Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sunday Run to Stonehaven

The unstable weather continues and only a small group turned out on Sunday for the run to Stonehaven.
Bright to start with, the four of us set off into the breeze up by Hornycross and Memus. With dark clouds and dipping temperatures as we approached Edzell we did well to get that far without getting soaked. We put on the waterproofs before continuing on to Fettercairn  getting caught by a couple of showers but not too bad. The wind  however was making us work a bit harder as we went around by Auchenblae, Glenfarquhar, and Brae of Glenbervie. Finally descending into Stonehaven it was still not clear enough to see the sea and before going into the town we went into the garden centre for some lunch (good size fruit scones). After the break we headed through the town and found that we were unable to go up Bervie Brae as it was closed to all traffic and blocked with a high gate. Climbing out of town towards the bypass, we spotted a minor road signposted to Dunnottar Castle, so we tried that and it took us out in between the folly and the castle. From there it was down the main coast road with a tail wind and in the sunshine. It didn't take long to reach Montrose, and the wind was more or less in our favour as we made for home by Hillside and Bridge of Dun. It got a bit damp again on the final stage past Rescobie and into Forfar, but too late in the day to bother us.  

With Dykehead being closed, the Wednesday night run will be to Memus.
The run next Sunday is an impromptu leaving at 9am from the Leisure Centre.