Rugged Run

Rugged Run – Carron Valley – Sir John De Grahams 10k

I know Sir John De Grame as a car parking spot in Carron Valley but in the 13th century he was known as one of Scotlands best Knights. Although he was not good enough to prevent himself getting killed at the Battle Of Falkirk when the English overran the Scottish army.

The inscription on his gravestone reads:

Here lyes Sir John the Grame, baith wight and wise,
Ane of the chiefs who rescewit Scotland thrise,
Ane better knight not to the world was lent,
Nor was gude Graham of truth and hardiment

When I did I’d also like to have a poem written about me.

Here lies Iain the Todd, both clever and wise
He loved eating cake until he grew to twice the size
Now he’s buried 2 meters deep but 10 foot wide.

This is a great alternative route to nearby Meikle Bin. I think the views are actually better here as there’s more variety and much less people about.

The video below will show you what the route is like. It was from a run done on the same course but with some off road sections added to it.

VIDEO

MAPS

Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Quiet, good surfaces and easy to navigate.

Parking

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Parking near Mikle Bin can be tricky on a nice day as its a popular spot.

Facilities

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

None

Nearest cafe

Rating: 3 out of 5.

There is nothing close but there’s two good options a short drive away. The Fintry Inn is great for beer and hot food and on the outskirts of Fintry the Cafe in the Courtyard is great for for soup and treats.

Run Surface

100% fire road.

Dog Friendly

Yes – no sheep or animals spotted on route.

Elevation

207M of elevation.

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