Saturday 3 September 2005

Ben Nevis Race

3rd September 2005
10 miles / 4370ft
500 entries, 368 starters, 362 finishers
Results| Photos
A warm day for the Ben Nevis Race, and clear all the way for once. No surprises with the top three:
1. Rob Jebb, 1:29:22
2. Simon Booth, 1:31:59
3. Ian Holmes, 1:34:22
Manny Gorman had a fantastic run to finish 10th in 1:40:08. Next Westie was Nigel Scott in 1:47, then Luke Arnott in 1:51 (who passed me at speed above the Green Wall), then me in 1:53, 10 seconds slower than last year. Murdo McLeod and Dave Rogers were the other Westies running.
Sharon Taylor was first lady in 1:58:15, followed by Karen Davison 2:00:35 and Kate Beaty 2:02:22.
Lochaber runner Neil Arnott finished in 1:57:06 after falling and breaking his nose. Stewart Simpson also fell and badly gashed his knee but still finished in 1:58:54.
Team positions:
1. Bingley 21 points
2. Lochaber 38 points
3. Westerlands 69 points

Photo courtesy of Carnethy Hill Runners

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