Thursday, 2 April 2009
Stonymollan Hill Race 2009
Unable to run because of the trots, I was the nominated timekeeper and drove along to the start at the bottom of the footpath to Cardross on Old Luss Rd between MacD's and the Lomond shores. 5 miles with 1060' of climbing over three tops. A turnout of 10 ladies and 9 men with Stevie Cowper the back marker 38 minutes after the first group left the start. Results here click on 2009 Hill Race results. Marion was first handicap by a wide margin, Stevie first scratch in a PB for this race. Three years ago he broke the course record and it is now held by Al Morrison a guest from Garscube who won last year. Special mention to Peter who was second scratch, still only 20. Unfortunately he is a student who works at weekends so his race opportunities are limited, but he will do well when he gets going. Several "new" routes taken tonight due to the good weather bringing out those who think it's fun to move the markers, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves although I did hear one "never again". Thanks to Steph for organising. Managed to survive being away from the loo for a couple of hours.