Wan Dae Series Race One – Pentland Hills – 22nd April 2006

Cask Strength

Position Team Members Points
1 Ali Hubbard/Paul Noble/Ian Mulvey 392
2 Sandy Cleland/Mark Cooper 337
3 Total Strangers Mhairi Brown/Graham MacGlashan/Peter Geddes/Robert Munro 328

Simply Blended

Position Team Members Points
1 Quest for the Amber Nectar Jon Turner/Nick Smith 282
2 First Time Out Catherine Mangham/Davie Frame 252
3 Scottish Widows Culzean David Jones/Paul Robertson 242

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The Director’s Cut

Well, what a day. There’s no accounting for Scottish weather and with gloriously sunny days either side of the first Wan Dae, we were just unlucky, though it could have been much worse. I think everyone had a fair adventure and a sound learning experience, especially those new to the boats. Hopefully, that is the last outing of the inflatables…I was unable to verify who actually completed the whole Simply Blended paddle without coming ashore midway, but those who did can credit themselves 10 points and adjust their position accordingly.

The feedback I received from the other users of the area has been all good, so I thank you for your consideration for them. First impressions go a long way; I think we made a good one and hope we are welcome back next year. Also this was my first event, so I hope I made a good impression on you and you’ll want to come back again!

I’ve looked at some of your route choices and it was good to see that every control was visited at least once. I hope those who went from 194 Capelaw to 195 Castlelaw enjoyed the singletrack then fast descent and those who did it in reverse had the wind behind them up the long climb. Most people went to the orienteering and the back to back challenge, I hope you enjoyed these and other challenges as much as the marshals enjoyed watching your attempts!

It would be great if anyone who made it out to a few of the challenges, had a particularly eventful day, or other adventures/mishaps, could email me with their tales, so we can include some anecdotes in the race report.

The season has officially begun so I hope to see more of you while I’m racing myself over the summer and at the next two Wan Dae races in September. Remember the Rat Race hits Edinburgh on 15/16th July and the next Wan Dae races are on 2nd September at Carron Valley, then our end of season spectacular on 16th September at Drumlanrig Estate.

Best Wishes, John Laughlin. Race Director and Planner