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10/05/08 Ben Lomond Race - from Gary Jones

Phil Sanderson and I made the long drive up to Rowardennan for the Ben Lomond Fell race (9m 3192ft AM) and were truly blessed with wonderful weather with it being a perfectly calm summers day.

The route itself was a runnable rocky path then onto open fell side, in essentially a 9 mile top and back run and I have to say the descent was a very enjoyable dash back down to the Lodge in Rowardennan. Both Phil and I had really good runs and ended up in 5th (Phil) and 8th (me). Phil's race was somewhat marred by an ankle injury midway on the descent, which lost him 2nd place after an excellent ascent and descent to that point. I was in 16th at the summit but was well pleased with my descent passing 8 runners and was actually commended by a few Carnethy/Lochaber runners on my descent which was great. All in all, a worthwhile trip to Scotland.



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