Running 3:15:00  23.5 km (8:18 / km) +1130m 6:41 / km
From Forest of Birse with J, BS, JS, SR and ME. Blowin a v cold hooly down in the glen which didn't bode well for the tops. Got a bit of shelter on the long climb up to Gannoch, but feeling pretty cold by the top - especially legs as I hadn't put my winter tights on. M didn't want to stop, so didn't get much recovery before continuing along the top. Caught my toe on a pebble and did a slow-mo splatter (seem to be getting a bit good at these) landing awkwardly on right hand as well as bruising thigh (again). Started to hail, just to add to the bitter gale, and was pretty unpleasant until we dropped to the Fungle. Climbed up the other side from there onto Mt Battock getting a bit of shelter and tail wind, so was able to relax a bit. Then it was just a long way back from Battock over Cock Hill. Another tough run where I spent most of the time clingin on at the back - will either kill me or make me stronger I guess! Good crack as ever though and Finzean FS felt well earned. Two fingers badly swollen up and bruising nicely now, but thankfully nothing broken.