Monday, 8 December 2014

Harmeny Pentland Runners - 7R Multi Terrain Half Marathon 2014

Safely back in the car...
This was a new race for me - off road half marathon in the Pentlands, circumnavigating seven of the Pentlands' Reservoirs.

The apocalyptic weather forecast appeared to keep many entrants away, and the 200 runners who were lucky enough to get a place in the race during the '33min sell out' on Entry Central a few months back, were whittled down to 90 or so hardy souls on the start line.

As it was, a weather window opened up for the race - a wee blizzard an hour or so before the start, and then another whopper not long after I finished and was back in the car - the main weather obstacles during the race being the severe chill wind and a low sun on the horizon.

A great course - truly multi terrain (tarmac, trails, mud, burn crossings) and constantly changing ups and downs as well as surface to keep things lively - and interesting to see the mix of footwear; more road shoes than you would expect for off road in December !

This was the third year of the race, and the winning times have been bettered each year as the word about the event gets round, so was pleased with my 20th place in 1hour 41mins.


Full results here...

The 7R route

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