Ath­let­ics club hosts Ea­gle Crag race

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THIRTY-FIVE run­ners took part in Lochaber Ath­let­ics Club’s Ea­gle Crag race at the week­end.

Run­ners, most rep­re­sent­ing Lochaber and the High­lands, en­joyed good con­di­tions, with light show­ers to stop over­heat­ing and enough of a breeze to keep the midges at bay.

Stephen Traill was strong on the first climb and built a solid lead over the rest of the field, but a bad line of de­scent down to the West High­land Way cost him his lead.

Richard Ma­cleod took full ad­van­tage of this and lead the field to the fin­ish. A club spokesper­son said he was ‘look­ing for­ward to a few bat­tles be­tween these two this sea­son’.

Alan Smith had an­other crack­ing race fin­ish­ing first of the fifties and fifth over­all.

Diana Macdon­ald ran her first Ea­gle Crag, break­ing the ladies record by 55 sec­onds - a record which could stand for a while.

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