Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
The flier for the event said that "Craigmillar provides a unique combination of parkland, intricate contour detail and complex urban terrain. An unspeakable nettlefest in the summer, the winter reveals it in all its glory. The urban area comprises three distinct sections. Craigmillar is a recently built affordable housing complex. The Thistle Foundation, formerly a closed community for disabled servicemen, is being restored as another housing estate. Greendykes Farm is a former council estate, now a deserted ghost town in the process of demolition (this has already begun, some areas with demolition in progress are mapped out of bounds)."
With a map made by Scott Fraser and Graeme Ackland, and courses planned by Graeme Ackland, this was an event not to be missed. I ran the long course which was 8.1k with 31 controls.