Paul and I arrived first as we hadn't even got to East Lomond and didn't have long to wait for the others to turn up before we started the long but pleasant climb to the top.
The whole shindig was up and running by 11:00 a.m. and I had high hopes for a decent result which soon resulted in a disastrous cut and I was soon in last place out of the sixteen runners. I persevered with my EM turns but seemed to struggle, I changed some settings which made a small improvement but still not fast enough with mid forty second times. Eventually I decided that the only way to salvage the day would be to revert back to reversals which I havn't done in 9 months, immediately my times dropped to sub forties and eventually I got fastest time of the day, so I was happy with that!
So lots to think about and I might have to adopt a more pragmatic approach to my flying and choose the fastest style to suit the hill and the conditions on the day.
1 Mark Redsell 10490.94 1000.00
2 Kevin Newton 10420.47 993.28
3 Paul Upton 10395.50 990.90
4 Peter Gunning 10188.56 971.17
5 Mike McCracken 9955.96 949.00
6 Mark Treble 9937.30 947.22
7 Tom Foreman 9919.80 945.55
Reid 9779.07 932.14
9 Ronnie Lampe 9641.70 919.05
10 Frank Hulton 9575.62 912.75
11 Ewan Maxwell 9325.86 888.94
12 Mick Walsh 9235.10 880.29
13 George Young 8965.44 854.58
14 John Treble 8650.03 824.52
15 Dave Watson 8536.20 813.67
16 Gonzalo Garcia-Atance 7863.26 749.52
2013 BMFA F3F Rd 4 Bishops Hill Scotland from Tom Foreman on Vimeo.