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Second Claim (class) Member (Citizen) Bob Johnson writes: The 1984 records of Kenny Stuart (1:25:34) and Pauline Haworth (1:43:25) seemed impregnable until the 2018 race a week ago. Victoria Wilkinson (Bingley) broke the ladies record by 24 seconds when she clocked 1:43:01 on Saturday. Hopefully the record will be broken again in the next year or so, but for this year, Jasmin Paris did a superb time of 1:50:44 some 7 minutes down (for now). In terms of the men, Finlay Wild (Lochaber) made it nine wins on the trot with a PB of 1:27:35. Can’t help but feel that close company from other contenders would push him nearer to the Kenny Stuart record (tho still two minutes up the road).
I counted 20 odd (some very like Alex) runners from Carnethy so a great turn out from one of the best hill running clubs from flat-white belt around Edinburgh. Liam Braby led Carnethies home with 1:46:06; followed by Jasmin (1:50:44); Alex McVey (1:54:55); Nigel Sheckleton (1:56:59); Calum Martin (1:59:49); Steven Fallon after a nasty fall on the descent (2:01:02); Will Normand (2:08:07); Liam Riggans (2:08:27); Fergus Johnston (2:09:04); Simon Titmuss (2:09:06); John Ryan (2:12:44); John Busby (2:13:36); Alan Hogg (2:13:44); Rachel Normand (2:17:03); Pete Curtis (2:18:57); Michelle Hetherington (2:30:20); Drew Lennie aka Andrew (2:35:54); Michael McCloy (2:36:28); and Andrew Cross (2:45:06).
Thought that Drew Lennie had a great run and must be close to his 21 completions. Looking at the list of past winners it’s obvious that the men are letting the side down because Angela Mudge has won it 5 times in Carnethy colours and I also found wins for Maggie Creber (1999) and Beverley Redfern (1989). I only found one male winner for Carnethy: Michael S. Lindsay (1:29:25 in 1987). Is that the fastest Carnethy time ever for the Ben? You tell me.
It’s great that you guys still talk to me (OK the hand signals are another issue) so GOOD ON YER
Bob Johnson (2:07:15)…