Kirsty Costello was on top form competing in the Throws Grand Prix at Livingston last weekend. The 14 year old form Elderslie, beat her own Scottish record twice in the competition, throwing the 3Kg hammer, 55.81m and later 55.91m., which also keeps her at the top of the UK rankings for the event.
Also last week,Euan Gillham won the Kirkintilloch 10K in the good time of 31 minutes 39 seconds.
And ultra runner Lesley McKerral completed her longest by far, the West Highland Way race, over 90 miles from Milngavie to Fort William, in some of the worst conditions of wind and rain for many years, Lesley finishing time 27 hours, 23 minutes and 24 seconds, finishing 100th from 209 starters.
In some of the most brutal weather the wild side of the West Highland Way showed its colours as gale force winds and heavy rain battered the competitors travelling from Milngavie at 1am on Saturday heading for Fort William that evening or into the early hours of Sunday morning.
With Rob Sinclair arriving 1st home in a new course record of 13 hours 41 mins very few followed that quickly as the weather deteriorated as darkness descended.
Lesley McKerral cut a determined figure as she glided through the checkpoints hoping to add another goblet in the family household with husband Calum already a successful finisher previously.
This was to be Lesley’s longest race by some distance but she duly arrived in Fort William to finish in an impressive 27 hours 23 mins and 24 secs for 100th overall of only 159 finishers (209 started).
Massive congratulations to Lesley and her support team for getting through a truly remarkable challenge.
Sadly John Kynaston had to withdraw at Balmaha with an ankle injury not allowing him to collect a 7th goblet. Best of luck in recovery John.
Using his ultra experience Robert didn’t hang about and finished a superb 20th place in a time of 4:26:26 with Grant Sandilands completing his second ultra in 86th place running 5:15:26. Well done to both.
Robert Snodgrass completed the Triple Crown of ultra races on the West Highland Way this year with his excellent finish on Saturday in the Devil o’ the Highlands from Tyndrum to Fort William. The race is run on the hilliest part of the Way covering the final 43 miles.
Robert finished 43rd place in 7:33:18.
Lesley McKerall also made a return to ultra racing finishing a fine 212th in a time of 10:02:51, huge congratulations on an epic run.