Saturday, 16 August 2008

Ochils 2000 recci, 16 Aug

The Ochils 2000 Scottish Championship race is to take place next week, and a few hillrunners decided to give the entire route a recci today. We were lead by locals Andrea and David who shared insider knowledge with us. Once out of the initial forest, most of the route follows fences and faint paths, with the occasional boggy sections. Weather started a bit dreich, but improved throughout the day. A very runnable, but in some mist, navigation-testing route it was and I'm glad to have been given the chance to give it the once over before racing it. It took us 4:30 to jog over it, so I think 3:30hr to 4hr on race day is possible for me. Details of the race are here .