During the winter the course is maintained and many tees and greens are not in use. Temporary ones are used instead. This should last until about the beginning of April when the course will be back to normal.
|Ice on golf trolley wheel|
South Lanarkshire Leisure Duathlon
After finishing the 9 holes, I was making my way home by foot, pulling my golf trolley behind me. In the Palace Grounds in Hamilton, I saw some runners and was told that it was a duathlon was in progress - South Lanarkshire Leisure Duathlon. This consisted of a 5K run, 20K bike and another 5K run.
While passing, I managed to get some photographs of the action with my phone.
After completing the first 5K run, the competitors had to collect their bikes and start on the road racing part of the event.
|A competitor gets his card scanned|
|Getting ready for the cycling|
|On the course|
The cycling part of the event was around the closed roads of Strathclyde Park. This was the course used last year at the Commonwealth games triathlon. This is not easy - there are quite a few small sharp hills in Strathclyde Park.
|Turning point on the course|
The camera phone coped reasonably well in taking the photographs but will never replace a 'proper' camera with a good lens.
All-in-all it had been an eventful morning despite it only being 10.30am.