Saturday saw 20 runners from Lochaber on the start line at Carnethy , a record field of 535 took part and it was Finlay Wild (00:49:46) who triumphed over second placed Robb Jebb (00:50:47 Bingley) and third placed Mark Addison (00:51:13 Helm Hill). Finlay was backed up by Gary MacDonald (00:57:44) , Jon Gay (00:58:16) and John Binnie (01 00:51) to secure third place in the team race. Jon Gay picked up a prize in his first race as a Vet 40 finishing third in the category. Amanda Blackhall (01:11:08) was our first lady home, sadly out of the prizes, the ladies team finished ninth Julie Corner (01:17:59) and Nancy Kennedy (01:27:25) making up the team.
Amazingly Jimmy Jardine took part in his forty third Carnethy run having not missed one and in a time of 01:48:04 including photo stops.
Sunday, it was winter league duty at Kinlochleven and the Blackwater Dam run, David Wilby (01:13:53 Highland) romped home with a comfortable margin over Jon Gay (01:19:57) and John Binnie (01:20:45). John Binnie was technically first Vet 40 (winter league rules apply) and Ali Kennedy(01:27:06) first Vet 50, Jim Treasurer (1:40:00) was first Vet 60.
The ladies race was won by Lina Mardall (01:33:52 Deeside) and a close race for second was won by Elaine Liddell (01:42;58 Jog Scotland) over Nix Forster (01:43:38). Lina was first FV40, Teresa MacKay FV50 and Elma Murdoch FV60.
Thanks to the organisers and helpers (the weather made for some spectacular scenery to ease the pain) also to Pamela and her mobile shop and providing credit for the purchase of a new vest.
Next Winter League Race Is The Vitrified Fort, (Short), Start at the Glen Nevis Restaurant 11.00 am 3rd March 2013, Registration From 10.00 am.
Contact For Race: Ian Adams <[email protected]>
Good luck! 🙂
Well done to everybody who took part in this weekends races, Carnethy 5, and Black Water Dam, and a big thank you to organisers and marshalls etc, Clare and Ken Rumgay,Gary MacDonald,Ian Adams,Pamela Hamilton, and Newley recruited timing assistant Andrew Cameron aka Cammy ! 🙂
The first race in the championship series takes place this Saturday 16th Feb at Carnethy 5 hills (short ), 16 males and 7 females from Lochaber AC will make the journey to the east coast . The club should expect some success (no pressure guys and gals ) with so many of our best runners taking part. Can I just remind you all of the other races and dates in the championship calendar .
Stuic a Chroin ( long ) 4th May, Goatfell ( medium ) 18th May, Tap o Noth ( short ) 17th August , Ochils 2000’s ( long ) 24th August , Run of the Mill (medium ) 16th Nov.
To complete, one from each distance and one other unless over 60 then any 4 from 6. Teams first 4 to count, ladies and over 40 first 3 to count.
Any stories, good or even mishaps where it does not go to plan on the hills let me know I’ll make your excuses here.
JUNIORS Sun 3rd March is your last winter league race at the Vitrified Fort. There will be juice and cake in Cafe Beag afterwards for all juniors who race and your winter league prizes will be handed out. Please comment below or send an e-mail so we can confirm numbers. Thank You and see you there.
Here is the winter league points update for all categories after the Leanachan race.
Having a cycle thro’ the Leanachan forest from Spean to loosen up after a club run the previous evening ( 10.5 miles and nearly 2 hours ,I’m sure Niall had a bad day at work ) you might expect to meet a dog walker or maybe the odd roe deer but something slightly more scary than even some of those featured in the previous post was there in the forest. As I turned a corner at speed there before me was this totally black fat wild boar , we sized each other up in seconds and as I was the bigger (on my bike) he/she decided to flee. Now it’s my first encounter with a boar in 8 years running/biking in the area , so two questions, has the boar just arrived in the area (anyone else seen it ) and if I had been running and therefore not look so big would I have been the one fleeing ? Any experts ?
Sunday saw the second ” long ” race in the winter league series and it was the long legs of John Binnie (1:03:33) that crossed the finishing line first ahead of Alan Smith (1:04:14) closely followed by the ever improving Jon Gay (1:04:48) . The ladies race was won by new recruit to Lochaber AC, Diane Baum (1:11:01) followed by Amanda Blackhall (1:13:59) and Lucy Prins (1:17:56).
The mens category winners were first and second placed John – Vet 40 , Alan – Vet 50 respectively and for the second race in a row Jim Treasurer (1:18:14) was the first Vet 60 .
The ladies category winners were Amanda – Vet 40 , Nancy Kennedy Vet 50 (1:24:09) and Elma Murdoch Vet 60 (1:51:56) .
Good to see the Jog Scotland ladies turning out once more . Elaine Liddell and Sandra MacDonald both finishing in 1:32:16 not forgetting Ray Morrison(1:56:18) .
Full results now on results page.
Blackwater Dam (Winter League ) 2012-2013, starts at hostel, around from Ice Factor, Kinlochleven, race is approximately 11 miles, and starts at 11am.
Race organiser:- Clare Rumgay. [email protected]