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The Lairig Ghru: mud, sweat and beers

by Catriona McWhirter – thus, a newbie’s perspective I remember it like it was yesterday… because it was. Being a rather impulsive individual (or, as some would say, a complete cretin), I had opted to enter a “SAL category C Long Hill Race” of 28 miles as my first ever hill race with previous long [...]

Forest of Birse Picnic 2011

10 Cosmics and friends assembled for Gillian’s picnic on Saturday – it just wasn’t quite the sort of picnic initially envisaged.  Forecast was for showers, which one thought meant some periods without rain – unfortunately these (non-rain) periods seemed to be vanishingly short.  Undeterred,  7 of us donned waterproof tops and set off from Forest of [...]