Graham Lake Reports:
We were stopping off in Stirling on the way back from a gorgeous week further north, so swung by the local agricultural show where a little hill race was going on. After a quick lap of the show-field, following a marshal on a bike and being serenaded by a pipe band the race went up to the highest point on the local hill, similar to many Yorkshire Dales races, where a flag and a piper signaled the high point of the race.
I was going fairly well, but was concerned by the rumbles of thunder and funnel-cloud coming down from the cloud above (eek). The descent was very fast and straight-forward, just down a farmer’s track. I managed to overtake a couple of chaps before the pleasant run back to the show field through some woods.
I finished in 8th place in 35.00
The winner was Mathew Sutherland – Central AC in 31.34
Ladies winner was Isla Cubit in 39.57.
It was pretty low key with only 37 finishers.
Results to follow at http://www.scottishhillrunners.uk/RaceResults.aspx
(or I have a copy)