Thursday, 31 July 2008

Killin Highland Games, 30 July

As part of the Killin Highland Games, there is a short steep hillrace. The runners race from the games up through ferns and forest onto Sron a'Chlachain (which means 'nose of the village'), turn around the three cairns and then descend back to the village. Today's mist ensured eyes were kept peeled to find the next marker and the rain made for an initial slippy descent through the wet grass. Colin Donnelly led the field up and made an ever increasing gap between himself and everyone else. I managed to pull back some distance on the descent though, finishing around 10-15 seconds behind him. Every runner got a goody bag sponsored by The Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum.