Strathearn Marathon 11th June 2017

We arrived in plenty of time after Gilly kindly drove us up to Cultybraggan Camp. Michael and Tracy had spent the night in their van so were already settled and made us all cuppas while we waited for the race start. The pipers were there to set us off as we did a loop of the camp. They reappeared at various points around the route to give us a tune which I found very motivational. Yan was also out cycling on the course with his drum and bags of encouragement. The weather was good, quite breezy with the odd shower to cool you down. At times the sun came out and I was wishing it away as I don’t run well in the heat.

After the race I went for a shower, then into one of the Nissen huts for some grub. It was then a lady approached me and asked me my name and handed me an envelope. It seems I had got the first vet 40 prize (I was very surprised indeed). Looking at the results it seems they have awarded the first 3 winners (2 of them FV40) and then made me first FV40. I do feel a bit of a fraud but I am not complaining as I got enough to get a chinese for my dinner. 🙂

My relive :

42 Sadie Kemp FV40 03:47:03
62 Tracy Philp FV40 03:59:59
74 Mark Dawson MV40 04:11:56
80 Gilly Marshall FV40 04:15:17

Full results here:

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2 comments on Strathearn Marathon 11th June 2017

  1. Bill Bennet says:

    Well done Tracy, Mark and Gilly but particularly well done Sadie, 1st V40 prize – superb! Sadie, is it not time you were doing 3 races a weekend rather than just 2. You could go up to Fort William on 1st July and do Meall an t-Suide on the Saturday, followed by the Half Nevis on the Sunday and the Cow Hill Race on the Monday. There’s a special prize for anyone who completes all 3 races, it used to be a mug!

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