Mike McGovern and Colin Williams took part in the inaugural ‘Scurry along the Esk’ trail race on Saturday 18th May.
There were two distances to choice from 10 or 15 mile:
The 10 mile route is a fast and relatively flat Scurry from the start up from Roslin Glen Country Park along the beautiful Esk to Penicuik and back with the 15 mile route adding in a scenic and more adventurous undulating 5 mile trail loop within the Penicuik estate. The routes are shown below
After a glorious week it was drizzly for the race but a lovely route none the less, even after the shock of descending into Roslin Glen and climbing 72 steps out the other side before you got to the disused railway!
Mike and Colin both had good runs – Mike was 2nd in 10 miler and 1st M40, while Colin was 3rd in the 15 mile and first M40 too, although 10 mins behind the winner! The fields were pretty small as it’s a busy time of the year with about 40 runners in each distance.
A big thank you to the marshals out and organisers. It only took 30 mins to get to so maybe one to get on the list for next year.
Full results can be found here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1muStMelt50yaabXXyGfsgltGBJez9Y9B