Inau­gu­ral hill race a suc­cess

The Oban Times - - Sport -

MORE than 50 run­ners trav­elled to Ard­na­mur­chan for the inau­gu­ral Beinn Re­sipole hill race on Satur­day.

The ath­letes set off from Loch Su­nart be­fore tak­ing on the 845-me­tre sum­mit, with a to­tal dis­tance of 7.3 miles.

Tom Owens of Shet­tle­ston Har­ri­ers was first home in one hour, 10 min­utes and 57 sec­onds, al­most six min­utes ahead of sec­ond place, Mark Suther­land, of Glas­gow Univer­sity. First lady home was Shona Robert­son of Shet­tle­ston, whose time of one hour, 21 min­utes and 23 sec­onds gained her eighth place over­all. Of the Lochaber Ath­letic Club run­ners, Steve Mac­Don­ald recorded the best time of 1:19:14 to fin­ish third over­all. First Lochaber lady was Vikki MacKin­non, sev­enth fe­male, in 1:53:54.

Top 15 fin­ish­ers, Lochaber AC un­less oth­er­wise stated: 1 Tom Owens (Shet­tle­ston Har­ri­ers) 1:10:57; 2 Mark Suther­land (Glas­gow Univer­sity Hares and Hounds); 3 Steve Mac­Don­ald 1:19:14; 4 Steve Hal­sall ( Wester­lands cross coun­try club) 1:19:45; 5 Tom Cal­lan (Glas­gow Univer­sity Hares and Hounds) 1:20:10; 6 Steven Traill 1:20:34; 7 Stu­art Crutch­field 1:21:18; 8 Shona Robert­son (Shet­tle­ston) 1:21:23; 9 Jon Gay 1:24:40; 10 Bill Breck­en­ridge (Shet­tle­ston Har­ri­ers) 1:24:47; 11 Steven Fal­lon (Car­nethy Hill Rac­ing Club) 1:27:37; 12 Adam Rudd (Car­nethy Hill Rac­ing Club) 1:28:40; 13 Ali Kennedy 1:28:52; 14 Pawel Cym­bal­ista 1:29:15; 15 Iain MacKel­laig 1:29:27.

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