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Trans-Sidlaw Challenge

posted 3 Nov 2014, 13:47 by DMC Webmaster   [ updated 26 Apr 2015, 16:04 by Niall Wallace ]
DMC Challenge 1: The Trans-Sidlaw

Start Point: The gate on the Craigowl road; NO 390 396 (Ok just over the cattle grid)
Finish Point: The Gate on the hills side into Balkello Car Park; NO 365 385
Compulsory Waypoints:
Summit Trig-Point of Craigowl Hill: NO 377 400
Summit View point on Balkello Hill: NO 363 395
Summit Fort on Auchterhouse Hill: NO 354 397

Route between points is down to the participant, the only order requirement is that you start at the Start and Finish at the Finish, although anyone choosing not to do Craigowl first is a bit odd... Entries closed on 2 November 2014.

The results are:

Bike

Dan 40min
Suzy 53min
Niall 64min
Simon 95min

Run

Paul 52min
Andrew 59min
Berenice 59min
Mhairi 69min
Allan 2 weeks...

You may be wondering about Allan’s time, well...

He turned up in his Goat Costume, set off up Craigowl at a blistering pace, by the top he was so confident he waited for Paul at the trig point, then ran down to the farm to buy some eggs before stomping all over Paul’s time to the top of Balkello hill too before returning to the farm to churn some butter, meet some other goats and then set off for Auchterhouse hill, unfortunately he took a wrong turn on the way back down when I misdirected him with my various wrong turns and had to return by some ridiculous route... a truly stunning bit of running and navigation from a somewhat overdressed adventure athlete. His real time was something like 1hr 20m...

Routes: http://www.mygpsfiles.com/app/#2tVutv9x