Tricia here are the CS40 dropbag instructions in case you haven't seen them yet -
IMPORTANT INFODrop Bags:The following rules are hereby adopted in relation to CS40 Drop-Bags for all three Check-Points.1 - Only medium size, transparent zip-lock bags are to be used as check-point drop-bags. Any and all other forms of drop-bags will deposited as trash at the start line. These Zip-Lock bags can be purchased from ALL major supermarkets with a size "Medium" +/- 28cmx26cm.2 - Each bag should be accompanied by an A5 inserted sheet containing:i. Forename & Surname (+/- 36pt lettering)ii. Race Number (+/- 144pt lettering)iii. Checkpoint number, e.g. "CP1" (+/- 36pt lettering)This sheet should be inserted face-up into the back of the bag to avoid being covered by bag imprinting.
What you say about Bothwell Castle sounds like a good reason to reccy it, if only for a bit of peace of mind on the day. I don't want any doubt in my mind about where i should be going as 'I'll have plenty else to think about .
With regards to the CS40 - hopefully someone can give a bit of insight for a 1st timer....
I thinkI know the route, but I'm a little sketchy about the section between Uddingston and Strathy Park. Is it well enough marshalled to just turn up on race day or is it worth getting up there to learn the route beforehand?
Also, do they take drop bags to the check points for you?