19th May 2012
The Adventure Show were on Arran to film this year’s Goatfell race, and presenter Deziree Wilson was also running – fast, as it turned out!
Es Tresidder and Jasmin Paris took the top trophies on a fab day for racing – started cool, sun came out for the final road section. Brian Marshall and Alan Smith got the men’s V40 and V50 prizes.
Captain Chris was first Westie home, then Alasdair Duke with a huge PB of around 9 mins. I felt rubbish and had a very mixed day – fast start, awful climb, smooth descent to win back some places, and dead legs on the road. Got cramp in my calf on the descent just as I saw Brian Brennan. Maybe I’m allergic. Helen Macpherson and Peter Midgley were neck-and-neck at the summit, and Pat McLaughlin was the final Westie home.
Beers afterwards then food courtesy of Calmac, followed by a relaxing (and cheap) train ride home. A grand day out, and a bargain too!