Junior Winter League prize giving and treasure hunt !!
The above will take place at Claggan park Thursday 30th March at 6pm. A fun treasure hunt for the juniors will be held after the Winter League prize giving. All family members are welcome and I’m sure the juniors will enjoy having you there. Any enquiries to juniors coach Helen Smith or Margaret Rose Macphee or any committee member.
Tuesday and Thursday training moves to Claggan Park for the Summer months 6pm. All welcome.
Today’s boot camp, started from north face car park, up the steep path to cic hut(tea break), crossing the track to half way lochan and over rough ground back to cic path and nfc park. The varied runs are once per month and all club members are welcome. Thanks to Linda for organising and Niall for photos.
SPECTATORS LINED THE ROUTE
Saturday was the first race in the Scottish Hill Championship series. New Abbey near Dumfries was the venue for the race up Knockendoch and Criffel. The route which is a medium category served up challenging conditions underfoot with no dry track beyond the tarmac road, mud, mud and more mud being the norm. Over 200 runners started, Finlay Wild and Ray Murdoch from Lochaber made the trip south. Finlay chased and caught Graham Gristwood(Ochils) on the downhill but eventually Graham triumphed on the road section finishing in a time of 00:50:51, Finlay finished 7secs behind in 00:50:58 and ahead of Murray Strain(HBT) 00:53:20. Georgia Tindley(HBT) was first lady with a time of 01:05:58. Ray finished in a time 01:39:05 having run the downhill with inov8 shoe ripped from toe to heel, ironically Gus Bowman had mentioned on the start line he lost his inov8 sole the previous year in the race. Result
Below runners show how “mucky” you can get at Criffel
The 47th Carnethy 5 race on Saturday was said to have the most challenging conditions in the races recent history. Lochaber’s Jimmy Jardine was once again on the start line not having missed one. Finlay Wild won the race and with team mates Jon Yells, Richard MacLeod and Stuart Crutchfield secured 6th place in the team event. Others representing the club were Gavin MacMillan, Ray Murdoch and Sharon Smith. A good day for Helm Hill saw them win the ladies race and the mens and ladies team events. Result
Difficult as it was for the runners, the marshals on the hills deserve a big thank you for enduring the hostile weather.
The 6th winter league run takes place this Sunday 8th January. Registration 10.00am. Start 11.00am at the Lower Falls car park in Glen Nevis. The route is over mixed terrain and is approx. 7.5mls long finishing at Claggan. Contact… Graham Macnab, helpers appreciated.