Inveraray Jail Break - Race Report

posted 20 Jun 2017, 05:35 by Enquiries campbeltownrunningclub   [ updated 20 Jun 2017, 05:36 ]
By Margaret Sinclair

Inveraray Jail Break is a 7k run from the Jail up to the top of  Dun na cuaiche then back down to finish at the castle, it was held on  held on
14th May.   I've done this one a few times now so know what to expect and had a plan this year. Easy to begin to save myself for the climb.

We set off from outside the jail down the Main Street, enter the castle grounds, past the castle over a bridge to a woodland drive all very
beautiful, bluebells in full bloom.   Then the climb begins twisting and turning steeper and steeper for about a mile i,m walking now and so are
all the others with me.   

The path narrows near the top when we meet the first runners charging back down.   The top at last where West Coast
Photos lies waiting to take a photo as you circle the folly.    Downhill now a 250m descent most of the way to the castle.   I almost lost my
nerve on the steeper bits as there was loose stones in parts and just seemed so long to reach the flat woodland drive and the bridge.   My
time here was 45.02, over a minute faster than last year.