Cool con­di­tions suited su­per sand slog­gers

The run­ners string out along the beach as some bright­ness lights the far hori­zon.

Campbeltown Courier - - SPORT - All pho­to­graphs by Kenny Craig.

An over­cast but bright Box­ing Day proved ideal for the 47 ath­letes work­ing off their Christ­mas ex­cess on West­port beach. Young South Kin­tyre Har­ri­ers Hand­i­cap Cham­pion Ni­amh Quinn crossed the Slog in the Sand line first. Ni­amh had com­peted in the 5km race while full dis­tance run­ners bat­tered 10km across the beach. In the men’s race Garry Muir, 37.05, re­turned to win­ning form hav­ing lost his crown in 2017 to Stu­art McGeachy. Muir was more than two min­utes ahead of sec­ond placed Alex Souden, 40.26. He was fol­lowed by third placed Gary Turner in 41.05. In the ladies’ race, win­ner Jen­nifer Reid, 43.33, was nearly five min­utes faster than run­ner-up Su­san Turner, 48.24 and Elaine Cameron, 51.02, in third, slipped a bit be­hind her 50-minute time from 2017. For fur­ther Slog in the Sand pic­tures and the full re­sults see in­side pages 30 and 31.

Run­ners were led at the start by, among oth­ers, Santa Claus head­ing south along West­port beach.

Men’s win­ner Garry Muir.

Ni­amh Quinn crosses the line.

Ladies’ win­ner Jen­nifer Reid at the fin­ish.

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