Glen Ogle 33 Ultra Marathon Race
On Saturday 4th November, Andrew White, John Stevenson and Kevin Gill set out to tackle the Glen Ogle 33 mile race- beginning and ending in Killin, Stirlingshire. The route saw the runners cross the Glen Ogle viaduct and down into Strathyre before turning back on themselves and back into Killin over the viaduct again. With spectacular views, this was set to be an impressive run, particularly for “ultra virgin” Captain John and Kevin running for Ardgowan Hospice in memory of his dad, Danny.
Despite taking a wrong turn and adding an extra mile to his race, Andrew managed to secure a 10th place position over the line in a time of 4hrs 7mins. John, again taking a wrong turn, completed the race in a time of 4hrs 22mins in 21st position- an impressive run for his first ultra. Kevin (sporting some excellent tartan thermals) finished the run in a time of 5hrs 51mins and was 190th to cross the line in a field of 415 runners. Well done to all three runners!
Thanks to Nicola Stevenson for the report.
Many Harriers opted for the afternoon club race on Saturday, but there was still a good turnout for the 5k in the morning. Some even chose to do both!
Lucas Bezian got a pb of 23.41 and would later go on to collect an award at the club’s prize-giving for our most improved newcomer. Well done Lucas!