Men’s medallists at Cioch Mhor – winner Finlay Wild is flanked by Robin Howie (left) and Alasdair Campbell (photo by Angela Mudge)
The Alex Brett Cioch Mhor Hill Race (13km, 690m) is traditionally held in March but this year was postponed until October.
It hosted the scottishathletics Senior Hill Running Championships and final junior league race. The rain held off for the race but conditions were pretty muddy in some sections across the farmland.
In only his second race of 2021, Finlay Wild (Lochaber AC) had a superb race to storm home a clear winner, breaking his own course record set in 2013 by an amazing four minutes.
Alasdair Campbell (Cambuslang) and Robin Howie (Highland HR) finished in second and third respectively.
Heather Anderson (Fife AC) continued her good form after a knee injury forced her to miss the early season and was the overall women’s winner (and W40).
Hot on her heels was Kirstie Rogan (Highland HR) and in third place and first U23 was Alice Goodall (Edinburgh Uni).
In the other categories overall winners were M40 Andrew Wright (PH Racing Club), M50 Robin Burnett (Inverness Harriers) and M60 Des Crowe (Penicuik Harriers). In the women’s there were wins for W50 Veronique Oldham (Cosmic Hillbashers) and W60 Gill Irvine (Highland HR).
Highland Hill Runners were victorious in the team event, taking both the Men’s and women’s team titles.
In the men’s Carnethy HRC were second and Shettleston Harriers were third. In the women’s race, Fife AC were second.
Thanks to Sam Hesling and Highland Hill Runners for organising the championship event. Any remaining medals will be posted out in the coming week.
Women’s team race winners Highland Hill Runners – Kirstie Rogan, Caroline Marwick and Monica Padilla
|First Name||Last Name||Club||SAL medal|
|Finlay||Wild||Lochaber Athletic Club||Sen M Gold|
|Alasdair||Campbell||Cambuslang Harriers||Sen M Silver|
|Robin||Howie||Highland Hill Runners||Sen M Bronze|
|Andrew||Wright||PH Racing Club||M40 Gold|
|Michael||Reid||Carnethy Hill Racing Club||M40 Silver|
|Bryan||McKenna||Carnethy Hill Racing Club||M40 Bronze|
|Robin||Burnett||Inverness Harriers||M50 Gold|
|Fraser||Mackintosh||Highland Hill Runners||M50 Silver|
|Ian||Meek||Highland Hill Runners||M50 Bronze|
|Des||Crowe||Penicuik Harriers||M60 Gold|
|Duncan||Ball||Penicuik Harriers||M60 Silver|
|Gordon||Pryde||Lomond Hill Runners & AAC||M60 Bronze|
|Heather||Anderson||Fife Athletic Club||F Gold|
|Kirstie||Rogan||Highland Hill Runners||F Silver|
|Alice||Goodall||Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds||F Bronze|
|Heather||Anderson||Fife Athletic Club||F40 Gold|
|Megan||Mowbray||Hunters Bog Trotters||F40 Silver|
|Iona||Robertson||Highland Hill Runners||F40 Bronze|
|Veronique||Oldham||Cosmic Hillbashers||F50 Gold|
|Louise||Burt||Fife Athletic Club||F50 Silver|
|Hilary||Ritchie||Fife Athletic Club||F50 Bronze|
|Gill||Irvine||Highland Hill Runners||F60 Gold|
|Jane||Oliver||Deeside Runners||F60 Silver|
|Pauline||McAdam||Teviotdale Harriers||F60 Bronze|
|Gold||Highland Hill Runners||Kirstie Rogan||Caroline Marwick||Monica Padilla|
|Silver||Fife Athletic Club||Heather Anderson||Louise Burt||Hilary Ritchie|
|Gold||Highland Hill Runners||Robin Howie||William Nicolson||Fraser Mackintosh|
|Silver||Carnethy||Michael Reid||Bryan Mckenna||Neil Mclure|
|Bronze||Shettleston||Harry Pulman||Iain Pender||Rodrigo Reis|
Finlay Wild on his way to the Senior men’s gold at Cioch Mhor
*Ten juniors completed the league with the most popular categories the U15 Girls and U17 Men.
Those who completed the league are:
U15 Girls: Ariane Baillie (Pitreavie) winner; Freya Mowbray (Lasswade) second; Elena Lee (Moorfoot) third
U17 Women: Beth Urquhart (Moray) winner
U15 Boys: Rowan Taylor (Lasswade) winner; Alex Dunlop (Central) second
U17 Men: Archie McRonald (Perth Strathtay) winner; Zico Field (Gala) second; Jonathan Downey (Kilmarnock) third
U20 Men: Euan Rollo (Inverness) winner
With thanks to Angela Mudge and Mark Harris