Friday night saw the third running of the Flash Mob Run in the Pentland Hills. We launched only six weeks before the event in true flash mob style and still managed to have a decent-sized field.
The event was won in 00:51:51 by Tim Kinnaird and Rachael Newstead set an impressive new record for the female field coming in fifth overall in 00:55:58. Well done to both.
Year-on-year we’re amazed at the calibre of our entrants; from the racing snakes who charge fearlessly down the trail to the first-time 10Kers to the charity runners raising money for great causes. We routinely have conversations with runners who said they didn’t think they’d manage and still they dragged themselves out the door, overcame their fear, explored the world outside the comfort zone and totally smashed it! We feel pretty lucky to have such a supportive community that has built up around Breaking Strain. Thanks for being awesome!
Brilliant event last night, really well organised, fantastic atmosphere and staff , great goodie bag and the beer was the best touch ever.Susan
The Flash Mob Run was supported by Stewart Brewing, based locally at Loanhead, just outside Edinburgh. They have a fantastic range of craft beers, custom-built premises which caters for the public, a beer garden on site, the UK’s first brew-it-yourself Craft Beer Kitchen and the 18 tap Growler Fill Station. Thanks guys.
In 2017 we will expand the Flash Mob Run into a series of night trail races across the Central Belt. We’ve already got provisional go ahead from two extra venues with another one expected to come on board soon. Expect great challenging routes (there’s no point otherwise), well-marked trails, excellent marshals and the best goodie bags around. Watch this space!