Sunday, 23 December 2007

Mince Pie Run 2007

22 Harriers enjoyed the club's annual festive "Mince Pie Run" on the morning of Sunday, December 23rd. As usual it was a great combination of sociability, fresh air and exercise - tinsel was worn and plenty of time taken to chat and admire the scenery.

This year the route followed a hill road up behind St Fillans then across into Glen Tarken, stopping high above Loch Earn to enjoy the views and some well-earned mince pies and coffee.

Suitably refreshed, the runners continued down through Glen Tarken wood back to the lochside at St Fillans where an excellent outing was rounded off with bacon butties magically prepared by Phil Tipping in the Wake family camper van.

Special thanks to Simon for organizing the run and to all who showed their support by coming along.

Mincepie 2007 - pics by Pete

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Stirling mud

East District cross-country championships at Stirling University on Saturday 8th proved a fine example of what cross-country has to offer. 10k in three laps round a mixed course with lashings of bitter wind, rain and of course, mud.

Nonetheless it was an enjoyable race with what seemed a large and high quality field. Six Harriers ran, all in the men's race, with Cathy having to miss the women's race because of pleurisy (surely one of this year's best excuses!)

First three Harriers home were Will, Colin and Ian, in that order, times not known. Doug sprinted past Gordon in the last ten metres to be the fourth Harrier home in just under 43 minutes, and James finished not long after. Official results available in due course.

Ali and Liz are awarded support points for turning out to provide much needed help and encouragement on a weather-wise grim day.