31 Jul

Fife Runners Recreate Chariots Of Fire Race

Mickey Breen, winner of the Chariots of Fire Beach Race

Rowan Atkinson's parody of Chariots of Fire at Friday's Olympic Opening Ceremony led to his character, Mr Bean, being the most mentioned topic on Twitter that night. And runners in Fife were given the chance to emulate this rather unusual sporting hero on Saturday (28 July) as they took part in the Chariots of Fire Beach Race in St Andrews.

The 4.25-mile event is part of the John R. Weir Tour of Fife series and takes place on the same beach used in Hugh Hudson's Oscar winning film. Chariots of Fire portrays Scottish Olympian Eric Liddell who won gold at the 1924 Olympics and has received attention recently with First Minister Alex Salmond announcing the film is to be made available to every school in Scotland.

Saturday's race was dominated by Corstorphine AC as runners from the club took the top five places. Mickey Breen came first in 23:11, while the fastest female was Julia Henderson with a time of 27:54.

For the full results visit our race listings page.