Yesterday saw the first of the club's two organised hill races - Glas Tulaichean uphill-only race. This year's race was moved from it's traditional date in June to accommodate the trials for the UK Home internationals to be held in Keswick on 25th may. because of that, we had lots of top quality athletes taking part this year and 51 runners in total. Weather conditions were testing to say the least but everyone got to the top and back down again safely. Stuc a' Chroin winner Hector Haines had to watch Robbie Simpson take off from the start and keep his lead all the way to the top. Ladie's Stuc winner Charlotte Morgan came second to Dumyat winner Helen Still of HBT.
Lots of Hawks turned out for the race with Jamie Crowe leading the charge. With the race almost completely on a well defined track even Alan Kennedy didn't get lost
Unfortunately, the landowner Simon Winton took ill overnight and could not run this year, but my thanks go out to him and Richard who drove all the warm clothing to the summit.
The legendary Bobby Quinn who still holds the record for this race (33:50) from 1997 turned up and ran an incredible 39 :54 at the age of 47.
My thanks also to Nigel Reynolds and Shaun Germany who braved the freezing conditions at the summit to record all the times - Cheers guys!
Photos from Alan Gebbie of carnethy are here: www.flickr.com/photos/64932248@N04/sets/72157633461495573/