17 Mar

Bryan Sets New Record At Kilomathon

Bryan Mackie (centre) after his Kilomathon success

Podium regular Bryan Mackie flew home in 44 mins 17 secs to win yesterday's feature 13.1k Kilomathon event.  The Edinburgh AC man broke his own record time from last year and said post-race: "“I’m so pleased with my result time. It was another good run."

Bryan continued: " This event is so well organised making it a such pleasurable running experience. I’d like to congratulate all the runners who took part today whether running for charity, or for fitness. This event appeals to runners of all levels and they were all out in force today.”

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.
Vicky Pincombe, 40, from Kilwinning in North Ayrshire, was the first woman home, completing the 13.1K in 49 :32. Vicky said: “I recently moved up here from Devon and was looking for a starter race to get me back into racing so I entered Kilomathon. The route was good - flat - and I stuck with the guys most of the way. The finish was quite spectacular at Murrayfield Stadium too!”

Kilomathon Scotland included a 6.55K race, won in 24:05 seconds by John McGuigan from Belfast. Kyshiea George, 25, of Gorebridge was the first woman home in the 6.55K race in 34:17.

Kyshiea said: “This is my first ever win so I’m so pleased. I live nearby so the location was perfect. I have taken part in a 5K before but feel the 10K is a step too far so the 6.55K distance was somewhere in between.”

Dozens of youngsters took part in the Mini 2.62K Kilomathon race today with sporty Sammy Hearl, 13, from Inverclyde AC coming top of the juniors, finishing in just 9:09 seconds. He said: “As a keen runner the timing of this run was perfect for me. I felt great crossing the finish line first - what a buzz!”

Anyone wishing to pre-register to be first to know when entries open for Kilomathon Scotland 2015 can do so at the event website.