Devils Burdens 2019

The leg one runners got all our teams off to a great start, with only one minor hiccup. Adam finished his leg without the orineteering card needed to mark the checkpoints, this was quickly rectified and their race continued well with Michael and Rob. (The image below of them running was taken as they ran the leg 3 route as a cool down, notice the lack of number!) The conditions for the race this year were challenging with cloud over the peaks. This lead to a few navigation problems for Kevin and Mark and cost them a bit of time.

I on the other hand didn’t take any wrong turns this year (unlike last year) and enjoyed my run with Gillian and Romana. Unfortunately Juliane had to pull out of the womens team as her little dog needed some TLC so I ran 2 legs as I did last year. Susie pulled off a fantastic leg 4 for us and enjoyed ribbing Charlie over her victory.

The Old Gits seemed to run without any dramas so I have little to say about their team other than ‘I bow down to your greatness’. They produced a fantastic team effort and walked away with the prize of first in their category. I am told this is the first time a Penicuik Harriers team has one a prize at this event so this was very special indeed. 🙂


Pos No Team Category Total
22 155 Penicuik Harriers Old Gits Open 50+ 03:27:20
72 84 Penicuik Harriers: PeniDevils Open Senior 04:05:40
131 85 Penicuik Harriers: PH Devil’s Bird’ens Women Senior 04:39:04

Leg 1: Falkland to Strathmiglo 7.5km, 200m climb
Leg 2: Strathmiglo to Kinnesswood 11.5km, 700m climb
Leg 3: Kinnesswood to Maspie Den 11.5km, 420m climb
Leg 4: Maspie Den to Falkland 5.8km, 390m climb

22 Old Gits
Leg 1 Derek Newport 00:28:49
Leg 2 Duncan Ball & Des Crowe 01:16:27
Leg 3 Raymond Richford & Stuart Sanderson 01:06:36
Leg 4 Julian Hall 00:35:28

72 PeniDevils
Leg 1 Adam Gray 00:25:32
Leg 2 Rob Wilson & Michael Greens 01:21:50
Leg 3 Kevin Anderson & Mark Denholm 01:34:42
Leg 4 Charlie Crawford 00:43:36

131 PH Devil’s Bird’ens
Leg 1 Elizabeth Tudhope 00:40:18
Leg 2 Gillian Cairns & Sadie Kemp 01:46:02
Leg 3 Sadie Kemp & Romana Garjane 01:30:37
Leg 4 Susie Maxwell 00:42:07

Full results found here:

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4 comments on Devils Burdens 2019

  1. Bill Bennet says:

    Superb running especially by our older chaps and you’re correct Sadie – Penicuik Harriers’ first first at the Devils Burdens.

  2. David Cairns says:

    Fantastic efforts all round and what a result from the Auld Gits; truly remarkable. You must all (not just the Auld Gits) have been so proud. Next big relay event is the 4/6 Stage at Livingston on 24/03/2018.

  3. Susie says:

    Sadie that is an amazing report – you are a star!!
    You have captured the day so well with the report and all of the photos. It was such a great day out for Penicuik Harriers and hopefully we can get a few teams out next year too 🙂 Maybe a couple of recce runs over the navigation sections would be a good idea. The Old Gits were incredible !!

  4. Gill Cairns says:

    Great reporting Sadie! Loved my run with my Harriers buddies as always. Well done to the Old Gits :-)!

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