Monday, June 4, 2018
There should have been two pairs of Harriers running in the last ever Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon, run this year on Harris, but unfortunately, Emily Greaves managed to break an ankle on Day 1 and was unable to continue the event with her partner Rhian Evans. Rumours that Emily wanted to carry on despite her broken ankle are entirely believable.
However, the other Harriers pairing of Cathy Tilbrook and Doug Flint were able to complete, finishing 9th in their category, on what looks to have been a spectacular course on Harris, including one of the most beautiful overnight camps imaginable on Loch Crabhadail. It should also be noted that Doug and Rhian were taking part the week after completing the Isle of Jura hill race, which is an outstanding achievement.
The slightly confusing results are here.