Records were smashed at the Culloden 10K and 17.46K races at the weekend with eight runners making history in what was yet another action-packed day of running in the Scottish Highlands.
In the 10K race Inverness Harriers’ Donald McDonald smashed the course record with a time of 32.17, he was followed by Paul Miller 35.26 and Jason Kelly who clocked 35.59. Miller also worked his way into the record books, his time the fastest ever by a veteran (40-49) at Culloden.
The ladies 10K was won by Morag Mort (40.37), with Laura Sorrie crossing the line in 44.00 to take second. Rhoda Kennedy was third in 46.26.
In the vintage race (60 and over) Alex Sutherland was home in 42.31 to ensure a new fastest time in that category and Liz Gray achieved the same feat in the ladies race with her time of 52.49.
The 17.46K distance saw yet more records set. Sarah Leaky finished in 1:11:21 to ensure a new fastest female time – she was trailed by Kristina Stahlmann (1:19:25) and Maria de la Torre third in 1:19:53.
Gordon Lennox clinched victory in the men’s race with an impressive showing – clocking 1:02:09 – over three minutes ahead of Jonny McLeod in second (1:05:45). Ryan McKenzie took third with a time of 1:07:38. There was further cause for celebration for McLeod, achieving a veteran course record to go with his runners-up position in the overall race.
Further records were set by Stewart Donald (1:23.53) and Janice Forsyth in 1:39.53 who both now hold the fastest times in the 60 and over category in the longer distance race.
Full results from the 2017 Culloden can be found on our Race Listing section.