Day 4 - Daily Digest
Comments from Colin Matheson
What a fantastic area we all ran on today. We were under a lot of pressure with the overnight rain which made driving over the end of the trackway a bit hazardous. Too high for some low slung vehicles. We had always planned to use the WOC Relay area but we ran back into the field where they ran out. The crossing point was very obvious, as the estate had to take out a 150 foot high beech tree suffering from a fungal disease that can cause sudden collapse. I hope you enjoyed yet another bridge – not a 36 metre floating one but a springy 6 metre ditch crossing on the green and white start. One more bridge to go!
The area was an absolute delight and I managed an improvement of 50 places so it must be good. Lots of great contours to follow. Our thanks go to Alba Traffic Management (and assistance from Kevin Price at Moray Council) for the road closure that let everyone run across linking different sections of forest. It is reported that the tree near Control 100 was actually an ent and it moved away from the control flags in the night. Note that we try and use 100 as a common last control whenever possible at the Scottish 6 Days.
I enjoyed tea and scones in the castle and am off to the IOF banquet tonight so by necessity this report is short.