9 Mar

Muddy And Chilly At The Hillbilly

Hillbilly 10KA sell-out field of over 150 enjoyed a mudfest at the third Hillbilly 10K in Ayrshire last Sunday (5 March). The cross country course, plotted by Laura Dempsey, David Connell, and GB duathlete Brian Yates, lived up to its name, undulating around the countryside of the Craigengillan Estate.

The event was organised by Butterfly Events – an Ayrshire based voluntary organisation who have raised over £300,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Participants set an excellent pace, with 16-year-old Kieran Cooper prevailing in 39.00 to see off local Irvine AC rival Paul Lafferty (40.19). Kieran's time made him the first runner to break the 40-minute barrier, as well as setting a new course record, despite it being his fourth race in five days. Completing the podium was Ruairidh MacDonald in 40.44.

The first lady was local cani-cross runner (minus her dog!) Hilary Robinson in 45.00, followed by Mandy Stewart (45.21) and Toni McIntosh (45.24). Hilary’s sons Duncan (43.22) and Murdo (47.12) made it it a family affair, finishing second and third in the junior race, behind Kieran.

For more information, go to the Butterfly Events Facebook page. A full list of results is available on our race listings page.