Results 2016

Organisers Report

A determined 15 runners lined up at the start, on a sunny autumnal morning. The scenic course was in splendid condition, added to by an attractive race village.

2015 race winner Mark Bissell was first at the one hour stage, but only by a small margin and although Mark showed outstanding qualities, he was never in a position to relax his talent and overcame the opposition to retain his title. Offering an obvious threat was Scotland’s Grant McDonald who put in a tremendous late performance for runner up position.

Early bird Les Hill was right in the mix and although slowing after a period of foot problems, was rewarded by a substantial increase on 2015.

Over M65 Geoff Russell completed a special 6 hours stint, never wavering and increasing the distance for any over 65 in GBR.

Chris House, a Wigan postman returned an excellent debut, completing a fine round in 5th place. Gary and John of Red Rose Runners – a duo who represented the club well only to lose out by one lap in the team race to Dumfries Road Runners.

Jonathan, Francis, Adrian, Simon had their own private battles, covering the 6 hour distance, in true ultra-running style.

The women`s race saw Caroline McLaughlan put in a super show, creating a new women`s course record. Caroline was followed closely by an impressive Jane Lightfoot – one for the future. Scotland’s Margaret Gray qualified for the South Africa Comrades and anchored Dumfries to a deserved Team race win. Selina made up the female category with grace and consistency.

1 74.870km Bissell, Mark Knowsley GBR M M23
2 73.482km MacDonald, Grant Bellahouston GBR M M35
3 68.398km Hill, Leslie Dumfries RC GBR M M55
4 63.687km McLaughlan, Caroline Fleetwood GBR F F40
5 61.974km Russell, Geoffrey Royston GBR M M65
6 60.799km House, Christopher Wigan GBR M M23
7 58.675km Corcoran, Gary Red Rose GBR M M45
8 57.719km Naylor, John Red Rose GBR M M35
9 53.477km Morton, Johnathan Flixton GBR M M40
10 51.351km Lightfoot, Jane Warrington GBR F F23
11 49.924km Roberts, Francis Chester GBR M M23
12 48.606km Gray, Margaret Dumfries RC GBR F F55
13 47.767km MacDermott, Adrian GBR M M40
14 46.074km Da-Silve, Selina Newton Abbot GBR F F60
15 44.772km Kirkby, Simon Bolton GBR M M45