Carnethy 5 13th February 2016

12729302_1033027246757127_6288874572584894054_n

12742607_1033027260090459_6566493556892119777_n

12745993_1033027323423786_2421107399811117441_n

A fantastic turnout for Penicuik Harriers, the snowy conditions added to the excitement of it all. The ascents were pretty slippery in parts which Im sure slowed many of us down. However we did make up some of the time sliding back down again on our bums. It was great to see Bill, Sean, Sarah, Mike and Dave out supporting and marshalling. The route was very well marshalled this year perhaps because of the challenging conditions, as visibility wasnt great.

10647028_10205753237576415_6592861573708988490_n

12646943_10205753237736419_5860411652572216763_n

12662678_477136732483408_4226185450931907050_n

I personally seem to be getting slower each year although my percentage compared to the winner is improving so maybe its just down to the weather and conditions underfoot. I was unable to run last year due to being ill so was extra enthused this year. I love this race and will definitely be trying my luck for a place again next year.

12642859_477136685816746_2917019204541260472_n

12661868_477136262483455_277180157709484599_n

12662672_477136445816770_4461074206133481160_n

12670138_477136585816756_797508572097311524_n

12688081_10101521712782791_5021148557827617973_n

12715407_477136092483472_199350804434344272_n

12729189_10101521712822711_4174637116098538064_n

12733378_477136645816750_5087517402405635109_n

12733394_477136499150098_8768398679834945209_n

12742003_477135985816816_4423699206756785681_n

12742169_477136312483450_6423564855187255450_n

12743490_477136672483414_617640794852802428_n

12744041_477136565816758_5629404898007787873_n

12744713_477136502483431_7329194964661129805_n

56 264 01:03:14 Des Crowe
82 526 01:05:52 Stuart Sanderson
85 199 01:06:00 Duncan Ball
148 371 01:11:26 Yan Horsburgh
170 613 01:13:06 Rob Wilson
210 362 01:16:24 Alasdair Hind
230 344 01:18:03 Michael Greens
259 287 01:20:10 Allan Dunbar
276 19 01:22:01 Gillian Cairns
307 283 01:23:58 Tim Doyle
319 591 01:25:20 Robert Walker
326 446 01:25:40 Andrew McDermott
352 51 01:28:51 Jan Dawson
360 267 01:29:29 Craig Davenport
397 89 01:35:07 Sadie Kemp
398 282 01:35:09 Christopher Downie
417 278 01:37:17 William Dickson
447 113 01:42:42 Susie Maxwell
455 222 01:45:13 Andy Briggs
479 275 01:55:08 Mark Dawson

12669636_1033017476758104_3799770611325419625_n

12670255_1033017560091429_7039359052991572780_n

12741968_1033017610091424_1213332707497551955_n

12744083_1257321770949814_3294550348747456370_n

12717479_1257326850949306_685963551694760206_n

Share this post with others:
    This entry was posted in Race Reports. Bookmark the permalink.

    7 comments on Carnethy 5 13th February 2016

    1. Susie says:

      Thanks for writing a report Sadie! That was some race for my 10th Carnethy 5, am sure it was the same weather that I said ‘No Way’ to a recce run round the route but on race day 499 of us set off unable to even see the hills!
      I was just ahead of Chris Downie heading up Scald Law and love listening to his chatter with whoever is around him, I must have got away from him because I didn’t hear him again until the West Kip climb and then we had a few words as he flew, yes flew down West Kip!
      Quite a good run off Carnethy because the snow was so deep, usually much swearing goes on there as I try and gallop over the heather. Nice welcome over the finish-line from my Harriers buddies, a great team turnout!
      Well done to Janice on her 21st Carnethy and Chris on his 28th – respect to you guys!

    2. Rob says:

      I had a look at running times for the leaders. Saturday’s times were their worst so no one should be unhappy with their times. We survived. 🙂

    3. Bill Bennet says:

      Great report Sadie and you’re right about the Penicuik Harriers turnout, certainly the greatest number that I can remember. Well done all 20 of you plus some “Friends”. I think you’re right also about the effect of the conditions on individual times, the winner was about 8 or 9 minutes outside the record so all runners could certainly take a big lump out of their times in decent conditions. Des Crowe merits a special mention; in his first Carnethy 5 for the Harriers he was first “Penicuik resident” and 3rd “over/50”. Mind you he had already completed 22 Carnethy 5’s running for other clubs. Well done Des.

    Please leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *