Summer Races Reports – Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright Half Marathon/11k Beeches Run/Fun Run

This race was held on Saturday 28th May and 4 Teviotdale Harriers made the journey down to Kirkcudbright. Alan Inglis running in the half, Alan Samuel and Donna Inglis in the 11k and junior Ishbel Inglis in the 1.5 mile Fun Run.

Both the half and 11k start at the same time with one group turning right , the other left. The 11k route takes you through the town centre of Kirkcudbright, over the bridge then up a pretty steep hill and out into the surrounding countryside towards the village of Twynholm, on to farmland until the turn at Tongland bridge and the return to town to finish on the green at the Academy. The half marathon route winds round the entire town then climbs out and into the countryside then through the village of Twynholm before joining the same route as the 11k at Tongland Bridge and back to Kirkcudbright. Finishing times were Alan Inglis in the half 1:31, position 31st, , there were 188 runners. In the 11k Alan Samuel 50:59, position14th , and Donna Inglis 59:32, position 37th there were 70 runners. Ishbel Inglis finished 2nd girl overall in the fun run.

Following the prize giving all runners were treated to a filled roll, fruit or a biscuit and a cup of tea in the school canteen.