Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Gairloch 10K

Runners arriving for the start of the race, outside 2Lochs radio station.
Locals, folk who'd travelled from lots of Scottish & English destinations & a lady from Germany (I think).

Before the start of the first Gairloch 10K road race. The weather was kind to us last night as we set off on the road towards Sand. Out beyond the houses, where locals & holidaymakers came out to see the sight of 50 runners racing up the coastal road. Past the water treatment works, past the youth hostel, Carn Dearg, past the field study centre & the straight past the campsite. Here, the first of the fast ones started to pass us on their return. Hey, that's Andy in 3rd place! well done - hope he keeps going ok. Then I'm past the halfway water station & into the wind. Superb views of the Torridon mountains as we retrace our steps, hard going up the hill to the youth hostel. More people seem to be out on the way back & kids on bikes are cheering us along.
At last, the downhill mile to the finish & it's over. A great crowd to welcome us back & a welcome drink of water.
Back to the Millcroft for results & prizegiving. Andy stayed in 3rd place 42.35. Margot made 51.43 (25th) & 1st LV55. First lady in was our JogScotland runner, Carole B in 46.27 (10th overall). Friend Anna, coasted along in 1.04.05.
A great event, thanks to Andy O'Sullivan for organising everything & friend Ian B for taking the pics before he & Ann did the timekeeping/place recording.

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Great results all round :]