Loch Kinord Off Road 10K

This new event was organised to raise money for the restoration of the  Kinord Hall in Dinnet where the race started and finished.  The course was on road for the first K then on tracks and paths, variously rough, rocky, muddy or grassy, interesting and undulating, and included a stream crossing but no significant hills, all very well marked.  Must do it again with time to take in the scenery sometime. 
The rain held off until after the finish, and a superb tea with soup and cakes was provided in the hall afterwards.  There were 15 Cosmics among the 76 competitors so lots of new Cosmic kit on show. 
Robbie Simpson won in 36.22 and Ruth Mackenzie was first woman in 45.54 (both Deeside runners).  Simon Peachey was 2nd, Anita Hamilton got a box of chocolates for 3rd women (sadly 5 mins behind Ruth though) just behind sometime Cosmic Megan MacRae (now Highland Hillrunners), Pauline Larmour got a cake for 1st female vet, and Cosmics got the female team prize (a bottle of wine each for Liz Delanay, Pauline and Anita). Colin (Larmour) had to make do with a spot prize of a buff, and everyone got a goody bag. 
A very well organised and fun race!

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