Camp­bel­town’s Cowal Way Chase cham­pi­ons

Campbeltown Courier - - SPORT - Han­nah O’Han­lon editor@camp­bel­town­courier.co.uk

A STRONG con­tin­gent of Camp­bel­town ath­letes geared up and put their best feet for­ward in the in­au­gu­ral Cowal Way Chase bike race, ul­tra run and re­lay.

The com­peti­tors trav­elled to Por­tavadie, on the Cowal penin­sula, where the races, or­gan­ised by No Fuss Events in part­ner­ship with the Colin­traive and Glen­daruel De­vel­op­ment Trust, kicked off along the Way.

In the gru­elling 50km ul­tra run, with nearly 4,000ft of as­cent, cov­er­ing var­ied ter­rain of hard-packed paths, loose gravel and for­est roads, Sarah McFadzean, a mem­ber of Camp­bel­town Run­ning Club (CRC) was the third lady home, while two-per­son Camp­bel­town Run­ning Club’s Sarah McFadzean made it onto the podium. teams from the club al­most swept the board in the ul­tra re­lay, com­ing in sec­ond to eighth on the leader board.

Mrs McFadzean, who has run more than 10 marathons and two ul­tras, said: ‘It was very nice to pick up a prize.

‘I’m train­ing for an­other ul­tra, the Tweed Val­ley ul­tra in Pee­bles which is 65km and takes place on Novem­ber 19 so I was us­ing the Cowal Way ul­tra as a train­ing run.’

In the bike race, a 72km gravel road ride, Si­mon Free­man of the Kin­tyre Way Slog­gers team came sixth, while CRC mem­ber Do­minic Sharkey fin­ished in 12th place.

Kin­tyre’s sports­men and women show a huge amount of ded­i­ca­tion to their ath­letic pur­suits and will surely be look­ing ahead to their next challenges. Full re­sults: Bike: 1 Sean Macfar­lane 02:11:07, 2 David Gib­son 02:20:34, 3 An­drew Pa­tience 02:20:41, 4 Paul Bai­ley 02:26:18, 5 Roddy Weir 02:31:00, 6 Si­mon Free­man 02:33:03, 7 Mark Tay­lor 02:40:44, 8 Mark Win­ton 02:43:59, 9 Gra­ham Smart 02:44:02, 10 Sin­clair Ste­wart 02:44:42, 11 02:45:25, 12 Do­minic Sharkey 02:47:33, 13 Addy Pope 02:49:58, 14 Trev Wors­ley 02:50:07, 15 Ste­wart Mc­Nee 02:50:10, 16 Ste­vie Bul­loch 02:55:06, 17 Andy Mal­loch 02:55:29, 18 Ross Gault 02:56:49, 19 Chris Moss 02:58:49, 20 Ritchie Mcfad­den 03:03:48, 21 He­len Do­herty 03:06:06, 22 Graeme Tay­lor 03:12:24, 23 Robert Dou­glas 03:17:30, 24 John Disher 03:18:13, 25 Stephen McShan­non 03:18:17, 26 Katie Mar­wick 03:27:57, 27 Al­lan Cameron 03:31:32, 28 An­drew Fer­gu­son 03:31:34, 29 Ross Mor­ley-Trap­nell 03:36:17, 30 Mark Bam­ford 03:37:30, 31 Stephen Web­ster 03:38:09, 32nd= Alan Mur­ray 03:43:04, 32nd= Brian Mc­corquo­dale 03:43:04, 34 Tim Lawrence 03:44:00, 35 Wil­liam Turner 03:45:42, 36 Archie John­stone 03:45:50, 37 Wil­liam Spencer 03:55:39, 38 Charles Spencer 03:55:44, 39 Zeljko Patl­jak 03:58:57, 40 Ar­wel Williams 03:58:58, 41 Robin Gatenby 04:03:06, 42 Chris McCahill 04:03:11, 43 Michael Preece 04:03:17, 44 Matthew Evans 04:16:36, 45 Steve Thom­son 04:24:34, 46 Robert Sem­ple 04:28:14, 47 Gra­ham Macpher­son 04:36:24, 48 Wil­liam Blyth 04:38:11, 49 Kate Tay­lor 04:41:44, 50 Char­lotte Docherty-Shortt 04:41:47, 51 David Mawer 04:44:38, 52 Phil Dal­gleish 04:45:26, 53 Ca­role Morris 04:45:33, 54 Les­ley Strang 04:55:27, 55 Michala Dou­glas 04:55:28, 56 Mags Turner 04:55:47, 57 Gor­don Turner 04:55:53, 58 Lorna Ah­lquist 05:44:25, 59 Ali McCrossan, 05:47:49. Ul­tra run: 1 Fiona Ram­say 04:04:26, 2 Micky An­der­son 04:07:56, 3 Gra­ham Coull 04:19:52, 4 Ricky Reid 04:24:13, 5 Kenny Tay­lor 04:46:20, 6 Mar­ion Mcmillan 04:49:21, 7 Chris McGlen­non 04:53:53, 8 Kevin Nairn 05:01:12, 9 Sarah McFadzean 05:03:19, 10 Christi- na Macken­zie 05:10:21, 11 Jean Mclennan 05:18:46, 12 Catherine Worsey 05:51:06, 13 John Mckin­ven 06:41:46, Vickie Read DNF. Ul­tra re­lay: 1 Michael Tweed­ley and Grant McKel­lar 03:24:31, 2 Stu­art McGeachy and Ewan Smith 03:31:06, 3 Trudy Kennedy and Fiona Gra­ham 04:14:16, 4 Mar­garet Sin­clair and James Mceachran 04:45:04, 5 Elaine McGeachy and Kerry O’May 04:51:02, 6 Lor­raine Mac­don­ald and Kath­leen Mair 04:51:05, 7 Morven Walsh and Clare McFad­den 04:58:18, 8 Ral­phy Hill and Eilidh Gir­van 05:02:20, 9 Sab­rina Brolly and Paul Collins 05:17:10, 10 Amy Camp­bell and Ali­son Munro 05:28:29, 11 Lu­cie Shaw and Lisa Bul­loch 05:34:31, 12 Jean Bryson and An­gela Wil­son 05:58:35.

Some of the Camp­bel­town crew get­ting geared up for the races.

Some of Kin­tyre’s hardy com­peti­tors.

Sarah McFadzean, Kerry O’May, Elaine McGeachy and Trudy Kennedy stride out on the route.

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