30 Oct

Running Through History

Culloden runnersThe gale force winds and driving rain did not deter the 512 competing at the Culloden Runs on Sunday (26 October). The historical event, which features a 10K and 17.46K at the Culloden Battlefield, experienced  ‘real highland weather’ according to organiser Paul Corrigan who praised the ‘hardy folk’ who took part.

In the 1746K, Gordon Lennox was the first male across the finish line in 1:05:28 with Alanna Goddard fastest female (1:18:05). The midpoint runner was Rachel Hardman in 1:36:15. The 10K race saw Stan Mackenzie breast the tape in 35:38 with Rhona Grant clocking 40:58 to finish fastest woman. The midpoint runner was Alan Macrae in 57:44.

One 10k participant commented: “This is my second year and I really enjoy this race, the setting, especially for history freaks like me, is perfect at the site of the famous Culloden Moor and some of the views - especially during the first few kilometres over the Moray Firth - are breathtaking. Despite the Highland hoolie that was blowing everyone was in great spirits.”
Paul is hoping this year’s event will eventually raise around £15,000 for CHSS.

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