I have always been in awe of hill runners and met many over the years . They are a unique group of unsung heroes on the hills. Last weekend the Carnethy Club completed all the Corbetts in a day. What an effort of planning and effort by all. It’s great to hear of such efforts with little publicity. These runners are true hill men and women enjoying the mountains and travelling light and fast over the hills. Well done all. Thanks to the club for allowing me to use their words and photos. Well done all.
After about 6 months of planning, on Saturday 28th May 2022 over 200 Carnethies completed all of the Corbetts in a Day. 222 Scottish hills between 2500-3000 ft, or 762-913m in height were split into around 140 missions of varying length, difficulty and commitment to suit the novice through to the expert runner/walker.
The first hill was complete at 01:28 by Ross Christie who had to get back for his family and his work, and the last was ticked at 19:46, quite aptly, by Steve Fallon whose website and guidance was invaluable to the planning. Ages of participants ranged from 6 Months baby Busby through to 80 Yr old (roughly) past President Kieth Burns. One team’s age exceeded 200yrs. Everyone experienced how rough and challenging the less trodden Corbetts are with rarely a path to follow and plenty of wet bog to delight in.
There are many stories to tell which will come out soon enough and we ask all participants to write a summary of the stories from the day. The Jura Corbetts were done as part of the Jura Fell Race with Jasmin Paris being first female and Andy Fallas as 4th Male. Hopefully they took a photo on their summits as proof!!!
There are many people to thank for making this happen. Nicki Innes and Ken Fordyce in particular, but also the planning team, regional leads and the control team in Tyndrum. The participants of course and also Mr Weather played a fair hand, at least in Ardgour.
In the interim, here are some random photos from the many.
Another great Carnethy day out. Well done all.
President, Carnethy HRC