COB extends winning run in the mud on Braid Hills

Just what do I have to do to stop the rot? Two in two weeks! Although I was a lot closer this time finishing just a few seconds behind Chris in the mud bath of the Braid Hills Cross Country (and I mean mud bath!) A fine turnout as usual at the EUHH organised event which is two laps of the Braid Hills - essentially a long and sometimes steep slog from the driving range to the top before a sharp descent and an undulating, although mainly downhill, quagmire churned up beautifully by the ladies race before us.

4th Edinburgh Parkrun

Another fine morning for the 4th Parkrun although some parts of the route had a bit of ice, but it didn't stop another great turn out with 199 runners competing. Dave Patton on his first run now has the honour of the highest placed finisher from CAAC. Hopefully we'll see some more from the club take part as it is a great way to start the weekend:) Results: 10 David PATTON 17:22 19 Mikey ANDERSON 18:36 46 Steven BLAIR 20:56 59 Connor JOHNSTON 21:29

Tinto Hill Race

Tinto is a cracking little hill race with 1500ft of climbing in 2.2miles and then straight back down the way you came. It's very runnable in places but stoney and scree covered in others. The only other time I've done this race, way back in 2002, I was about 10th or 11th going round the cairn and was then owned on the downhill and finished 30th in 38:16, sandwiched by Dave Law and Tim Norwood who ran the same time.

Eddies Half Marathon

I have often fancied entering this race, tucked away at the end of the Road calendar and who Eddie was, so Gillian and I decided to head up and take part in our 7th(and last) half marathon of the Year. Eddie Campbell as its turn out is a renowned runner in Lochaber, running the Ben Nevis race 45 times (from 1951 to 1995), winning it 3 times. He has also been behind many of the Hill races in Scotland and the promoting of running in the area. He died in 1996 of Cancer.