Sunshine & a light chasing breeze brought a good turnout of 42 runners to Dalmunzie Estate for this year’s Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race. Despite the warm conditions Dundee Hawkhill’s Kristian Jones’ winning time shaved 22s from the 21 year old course record to cover the 670m ascent in a superb 33m28s. Ally Beaven of Highland Hill Runners & Westies’ Brian Bonnyman (also 1st V40) followed in 2nd & 3rd places. In the womens’ race, Chantel Clark of Dundee & Angus Cani-Cross (minus dog on this occasion!) was first lady to the top in 50m41s, with Ella Peters (Glasgow Caledonian University) 2nd & Hilary Ritchie (Fife AC, also 1st V50) 3rd. Congratulations to all the runners. It was a spectacular day to be out on the hills & everyone seemed to come back down with a smile on their face.
Many thanks to Dalmunzie Estate for continuing to support this terrific race so well, and also to our small army of marshals & catering helpers for the smashing post race tea (Irene Cromar, Jackie Kennedy, Charlie Love, Catherine & Grace Matthews, Katherine Lawlor & Ruth Levack). Particular thanks also to previous race director Dave Hanlon for invaluable advice & help on the day.
See you all next year!