05/06/22 – Milngavie Trail Race… great local 8.5mile trail race organised by the local scouts. What’s makes it even better (apart from the best cakes in the world!) is that the start line is less than 400m from my front door.

The sun was shining and the start was a great place to catch up with loads of folk I knew from Glasgow Triathlon Club, Westerlands Cross Country Club and other clubs. Starting in Lennox Park the route went round the park, through the village then onto the Official West Highland Way. First wee climb was pretty quickly upon us but doesn’t last too long. Next up was the climb up to Mugdock, now that it a bit of a slog and killer. Through the hole in the wall, left onto the Khyber Pass and then right on the road . Next is a left into Craigallian woods. I love these woods, technical downhill on Rosie’s Rd (anyone know why it’s called this?) and then left on the WHW. Passing Craigallian Loch we kept going, WHW road crossing then a right onto the river trail. Another wee fast technical section then back onto the WHW all the way to Lennox park. Great finish line despite the uphill and handed a medal and bottle of beer from Jaw Brew. Result….1:06:40 5th female and 3rd FV40.

Marshals and scouts did a brilliant job. Got to mention how good the cakes are again! All my signs were still up on the course. This is a race not to be missed.