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Race Report: Kilomathon Scotland, Sunday March 16th 2014

This race report was sent in by Kirstie Armsworth of GSi Events Ltd, organisers of the Kilomathon Scotland event:

New record is set at Kilomathon Scotland

A new record time was set in Edinburgh today at Kilomathon Scotland.

Bryan Mackie from Edinburgh Athletic Club raced to the finish line at Murrayfield Stadium in record time, completing the 13.1K course in just 44 minutes and 17 seconds setting a new course record.

The 35-year-old was thrilled to defend his title as well as smash his previous 13.1K record time of 45 minutes and 5 seconds set at Kilomathon Scotland last year.

“I’m so pleased with my result time. It was another good run. This event is so well organised making it a such pleasurable running experience.”

“I’d like to congratulate all the runners who took part today whether running for charity, or for fitness. This event appeals to runners of all levels and they were all out in force today.”

The Kilomathon events are metric equivalents of the marathon distances with Sunday’s races being a half Kilomathon of 13.1k, a quarter of 6.55k and a 2.62k race.

Vicky Pincombe, 40, from Kilwinning in North Ayrshire, was the first woman home, completing the 13.1K in 49 minutes and 32 seconds.

“I recently moved up here from Devon and was looking for a starter race to get me back into racing so I entered Kilomathon. The route was good – flat – and I stuck with the guys most of the way. The finish was quite spectacular at Murrayfield Stadium too!”

Kilomathon Scotland also today featured a 6.55K race, won in 24 minutes and 05 seconds by John McGuigan from Belfast. Kyshiea George, 25, of Gorebridge was the first woman home in the 6.55K race in 34 minutes and 17 seconds.

John said: “I was over for the weekend so I picked Kilomathon as a training run in preparation for a half marathon I’m doing soon in Larne, Northern Ireland. I really enjoyed it and especially liked the course.”

Kyshiea added: “This is my first ever win so I’m so pleased. I live nearby so the location was perfect. I have taken part in a 5K before but feel the 10K is a step too far so the 6.55K distance was somewhere in between.”

Dozens of youngsters took part in the Mini 2.62K Kilomathon race today with sporty Sammy Hearl, 13, from Inverclyde Athletic Club coming top of the juniors, finishing in just 9 minutes and 09 seconds. He said: “As a keen runner the timing of this run was perfect for me.”

“I felt great crossing the finish line first – what a buzz!”

Definitely among the most scenic race series in the UK, the 13.1K race started at the Leith Docks with panoramic views across the Firth of Forth before runners headed past the famous Royal Yacht Britannia, eventually reaching an unforgettable finish in the legendary home of Scottish rugby, Murrayfield Stadium.

Sandra Scott, Kilomathon Scotland Race Director, said: “It’s been a great day and it’s fantastic to have a new race record. We’d like to congratulate everyone that took part”.

Race Photos

Kilomathon 13.1K Winners: Bryan Mackie (middle) with second place Robert Turner (left) and third place finisher Chris Poxton (right). Photo by Mark Beautyman.

Kilomathon 13.1K Winners: Bryan Mackie (middle) with second place Robert Turner (left) and third place finisher Chris Poxton (right). Photo by Mark Beautyman.

Race Details

Click here for full details of the 2014 Kilomathon Scotland event.

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