Sunday, 28 August 2005

Glen Clova Race

28th August 2005
15 miles / 5920ft
SHR Report
Final race of Scottish Hill Runners Championship 2005
The race was jointly won by Ronnie Gallagher and Cameron Watson. Adrian Davis came 3rd after taking a crafty shortcut to jump some places coming into the bridge at the end.
The weather was more or less atrocious throughout. Strong winds, pishing rain and low cloud. Of the hardy group of 45 runners at the start line, only 33 successfully completed the course with all checkpoints checked.
For Jill Mykura it should have been a formality to jog round the course and collect the ladies' Scottish title, but somehow Jill missed the final checkpoint in the mist.
I pottered round the course with Richie Cunningham. We both took 3:35, but Richie sneaked in front at the end taking the same crafty shortcut at the end as Adrian and missing the final gate and marshall.
More of a survival exercise in the conditions than a regular hill race.
Glen Clova race route Me leading the first climb David Riach descending to Braedownie Steffen at Braedownie Stewart Barrie at Braedownie Alec Keith having a great time Dave Ward at the gate the crafty short-cutters missed out The winners - Ronnie Gallagher and Cameron Watson The winners - Ronnie Gallagher and Cameron Watson
Photos courtesy of Carnethy and Scottish Hill Runners

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