Is­lay half marathon was ‘piece of cake’

The Oban Times - - News -

PAR­TIC­I­PANTS from Aus­tralia, the USA and main­land Europe, were among the 142 run­ners who took part in the Ard­beg Is­lay Half Marathon held at the be­gin­ning of the month.

First past the post in the men’s sec­tion was Stu­art MacGeachy from Camp­bel­town with Craig Mat­tocks of Ed­in­burgh in sec­ond place. Fife’s Keren MacPher­son led the women with Julie Bevridge of Calder­glen Har­ri­ers as run­ner-up.

The lo­cal men break­ing the tape to take the first three places were Ni­cholas Bow­man, David and Stu­art Roun­tree. Is­lay ladies tak­ing the lead places were Natalie Roun­tree, Mairi Wiggins and Caro­line Mor­ris.

The top men’s team was Calder­glen Har­ri­ers of East Kil­bride who just pipped Camp­bel­town run­ning club into sec­ond place.

The Calder­glen Har­ri­ers ladies’ team was also vic­to­ri­ous although the Burgh Babes were close on their heels.

The race took place in ideal weather con­di­tions and the course was de­scribed by one vet­eran run­ner as ‘a piece of cake’.

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