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25th Merrick Hill race

15/09/2013

On Sunday, three of DRC's hill runners made the trip to Glen Trool for the 25th annual Merrick hill race...

Ranjit Thomas and Craig Malcolmson, fresh from the previous week's Ben Nevis race, were joined on the day by clubmate Terry McCloskey for what turned out to be a battle with the elements.

What seemed a relative calm day at the start at Bruce's Stone, with no more than a few light showers and a stiff breeze, gave little indication of the conditions on the hills. However when the marshals on the summit of Merrick reported back that conditions had become far too dangerous for all competitors and officials alike, a decision was made to shorten the race and turn the runners at the top of Benyellary.

Once underway it was clear to all that the correct decision had been made. As the runners made their way up Fell of Eschoncan, then onto the Bennan before picking their way round Corse Craig and on the ascent of Benyellary, they were hit with a wall of gale force winds and freezing rain. On the outward leg Craig and Terry were having a personal dual, with Craig reaching the turn ahead of Terry. But on the return by the time they scrambled over the dyke at the foot of Benyellary, the positions were reversed and that was the way it remained to the finish. Terry recorded a well deserved time of 1:14:50 in 7th place with Craig in 9th place in 1:16:50 and taking the 1st vet 40 prize.

Ranjit who had made the questionable decision to run in his 'five finger' barefoot running gloves slipped and slid his way up and down to finish in 19th place in 1:29:34.

The lads wished to extend a big thanks to Girvan AC and the marshals who stood out in the hellish weather conditions to ensure the safety of the competitors, also to the sponsors who supplied the well deserved whisky memento for the 25th running of the Merrick Hill race... CHEERS!

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