Runners scale Glencoe mountain in uphill race

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An unexpected bright and sunny spell on Saturday made for a great day of racing in Glencoe.

A hardy bunch of runners scaled the 500 metres from the Glencoe Mountain Cafe to the top tea shack, high on the mountain along the new uphill track.

Tom Smith from Lochaber Athletic Club managed to squeeze ahead of Carnethy’s Stephen McDougall to win in a time of 20:45. Third place went to another runner from Lochaber, Steve MacDonald, in 22:31.

The ladies’ race was a clear win for Rhona Anderson from Dunbar in a time of 25:42 who is also a Female Vet 50. In second was Jean McLennan from Dunoon Hill Runners and third place went to Lochaber’s new rising star, Amy Disher.

Organisers thanked Glencoe Mountain Resort for making everyone so welcome.