Scald Law Junior Race and Col Fun Run
16th February 2008
From Race Organiser Mark Johnston:

Fourteen runners toed the start line for the tenth Scald Law Junior Hill Race. Despite the sunshine, conditions were tricky underfoot with the ground frozen solid in the shade of the hill. It was third time lucky for Robert Inglis (Lothian) on winning this years’ race, after two fourth places in 2004 and 2006. In doing so he had to overcome a tough opponent in last year's winner Jamie Stevenson (Ochils), who had the consolation of finishing first Under 16. Jamie's brother Ben finished first Under 14 in sixth place overall.

Rachel McIlwraith made it a Lothian double, with a strong run to finish 4min ahead of clubmate Lana Turnbull and Isla Murgatroyd (Unnattached).

Seven runners took up the challenge of the shorter Col Run. Luke Foss (Law & District) crossed the line first in an impressively quick time of 16min, only one minute slower than the Col Run course record held by the Scald Law winner Robert Inglis. Perhaps we may see Luke follow in Robert's footsteps as a future winner of the Scald Law Race, watch this space…

Next home was Duncan Gorman (Westerlands) who took nearly 4min from his time of last year. At this rate of improvement, he’ll no doubt be beating his dad Manny in the near future!. Bethany Nelson was first girl home, followed by her two Lothian clubmates, then Sara and Caroline Gregg from the USA, who experienced their first taste of Scottish Hill Running. Haste ye back!.

A big thanks to everyone who helped out on the day and to Pete Bland/SHR for sponsoring the race prizes.

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