Sunday 26 November 2006

Kilpatricks Sunday Run

26th November 2006
Just been for a Sunday run in the Kilpatrick Hills with Steffen, Helen, Cat, Tom, Graham, Jason and Rani (the dog). The route took in the 3 trig point summits of Doughnot Hill, Duncolm and The Slacks.
Photo Gallery
Track to Loch Humphrey River Clyde and Erskine Bridge Loch Humphrey Summit of Duncolm

Saturday 25 November 2006

Dunbartonshire Cross Country

25th November 2006
Approx 9.5km, 190m
Results - Senior Men |  Senior Women
Unbelievably wet and soggy conditions for Dunbartonshire Cross Country Championships at Kirkintilloch.
Finished 15th after a tussle with Helensburgh duo Damien Theaker and Paul Thompson on the final lap.
Race Profile Finish Area Alison Winship (1st lady) and Euan MacKay Gus Cairney Rob McLennan Robert Rogerson Howard Elliott Don Reid Steffen Gorgas Ross McInroy Hamilton Semple Jason Kaushal Jason and Hamilton Graeme Orr Graeme Orr

Sunday 19 November 2006

King's Seat Grudge Match

19th November 2006
8km, 610m
Excellent 3-way "Grudge Match" between HBT, Westies and Ochils with 44 runners taking part. I'd guess that HBT probably won given that they had 8 runners in the top 10. Westerlands' highest placed runner was David Riach in 12th place.

Actually a higher quality field than your average Maddy Moss race, the route took the same steep start as Maddy Moss before breaking right up the hill and along a ridge to King's Seat. Pretty snowy and wintry above about 500m.

The race was won by Don Naylor, with Al Anthony finishing 2nd. First lady was Claire Ward, with Eilidh Wardlaw finishing 2nd in a spectacular dead-heat finish with Dave Calder that saw Dave using the old sliding headfirst downhill into a stonewall technique to stop himself.
Profile Route The Start The Start Tillicoultry Phil Mowbray Sean McFarlane chased by Tom Barr Ron McCraw David Scott chased by Jon Rathjen Jon Rathjen Claire Ward Rob McQuater Ivor Normand John Donnelly Duncan Baker chased by Mark Roberts Dave Calder chased by Eilidh Wardlaw Jane Robertson Jess Batterham Jason Kaushal Louise Provan Finish Area Finish Area Finish Area Timekeepers - John Stevenson and YP

Saturday 18 November 2006

Glasgow Uni Road Race

18th November 2006
5 miles
Just ran the Glasgow Uni Road Race with a stinking cold and chest infection. Thought it might help clear my nose and head, but not sure it did much good.

Started slowly and proceeded to go backwards the entire race, only making a brief effort to keep with 1st lady Helen Stuart as she stormed past on the first lap. After that took it easy, until a minor effort to pip Jim Thyne of HBT on the line. Dismally failed to get under 30 minutes, finishing in 30:00.

Looking back at the finish, I realised Dave Calder was only seconds behind. Next Westerlands runner was Hamilton Semple, followed by Archie Cameron, Grim Orr, Ian Struthers, Drew Turnbull and Andy Freer.
1. Chris MacKay, Geenock Glenpark, 25:03
2. Alastair Morrison, Dumbarton, 25:07
3. Iain Reid, Ronhill Cambuslang, 25:16
1. Helen Stuart, Bellahouston RR, 28:42
2. Iona Robertson, Bellahouston RR, 30:12
3. Shona McIntosh, Glasgow University H&H, 30:26
Race Profile Race Route Chris about to be passed by Helen on Lap 1 Dave Calder Helen Stuart on Lap 1 Lord Archibald Cameron of Glendale Elke Schmidt after starting 5 minutes late! Grim Orr Ian Struthers Drew Turnbull on his 75th Glasgow Uni Road Race Andy Freer Finishing Area