Glas Tulaichean Hill race

Whilst other races in Scotland were cancelled due to the horrific weather, Glas Tulaichean went ahead but for safety, was changed to an “up and down” race to protect the marshals and runners. The course was measured by GPS devices at 6.7 miles and an estimated 500m of climb. With gusts of over 70mph and a wind chill of -13 at the top! it was a sensible decision to take. Runners were happy with the decision although a couple had turned up specifically to use the uphill-only  design as training for an alpine marathon in Italy later this month. Thanks to all those who helped out on the day, especially Shaun Germany and Billy Gibson who marshalled at the top in bitterly cold conditions

The improvised race was won by James Espie of Deeside in 49:54. Scott Cassidy was second in 50:41. Matthew Tonner of Dundee Hawkhill was third in 54:30. 1st lady was Stephanie Provan of Deeside (6th overall ) in 55:55 and second lady was Moira Davie of Forres in 57:05. Deeside took both men’s and women’s team prizes.

Callum Gibson of the Hawks won the junior “Glas T Toe Tickle” race in a time of 4:15

The estate is currently up for sale and it is possible that this will be the last year of this uphill-only race as we rely heavily on the help of the landowner, Simon Winton for facilities and the use of his land rover to provide cover at the summit. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Now for the White Tops hill race on Friday 26th June

Dave Hanlon

Full Results
1 – James Espie – Deeside – SM – 0:49:54
2 – Scott Cassidy – Moray Road Runners – SM – 0:50:41
3 – Matthew Tonner – Dundee Hawkhill – SM – 0:54:30
4 – Stuart Pringle – Deeside – SM – 0:54:59
5 – Alan Smith – Deeside – MV50 – 0:55:21
6 – Stephanie Provan – Deeside – SW – 0:55:55
7 – Chris Walsh – Dundee Hawkhill – SW – 0:56:49
8 – Moira Davie – Forres Harriers – SW – 0:57:05
9 – John McMillan – Kilbarchan – MV40 – 0:59:20
10 – Ewan Kerridge – Deeside – SM – 1:01:52
11 – Graham Tonner – Dundee Hawkhill – MV40 – 1:04:47
12 – Grahame Nicoll – Tayside Orienteers – MV50 – 1:06:26
13 – Angus Bowman – Lomond Hill Runners – MV50 – 1:06:43
14 – David Duncan – Ochil Hill Runners – MV60 – 1:08:17
15 – Phil Forte – Dundee Hawkhill – MV50 – 1:08:27
16 – Mike Dales – Perth Road Runners – MV50 – 1:08:40
17 – Jane Kerridge – Deeside – FV60 – 1:09:01
18 – Nall MacBeath – Lochaber – SM – 1:11:11
19 – Susan Ross – Lochaber – FV40 – 1:11:20
20 – Duncan Tunstall – Deeside – MV50 – 1:14:19
21 – Fiona Manson – Perth Road Runners – FV40 – 1:15:43
22 – Richard Parker – Unattached – MV60 – 1:21:02
23 – Jane Oliver – Deeside – FV50 – 1:23:43
24 – Jean Bowman – Lomond Hill Runners – FV50 – 1:25:48
25 – Charlie Love – Dundee Hawkhill – MV70 – 1:59:00