New record at Mull half marathon

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE 27th run­ning of the Mull half marathon took place re­cently and was cer­tainly one of the best! Even though the weather wasn’t per­fect, com­pared to last year, it was cle­ment and, with the re­turn of Adrian Fit­ness, the ex­pe­ri­enced bus co- or­di­na­tor, all trans­port with run­ners, sup­port­ers and bag­gage moved flaw­lessly.

With the end­less com­mit­ment of all or­gan­is­ers, sup­port of lo­cal busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions and the in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tions of all vol­un­teers, car­ry­ing out the many vi­tal jobs on the day, ev­ery­thing went to plan.

The course was mod­i­fied to make it safer as it started off the main road and ran through the grounds of Bow­man’s Court.

The tim­ing chips all worked and the re­sults were ef­fi­ciently com­piled thanks to Mark Young from MYEven­tTim­ing. A good party at­mos­phere was ev­i­dent and en­hanced by three very fine young pipers from The Isle of Mull Pipe Band.

Record As this was a new course, a new record time was set by Robert Gil­roy from Cam­bus­lang Har­ri­ers in 1:09:01.

But this time will be chal­lenged next year with the £250, spon­sored by CGL for break­ing the record, up for grabs!

This, of course, was added to the al­ready won­der­ful prize money, de­light­ful tro­phies and stun­ning lo­cal pro­duce bas­kets that are pre­sented to the prize-win­ners!

For the event to con­tinue and to grow, more much needed sup­port and fund­ing is re­quired.

Thanks go to the spon­sors, Salen Ho­tel, Craignure Inn, West Coast Mo­tors, Mull Ea­gle Watch, Scot­tish Wa­ter and Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil.

124 Run­ners took part in the Half Marathon, 65 in the 10K and 42 in the Ju­nior races.

Thanks to Ron­nie Camp­bell MBE for com­par­ing the event and for his charm­ing, witty and sup­port­ive com­ments to fin­ish­ing run­ners.

For re­sults and po­si­tions, go to www.mull­run­ners.com

READY FOR THE OFF: Com­peti­tors line up for the start of the Mull half marathon

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