Rugged Run – Sir John De Grahams 10K (Iain)

I know ‘Sir John De Grahams’ as a car parking spot in Carron Valley but in the 13th century he was one of Scotland’s best knights. Although this did prevent him 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 die 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 and 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.




Rating: 5 out of 5.

Quiet, good surfaces and easy to navigate.


Rating: 3 out of 5.

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


Rating: 0.5 out of 5.


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.


207M of elevation.

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