!
North Berwick and the Law were now in sight. We hadn’t scheduled a stop here but Fringe by the Sea was in full swing and it would have been rude not to have a look, especially when we spotted the Curious Brewing tent! A swift half (or more in some cases) and we were off. Chris left us here – probably a wise move as we had now covered 16 miles and none of us realised we would end up doing the same again!
Past the paddling pool and along the East Beach we soon left North Berwick behind, our minds now firmly fixed on Canty Bay and the new Drift Cafe. It had been a long time since we’d eaten! The cake and the views were worth the scramble up to the road plus the dolphins made a reappearance.
There was to be no storming of Tantallon Castle today but luckily the combines had been out which made our descent to Seacliff easier. The tide was well in now so yet another detour up though the farm was necessary before we could rejoin the beach at Ravensheughs. Here was our biggest obstacle of the day. Crossing the Peffer Burn is usually a knee deep affair but as Michelle started to wade through she started to slowly disappear! Even Lucas was waist deep! Just as well it was warm.
Dunbar looked to be in touching distance but first we had to follow the secret trail through Little Binning Wood and then the Tyne stood before us. None of us were willing to swim (sorry Mark!) so it was time to detour again though a field of cows and across the condemned bridge. All safely over, the mileage was beginning to tell on some (it would be the furthest 3 or 4 of the group had ever run). So three made their way to Fox Lake and who do we meet now but Keith on his mountain bike saying what are you lot doing out here? Did I not get an email?
The remaining 9 soldiered on, into John Muir Country Park, a quick wave to the llamas at East Links and on to Belhaven. Time and tired legs now won the day and we headed up the Back Road past Winterfield Golf Club and to our waiting cars at the swimming pool!
An epic day – 31.6 miles according to my strava – great weather and good company. Got to love these Carnethy social runs 😊
About 5 years ago, on a whim, I went to a talk hosted by Carnethy where Charlie Ramsay gave his presentation about Ramsay’s Round. Inspired by the talk I joined the club and started going along to Wednesday Social Runs and this was my introduction to hill running. Since then Ramsay’s Round has always been on my mind in one way or another and it was inevitable that one day I would give it go.
After good overnight recces of two key sections of the round, a decent race at the Lakes Sky Ultra in July and some well-placed words of encouragement here and there it seemed that the time was right to give it a shot. I sent out a few messages and emails, assembled a great support crew ready for the first weekend in August and hoped for a good weather window.
Leg 1 – Mamores
I set off on an anti-clockwise route at 11pm with a 23:55 schedule just as the last light was leaving the sky. We made good progress up the very wet lower slopes of Mullach nan Coirean and headed into the cloud as we reached about 800m. After tapping the summit cairn we continued along the ridge of the Mamores, passing summits and traversing the out-and-backs in a mixture of wind, rain, clag and the occasional magical moment when the cloud cleared to reveal the black mass of the next peak or the light of the moon. Mark had dropped back on the first climb so it was just myself and Jonny making our way through the dark and we were more or less bang on schedule as we ticked off the peaks.
Daylight started to make an appearance around An Gearanach and by the time we were on the summit of Na Gruagaichean the head torches were off and we ran along the broad ridge to Binnien Mor in the early morning glow. After Binnein Beag we picked up the lovely we track that runs along the hillside and enjoyed a little bit of actual running before the big pull up to Sgurr Eilde Mor. The descent from Sgurr Eilde Mor gave good running for the first 1.5km or so before cutting the corner of the river and heading over tussocky, bumpy ground to a bridge over the Allt Eilde where Pete Curtis was waiting to join me for leg two. We were very punctual, arriving almost exactly on schedule!
Leg 2 – Luibeilt to Loch Trieg Dam
Pete and I headed off following the Abhainn Raith towards Loch Treig, walking at first then picking up the pace once we were on the North side of the river. Sometime along this section I misjudged how much time I had to get to Beinn Na Lap and it wasn’t until just before the railway bridge I realised I was going to struggle to get to the summit on schedule. Pete pushed on and I followed but we were about 15 minutes behind by the time we tapped the cairn and headed down the ridge just as the rain started and the wind picked up.
The descent to the Allt Feith Thull was good but the climb up the other side felt slow and laboured and I knew I was lagging behind again. By the time we got to Chno Dearg we had lost another 5 minutes. We took the wrong line from the top in the clag and dropped a bit too far and had to climb back up to make the ridge, I was feeling low at this point as I was sure I was going to keep losing time and knew my schedule was tight. As we headed south on the ridge to descend to the dam the sun came out and we got a view down to the loch and over to the Easains which gave me a boost and we managed to claw back a wee bit of time as I chased Pete down towards the railway line.
We were greeted at the dam with lots of food and drink but with the schedule slipping I didn’t have time to hang around – just time to get some coffee and a few mouthfuls of chilli and chocolate before I was off along the track to start the next big climb.
Leg 3 – Grey Corries, Aonachs, CMD and the Ben.
