The weather forecast for the Glamaig race was not good, wet and windy, but at least it was warm rain. LAC as usual had a good turnout with 24 blue and white vests among the 108 starters. Finlay Wild continued his winning streak finishing in 00:47:17 ahead of Brian Marshall(HELP) 00:56:40 and Alec Keith(HBT) 00:58:07. Amanda Blackhall made it a double for Lochaber despite a nasty knee injury, Amanda was 1st lady finishing in a time of 01:12:14 ahead of Joan Wilson(Lomonds) 01:20:36 and Kirsty Yoxon(unattached) 01:23:04. Thanks to organisers and marshals on the hill (especially the lad up top) and Sligachan hotel staff. Result
Result ….. Thanks to Christine Dougan for photos
Well done to all that took part in today’s Eagle Crag Race, it was tough enough without the heat but that just made it that wee bit tougher 🙂 big thanks to organiser Ian Adams and marshalls/time keepers, Cammy,Corrina,Graham,Shonda,Pamela,Jo,John ane Keith and farmer E.MacColl
Many Thanks see results Here:-
See Race Report Here!
The popular Laggan 10k on Saturday saw a good turnout from Lochaber AC and Jog Scotland. Tim Brand and Andrew O’Hagan put in strong runs to finish 2nd and 4th respectively behind winner Steve Reeve(Moray) 38:12, Tim’s time was 39:10 and Andrew 42:00. Lisette Walter(unattached) 11th overall finished first lady in a time of 43:40 ahead of 2nd lady Cara Mackay 47:18. Other category winners for LAC were Susan Jane Ross 48:55, Niall Macbeath 51:26 and 3rd FV 50 Teresa Mackay 53:00. John O’Neill 01:09:01 ran the race for the 15th year in a row. Well done to all runners and thanks to the organisers and caterers.
Lochaber had a good turnout of runners at Goatfell on Saturday 21st May. A 6th place finish for John Yells in a time of 01:27:48 was a great effort but it was Amanda Blackhall who returned with the prize, finishing 2nd lady overall and 1st FV40. Well done to John and Amanda and to our other runners. Result
Report from Helen
Saturday the 7th May saw the first Glen Lyon Ultra from BaM Racing. A 30+ mile ultra through Glen Lyon then up and over into the neighbouring Glen, with a total ascent of 3369ft, this is a stunning hilly location about 23 miles from Killin and very remote.
After a bit of wild camping on the Friday night Helen Smith and Debbie Reynolds (aka Wee Plum) started off with the other 75 competitors at 0930 hours for a 15 mile run around Glen Lyon on a good landrover track and plenty river crossings up to your knees, or thighs depending on your height!! The weather was perfect – overcast and dry. A bit of a head wind in places to remind you that you are working hard and not just there to enjoy the gorgeous scenery. The first loop finished at the start point within 3 hours, where a quick change of shoes and socks sent you off on the second loop which takes you about 4 miles up an old tarred road before cutting off and heading down into the next glen, again on good landrover tracks. The loop takes you back onto the old tarred road where you can enjoy a good climb back up to the top where the finish line is then in sight and a good long downhill to finish. Debbie and Helen finished the 31.8 mile race in 6h 10mins, placing them about 50th (provisional results) out of 77.
There is no doubt the length and location of this race will make it a very popular race in the future and highly recommended. More info can be found at runyabam.com or on Facebook.