Sat 1st February 2020
Shortly before 5pm on Saturday 1st February four hardy DMC members (Andrew H, Andrew B, Iain and Berenice) donned head torches and headed to the starting line for the Strathearn Trail Festival 10km night run from Crieff. After a rather wet day it promised to be a dry night – overhead at least. Underfoot the terrain was already mashed up by the
earlier 10km daytime runners with ankle-deep mud in places – thanks Lukas! After a short downhill gallop toward the Shaggle Burn the rest of the route was an unforgiving uphill effort to the top of the Knock. No time to admire the braw bricht moonlicht nicht before hurling ourselves down towards the finish and our well-deserved medals. Andrew B and Iain matched Lukas’s earlier daytime achievement of an hour, closely followed by Andrew H. I was happy to be quite far from last – my 1hr 18 bears
testament to the 380m total climb. But a PB is not to be scoffed at, just beaten – same time, same place next year!
- Report by Berenice