Dunoon Hill Runners club was well represented at the inaugural Dunoon Ride and Run event, held on Saturday 28 March 2015 and organised by PA23 BID – Destination Dunoon and No Fuss Events. In fairly atrocious conditions, the cyclists set out at 8 am to cover a challenging 31 mile route, before the run commenced just after 11 am. Thankfully, the torrential rain had lessened for the runners as they made their way through the 4 stages (and transitions) that firstly took them from the Argyll Gardens along Alexandra Parade and on to Hunters Quay Holiday Village. The next stage involved a muddy trail run through Kennel Wood, emerging at the Sandbank high road. It was then onwards to 2 speedy laps of Dunoon Stadium, before transitioning to Bishop’s Glen for the final stage that took the runners back to the centre of Dunoon.
DHR’s own Iain Cairns and Roger Stewart took first and second place respectively on the podium for the run portion of the event.
It was an excellent, well-organised event and it is to be hoped that this will be the first of many more to come!
The route came to approx 9.3 miles in total, with approx 6.7 miles of timed stages.