11 Jun

Greig Wins Benbecula Half

Greig Glendinning

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.