Finlay Wild’s in the loop
SOME 40 runners finished the new Blamafuldiach Loop Race last Sunday.
The race, which is 9.7 miles long, started at the Lochaber Leisure Centre swimming pool, covering Glen Nevis forestry trails and some steep climbs.
It was the eighth race out of 10 in Lochaber Athletic Club’s winter league calendar 2016/2017.
A long category race in which all runners must wear or carry full body cover – waterproofs top and bottoms, hat and gloves – it was an ideal day and everyone had a good race.
The men’s category was won by Finlay Wild LAC in 01:05:00, in second place was John Yells LAC in 01:07:15, and third was Denis Prikulis, Vegan Runners in 01:12:00.
In the women’s category, first to cross the line was Lisette Walter in 01:22:26, Amanda Blackhall LAC in 01:24:22 was second and in third place was Helen Leggett LAC in 01:26:14.
A spokesperson for LAC said: ‘ Well done to all who took part and massive thanks to organisers, marshall’s and timekeepers, Corrina, Pamela, Aileen, Aileen Ellen, Elizabeth, Cammy and Robert, and any others I may have missed.’
Finlay Wild on his way to winning the Blamafuldiach Loop Race.
This competitor seems to be enjoying himself.
Runners battle their way up a steep incline
Forty runners finished the race
The 9.7 mile course went through Glen Nevis and up some steep climbs