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18 Apr

Ross At The Double

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Ross Houston (31) completed an unusual double when he won yesterday's Scottish Kilomathon in 1:27:59. The Central AC man had finished fastest in the inaugural event last October and was able to defend his title just 6 months after his first success. Ross said: "I'm really pleased to have won; it was very enjoyable. It was a great event with nice weather although it started to get hot towards the end and running over the Forth Road Bridge was a big bonus."

Ross Milne (33) claimed second place in 1:33:59. Milne also ran the inaugural Kilomathon Scotland last year in 1:33 and said: "It was a good race but a bit of a solo effort and the hill at the end was tough. It is a really good distance, good for marathon training five weeks before the Edinburgh Marathon."

Jennifer Maclean claimed her first Kilomathon victory in the women's event with a time of 1:43:36 ahead of Nicola Duncan (1:44:24). Post-race Nicola said: "Really gorgeous sunshine made a big difference, the course was hilly but lovely, really scenic."

1,000 plus runners took part in the full Kilomathon, the new half Kilomathon and the mini Kilomathon. Paul Quigley (2:28:06) was the mid-point runner in the Kilomathon and the last participant came home in 4:20:10.

GSi Events Race Director Neil Kilgour congratulated all of the participants and paid tribute to the both the runners and local community and fantastic Kilomathon race crew. "There was a great atmosphere at the event today with lots of encouragement from the public for all the runners many of whom were raising money for good causes and charities."

Link for full event results here.