Wednesday 28 June 2006

Chatelherault Handicap

28th June 2006, Chatelherault Country Park
6 miles, 800ft
Just been to Chatelherault Country Park for the inaugural Westerlands Chatelherault Handicap. A very hilly trail 10km. 18 runners turned up. I managed to clock the fastest time of the night with 43:00. Catriona Miller was fastest lady.
Race Profile Route Map

Saturday 24 June 2006

West Highland Way Race

24th June 2006, Milngavie to Fort William
95 miles, 12,000ft
Photos  |  Results  |  Official Website  |  Route Map
Jez Bragg knocks 42 minutes off West Highland Way Record
Jez Bragg of Solihull had a phenomenal run knocking 42 minutes off Wim Epskamp's record set in 2000. Jez finished the 95-mile route from Milngavie to Fort William in a time of 15:44:50.
In 2nd place was Topher Gaylord from California/Italy (16:54:17), and 3rd was Norman McLennan from Orkney (17:42:58). Kate Jenkins was first lady and 4th overall, finishing in 18:32:50.
Jez Bragg on his way to shattering the course record Jez Bragg on his way to shattering the course record Jez Bragg at the finish Jez Bragg - race winner and new course record
Kate Jenkins - 1st lady and record holder Kate Jenkins at Bridge of Orchy Kate Jenkins above Glen Nevis Kate Jenkins at the finish
Thanks to Topher for emailing his race profile:
Topher's Race Profile

Friday 23 June 2006

Black Rock 5

23rd June 2006, Kinghorn, Fife
4.5 miles, 220ft
2006 Results  |  Official Website
A record field of 677 runners. Took it steady to start with this time, and enjoyed reeling folk in for most the race. The run out to the rock was on firm sand, but with a stiff headwind. The run back felt much easier wind-assisted until the final soft section of sand, which sucked the life out of my legs. Had a good battle with Caspian Richards once back on the road, just failing to outsprint him on the 45 degree uphill finish.
First lady Rosie Smith got ahead of me just before Black Rock; opened a gap running through the knee-deep sea water; and pulled away steadily on the return leg to set a new ladies' course record of 25:59.
Ray Ward of HBT won the race overall in 23:13. I finished in around 26:51.
Profile of the race Route Map
The Beach plus Black Rock before the race The Beach plus Black Rock before the race

Thursday 22 June 2006

Cort-ma Law

21st June 2006
6 miles, 1700ft
Results  |  Westies Report
The most unbelievably foul weather for mid-summer. Very cold wet and windy. But once you started running it didn't really make any difference. It fact the awful conditions kind of took your mind off things. The race was won by Highland Hillrunner Graeme Campbell. First lady was Jo Whitehead of City of Edinburgh.
Profile of the race Route Map Route Profile Race winner - Graeme Campbell Adam Ward was 2nd Chris followed by Jon Rathjen and Donald Petrie Dave Calder followed by Catriona Miller, Jo Whitehead and Simon Trigger
Photos courtesy of Charlie Campbell

Saturday 10 June 2006

Glen Rosa Horseshoe

10th June 2006
11.4 miles, 5300ft
A scorcher on Arran!
Carnethy took a clean sweep of 1, 2 and 3 in the men's race - Stewart Whitlie, Es Tresidder and Ronnie Gallagher, with Jill Mykura (also Carnethy) winning the ladies' race.
Profile of the race Route map Course Profile Final section The Start Chris on Goatfell Stewart Whitlie - race winner Es Tresidder - 2nd place Ronnie Gallagher - 3rd place Colin Donnelly - 4th place Jon Ascroft - 5th place
Photos courtesy of Nick Bulloss

Friday 9 June 2006

Dumbarton Polaroid 10k

8th June 2006
Far too warm! 3rd race in the Polaroid 10k Series. I found this Dumbarton 10k much tougher than last Thursday at Clydebank. Finished in 36:44. Not helped by the fact that I'd just driven 4 hours back from Barrow-in-Furness to get to there in time. As far as I know, Glen Stewart won the race.
Profile of the route The start line

Sunday 4 June 2006

Scolty Hill Race

4th June 2006
4.5 miles, 1300ft
Just been to Banchory today for the Scolty Hill Race, which starts here, and climbs Scolty Hill twice.
In the 2nd counter for the 2006 Scottish Hill Runners Championship, both the men's and ladies' race records were broken. The race was won by Andrew Wright of Cambuslang in a record time of 33:05, knocking 40 seconds off the 2003 Mark Rigby record. Lyn Wilson of Carnethy was first lady in 37:39, missing Tracey Brindley's 2005 record by one second!
Profile of the Route

Thursday 1 June 2006

Clydebank Polaroid 10k

1st June 2006
Results  |  Bella Photos  |  Orange Photos
Jogged round the Clydebank 10k this evening. 2nd race in the Polaroid 10k Series. Finished in 36:04, a few seconds in front of first lady Lesley Chisholm of Springburn. Robert Gilroy of Cambuslang won the race in 30:34.
Profile of the route The Start The Finish
Photo credits: David Hall and Bellahouston Road Runners