Greenmantle Dash

Greenmantle Dash [2nd Jan]
John Malcolm and Chloe Cox blew away the Hogmany hangovers by contesting the Greenmantle Dash.The race starts with a mass sprint from the Broughton Brewery to hurdle a stonewall, across playing fields, hurdle fence, wade river, negotiate marsh, cross road. Breathe. Then up through turnip fields before hitting the base of the steepest hill. Struggle up this and turn with juddering legs to hurtle precariously back down, and wind up for the final dash along the road to the village hall. Then catch your breath again.John finished in 21st place in 20m 53s with Chloe finishing 38th and 2nd in the female category behind Jill Stephens HBT in 23.10. The overall winer was again Andy Douglas who had won at Portobello the previous day.
Lothian Running Club