Monday, November 7, 2016
Five Harriers made an early start from Crieff for the trip to Fort William, for Eddie’s Half Marathon, along the canal towpath from Banavie.The race is organised by Lochaber AC and is raced in the shadow of Ben Nevis, topped on race day with a light sprinkling of snow and occasional cloud.
First Harrier home was Tony Wayte in a time of 1.32.57 in 23rd position (4th MV50). Next in, with a new personal best time was Richard Collingwood in1.38.05 (37th position). For the women, Julia Greenlees ran well to finish 20th woman and 3rd FV50 in a time of 1.52.57, and Lauren Fairweather followed not far behind in 1.58.01. Colin Tipping, completing his second half marathon on consecutive weekends was first MV70 in a time of 2.07.53.
The men's race was won by James McLaughlin of Dumbarton AC, in a time of 1.16.41. The women's race was won by Lindsey Currie, also of Dumbarton AC, in 1.27.05. Dumbarton AC were on a weekend away and had 21 runners at the race, making their presence felt with some strong running at the sharp end.