15 May

Andrew's King Of The Castle

Around 300 competitors were met with near perfect race conditions as they took part in the Castle of Mey 10K on Sunday (11 May). The most northerly 10k on the British mainland, the North Highland Harriers' event sees participants running around the grounds of the 14th century Castle of Mey in Caithness.

The men's race was won by Andrew Douglas (Inverclyde AC) in 31:03 - a course record - with Oonagh Dunnett of North Highland Harriers finishing fastest female in 42:33.

Andrew said after the race: "I was really pleased with how the run went. It was my first race back since the London Marathon so wasn't quite sure what to expect. I felt pretty strong throughout and the conditions were good on the day, so I just tried to remain controlled and concentrate on staying relaxed. The scenery on the course is a nice distraction to have as well!

"The atmosphere at the start and finish and the support from the marshals on the course was great, which made it all the more special coming back home to race."

To get an idea of the race atmosphere Andrew speaks of, you can view the YouTube video at the top of the page filmed by Jill Innes.

For a full list of results visit our race listings page.