Wednesday, 1 June 2016

2016 Kilchoan Half Marathon

From our athletics correspondent...

The 2016 running of the Kilchoan Half Marathon and 10K races saw a bumper entry of 7 entrants, who came up specially to run this famous event on the endurance calendar. The runners set off at 11am from the pub and soon broke into three groups. Dom, Lucy, Katie & Lauren pushed on toward the half way mark of the lighthouse while Lucy and Annika made good progress towards the Sonachan, the halfway mark for the 10K. Angus decided that roads were too flat and took a detour straight up the side of Meall Sanna before looping back via the school house road. An hour in and Dom had already rounded the lighthouse and was heading from home having pulled out a strong lead, eventually finishing with a creditable time of 1hr 38. All the road runners made it back for the celebration photo with the magnificent cup and went straight into the pub to rehydrate. Angus turned up some time later but was disqualified for having run too far! It might not be the best organised or the biggest field but what we lack in scale we make up for in spectacular scenery, as you can see from the amazing footage shot by Hamza Yassin with his drone.
Many thanks to Chris Gane for the story and Hamza Yassin for the photography and video footage.

1 comment:

  1. Is this a regular event? If so, all try to come up next year!