Tuesday, 6 May 2014

ACC Runs List May - August

Wednesday 7th May - Finavon 
Sunday 11th May - Dundee Tesco Riverside, Padlocks! 
Wednesday 14th May - Letham 
Saturday 17th May  - Audax UK 400K Musselburgh 
Sunday 18th May - Round Kilry Bothy meet B run 
Wednesday 21st May - Glamis 
Sunday 25th May - Clatterin Brigg 
Wednesday 28th May - Roundyhill 
Saturday 31st May - Audax UK 300K Portmahomach 
Sunday 1st June - St Andrews 
Sunday 1st June - Audax UK 100 & 200K Portmahomach 
Wednesday 4th June - Drovers 
Saturday 7th June - Bothy Drum Up 
Saturday 7th June - Audax UK 300K Snow Roads 
Sunday 8th June - Pitcairngreen 
Wednesday 11th June - Finavon 
Saturday 14th June - Audax UK 300K Galashiels 
Sunday 15th June - Johnshaven 
Wednesday 18th June - Letham 
Saturday 21st June - Audax UK 200K Bridge of Weir 
Sunday 22nd June - Dunkeld 
Wednesday 25th June - Glamis 
Sunday 29th June - Glencarse 
Wednesday 2nd July - Roundyhill 
Saturday 5th July - Audax UK 110K & 300K Stornoway 
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July - Bothy Working Party Weekend , Barbi etc - contact Ron / Jim for more info 
Sunday 6th July - Audax UK 200K Stornoway 
Wednesday 9th July - Drovers 
Saturday 12th July - Audax UK 600K Galashiels 
Sunday 13th July  - Falkland 
Wednesday 16th July - Finavon 
Sunday 20th July - Prosen & Clova Clova Hotel Beer Festival - B run direct dept 10:30 Leisure Centre 
Monday 21st July - Audax UK 1300K Isle of Arran 
Wednesday 23rd - July Letham 
Sunday 27th July - Stonehaven 
Wednesday 30th July - Glamis 
Thursday 31st July - Audax UK 200k Galashiels 
Saturday 2nd August - Bothy Drum Up 
Sunday 3rd August - Amulree 

Bothy Drum Up - First Sat in the month , Bothy open from 10 till 1.00 ± all welcome , tea / coffee provided,  for more info 
contact Jim D.   Sunday runs start 9:00am from the leisure centre, Wednesday night runs start 7:00pm from the club 
rooms for more info contact 07799 714008 

Meikleour - 20/04/14

Another bout of big girls blouse syndrome has kept me away but a few injections of some fancy chemicals and a few good drams of Naked Grouse got me back, unfortunately though to much to soon!

The Meikleour Arms Hotel is a club favorite and knowing it was too far for a first time out I should should have turned for home with the group at Blairgowrie! Norman, Charlie and I pressed on towards Dunkeld being passed by and re passing a couple of young ladies from Kirriemuuir when they stopped for a rest!

We turned left the bottom of Loch of Clunie and up the south side, Charlie decided on a longer run whilst Norman and I took a left heading through the bottom of the picturesque Glendelvine coming out at the Old Military Rd at the primary school.  We took another left through Spittalfield to Meikleour.  Arriving at 11:55 we debated would they be open or not and should we head on but the door was open and they were already serving.  It was warm enough to sit out side when sheltered from the breeze.

We decided on the direct route back to Coupar Angus then through to Ardler for a refreshment in the beer garden thinking we might meet Gus and Dave who had turned off earlier at Blairgowrie, they weren't there and Stewart confirmed that they hadn't been in earlier either, after a couple of pints of Orkney Dark Island we headed back to Forfar via Eassie, and into the wind up Inglistonhill after the downhill past Glamis we took a right  at Douglastown and past Kinnettles House, or Castle as it now prefers to be known as, and along to the path up the side of the dual carriage-way and down into Forfar.  60 miles in the sun - a pleasant Sunday out!

Monday, 5 May 2014

Jessie's Kitchen 23/03/14

With lunch booked for 12 five of us headed up the Dundee road on my first trip out for quite a while, blouse syndrome aka sore knee!  A few at the front were pushing on and Wee Jimmy needed a break at the top of the hill, feeling a bit faint so we had a blether before taking a more reasonable pace to Carrot Hill and nice and easy on the way up.

On the way down Keith took a left and headed for home and at the back road from Dundee to Forfar Jimmy was heading home as well, we were a wee bit early for our trip to Jessies so we turned left as well and got Jimmy up the long brae before we turned right towards Carnoustie and back into the Ferry.

Jessie's Kitchen is in a garden centre on Albert Rd, tucked out of the way but always very busy, to be honest it's yummy mummy hot spot and three sweaty cyclist were a bit out of place.  The soup and sandwich combo was  also pretty tasty and by the time we had finished the sun was out and we had a wee seat outside enjoying the views over the Tay.

We could have sat for a while but needs must and we decided on a route through Dundee, Liff and a long climb towards Newtyle then back home to Forfar, in the distance we could make out the hills round Loch Brandy covered in snow, a touch under 60 miles but a lovely spring day out!