Over 300 hundred entries for Glen Ogle Ultra
THIS year’s Glen Ogle 33 Ultra Marathon saw a record number of 334 starters. Runners began the race in the Breadalbane Park, Killin, before ascending up to Glen Ogle and crossing the famous viaduct on their way down past Lochearnhead towards Balquhidder. From here they headed to Strathyre, over to the forest road before returning to Killin.
The men’s race was hotly contested but winner Robert Turner led from the start and set a new course record, taking nearly 10 minutes off the previous best.
Robert covered the 32.5 miles in an amazing time of 3hrs 36 minutes.
Coming in second was Rob Sinclair, running his first ultra marathon and doing it in a time which was only a minute slower than the previous course record, at 3hrs 44 minutes.
In third place was James Stewart, who finished in 3 hrs 46 minutes. James has had a great season, including winning the Glenmore 24 Trail Race in September where he managed to run 144 miles in 24 hours.
The women’s race was a closerun thing with only a couple of minutes separating first and second place.
Charlotte Black was the first woman home in 4 hrs 17 minutes. Only two minutes behind her was Jillian Gordon, who took second, with Kristin Lownie in third, finishing in 4 hours 23 minutes.
After the race lunch was served by the ladies of The Killin Cancer Committee and in the evening there was a ceilidh in the MacLaren Hall.