Ultra test for senior runners
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.