Saturday, 26 January 2008

Devil's Burdens Relay

26th January 2008

Provisional Results | Photos | More Photos

Route for Leg 1 Devil's Burdens Relay in Falkland, Fife
I ran the first leg with Manny Gorman, and clocked 38:11, the exact same time as last year, albeit in much slippier conditions this year.

Shettleston and Carnethy were already clear when we left the top of the forest, but on the steep climb up East Lomond we tussled with Bellahouston, Ochils and Carnegie teams. By the time we left the short road section in the middle of the leg we were just clear of these 3 teams and managed to hang onto 3rd spot, chasing after Carnethy, until the changeover to Andy Edwards.

Andy dropped a couple of places on Leg 2, so were in 5th spot when Nigel and David Riach took over on Leg 3. Nige and David were, not surprisingly, overhauled by Jethro Lennox and Tom Owens of Shettleston. So finished the stage in 6th place.

Stevie McLoone ran our 4th Leg and made a place and dropped a place (to John Hargreaves of Carnegie), so we finished the race in 6th position overall.

First team was Shettleston - very closely followed by Ochils. Carnethy were 3rd, closely followed by Bellahouston. Next were Carnegie, who finished just in front of Westerlands.

Manny forcing the pace on Leg 1 Near the end of Leg 1 Chris and Manny at end of Leg 1 Three Wise Men - Richard, Johnston and Graeme Muffy in full flight at end of Leg 2 Stevie Bell at start of Leg 4 Stevie McLoone at end of Leg 4 Catriona Miller at end of Leg 4
Photos from Fife AC

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