A record number of 124 runners and 19 juniors turned up to this year’s Greenmantle Dash – thanks everyone, all the happy and muddy faces made it a great day for us volunteers, too!
We were again treated to good weather, but the rain of the previous days had transformed the field into an epic mud bath (check the video on FB!). It was very impressive to see people running through that…
Congratulations to Eddie Narbett from Carnethy (15:39) and Pippa Carcas from Doss AC (19:75) for their wins. The Michael Greens trophy was awarded to Angus McClelland from HBT, who totally smashed the Fun Run with his remarkable hill running skills.
Watching the juniors enjoying the mud and burn – all of them with big smiles – was a highlight for all of us volunteers!
The record number of runners meant for a crowded Village Hall, as runners enjoyed their post-race soup and the home baking. We received a generous donation of £122 for Youth Vision and will increase that to £200. We were not expecting so many sign-ups on the day, if anyone was not able to get a finisher beer, please get in touch. The popularity of the race means that I just have to order double the amount of soup and beer for next year ?
Results for the main race will shortly be available at the SHR website, please check them as we are expecting some (hopefully minor) errors due to the bib number fiasco. Apparently, my German efficiency has suffered by living abroad for so long…
Keep an eye out on “Michael Philp Photos” FB page (https://en-gb.facebook.com/michaelphilpphotos/), who captured the race with his outstanding photography skills.
The race would not be possible without my many helpers from Penicuik Harriers and local support – thanks to volunteers from Broughton and everyone who came to watch the race and to landowners for giving us the permission to run it. Like last year, we supported local businesses: prizes were bought from Broughton Village Shop, Claire Wilson Art and Durty Brewing, and the soup was prepared by Penicuik Storehouse – I’ve heard it was delicious!