Carnethy 5 Hill Race 2013
Report from www.carnethy.com
It was an almost perfect February day for running as 535 started the 43rd Carnethy 5 race, a record, as was the number of finishers …530, with 116 of them Carnethy Runners. First timer, Finlay Wild of Lochaber, dominated the race to win by almost a minute. Perhaps he had been having special coaching lessons about the course from his clubmate Jimmy Jardine, who completed his 43rd race (a little bit slower than Finlay)! In 2nd place was 5 times winner Rob Jebb of Bingley followed by another from south of the border, Mark Addison from Helm Hill Runners. Club Captain Andy Fallas was first from Carnethy in a superb 4th place. Angela Mudge won the women’s race for an amazing 14th time. She doesn’t appear to be getting any slower with age (she was, of course, first Over 40 woman as well) and she recorded exactly the same time, to the nearest second, as when she won last year. This year she was the only female to get under the hour, with the next two, Sarah McCormack (Moorfoots) and Charlotte Morgan (Carnethy) battling to the line seconds apart and seconds over the hour.
Kenny Richmond (Shettleston) defended his Over 40s title with a fine 6th place in 52:44 (his three wins at Over 40 level have all been within 10 secs of each other); while Stewart Whitlie broke the Over 50s record by a minute and a half, recording 54:45 and 11th overall.
Last year Shettleston beat Carnethy to the men’s team title, this year Carnethy got their revenge. The Carnethy women also won, with Moorfoots second.
A record seven runners completed their 21st race to win a Quaich and will be added to this page. One of them Susan Davies (Northumberland) was not only the second woman to go this, but also became part of the first married couple to complete 21 as her husband, Geoff, has now completed 23 races! Also worth a special mention is James Rowley (Law & District) who completed his 40th race! Bill Gauld got round in 95 mins a few days short of his 80th birthday.
Full Results; Team Results and all time list of winners
Some photos from Sandy Wallace here. More photos on Carnethy Picasa album here
Scald Law Junior Race results are here
A video of the crazy descent in the Lomonds of Fife Hill Race 2012. Bum sliding at high speed. Watch out for the thistles….
Tinto Hill Race 12th November 2011
On a sunny day (the low sun blinding runners on the ascent) with very slippy conditions and a head wind on the climb, Prasad Prasad dominated the 28th Tinto Hill Race, winning by almost 2 mins, from a massive field of nearly 269. Prasad finished in a very fast time for the conditions of 30:55 (which is 11th fastest on the all time list). Second was Al Anthony (Ochils) while fast closing on him was Carnethy’s James Waldie, who had set the pace in the early stages before turning in 4th place at the summit. Carnethy also provided 4th and 5th in Paul Faulkner and Konrad Rawlik resp. First woman was Charlotte Morgan.
The threatened deluge of runners induced by a Scotsman newspaper suggestion of ‘things to do at the weekend’ fortunately didn’t materialise, as the pre-entry only list was full. A massive 45 Carnethies ran, a number exceeded only in the Carnethy 5, and concluded the placings in the Carnethy Club Championship, the results of which we await eagerly! As the last runners came in some hour and a quarter after the start the clouds built up and the rain swept over the hill. Time to head to the hall for gallons of soup.
Some great photos of the runners from Andrew Scott
Report by Digby Maass
While the rest of the country had record temperatures for the 1st of October you could guarantee that we would get the short end of the weather stick. However the Trossachs are beautiful even in the rain; and we were liberally anointed. A large turnout as the race was the last counter for the SHR series and 29 Carnethies ran. The first part of the race went through some very attractive woodland on paths & forest roads then cut off to climb the heathery hillside to the summit of Ben Venue at 727m. Very slippery rocky paths, trackless heather and some remarkably deep bogs then took us around the horseshoe with beautiful views of craggy tops wreathed in clouds & mist. The turn off the ridge was more like skydiving as the hillside plunged down to the clouds filling the valley below. Race distance was 13.46k & 846m (8.36m & 2776ft).
A feast awaited us at the finish, which I at least wasn’t expecting, so many thanks for that! If you’re going to be denied the best weather the summer never had, at least this was good place to have warm Scottish rain. Results & a few more photos Carnethy Picasa Album
The Two Breweries was a great event as usual this year with Great weather, good organisation and support.
Races don’t happen without groups of people who give up their time to make them happen. Planning, dealing with landowners, marking the course, registration, marshalling, drinks stations, kit check, briefings, timing etc.etc. So instead of lots of runners here are some photos of the people who made it happen on the day.
Photos on the race route
Ben Nevis race this weekend. Lets hope the weather is better this year….
Very Cool video flying along the Ben Nevis race route.
By Linda MacEwan
Two Inns Race – 52 runners took part in this years race, I will get a full set of results and some photos out early next week but headline results as follows:-
1st Man – Al Anthony 2:49, 2nd Andrew Fallas 2:51, 3rd and 1st MV40 Davy Rodgers 2:54. 1st Lady Eilidh Reistrick 3:22, 2nd and 1st v50 Gill Irvan 3:31 3rd Alayne Finlay 3:40.
Thanks to all who took part in what were some fairly claggy and dreich conditions, thanks also to the marshals from Glencoe and Oban Mountain Rescue Teams and from Lochaber AC. I had planned to put up banners from our sponsors who donated prizes but didn’t manage so I will thank them too, Clachaig Inn, Nevisport, Elis Brigham, Outside Edge, Ice Factor and R A Clements. I will post full results and let you know how much was raised for the Rescue Teams soon.