Sunday, 9 October 2005

Pentland Skyline

9th October 2005
16 miles / 6900ft
Pretty unpleasant weather for the Pentland Skyline. Cold and windy, with squally showers. The worst section was from Turnhouse to West Kip running into a strong westerly with heavy rain. Thankfully it stopped raining for the return leg.
The race was won by Joe Symonds, with Stewart Whitlie 2nd and Simon Peachey 3rd. Jill Mykura was 1st lady.
I finished 11th in 2:52:22 behind Suart Simpson and Bruce Smith. I just managed to sneak back in front of Luke Arnott on the climb to Allermuir near the end. Other Westies runners, in no particular order, were Steffen Gorgas, Swaz Fraser, Dave Rogers, John Donnelly and Martin Reid.
Count the hills!! 16 of them! Climbing East Kip
Photo courtesy of Carnethy Hill Runners

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