Rob Sinclair smashed the course record to triumph at the Highland Fling Race on Saturday (29 April). The Insch Trail Running Club member powered through the 53-mile course to record a time of 6:41:15 – over 36 minutes quicker than his nearest rival.
The race along the West Highland Way is arguably the UK’s biggest and most competitive ultra event and the 2017 edition more than lived up to that billing.
Sinclair was followed over the finish line by Andrew Tuckey (Bridgend AC) in 7:17:06 and Michael Jones (Apex Running) in 7:29:35.
Nicola Adams-Hendry (Garscube Harriers) won the women’s race, clocking a time of 8:16:07. She was followed by Fife AC's Morgan Windram (8:37:59) in second and Rachel Newstead of Carnethy in third (8:55:35).
In the men’s relay Bellatubbies (6:57:05) were victorious, while Carnegie Chicks (8:15:03) were first over the line in the ladies event. I Am Not A Number, who registered a time of 8:02:06, won the mixed relay.
runABC’s Alex Osborne produced a fantastic run to complete his longest ultra run to date in a time of 9:59:30 – finishing 100th in a field of 681.
Full results from the 2017 Highland Fling can be found here.