Tuesday, 31 May 2005
Tuesday, 24 May 2005
Starting to recover now from the weekend's excesses. For the runners, the weekend consists of:
Our boat was Blue Chip - a 28ft Trimaran (Corsair28). Our excellent crew were Steven Garrett (skipper), Derek Cardiff and Graham Goudie; the runners were Chris Upson and Damon Rodwell, both of Westerlands. The race kicks off at 12 noon on Friday outside Oban sailing club, and finishes (hopefully) on Sunday at Troon harbour. Last year we didn't finish until on 5.30am Monday morning, but this year we'd comfortably finished, dismantled the boat, and were eating breakfast at Troon club house 10.30 Sunday morning. Far more civilised.
Only 5 senior teams had finished when we left Troon:
1st Playing FTSE, 47ft Beneteau monohull (runners Gary Thorpe, Simon Stainer)
2nd Two Hoots, 35ft Shuttleworth Catamaran (Adrian Davis, Es Tresidder)
3rd Blue Chip, about 40 minutes behind Two Hoots (Chris Upson, Damon Rodwell)
4th Scarlet Fever, 36ft monohull, (Jane Meeks, Liz Cowell)
5th Kinetic, 27ft trimaran, (Paul Fettes, Graeme Stewart)
Phil Davies and Jon Whittaker were Kings of the Bens as fastest runners.
Reports by Damon and Manny here
Sailing Route| Oban Run| Mull Run| Jura Run| Arran Run
Wednesday, 18 May 2005
Monday, 16 May 2005
Friday, 13 May 2005
Thursday, 12 May 2005
Monday, 9 May 2005
Driving through Glencoe
A good turnout of nearly 120 runners. Cold and squally on the summit ridge. 4 minutes slower to the summit than last year, but much the same on the descent (53 up, 28 down). Marc McColl unfortunately broke his ankle. Nige was knocked back from 3rd to 5th for shaving a few corners. Steffen finally got under the 90 minutes!