Sunday, 21 May 2017

2017 Kilchoan Runathon

From our Athletics Correspondent:
 It was a bumper turnout at 2017’s Kilchoan Runathon with 35 entries spread across the three events of the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. The weather was not ideal with light rain falling most of the time (which didn’t put off the midges) but everyone set off in high spirits and determined to get to the end.

The 5K entrants all made it to the Community Gardens where Gill and David had laid on tea and cakes to raise money for the minibus and were doing a good trade. The oldest entrant was 81 and the youngest just 5 months.

The 10K runners made use of the water station at the Community Garden before turning for home while the Half Marathon runners went on to round the lighthouse and then back to the Kilchoan Hotel. First across the line in the Half Marathon was Alice Everett in a time of 1hr 40min.

A big thank you to Gill & Dave for the cakes, the Hotel for hosting the event and Sandra for being Race Secretary. Congratulations to all the runners, walkers, joggers and cyclists who made it to the end, and we look forward to 2018’s event.

Many thanks to Chris Gane for pictures & story.

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