Congratulations to Bellahouston Road Runner, Greig Glendinning who won Saturday’s Benbecula Half Marathon. Greig took up running in 2006 in order to improve his health and has been a prolific racer over the last few years. Benbecula was his 102nd race and the first one that he has ever won. Greig told SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE: “I was so relieved to have won, nothing went wrong and the ground didn’t open up. I just kept running and came in first. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so physically and mentally wrecked after a race but what a great feeling.”
A total of 74 runners overcame a strong headwind for much of the course to complete the Western Isle event. Greig’s winning time was 1:18:34, beating the second placed Benjamin Kemp of Portobello by 50 secs. Terry Colye was third in a time of 1:21:18. The women’s race was won by Banchory's Briony Curtis (Edinburgh University) in a time of 1:30:32, Fife's Louise Provan was second in 1:36:11 and in third place was Deborah MacDonald in 1:42:08. The final finisher was Angus Nicholson in a time of 2:35:00.