Sunday, 4 February 2007

Forfar Multi-Terrain Half Marathon

4th February 2007
Another fine sunny day. Cooler than yesterday, but OK for running in a vest. Luckily no obstacle course of prams, dogs and people not looking where they're going like yesterday. Instead complex route finding assisted by numerous arrows and red tape.

The race was won by Ruaridh Campbell of Arbroath Footers in a course record of 1:17:01. Next was Craig Stewart of Forfar Road Runners in 1:19:17. Then Stewart Whitlie 3rd in 1:20:07, I came in 4th in 1:20:17 - closely followed the entire race by Brian Cruickshank who finished 5th in 1:20:54.

Strangely I knocked more than 2 minutes off my Half Marathon PB, despite all the gates, road crossings and slogging up Balmashanner Hill near the end. Perhaps the One Pound Challenge is having a curious side effect!
Race Profile Race Route Ruaridh Campbell - race winner Craig Stewart - 2nd place Stewart Whitlie - 3rd place Chris - 4th place
Photos courtesy of Brian Bonnyman


Charlie Campbell said...

Two pb's in 2 days - that 'new' vest must be lucky. Get the committee to approve it for the rest of us so that we can all start running pb's !!

HeleneSuzanne said...

:) just read all about the £1 challenge. That is class. What Chris can't you find a race to do every day? Are you having to actually do some training? And your times are coming down? Amazing! The new vest is indeed pretty sweet too. If you are really bored I am now blogging my training online at my username is "hel vino"