Saturday Run – 15 Aug 2015

Well, there you were having a long Saturday morning lie-in. Your other half just brought you your tea, toast and the p&j. Outside in Banchory the rain is teeming down and you never imagined for a minute that we (Lesley and Bill) were basking in bright sunshine and warm breezes as we ran up Kerloch this morning?

Well you were right not to because it was teeming down there too, all overlaid with a healthy dose of scotch mist! Still, and to be fair, the rain was somewhat warm. We made the top in double quick time and headed down just as quickly having taken in the magnificent views of, well, rocks and some very interesting lichen as it was a pea-souper and the rain had gotten even heavier.

The heavily eroded path up and for about three miles down the other side finally convinced me that we need to delete this one from the programme. Not only is it dangerous but we are, after all, a running club and with long sections un-runnable it just doesn’t tick the boxes. Still, after the bad bits it was good running, and in places wading up to ankle deep, all the way back to the road and thence to the holy grail – coffee and an enormous home made scone topped off with butter and home made raspberry jam at Knockburn Cafe. Fit fine!

Next up on Saturday 5th September, and in a change to the schedule published on our website, is our run round Loch Muick, which we had to abort earlier due to lack of numbers. I need to know in advance for this one for the car share. See you then if not before!