Over 300 hun­dred en­tries for Glen Ogle Ul­tra

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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