LAMM 2003 - DAY 1
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21:30 - More pictures and results now
7.30pm all but 19 of the 462 teams that
started this morning have successfully finished.
So far there has been no sign of one of
the favourite Elite teams - Morgan Donnelly
and Steve Birkenshaw. After the first day's
racing Mark Hartell and Mark Seddon are
leading the Elite class, followed by Simon
Bourne and Tim Lenton (7mins 14 seconds
behind). Next are Ifor Powell and John Hunt,
a further 1 min 11 seconds behind.
one time it looked as if the Elite and A
teams might not reach the start at the Glenshee
ski centre. A competitor arriving from Braemar
reported a broken down bus between the Cairnwell
and the Spittal of Glenshee. Fortunately
organiser Martin Stone found a coach driver
at a local hotel who had an hour to spare
before his day's journey. Martin managed
to persuade him to take 36 grateful competitors
to the start point.
from teams about the day's courses has been
very positive. In bright sunshine the views
were superb and the going much easier underfoot
than in last year's monsoon. A lot of wild
life has also been reported - everything
from red deer to lizards, and hares to golden
the courses from the B, C, D and Novice
start went over the 1051m Munro Glas Tulaichean,
before weaving a way over and through the
remote hills between Glenshee and Blair
Atholl. The Elite and A competitors crossed
their path on their way to some gruelling
legs over the massif of Beinn a' Ghlo.
runs included that by the 17-year-olds Iain
Donnan and Scott Fraser on the D course.
The two hill runners were encouraged to
try their first mountain marathon by controller
Angela Mudge, who lent them much of their
kit - including shoes! They did her proud,
finishing the D course 25 minutes ahead
of the nearest team.
first timers were Saskia Hart and Anna Harris
who are in their final year at Edinburgh
University. Saskia is taking time out from
revision - she has her last finals exam
on Monday! Anna is fund raising to go to
Malawi in July to build a school. Any sponsors?
The helicopter keys haven't been found yet.
- Photos from the Elite and A Course
start now available. Day 1 courses
for all classes now online. Adrian Moir
arrived in his helicopter last night at
19:00 and within the hour had mislaid his
keys. Does anyone know if National Breakdown
can trailer a helicopter back to Cardiff