The Devils Burden Relay Hill Race (Leg 2) – 2015

The Devil

An fantastic day out at the Devils Burden today with the Roadrunners. The whole event was new to me and I will definitely be signing up again next year. With great atmosphere, beautiful scenery and fantastic team camaraderie it’s not to be missed! This post will cover the second leg of the run, however I will be going back and doing the other legs as training runs in the future. So expect them to follow soon!

The day started bright and early with a short run over the tay bridge and a drive with the teams driving down to the start line in Falkland for registration.

Bob and Jennifer the smiliest running team ever assembled! :P
Bob and Jennifer the smiliest running team ever assembled!

We waved goodbye to our team mates embarking on the first leg of the race and made our way to the start of Leg 2 (Strathmiglo) where Kenny and I (you ran the race in pairs) waited to start our run to Kinnesswood.

Me and Kenny Starting our Leg!
Kenny and I starting our leg!

We were off! We took off from Strathmiglo heading up hill and through the woods before being met by the tough ascent of West Lomond Hill.

Coming out of the woods and about to start the climb.
Coming out of the woods and about to start the climb.
Steep Climb!
Steep Climb!

The grass was deceptively icy and slippery underfoot!

Amazing views during the climb and incredible panoramic views from the summit.

East Lommand Summit!
West Lomond Summit!

After the climb we had a sharp descent before a long, gradual ascent to the top of Bishop Hill

Couldn't ask for a better day!
Couldn’t have asked for a better day!
An Icy ROAD!
An icy ROAD!
Check that view!
Check that view!

After the climb we had a sharp descent before an undulating run to the top of Bishop Hill

Me and kenny on bishop hill!
Kenny and I on bishop hill!

After a super steep (RIDICULOUS) descent into Kinnesswood we had crossed the line and the others were off… I did not envy them having to run back up that hill!

"Brego"
“Brego”

We made our way back to Falkland for some soup and coffee, where we awaited the final leg runners!

Road Runner Huddle
Road runner huddle at the finish line!
PUPPIES!
PUPPIES!
Ron finishing off our team run! :)
Ron finishing off our team run! 🙂

A fantastic day out and a great running event that I would strongly recommend!

Garmin Trace and Elevation.
Garmin Trace and Elevation.

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