Crieff 10K race

12th July 2009

The complete set of results can be found here

A large squad of Harriers arrived at Crieff on Sunday for The Famous Grouse Crieff 10K.

None appeared to be put off by the driving rain on the way up, which was just as well because as soon as runners were forced out of the dry changing area to the start, the rain stopped.

The 10K is well known for the steep hill at the start, which starts out gently enough, but then goes on forever (slight exaggeration here) and gets steeper. Fortunately, there is also rather a good bit of downhill. The trails were a bit on the slippy side, what with the heavy rain and all runners boasted rather muddy legs at the end of the race. However, only the hardiest braved the cold showers afterwards.

There was compensation by a great spread laid on by Strathearn Harriers and rather a prolonged discussion on the merits of the cakes. In the end, the cakes were given 10 out of 10.

No doubt about it, Alastair and Colin will be back.

A video of the race (in 4 parts) has also been posted on YouTube

Our Results:

Athlete
Place
Time
Barry Paterson
16
39:46
Colin Thomson
52
43:56
Stephen Oliver
57
44:40
John Denholm
63
45:21
David Bunyan
99
48:13
Tracey Newman
136
50:49
Alastair McCallum
139
50:50
Christine Eadie
149
52:27
Elaine Thomson
177
54:21