Monday, October 24, 2016
Continuing his theme of gnarly hill races, Iain Thomson ran the Run of the Mill race on the Ochil Hills. This is a hard 9 mile race, starting in Alva, with an initial climb out of Alva Glen, followed by fast runnable trail through Woodland Park to reach Tillicoultry. From Tillicoultry there's a steep climb to Andrew Gannel hill, with a decent run along the fenceline to the highpoint of Ben Cleuch. After Ben Cleuch there is a small rise over Ben Ever before a fast and furious descent back to Alva.
The race was won by Robert Simpson of Westerlands in a time of 1.11.06, with Iain finishing in 51st position (5th MV60) in his best time for this race of 1.51.18.
Full results are here.