Posted: 17/09/2012 at 19:03
Popping in to say "Hello".
Saw TP at the start of RAW (actually I had to shout "Tigerspaw" at her to get her attention!). Had a tough day at the office - wind, mud, and the cows chasing you back down the hill. Struggled home for 4th place in 6.08. FWIW, the course is NOT 44miles, I got it measured (so did at least 1 other) at 40.7miles. TP - the course is slightly shorter than when I did it 2 yrs ago when it also finished at the Citadel (that year I had it as 41.03miles). But yes, the wind for almost the whole way was energy sapping. Thanks to Kirsty who drove all over Ayrshire trying to find the various CPs, mostly to no avail! Coke and Mars bars - I may have found the perfect race nutrition.
Ended up at the SUMS awards party with 3rd overall for the series rather than 1st MV, as the awards were a bit disorganised. Nice wee bit of glassware to add to the collection.
Elspeth - Glen Ogle is full, but if you contact Bill, he'll add you to a "reserve list" - wasnt too much of a problem for folk last year.