Scottish runner Grant MacDonald claimed victory in Spain last weekend (17–18 December), finishing first at 24 Hores Barcelona. The Bellahouston Road Runner won the 24 hour track event with a distance of 239.422km (148.77 miles).
His success follows on from fellow Scot Marco Consani’s victory at the same event last year. The achievement is said to put Grant eighth on the Scottish all-time list for 24-hour runs.
Marco posted on Facebook following Grant’s victory: “Congratulations to Grant MacDonald who has just won the Barcelona 24 with a distance of 239km. Fantastic Grant.” Marco’s wife and fellow endurance athlete Debbie Martin Consani tweeted her congratulations: “Well done @g_macd winning Barcelona 24 hour track race with 239km(148miles)”
Grant’s nearest challenger was Jari Tomppo from Finland who managed to run 238.658km (148.295 miles). First female and third overall was Germany’s Antje Krause (235.045km/146 miles).
Fellow Brit Ian Thomas of Norfolk Gazelles also put on a strong display, finishing in sixth place, having run 218.441km (135.73 miles).
Photo courtesy of Adrian Stott