Finlay and Heather land golds at Cioch Mhor; Junior League results

Monday 11th October 2021

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


Female Team
Gold Highland Hill Runners Kirstie Rogan Caroline Marwick Monica Padilla
Silver Fife Athletic Club Heather Anderson Louise Burt Hilary Ritchie
Male Team
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


Junior Hill League 2021 final tables

*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



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