Thousands of runners set off from Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal in glorious sunshine on Sunday (9 April) for the 2017 Kilomathon. Participants headed past the famous Royal Yacht Britannia, the picturesque Victoria Park, and along Edinburgh’s tranquil cycle paths before a finishing straight to remember, in the home of Scottish rugby – BT Murrayfield Stadium.
The Kilomathon events are metric equivalents of the marathon distances with Sunday’s races being a half Kilomathon of 13.1K, a quarter of 6.55K and a 2.62K race for junior runners aged 6 to 14.
David Limmer from Portobello RC raced to the finish line in 44 mins 58 secs to win the 13.1K. The first woman home was Dianne Lauder from Hawick, setting a new course record in the 13.1K with a time of 48 mins 25 secs.
Kilomathon also featured a 6.55K race, won in 25 mins 11 secs by James Wright from East Calder. The first female past the post was Lucy Johnston from Dunfermline in a time of 31 mins 10 secs.
Dozens of youngsters took part in the 2.62K Mini Kilomathon race, with Gregor Collins from Galashiels the first male and overall winner of in a 9 mins 5 secs. The first junior female home was Megan Kyle from Dunfermline in a time of 9 mins 47 secs.
One of the thousands of participants running for charity was David Gardiner who completed the race to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. David chose to run for the charity after recently finding out that his aunt Tracy has breast cancer. Tracy will have to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and David is aiming to raise enough money to buy her a wig.
David said: “My Auntie Tracy is going through treatment for breast cancer and will be getting surgery for a mastectomy. So far I’ve raised £250 to buy her a wig and now I’m raising money to help support everyone going through the same treatment.
“I wanted to give something back by running for Breast Cancer Care, I will be proud to run for them and I hope I can make them and Tracy proud by doing so, as well as raising money to help others who are going through their own personal battle with cancer.”
For full results, visit our race listings page.