Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond Hill race – 9 May 2015

Given the weather during the week we were blessed on Saturday when the sun came out for Ben Lomond Hill Race. 166 runners took part and despite my pre-race nerves I was enjoying the relaxed atmosphere before the start until David (Stakes) mentioned times! Yikes! Had been thinking more along the lines of “I hope I get up and down this in one piece!”.
My fear gave way to excitement as we set off and started snaking our way up the hill. The conditions were great with just a small amount of snow to contend with. It was hard work but I enjoyed every part of it to finish with a time of 1:40:07 (I’m convinced I would have been under the 1:40 if that dug hudnae stopped dead in front of me!) Well done to David who finished with a great time (PB I think) of 1:41:37.
We even got to get some sunbathing in at Rowerdennan Hotel before the minibus took us back to Balmaha. A smashin’ race if you fancy something a wee bit different.

by Elaine

Photo croppped from original photo taken by Ian DickCC BY 2.0