Saturday morning run – 18 July 2015

After a stinker of day’s rain on Friday it was great to get out in fine dry but breezy conditions on Saturday morning as Bill, Sandy, Sharon, Lesley, Mark and Kerry positively raced (well!!!) for eight miles through the forest at Durris on gentle slopes and excellent underfoot conditions. Our only human contact was a group of hunters who, fortunately for us, had already bagged more slow moving prey and sported a dead deer strapped to their quad bike.

We missed out the difficult single path loop at the half way point and from there it was mostly downhill with a following wind all the way to the final gate where Speedy Mark and Ironman Sandy had been waiting half an hour for the rest of us to finish. Then home for a well deserved coffee and a buttery….fit fine!

Next up is a beautiful run with some fine views on Sat 1st August over the shoulder of Scolty and down to Strachan, across the Feugh and left towards Knockburn then left again to the Mill o Cammie, Gellan, Blackness farm and down to the Falls of Feugh at Banchory, whence back to the guide hut. 13 km and well within everyone’s capability. Hope to see you then!

Ps thinking of re-scheduling the Loch Muick run for September 5th instead of the Fungle. Any takers for that?

Bill Paul's photo.