Monday, June 26, 2017
Doubling last year’s Harriers representation, Doug Flint, Ruth Clark, Julia Greenlees and Dawn Gleeson tackled the 26.5 mile Lairig Ghru race from Braemar to Aviemore.
Doug completed the race in a very creditable 4.42.03, despite cramping after 15 miles. Ruth had an excellent race, and even managed a smile when we saw her at Coylumbridge, just 2 miles from the finish, to finish in 5.20.28. Dawn and Julia were delayed by an injury to Julia when she slipped on the boulder field at the Pools of Dee, and completed the race in 6.20.28. Special thanks to Ruth Howie for her taxi services – a very big effort from Ruth considering she was also marshalling at the West Highland Way race on Saturday (also won a course record time!)
The race was won by Murray Strain (who had placed third in the Black Rock 5 on Friday evening) in a new record and scarcely credible time of 2.58.
Full results are here.