|The procession up first hill Scald Law - not easy to overtake!|
Myself and Kenny had a pleasant surprise at the start of proceedings for the '45th' Carnethy 5 hill race on Saturday with all runners receiving a commemorative mug and a specially brewed bottle of beer at registration (always good to receive a prize before you start!).
For the race itself conditions were perfect with a gentle breeze on the tops and fairly good conditions underfoot. There was a large contingent of English raiders making up the near record field of 520 runners. Kendal based Helm Hill runners laid claim to the coveted 'claymore' (for top Club) which is now residing south of the Border and judging by their website I think there were a lot of celebrations last night as the club coaches pulled into Kendal. Unfortunately Kenny and myself didn't manage to pull off such a coupe for Peebles.
full results here
Eddie Balfour - 1:08 , 143rd
Kenny Davidson - 1.13, 221st
also it was good to see ex Moorfoot Julia Conner making the trip south - 1.18, 288th