On the Saturday the day before, and a slightly more low key affair was, the Manor Water Hill Race (10 ml, 2300 ft climb) at Kirkton Manor 2 miles west of which coincides with the sheepdog trials. This is how it was explained on the Carnethy website
'Storm someone or other arrived and dumped a lot of Water on the Manor, and everywhere else too. But there was no wind and it was quite warm. The forecast was terrible but the rain more or less stopped for the race, leaving lovely views of mist wreathed hills.'
It was very wet under foot, with long exposed sections of mud to contend with.
Colin Williams was the only first claim Moorfoot in action and after a very steady outward leg picked up speed and a few places on the way down finishing 11th, 4th M40, finishing 2nd in the local category pipped by Adam Hayward in 9th, who moved to Peebles this summer and a Tuesday night regular since then. Katie Walling, running in HBT colours finished as 4th Woman. Well done in testing conditions.
Full results here: http://carnethy.com/2018/10/manor-water-hill-race-results/
|Katie descending (courtesy of Didgy from Carnethy)|