Ul­tra test for se­nior run­ners

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - READER TRAVEL -

Five mem­bers of ADAC se­niors took part in the 33 mile Glen Ogle Ul­tra Race re­cently.

The race starts and fin­ishes at Killin and the weather was cold with sun­shine and show­ers for most of the day. More than 500 run­ners took part in what is now be­com­ing one of Scot­land’s favourite ul­tra runs.

The race takes in Killin, Balquid­der, Lochern­head and Strathyre as well as the Glen Ogle Viaduct with stun­ning scenery.

The run is mostly trail and road but there are 2800 feet of as­cent through­out the race so it is not for the faint hearted.

Although the of­fi­cial times have still to be con­firmed, first home out of the ADAC run­ners was John Cowan in 5 hrs 25 mins. John Mur­phy who was do­ing his first ever Ul­tra run was next home in a ter­rific time of 5 hrs 41 mins. Louise Hop­per, who

The ADAC run­ners ul­tra race. Miss­ing from the pic­ture is John Cowan. had com­pleted the race last year, was next in 6hrs 27mins which knocked over 33 min­utes from her pre­vi­ous time.

An­other first ul­tra run­ner was Linda Cameron who fin­ished in a ter­rific time of 6hrs 41mins. Linda just pipped Alan Creighton by less than a minute but Alan also beat his time from last year by more than 21 mins fin­ish­ing in 6hrs 42mins.

Glen ogle

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