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Beinn Dubh Hill Race

24/04/2013

In the latest installment of their tour of the Highlands, David Parrish and Richard Beck, (aka Boswell and Johnson), took in the Beinn Dubh Hill Race. David reflects on the event as follows...

"Loch Lomond was not disrupted by a solitary ripple. Water voles rested furry faces languidly on her banks, and otters, contented with their lodgings in her waterways, retired indolently to their colonies to revere the broader habitat. Further down her banks, deer convened with their herds to marvel at the full moon. The sole synthetic imposition was that of a tourist yawl, but she swung over her anchor and the last echoes of her din petered out. Ben Lomond, draped in white snow, rose eminently over the scene. The Trossachs was at once at rest.

A mile inland from this glorious menagerie, two insolent fools - both of Dumfries Running Club - arrived with only 3 minutes to spare before the Beinn Dubh Hill Race in Luss. By some deed of grave ineptitude the pair had again failed to size up the journey adequately. Nonetheless after a quick register and change, they were at the start line. The gun fired promptly and the two young men shot off amidst the assembled field.

At the beginning, the going was pleasant; rich pastural fields of the most fertile green were alluring, happily scarce with droppings and bogs and other miscellaneous unpleasant slippery obstacles. The gentleman found this most pleasing. Over the course of time, however, ascending became less charming as hidden dips and troughs became increasingly prevalent and there were a multitude of false summits. Still, all the while there was ample opportunity to savour the enchanting landscape.

Both Richard and David managed to take advantage of the fast, wizzy and dizzy descent - Richard moved up a few places to 34th in 46.15 and David took first place in 37.38."

The race is part of the Bog and Burn Championship, which takes place during the Spring/Summer on Wednesday evenings. Most races are in the Central Belt but there are a few before you get that far. If interested in joining in on any of these events (all hill races, all about a fiver, all entries on the day, all 5 -10k ish & all very fun) please contact Richard Beck or David Parrish for a lift.

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