|Conic hill, 4:20am Saturday 21st June, 17.5 mile done|
|View from Devil's Stair case looking back towards Buachaille Etive Mòr More. 4:49pm, 75 miles done|
Paul Giblin's new course record of 14:20:11 will create shock waves far beyond Scotland, a world class performance. 2nd place Robbie Britton also ran an astonishing race finishing in 14:47:18, 20 minutes inside Paul 2013 course record. Matt Williamson in 3rd finished in 16:04:07, a time that would have comfortable won in most previous years.
In the women's race Fiona Ross won in 18:45:04 which I believe is the 3rd fastest women's time and Rosie Bell finishing in 19:02:19 with the fourth fastest women's time. I actually caught and passed 3rd placed ladies finisher Keziah Higgins on the descent into Kinlochleven (80miles in) but she passed me later on the way to Lundavra after I was hobbled by a calf injury. Keziah finished strong in a time of 20:09:35.
It's now a day an half since I finished and I am feeling a bit battered and bruised thanks to the little mishaps but 100% elated. Scrapes, bruises and strains are just part of the collateral damage of covering 95 miles on stony trails, these will be heal quickly.
I will write a full write this week, collect together various photo's taken by my family and crew. I had an absolute ball and much of this was made possible by the support of my crew and my family. Thank you guys and girls :-)
Thanks also to race organizers and all the marshals, the warmth and efficiency was top class. What an amazing event you've created!