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Archives for May, 2011

My Slioch Adventure ( By Anita)

Slioch Hill Race Sat 21 May This “Category Long” Hill Race was the 2nd counter for the SHR championship this year.  I’d been really looking forward to it – having heard reports from previous years of Dennis swimming on the lochan en route, not to mention the wonderful tea for after.  It looked like a [...]

Carry on orienteering (Cosmic Style)

Cosmic Orienteering Tuesday 17 May Tim Griffin (assisted by Ewen Rennie, Sean O’Sullivan, Ian Hamilton, Dennis McDonald) gave us a great introduction to the black art (or so it seemed) of orienteering.  After a short instructional session, all of us were haring round Kirkhill Forest, eagerly “collecting” controls.  I think the mini-score event was won [...]

Deeside Macbethfest Relay (May 2011)

Deeside Macbethfest Relay 11 May 2011   The cosmic heroes (Catriona McWhirter, Alan Cormack, Elaine Stewart & Ian Hamilton) and the cosmic comics (Pauline & Colin Larmour, Veronique Oldham & Colin Russell) joined the 13 or so other mixed teams for a short, fast but hilly race over a scenic 4.5k route at Deeside activity [...]

An Adventure Out West in May….

The Place: Mull of Kintyre   The Route : Kintyre Way / 66 miles from Tarbert to Cambelltown The Race: Relay over 6 stages     “Mull of Kintyre, oh mist, rolling in from the sea, my desire, is always to be here……” So said Sir Paul McCartney when singing about his favourite place in [...]

Cooley Legends Trail 1/2 Marathon

Cooley Legends Trail Half Marathon, Co Louth, Ireland, 23 April 2011 Larmours headed west on the strength of the race’s inclusion in a calendar picked up by the rellys in the ‘oul country and the race’s great website. They went in search of challenging trail running in a fabulous setting and found it along with [...]