Results from the Scottish Hills

Ed: Craig Wallace of Inverness reports on his events over the past few months:

30 July
Ben Rinnes Hill Race, Dufftown
about 22.5km, 1500m ascent/descent
time: 3:08:49
position: 93/144
A long hill race on a very sunny day, ended up with rather sunburnt shoulders. It was part of the highland games, so the race started and finished with a lap of the games field, with the crowds cheering. Then nice running up and over the hills.
Also met Dan Watson, another Vegan Runner, I think he was a fair bit quicker than me.

20 August
Nairn half marathon
time: 1:48:55
position: 79/175
Another highland games race, on a sunny but windy day. A nice route, mostly on fairly flat minor roads. I was feeling a bit tired for this, so maybe not running as fast as was hoping. So a couple of minutes slower than my previous half marathon PB, not too bad.

27 August
Achmony hill race, Drumnadrochit
about 4.7km, 220m ascent
time: 0:31:35
position: 19/25
A rather short highland games race, with some steep grassy slopes. Good fun anyway.

2 October
Loch Ness Marathon
time: 4:10:35
position: 1166/2392
Having another go at my local marathon. Again it was rather wet for the
first ten miles or so, but dried up a bit later on. And the same nice
scenery, with a few hills, but managed to keep going steadily. Exactly 5
minutes faster than last year, so a new PB anyway.
Photo of me just before the finish here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vclaw/6258633613/

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