A quick thanks from Shettleston Harriers to all runners, friends and family who made the trip to the Isle of Arran for our 2018 Goat Fell hill race. We were blessed with some truly spectacular weather, which was probably a bit too much for most with overheating issues. At least there was plentiful supply of juice, especially for those lucky enough to get into the prizes.
The race appeared to go fairly unhinged and was won by our GB internationalist, Tom Owens. A first time doing the race, it was a well deserved win for Tom on tired legs after his exerts at the 2018 Trail World Championships in Penyagolosa, Spain last weekend. Tom was followed home by John Yells and Richard Macleod of Lochaber who went on to take the team prize.
In the ladies race, Ruth Crewe of Westerlands took the win with Ciara Largey and Amanda Blackhall, both of Lochaber in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Amanda also took the FV40 prize. The Lochaber girls missed out on team sweep by a mere 4 points to Westerlands.
Ross Cruikshanks was our only other racing representative, placing well in 18th.
We had 175 runners start the race with six having to retire. A great day out had by all with special thanks to our helpers from the club, the Arran Mountain Rescue Team, Arran Pipe Band, Brodick Improvements Committee and our friends at Salomon for generously donating some cracking prizes.
Results can be found here:
Photos taken by Walter Henderson can be found here:
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