I was joined by Jeff, Alex and John for the next section. Alex and John had been up to support another Ramsay’s runner who had abandoned his attempt earlier in the day – something I was grateful for as their support in addition to Jeff’s was to become invaluable as time went on.
We enjoyed a spell of good weather over the Easains and it looked like it was going to last for a while. Plenty of encouragement, lots of food and a “carrot and stick” approach meant I started to make back time from the first hill which, combined with the improved weather, gave me a real psychological boost. I started to find the first few minutes on a climb were tough but always eased off when I got settled into a rhythm. After the steep, grassy slog out of Lairig Leacach we picked up a good hill track and made quick work of the rest of the climb up Stob Ban. Anthony Hemmings was waiting at the lochan at the bealach and I said a very speedy hello as I passed, not wanting to lose any more time. John stayed back and picked up some food for me while I continued up the climb to Stob Coire Claurigh.
The Grey Corries flew past and there were a few moments where I know had a stupid grin on my face as we ran along the ridge, looking back over to the Mamores down to the Abhainnn Rath where I had been hours before.
As we contoured Sgurr Choinnich Beag the weather took a turn for the worse, the rain started to come down heavily and the wind picked up, I hoped it was just a shower but the stormy skies ahead said otherwise. We headed up Charlies Gully and round onto the shoulder of Aonach Beag – as we climbed towards the summit I was really worried we had lost lots of time again and I was having a bit of a crisis of confidence. I asked John and Alex and they reassured me we were now over an hour ahead of schedule but warned that we would need as much time as possible to get over the arete, the Ben and down to the Hostel, particularly in this weather.
The conditions seemed to get worse as we went on over Aonach Mor, down to the bealach and up the big climb to CMD but I knew the end was in sight and finally felt confident that I was going to finish within 24 hours. Alex guided us along the arete and we scrambled up the boulders to the top of the Ben – Jeff snapped a few photos of me looking a bit worse for wear before we headed down, taking the zigzags as we had some time to spare. The long descent was one final struggle for me but before long we had the hostel in sight and just had to switch the torches on for the last fifteen minutes or so. I made it down and over the bridge in one piece, tapping the hostel sign 23 hours and 23 minutes after leaving!
My grand plans of having a beer and some food to celebrate faded as my exhaustion overtook me and I fell asleep almost immediately when I got back to my tent – thanks for Jeff for making sure I was okay!
Huge thanks to all my supporters:
Mark Hartree, Jonny Muir, Pete Curtis, Glen Roseberry, John Ryan, Alex McVey, Jeff Roberts and Anthony Hemmings. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you! Thanks to Graham Nash for some valuable route advice and some general guidance. I also need to thank the club for getting me out in the hills in the first place and for creating the running community that made this round possible.
What a weekend!
Nobody seems to be writing a report for any of the outstanding results from the weekend! So, I’ll give a quick summary:
– Eight 1st places across three big races and multiple age categories.
– In the Glenshee 9, we took all three male senior podium places, 1st female, and 1st F50.
– In the Devil of the highlands, we took all male category prizes under M60, 1st female, 4th female
– In the Borrowdale race, we only had 1 runner…but she finished 1st female!
– Last, but not least…Ross Christie, with many Carnethy helpers, smashed his way round a Ramsay Round in 23hrs and 23mins.
Apologies to anyone that I’ve stolen photos from!
Devil o the highlands
Congratulations to John Hammond and Nicola Duncan for winning the Devil o the Highlands! Scott Craighead wins M40, Phil Humphries 1st MV50. Scott finished just outside the senior podium places in 4th, as did Aisling placing 4th in the ladies’ race! Great runs also from Dave Hanna, Derek Paton and Steven McFarlane!
John Hammond 1st MS
Nicola Duncan 1st FS (14th overall)
Scott Craighead 1st MV40 (4th overall)
Phil Humphries 1st MV50
Aisling Allum 4th FS
Dave Hanna 16th
Derek Paton 85th
Steven McFarlane 148th
Borrowdale Fell Race
One Carnethy runner, one winner…what more can I say? Well done, Jasmin!
Jasmin Paris 1st FS
Andy Fallas returns from injury to get ahead of in-form Eoin Lennon to win the Glenshee 9. Helen Bonsor also ran an amazing race to finish 1st lady, and Michelle Hetherington smashed (yet another) F50 victory! Kudos to Andy, Eoin and Liam Braby for taking all of the male senior podium places – well done! Great results too from Alan Renville, Fergus Johnston, Lucas Lefevre, Duncan Davis and Euan MacKinnon!
Andy Fallas 1st MS
Helen Bonsor 1st FS (14th overall)
Michelle Hetherington 1st F50
Eoin Lennon 2nd MS
Liam Braby 3rd MS
Alan Renville 40th
Fergus Johnston 42nd
Lucas Lefevre 64th
Duncan Davis 70th
Euan MacKinnon 71st
Here he is, the fella himself in action! I’ll let him report his success when he’s recovered!