Date: 26 August 2017
Start time: all day
Location: all over the place!
The club 5x5 relay round Strathearn and annual summer barbeque will take place on Saturday August 26.
The relay will start and finish at Taylor Park.
In a change from previous years, the provisional venue for the barbeque is the Crieff Golf Club - full details of food and drink arrangements to come.
Leg 1 – Taylor Park to Turret Dam
Start: Taylor Park Car Park (858222) 50m
Finish: Turret Dam (822265) 350m
Difficulty rating: 4
Approx 7.5km with about 300m climb on tarmac all the way.
Leg 2 – Turret Dam to Shakey Bridge
Start: Turret Dam (822265) 350m
Finish: Shakey Bridge (765243) 160m
Difficulty rating: 3
Approx 10km. Undulating route with overall net 190m descent but including about 150m climb along the way. Follows previous 5x5 leg 3 in reverse to Braefordie. Then follow SWCHR Leg 1 (http://www.strathearnharriers.org.uk/…/leg-1-map-and-notes.… ) to Shakey Bridge. All on good tracks and paths.
Leg 3 – Shakey Bridge to Dalginross Top Square, Comrie
Start: Shakey Bridge (765243) 160m
Finish: Dalginross Top Square, Comrie (776213) 60m
Difficulty rating: 2
Approx 8km. Follows SWCHR Leg 4http://www.strathearnharriers.org.uk/media/1435/leg-4-2015.pdf (without the visit to the checkpoint 9 at the monument). On reaching Comrie, go over Bridge and down Dalginross to the square at the junction with the South Crieff Rd. Mostly on good tracks and paths with some road running to finish.
Leg 4 – Dalginross Top Square, Comrie to Balloch Rd
Start: Dalginross Top Square, Comrie (776213) 60m
Finish: Car parking area near the top of the hill on Balloch Road (827199) 150m
Difficulty rating: 5
Approx 8km and 240m climb. Follow the previous 5x5 Leg 2 in reverse. Follows the footpath to west of Cowden climbing up to meet the junction of B827 and Glascorrie Rd. Go through Auchingarrich Wildlife Park car park, past the animal enclosures, then past the fisheries, the archery and woodcraft areas. Follow the rough and boggy footpath up to the forestry track which leads past the highest point (280m) at the lochan (805194). Mostly downhill from there to the finish on the forestry track.
Leg 5 – Balloch Rd to Taylor Park
Start: Car parking area near the top of the hill on Balloch Road (827199) 150m
Finish: Taylor Park Car Park (858222) 50m
Difficulty rating: 1
Approx 5.5 km with 70m climb. Follows old Leg 1 of 5x5 in reverse. Must go over Knock Mary 843201 (177m) and by Dallerie Pavilion (856215) to finish by touching the gate at the far end of the playing fields.