Weekly update: Devil in the Highlands, Dunoon Half, Mhor Marathon and a parkrun centurion

On Saturday, David Mason made his first attempt at the Devil in the Highlands Footrace (and his first Ultra distance event). 42 miles with 6500 feet of climbing along the West Highland Way from Tyndrum to Fort William coupled with unseasonably hot temperatures in the high 20's added to this extremely challenging event. David completed the race in 10:00:18, a great achievement.

Also on Saturday, Kathryn Holm and Claire Rice had favorable conditions for the Dunoon Half Marathon. An out and back course along the coast which also concludes with a children’s race, a great family event. Kathryn finished in 1:48:19 (just 4 secs off bettering last year’s effort). Claire finished in 1:50:46, a course PB for Claire and also taking a chunk off last year’s time.

On Sunday, Bryan Grome was in Callander for the Mhor Marathon. The course takes runners along the trails beside Loch Lubnaig and Loch Voil with a total elevation of 2250 feet, finishing at the Monachyle Mhor Hotel, Balquhidder. Bryan finished in 05:24:08 (official time tbc).

At parkrun, the Club had 13 runners across 7 different runs.

Richard Wood was the fastest Linlithgow finisher this week, completing Rutland Water in 19:29. The biggest Club turnout was at Falkirk, where Lorna Simpson completed her 100th parkrun aptly dressed as a Centurion, finishing in 24:51. Angus Gallie also ran, finishing in 20:57 (1st MV60), then Ian Boxall in 21:40, Mandy Cazes (and buggy!) in 29:34 and Yvonne McHugh in 34:38. At Edinburgh, Ian Lockhart finished in 23:23, Scott Cumming in 23:55 and Isobel Lockhart in 28:31. At Livingston, Charlotte Moran finished in 24:44.

Our parkrun tourists this week. Ian Fyfe ran Eglinton in 22:57, David Main-Reade ran Inverness in 22:45, Neil Anderson ran Drumpellier in 21:00.