Dec 2 2011 Perthshire Advertiser Friday
ENTICED by the challenge and spectacular landscape of the Glen Ogle 22 Ultra race, Perth’s Robin Wombill ran his fifth Ultra-marathon of the year.
A chilly 8am Strathyre start saw late modifications to the race route to accommodate an exceptionally high number of entrants.
Opting for a forest track start which led onto a disused railway track, 127 runners relished the views of Loch Earn and Glen Ogle that quickly emerged as the morning mist dispersed during these first 12 miles.
Runners pounded the tough terrain around a 6 mile woodland loop near Killin, before returning by Glen Ogle and Whitehouse Hotel in Balquhidder and back to Strathyre
Robin crossed the line in a cracking time of 6 hours 9 minutes, finishing the race with running friends Sue Walker and British and Scottish International Pauline Walker.
Loyal to a training schedule which has covered over 1500 miles since January 1, and committed through all weathers, Robin celebrated a truly epic year of running with ever-supportive club friends Iain and Fiona Morrison.
The club AGM will be hosted this Monday (December 5), at 7.15pm in Bell’s Sports Centre cafe area, and club members are urged to attend to ensure the future success of the club.
Weather permitting this year’s Yahoo 9.5 mile race is scheduled for December 15 at the usual Bell’s Sports Centre reception start.
As this will be my last contribution as Press reporter, it has been an absolute honour and privilege to report on the achievements of Perth Road Runners.
An enormous thanks to David Bauchop for providing fantastic pictures, and I am overwhelmingly grateful to all members for generously supplying and helping to collate race information; hopefully these weekly words have been deserving of your fine efforts, thank you.