Sunday, June 28, 2009

Race Report: Dumyat Hill Race, Stirling, Scotland

Early this past May DART member Jim Crotts and his wife Sarah spent a few days in Scotland, seeing the sights of of the highlands. If you know Jim you'll quickly come to understand that he loves
to schedule his vacations around races, and this was no exception.

Here's the race recap in Jim's words:

"The race was held in Stirling, Scotland on the campus of the University of Stirling. The race is an annual event that's been held every year for the past 20+ years. It's basically a 5-mile out-and-back race to the top of Dumyat Hill (I'd call it a mountain personally). It had rained all day, typical for Scotland, so the course was very muddy and treacherous. My finishing time wasn't great -- I think it was around 55 minutes, but it was honestly one of the most challenging courses I have ever run. The footing was terrible, especially one hill in particular at mile one that was completely straight-up and mud-slicked. I slipped and fell back to the bottom at least eight times, which destroyed my finish time. Nonetheless though the experience was awesome and, best yet, I received a permanent scar on my left knee as a souvenir!"

Sarah took some pictures that underline what Jim and his fellow runners experienced.



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