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SarahCrunning - 26/04/2018 20:41:34
   
Highland Fling Race
The Highland Fling is one of the biggest UK ultras. On Saturday, over 800 runners will be setting off from Milngavie on a 53 mile journey along the beautiful West Highland Way footpath to Tyndrum. I completed this race last year, and it is one of the best I have ever done. The route goes through the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, and the scenery is stunning. Our 23 runners reviewers all gave it 4 or 5 stars.

The event hosts the Scottish Ultra Trail Championships, and there are some strong contenders in the line-up. In the women's race, all three of last year's podium finishers are returning - Nicola Adams Hendry, Morgan Windram-Geddes and Rachel Normand. Other strong contenders for podium spots include Nicola Duncan who won every ultra that she competed in last year.

In the men's race, the top performing British athlete in last year's World Trail Championships, Kyle Greig, has to be a favourite. Other contenders include Neil Kirby who has won South Downs Way 50 and 100 and North Downs Way 50 and 100 races, and Jon Ellis, 2017 Centurion 50 mile Grandslam winner.

Good luck to everyone taking part, and don't forget to take the time to enjoy the views!
Sarah Cooke

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SarahCrunning - 30/04/2018 20:57:35
   
RE:Highland Fling Race
Well done to everyone who was on the West Highland Way this weekend. If you raced, then it would be great if you could leave a review of the event on our listings page. There were some impressively speedy times, and these were the podium finishers:

MEN
1. Kyle Greig - 7:06:58
2. John Connolly - 7:36:11
3. Jon Ellis - 7:37:16

WOMEN
1. Rachel Normand - 8:22:23
2. Nicola Duncan - 8:26:45
3. Gemma Carter 8:46:54

Kyle's almost 30 minute lead is an incredible finish, but the race between second and third was close. The women's race was tighter at the top, with Rachel improving on last year's 3rd place to take the title.
Sarah Cooke

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