Smailholm Tower/Sandyknowe Craigs 11/11/23

Full results from today’s event are now available HERE

Smailholm was a really nice area to plan for – very compact, with four very distinct areas each providing its own wee challenges, and no fallen trees to worry about.  The downside is a fair bit of impenetrable gorse, some strategically placed bogs, and (after the recent rain) a lot of standing water with no way of knowing what lay underneath.

I tried to give everyone a taste of the whole area without taking runners into too many unpleasant bits, and think I largely succeeded . People seemed to have enjoyed their runs  – their enjoyment  helped no doubt by the glorious sunshine and super views.

Thanks to all the runners who came on the day (some from far and wide), and also to Robin as Controller, Lindsey for map updates and all the entry and download wizardry,  John Tullie for sorting out access, Rob and Robin for help with setting out, and Robin, James and Bridget for collecting in the controls.   Thanks also to Tom Stewart of Sandyknowe Farm for kind permission to use this wonderful site.

Eb Rooney, Planner/Organiser