Sunday, April 29, 2007

WCOC Regional Event - Harrop Tarn





The long journey was worth it as the Lake Ditrict was fantastic today - clear, sunny and warm! So too, was Harrop Tarn - an area I have run in once or twice before, but not in the last decade; or possibly two!

I ran M50L which was 6.2k with 260m of climb and 18 controls, and which took me 47 minutes. I had a good run, apart from losing a couple of minutes going to the penultimate control.

Results.
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RouteGadget.

Steve Nicholson, FVO - winner of M35L.



Part 1 map with my course.



Part 2 map with my course.



Part 1 map with my route.



Part 2 map with my route.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

FVO Evening Event - Abbey Craig







I ran the long course which was 3.9k with 225m of climb and 19 controls. I took 37 minutes, finishing 6th, some 2 minutes down on Steve Nicholson who had the fastest time.

1 Steve Nicholson FVO 00:35:10
2 Duncan Francis FVO 00:36:42
3 Will Hensman FVO 00:37:12
4 Jason Inman FVO 00:37:41
5 Roger Goddard WAROC 00:37:45
6 Martin Dean FVO 00:37:58

Results.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

TAY Local Event - Mill of Fortune







I ran the Blue (longest) course which was 6.0k with 235m of climb and 14 controls. I had a reasonable run, save for a few hesitancies and took 51 minutes.

Results.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

CLYDE Mass-Start Race - Mugdock Country Park









Mugdock is a Country Park to the north of Glasgow, and is a mix of wood and moor land. The Mass-Start Race was 6.2k with 17 controls and took me 40 minutes.

Dave Robertson lead from the start, with Donald Petrie, Malcolm Patterson and Caspian Richards battling it out for the next 3 places. I had a good race with Helen Palmer (- who was using the event as preparation for next weekends 10mila!), only just managing to finish in front of her.

Results.

Map with the course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

MAROC Local Event - Creag Choinnich









Creag Choinnich is a steep and in places, heathery, area on the edge of Braemar. I ran the Green (longest) course which was 3.8k with 150m of climb and 9 controls, and which took me 29 minutes. Given the short distance, I decided to try and run hard; but found my navigation couldn't keep pace, resulting in a lot of small misses.

Results.
Splits.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ardnamurchan - Wildlife Watching





Went to Ardnamurchan to look for wildife. Followed the road down the north side of Loch Sunart and, whilst I didn't see any of the hoped for otters and pine martens; I did get views of deer, seals, an eagle and a host of flowers.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ski Trip - French Alps

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2007 - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2007





Missed the JK in the Forest of Dean to go on a family ski holiday in France. Stayed in an apartment in Villaroger, near Bourg St Maurice and skied at Les Arcs on 3 days, Sainte Foy on 2 days, La Rosiere and La Thuile for a day, and Tignes and Val d'Isere for another day. The weather was fantastic - clear and sunny; which meant hard, icy conditions first thing, slush at the end of the day and really nice conditions in between. Snow cover was fantastic high up and provided considerable scope for exploring off piste.

Managed easy paced, short, hilly runs most evenings on paths through woods and meadows which resulted in a varied, but tiring, holiday.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

SOLWAY SoSOL - Drumlanrig Woods





Drumlanrig Castle.



Drumlanrig Woods were at their very best in the warm spring sunshine. I ran the Brown course which was 7.9k with 385m of climb and 20 controls. I had a steady run, save for the odd bramble induced detour and took 56 minutes, which gave me third place behind Murray Strain, EUOC and Ben Hartman, INT.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.