Thursday, 8 December 2011

Wednesday Pub Run

On a bitterly cold starry night Dave, Gus, and Charlie headed out to the Drovers Inn at Memus.
Care had to be taken on the back roads as there were icy patches and we opted for the shortest route out by Hornie Cross and Sheilhill Bridge. We met up with Ron and Tom there and headed home after an hour or so.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Sunday Run

On a bright but freezing Sunday morning, seven of us set off from the Leisure Centre for the run to Fettercairn.
The members on the run were Gus, Ron, Keith, Tom, Ian, Charlie, Dave. We left the town by Market Street and Whitehills where we joined the Old Brechin Road. Being a bus route this was well gritted and we were soon warming up as we started the long climb up from Lunanhead to Aberlemno and up Angus Hill. From the top the view over Stathmore and up towards the Mearns were spectacular. On through Brechin and Taranty we then turned up the back roads by hill of Stracathro and Muir of Pert before dropping down to cross the dual carriageway at Northwater Bridge.

Heading down to Nortwater Bridge from Muir of Pert

 Once across it was only 5 miles up by Bogmuir and Meiklehall to Fettercairn for Lunch. The food was good at the Arch restaurant but their new electronic ordering system was a bit woeful and crashed a few times.

Coming out of the Arches at Fettercairn after lunch.

After lunch it was into the icy wind all the way to Edzell. Luckily the sun was still high enough to add a bit of warmth as we headed down past Inchbare and through by Murlingden to Little Brechin. The back roads had a few slippy bits but not too bad as we headed home in the fading light by Carreston, Sheilhill Bridge, and Hornie Cross.

Next Wednesday Night Pub Run (7th December) is to the Drovers at Memus.
Next Sunday Run (11th December) is to Meikleour