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in: olsoran; olsoran > 2017-06-21

Jun 22, 2017 2:13 PM # 
Big Jon:
always good to have one tucked away for future boasting ;-)
Jun 22, 2017 7:32 PM # 
..especially if I word it right..
"The history books have Creag Choinnich as the oldest recorded hill race dating back to 1064. Yes 1064! King Malcolm II looking for the fastest man to deliver his despatches arranged the race up Creag Choinnich. The first home was the younger of two MacGregor brothers who received "a handsome sword, a baldric and a purseful of gold" (a baldric is a belt worn like a sash to support a sword)."

v60 record holder for a race first run in 1064. That's not bad.
Jun 22, 2017 8:26 PM # 
Big Jon:
Make sure you mention it to DP and JT ;-)
Jun 22, 2017 8:55 PM # 
I will remember you always as "Baldric" from hence forth! ;-)

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