Scottish 6 Days: Day 4: on the Culteuchar and Dron map near the town of Forgandenny, near the town of Bridge of Earn and Perth, Scottland. Somewhere between legs 2 and I stubbed my left toe and strained or bruised it. The tufts of grass we’ hard to run on.
S-1 - Like others I didn’t go down to the Start Triangle and up from there. I jogged the climb initially, then walked. I wanted to go south around the green to avoid climb. The crossing point for the barbed wire fence was only on the direct route. As I tried to cross going south, I kept getting stuck on the barbs. Eventually I gave up and used the crossing point but I’d lost a couple of minutes. I climbed and went around the mapped green. I passed the west side of the fenced enclosure then ran along it on the south side. Going down, I was having a hard time matching up the contours. I angled down to the control but I was sure it was mine until I could read it.
1-2 - I ran the trail to the south to minimize transit of the marshy areas. The control was visible from far away.
2-3 - I contoured the left side of the hill, climbing just enough.
3-4 - I went fairly straight, crossing the reentrant and then going into the woods. I kept climbing in there on an elephant trail to the first cliff and then the control.
4-5 - straight.
5-6 - I contoured into the reentrant and then across the small hilltop passing some others. I spiked the control going over the mapped cliff.
6-7 - I went fairly straight to spike it. I gave it away for others.
7-8 - I used the trails at first and avoided the hilltop by running the right side of it. After passing the reentrant I drifted right. I stopped before the fenc, realizing from the bends that I was too low. I came up two bends in the fence before crossing and spiking the control.
8-9 - I followed the elephant tracks down the steep reentrant and partway up the other side. Taking the angled trail, I got to the green. Instead of cutting left, I climbed to the fence, then turned left. It was hard going up. I also stopped in the bush and relieved myself. It was easy from the end of the fence.
9-10 - I went out straight and minimized a descent that I’d have to climb out of. I ran the ridge and my bearing. Others weee going my way. I used a fence on the left for a handrail and went around the green on the right side at the end.
10-11 - down to the vehicle track, past the houses, then to the bend. I’d been running hard earlier and wasn’t thinking well. The mapping around the houses confused me. I cut right through the forest to the field and to the trail at the bottom of it. I left the trail above the control and spiked it. https://flic.kr/p/2gMPQq1