I had a great day yesterday, taking part in the Volcano Race with The Dunoon Hill Runners. I joined the Dunoon Hill Runners this year and this is the first event I have been able to take part in and really enjoyed it apart from my navigation skills. Due to my error I ended up doing just over six miles rather than the four it should have been, but the one saving grace was that on my detour, I met up with fellow runner Shona Ritchie who had done the same thing and together we eventually found our way off the hill.
A big thank you to Kirsty Mundell for organising the race and to her and husband David for their kind hospitality afterwards. There is no better way to finish a race that with a few beers, a barbecue with good company. I will treasure my first hill-race medal, which as you can see by the picture was a piece of homemade shortbread on a string.
As I reached the top of the hill yesterday, I said to myself ‘never again’ but It’s amazing how those negative thoughts disappear once you complete a challenge and I will definitely be back next year and maybe I will actually run the course as it was planned!
My next scheduled race raising funds for Yorkhill Children’s Charity is the Bute 10k on the 22nd August. If you would like to sponsor me, please go to my JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/ronniecairnsrunning