Saturday, 19 July 2008

2008 Berneray 10K run

The annual Berneray 10K, organised by Mr Ross and helped by many others, took place earlier this afternoon on Berneray. In typical Hebridean style, the runners encountered just about every weather condition apart from tornado on their run around the island.

The start took place on Berneray machair, just south of Loch Brusda. Here's the view of the start from atop Borve Hill, just as a gale was getting up:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4wi-90-5yc] 
A quick sprint down the hill to the Nurse's Cottage water station, in time to see the leader power up the road through Backhill:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlWRUSqs3_o] 

Soon, other runners started to appear. As sun gave way to cloud, rain, then the umpteenth shower, the main pack of runners came through:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSSU5nHL7aE]

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There are a set of pictures showing Roslyn MacPherson completing the course in 0:59:04. 

3 comments:

  1. I wondered how many braved the elements. Congratulations to all hardy participants!

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  2. Hazel,The times varied tremendously, from 34:37 to 1:17:32, as did the ages of competitors from 20 to 68. Nearly half the competitors are female (the 68 year old was one of them). So you're welcome to participate in next years 10K. Ask Andrew (Ross) for more information:http://www.isleofberneray.com/businesses/media-services/

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