27 Jun

New Record Set At West Highland Way

West Highland Way scene

Runners braved wet conditions last weekend to complete Scotland's longest single-stage trail race - the 95 mile West Highland Way Race with winner, Terry Conway of Worcester, setting a new course record in a time of 15:39:15. The previous record was set in 2006 by Jez Bragg (15:44:50). Paul Giblin took second place in 17:00:26, while Donnie Campbell came third in 17:51:20. Rosie Bell finished first in the women's field with a time of 20:15:41.

The fifth leg of the Scottish Ultra Marathon series takes place each year on the Saturday nearest to the summer solstice, starting at Milngavie train station at 1 am and finishing in Fort William.

Despite the inclement weather and abundance of midges, winner Terry Conway promised to compete again next year. He tweeted: "To all the midges between Milngavie and Fort William. This is your warning! I will be back next year and I'm taking you all down!"

Terry also praised his fellow competitors - 119 of the 172 starters completed the course before the Sunday cut-off time; and the organisers, saying: "It's all down to the people involved that make these events so great."