Shettleston's Oleg Chepelin and Fiona Maxwell blew away the field at the Pentland Skyline to win in, given the windy conditions, staggeringly fast times of 2:25:56 and 3:02:00.
The unmarked 26k race started at the Midlothian Ski Centre, Hillend, Edinburgh and climbed up some steep inclines, through long grass, deep heather and the occasional gravel path to a total height of 1890 metres. Cheplin's time was just 76 seconds outwith Andy Kitchen's record of 2:24:40, set in 1994. Hunter Bog Trotters Murray Strain (MS) and Dan Gay (MS) earned second and third places with times of 2:32:04 and 2:34:39 respectively. Carnethy's Stewart Whitlie (MV40) finished fourth and claimed first vet in a time of 2:35:37.
It was vets to the fore of the women's race as Shettleston's Fiona Maxwell (FV40) was followed over the finishing line by Carnethey's Jacqui Higginbottom (FV40) in 3:18:06. In the senior class, HBT's Eilidh Wardlaw and Ochil's Alayne Finlay had a closely contested race with the HBT athlete finishing in 3:21:48, 37 seconds ahead of her Ochil rival.
A total of 170 brave runners completed the arduous course, with unattached pair David Caira (M40) and Tim Appleton (M40) closing the race together in 5:16:16.