Thursday, November 14, 2019
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It was a record-breaking day at the David Shepherd Memorial Glamaig Hill Race yesterday (Saturday 7 July.)

The first man and lady, Finlay Wild and Jill Stephen, each set a new precedent as they crossed the finish line.

Finlay Wild completed the race with a time of 44 minutes 22 seconds, while Jill Stephen ran the race in 56 minutes and 9 seconds.

This year also saw a record number of racers take to the mountain.  Just under 200 runners finished the notorious hill race.

Finlay Wild (above), from Lochaber Athletics Club, previously set a course record for the Glamaig Hill Race back in 2012.   He went on to beat his own record of 44 minutes and 27 seconds.

First Lady, Jill Stephens (pictured above), from Hunters Bog Trotters, finished in 17th place overall.  

The previous record had been standing for 28 years.  Set by Tricia Calder, Jill Stephens broke the record by one second.

Taking second place was Ted Mason, from Wharfedale H, who finished the race in 47 minutes and 54 seconds.

In third place was Lachlan Oates from Shettleston Harriers.  He crossed the line in 48 minutes and 6 seconds.  

The second lady across the finish line was Clare Whitehead from Deeside Runners.  She completed the race in 59 minutes and 20 seconds.  

The third lady to finish the race was Stephanie Provan, also from Deeside Runners, in 1 hour and 1 minute.  

The challenging terrain involved loose rocks and moving stones.  

A complete list of runners and their times will be posted on The Skye Times in due course.

All photographs taken by: Alligin Photography © Geraint Ashton Jones.  

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