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Carnethy 5 hill race

15/02/2014

The inception of  the Carnethy 5 hill race was to commemorate the Battle of Roslin and on Saturday, Terry McCloskey, Seb Pflanz and Mo Khan found themselves at the scene of this famous battle, waiting to take part in the 44th running of this challenging race. Mo reports...

'Thankfully the rain which had settled in most of Saturday morning relented just before the race. This meant we only had strong freezing winds and wet snow to contend with on the summits.  

The race takes in 5 climbs in the Pentland region with a total climb of approximately 2500ft in just under 6 miles. There is a fair bit of wet marshland to contend with too.

Fresh from his triumph at the ‘Devil takes the hindmost’, Terry had another strong performance in the hills.  Having completed the Pentland Skyline race back in October, he was already familiar with these hills. This race had attracted a fairly strong field and he did his best to keep pace. He was the first DRC runner home, in 107th position in a time of 1h 06m34s. 

Seb started cautiously in the middle of the field and settled into a steady climb up Scald Law, and then across to South Black Hill. Reaching the Kips he started to stretch a little and managed to work his way up the field, particularly on the climbs. The descents were challenging, particularly off West Kip, with slippery snow underfoot.  After the final long climb up Carnethy, he had a good descent down the screes.  He had a quick dip – fully intended, of course - in one of the burns that needed to be crossed in the boggy field coming up to the finish, and completed the race in 1h14m10s, in 202nd position.

My strategy was to start off steadily up Scald Law and then take the next 3 climbs fast. I had forgotten to pack my waterproof socks, and was rather annoyed after 500m into the race, when my feet were soaked on the first burn crossing. Shortly after this, we hit the heather on the slopes of Scald Law at which point I was already uttering expletives to myself with about 5 miles and 4 further climbs still to go. I did eventually smile again at seeing the snow man who was greeting runners at the foot of West Kip. The descent off Carnethy was really great fun too. I came in 410th in a time of 1h 32m 43s. I was happy with my descending again but a fair bit of work needed on the climbing.

Special thanks to Jacob Tangey, and his partner Zoe, for their enthusiastic support and cheering on the summits of Scald Law and Carnethy, much appreciated….and much needed!'

Mo.

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