During a perfect week of weather the forecast from 3 days out was looking wet for Saturday. Nevermind, I thought, from this far away the forecasters generally are slightly off however fair play to them they were spot on. A fairly small field of about 30 runners lined up to start in the drizzle looking up at the claggy tops. Off we went and spent much of the next few hours in the mist with occasional heavier showers. I spent much of the race in a small group of 4 and kept trying to escape on the descents only to team up again on the uphill sections. I finally managed to pull away on the last descent which felt quite rough with tussocks and long grass making the going a bit treacherous. The results were massaged in my favour slightly by a couple of the faster guys making a navigational faux pas. There are a couple of photos on the Lochaber AC website. Thanks to Lochaber for organising and Glencoe Mountain Rescue for marshalling in the clag. Rumour has it that this will be a Championship race next year.

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