Triple Hirple 2015
LAC Meall an-t Suidhe (Graham rooks Memorial Hill Race) 2015 Results Here!
The Cal Mac strike last Friday presented the Barrathon Half Marathon runners with extra difficulties. The ferry leaving Oban after midnight meant very little sleep for competitors, arriving in Castlebay around 6am. Lochaber had five runners on the start line, no doubt not feeling at their best. First over the line for Lochaber was Teresa Mackay in a time of 01:53:45. Teresa also had the additional difficulty of jet lag having just flown home from Canada. John Dougan was next to finish in 01:58:17 and 3rd V60, Bill Scott 02:02:00, Roddy McAuley 02:12:31 and Elvire Feeney 02:26:20 were the other finishers. Undeterred (the energy obviously not totally exhausted) the five made it to the evening ceildh. Well done to all.
LOCHABER ATHLETIC CLUB
TRIPLE HIRPLE 2015
SATURDAY 27th June ~ 2PM, CLAGGAN PARK
Graham Brooks MEALL-AN-T SUIDHE
3.5 miles/1500 feet
SUNDAY 28th June ~ 12 NOON, CLAGGAN PARK
HALF BEN NEVIS
6 miles/2200 feet
MONDAY 29th June ~ 7PM, PARADE
2 Miles/900 feet
Helpers & Marshalls Needed!
Today’s Eagle’s Crag Race Results Here!
Race Report Here!
The weekend of 6th June weather wise was pretty miserable, races were shortened, altered and cancelled. Jon Gay ran the Trotternish Ridge and reported very little about the race, only that he finished 5th (well done Jon) but elaborated on the side show one mile into the race at the Quiraing. With cameras and a red banner being waved around, Jon assumed “they must be Carnethy supporters” what Jon seemingly missed was the naked model who was being filmed, as reported by others. The Quiraing on a good day can be a pretty hostile place but on this particular day with 44 runners passing by she’s one brave lady.
The other event that weekend was the Glas Tulaichean Uphill which was shortened and also included the run back downhill. The interesting thing here was the race to the line between Niall Macbeath and partner Susan Jane Ross, Niall just made it in 01:11:11 with Susan Jane 9 secs behind. Perhaps I should mention Niall’s pulled calf muscle.
Saturday past was the latest SHR championship event at Durisdeer, this was also a British counter. A close finish over the medium distance course saw Lochabers Finlay Wild finish in 2nd place in a time of 01:25:28. Tom Owens (Shettleston) 01:25:00 won with Rob Hope (Pudsey & Bramley) 01:25:45 placed 3rd. Jasmin Paris (Carnethy) 01:37:33 was 1st lady. Ciara Largey 01:58:28 for Lochaber finished in the top half of the 269 runners. Well done to Finlay and Ciara.
Hi Folks another reminder of this years Eagles Crag hill Race hill Race!
Eagles Crag Hill Race Sat 20th June at 2pm, (Blarmachfoldach)
This is a Category “A” hill race so bring bum bag and suitable clothing etc as it may be wet and windy or even misty at the tops.
Approximately 6 miles
Registration Opens: 1.00pm
Start is at: 2.00pm sharp !!!
Race Organizer : Ian Adams.
Helpers and marshals always needed 🙂
Friends, family and everyone in between,
Lend me your ears, or your eyes and your short attention spans, rather…! I am writing this hideously impersonal request to see if anyone among you or beyond you would be willing to contribute to a charitable cycle tour, which begins tomorrow in Inverness and finishes next Friday in Dunoon 525 miles and 38,000 feet of hills, later! I have never undertaken anything of this magnitude (or stupidity) before yet am convinced that it is a cause for which I undure some lung-bursting climbs and bottom sores that I am sure will ensue after a week on the saddle. We are ten cyclists in total and are aiming to raise £10,000+ together for ‘Tearfund’, an excellent charity who do a lot of great, much-needed social justice work in many of the poorest areas around the World. Something as mundane as a new waterpump, a proper toilet or a new roof might seem basic and un-noteworthy to us here in the western world, but to the poorest communities on the planet, I imagine that it can make a huge difference to their lives. The charity is also commited to combatting and tackling things like human trafficking and HIV education, which, again, can have a big impact on the communities in these countries. Anything you wish to contribute will be greatfully recieved and will not only make a difference to the work of this charity but will also give me the ‘oomph’ I’ll need to get up and over the many beastly climbs I’ll be tackling in the next seven days. I’ve also paid the tour costs out of my own pocket in order to maximise the money raised for ‘Tearfund’, so amn’t using your hard-earned cash to enjoy myself, don’t worry!
Here are the links if you do wish to contribute anything at all. Many, many thanks, in advance, for the support. Feel free to post and share these links on facebook or any of those social media sites the whole World, bar me, uses!
The link is https://www.justgiving.com/Nick-Sedgwick84/
And this link will show you the route we’re taking if you scroll to the bottom and click ‘full route’
Until we meet again, in this life or the next….!!!
Snowdon on Thursday 16th July 2015
For those that have been lucky enough to get into or are going to Snowdon on Thursday 16th July 2015,
Club has agreed to put on a minibus so if you want to travel in it get in touch with Ali Kennedy on 07717684001 to book your place, £20 for club members non club members £30, bus leaving on Thursday morning returning Sunday.