Running (road+path) warm up/down 9:06  1.61 km (5:40 / km) +50m 4:54 / km
To the leg start - was too cautious re timings as it turned out and got there way too early. It was hard to know when the previous leg runners were going to come in so was just hanging around for quite a while, scared to go off running more in case they came in.
Running (mostly off-road) race 25:13  5.59 km (4:31 / km) +319m 3:31 / km
Devil's Burdens - Leg 4
Straight off up the path for a mostly uphill route to the first checkpoint. Started not very warmed up and so my breathing paid for it. Got a wee break at the first checkpoint as I waited in the queue for the puncher, then set off up the main hill towards East Lomond. Got into a good rhythm and with the wind helping from behind picked my way up to the summit at a good pace. Couldn't see the kite at the top for a few seconds before I found it hidden from the wind under a rock - bit of a faff here trying to unravel the punch card in the strong wind. Set off down the hill but instead of going to the right of the little bunch of trees as I had been was quickest to the next checkpoint, I went round the left as I saw some tape on my way down and was worried it had been marked down there. I lost some time doing this slightly less direct route. Punched, over the stile, then just taking the track all the way to the finish at a good pace, having fun on the flights of steps near the end. All in all a good blow out on the first hill race of the year, and great fun with the team!
Running (mostly off-road) warm up/down 16:32  2.36 km (7:01 / km) +85m 5:57 / km
Jog up and down the final part of the leg with KT.