Below is the link to Rob’s report from last year which describes the route so well, especially the slope coming off W.Lomond that was so steep and sheer it was almost vertical, it made me stop, swear a bit and then sit down and slide!!! Grassy and thick all the way, got up to run again and just sat back down using my shoe grips for brakes. You don’t get taught that at Thursday hill training 😉
I went over with Mike & Stu (they needed a tortoise) and met Kevin there, beautiful day and all keen. Lovely walk up a path to the start and was having a lovely blether which made me forget that I was actually there to run a 10m hill race. Rob doesn’t mention the beautiful run up to E.Lomond through the woods which was just gorgeous with the sun shining through. I didn’t see S,M & K for much of the race except when they were flying off E.Lomond as I started climbing it. The run round the hill on thin sheep trod to and from W.Lomond has such a steep drop that a harness would be very reassuring but may rub a little…
When I finished I ‘ran back down the track’ to find Stu & Mike fed, watered and ready to go, Kevin had already gone. All enjoyed the race immensely although I enjoyed it for a bit longer than the guys 🙂
Don’t know proper results but think Stu 28th 1.45, Mike 35th 1.47, Kev 2.10 & Susie 2.28. No photos.