Sunday, 19 June 2005

Durisdeer Hill Race - 19th June

10.5 miles / 3800ft
Almost as muggy and humid as yesterday. Monsoon conditions in Glasgow before the race. Low grey cloud and poor visibility on the hill. Plenty of scope for getting completely lost. The route starts at the picturesque Durisdeer village, climbs Black Hill, drops very steeply off Pettylung to cross the A702 and head through Dalveen Farm. Next comes some better running as you circumnavigate Steygail before going past Upper Dalveen Farm and a steep climb back up to the A702. Then a rather confusing line in the mist to the summit of Well Hill, the highest point in the race. Some more good running before a steepish climb back to Black Hill, and a fast grassy descent. Great tea and cake tent at the end.
Unfortunately the results were only recorded to the nearest minute for some strange reason.

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