Sunday, June 12, 2011

Scottish O League race 4 - Culbin East

Brian Bullen, FVO. Photo from Moravian Orienteers website.

Moravian Orienteers organised the fourth Scottish Orieneteering League race of 2011 at Culbin East - an area of forested sand dunes on the Moray Coast, to the east of Inverness. I ran the M50L (Short Brown) course which was 8.9k with 205m of climb and 21 controls, and which was superb throughout!


Sunday, June 05, 2011

ESOC Long O - Blackhouse Heights

Today's ESOC Long O took place in the Scottish Borders was very tough underfoot. I ran the Short course which was 10.6k with 500m of climb and 5 controls. Afterwards, we went into Edinburgh for the Meadows Festival which, with it's music and stalls, provided a nice contrast to running in the hills.


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Lothian Running Club - Glas Tulaichean uphill race

The Glas Tulaichean uphill race was the first hill race I have done for some time and is the first time I have ever done an uphill only race - 7.2k with 670m of climb. The race was organised by Lothian Running Club, with Martin Hyman playing a key role, and despite a disappointingly small entry was great, if tough, fun to participate in! The race winner, in a time of 37:06, was Paul Faulkner of Carnethy Hill Running Club. Special mention must be made of the post-race catering which was delicious and of the prize giving which saw every participant receive a prize!