8 Oct

Hundreds Show At Glencoe

Competitors at Glencoe Marathon

Being billed as 'Scotland's toughest marathon' did little to dissuade over 100 competitors from taking part in the second Glencoe Marathon on Sunday (6 September), with hundreds more taking part in the half marathon and 10k events. A record number of people from the UK and Europe took part in the Glencoe Marathon Gathering, which was filmed for BBC2's monthly outdoor sports programme, The Adventure Show and is due to be televised later this year.

Scottish running legend Lucy Colquhoun was among those taking part in the marathon. Lucy is well known for taking part in tough endurance races around the world and was the first woman over the line, completing the 26.2mile course in 4 hours, 7 minutes and 13 seconds.

She said: "It's been a privilege to take part in such a vibrant event and it's been great to get back out and remind myself why I love running - the scenery, the camaraderie and, of course, the cake at the end!"

The full off road marathon trail run ascends a total of 1,608 metres, up the Devil's Staircase, through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis. Alan Ross was the fastest competitor in the full marathon, crossing the line in just 3:45:06.

First to cross the line in the Mamores Half Marathon, which joins the marathon route at Kinlochleven, was Tom Jess who completed the route in 1:57:06. The Glen Nevis 10K was won by 17-year-old Calum Fraser, who recorded a time of 43:01.

Event organiser, David Fox-Pitt said: "This year's event attracted entrants from all over the UK and Europe and for some it was a test of endurance, strength and stamina. For others it was as much about enjoying the spectacular scenery and a great day out, but everyone had one thing spurring them on and that was to raise money for two deserving good charities."

For a full list of results, visit our race listings page.