FRA Relays at Alva: A Marshal's View
(in between marshalling!)
16th October 2005

Joe Symonds was fastest on leg 1, running for Kendal!

Ambleside runner ambling up the Nebit

Andy Spenceley ran leg 1 for Carnethy vets B team

HBT passed the headgear on to the next runner

It may not look it but the wind was so strong here, our marshal's tent was flattened

The runners descended the slope (back left) and ran round the track (middle) before climbing the Nebit

FRA organiser on leg 1 for Carnethy A team

Shettleston's Malcolm Patterson in the middle of a three

The slope eases off here..

...but some of the climbs were pretty steep

Cumberland vets leg 2 runner appeared on the Nebit's summit whist we were still watching for the leg 1 tailenders

Then we came across their Leg 3 runners as we made our way to Ben Ever (leg 4)

Lothian's Murray Strain and Oleg Chepelin on leg 4 - Lothian were first Scottish team home (5th overall)

Carnethy B's Adam Anderson and Mark Higginbottom on the last hill of leg 4

Ochil's Tracey Brindley and Alistair Anthony ran a very fast leg 4

Carnethy's Jill Mykura and Lucy Colquhoun reach the stile at the bottom of Ben Cleuch well ahead of 2nd ladies team

Leg 4 was just too short for Ronnie Gallagher and Stewart Whitlie to catch the Pudsey vets. They were closing all the time though!

Pudsey and Bramley won the vets competition by 40 seconds from Carnethy.

Simon Peachey and Es Tresidder bring Carnethy A home in 10th position

Two well-paired teams. (Some pairs were 100 metres apart at the summit)

Willie Mykura donned the mock-up of Carnethy's new (ladies!) vest

The Fife ladies jog off the final hill - enjoying the late afternoon sun.

..... and a selection of photos from the Ben Cleuch marshals

The nerve centre at base camp was powered by Carnethy's latest acquisition - a field generator

Sunday market? Runners in the holding pens waiting to be off

Hilary Holding was worried she'd trip up at the start

Crawford Oliphant admiried the new generator

Indian summer on the summit of Ben Cleuch - leg 4.

.... but then the mist rolled in.

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