Dollar Hill Race - 5th July 2003
WILDLIFE CAUSES HAVOC AT SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE
Problems with a ferocious pair of buzzards at the start and end of the race in previous years had necessitated a slight change of course for 2003. This enforced change was not only to protect runners, some of which had blood drawn in 2002, but also the buzzards which should of course be protected from runners.
The irony of the change became apparent at the end of the race when more than a third of the field had been stung by equally ferocious wasps! A post race vote was unnaninmous in favour of reverting to buzzard attack for 2004.
The race was won by Phil Davis of Borrowdale in a fine time of 1.17.23 beating Malcolm Patterson's 1998 record by 22 seconds.