Round-up from Bill Breckenridge of a busy few weeks for the hill runners..

Senior Home International at Alva

Congratulations to Ross Gollan who was selected to run for Scotland at the up and down race at Alva recently. Ross had a tough race after a long break from racing on the hills but still managed to finish in 6th place in a very strong field.

Scottish Hill Running Championships

Three Champs races now completed so far after the recent Trotternish Race last weekend. 7 Shetts made the long trip to Skye and were treated to hot conditions on this spectacular route. Too hot for some it would seem but another excellent performance from CJ McPhail finishing in 3hrs 45, 5th female and 43rd overall. As usual this season Dan Dry led the way for the club finishing in 28th place in 3hrs 24. Full results here…

Dan is currently 3rd overall in the individual senior men’s standings and the men’s team 4th. CJ Mcphail also riding high in 7th place in the senior womens category and the womens team in 6th place.

Bog n Burn Series

Plenty Shetts in action at the recent Kilpatricks Hill Race with 50% of the top ten in blue and gold. First home for the club was Harry Pulham in 2nd, followed by Chris Pantry 4th, Kenny Richmond 5th, Iain Pender 7th and Calum Oates in 10th. Ruth Joss had an excellent run to finish 3rd female, 27th overall. Strong performances also from Andrew Shields 19th, Phil Murwell 37th, Martyn Mullan 39th and Alice Carver 76th.

Harry is in a very strong overall position in the series with 5 races left.

In Other news…

Paul Manson took on the mammoth Cape Wrath Ultra recently finishing in 11th place. He completed the 8 day, 400km route in 59hrs 12mins. See report from Paul…

Tom Owens won the 37 mile/10000ft Old County Tops race with Ricky Lightfoot in the Lake District in a time of 7hrs 5mins

Matt Sullivan completed the Scottish Islands Peaks Race (SIPR) on Sea Reiver in a time of 48hrs 2 mins to take 3rd spot in their class.

Harry Pulham just missed out on a top 10 place at the Isle of Jura fell race finishing 11th in 3 hrs 41.

Alastair Pringle and Bill Breckenridge completed the Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge (ISAMAC) aboard Aurora finishing 1st (or 2nd last..only 2 boats!) in 62hrs 47mins.

Bill heading off the hill to try and find their boat


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