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Athletes and marshals from Huntly ‘Rinnin Quines and Loons’ group helped make Saturday’s Speyside Way Ultra a success.


By Craig Christie

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Run over 37 miles from Cragganmore to Buckie, the race drew a smaller entry, with many not allowed to visit Moray due to the coronavirus tier system.

Norman Cameron (right) meets up with Huntly marshals at the end.
Norman Cameron (right) meets up with Huntly marshals at the end.

Three Huntly runners took part while a number of others volunteered as marshals.

Norman Cameron has now run the race eight times, and finished on Saturday with an all-time personal best of six hours, 33 minutes.

Running her very first ultra was Mary Armstrong from Rhynie, who had only taken up running less than three years ago and had completed 5k, 10k, 10 mile and half marathon races.

Mary Armstrong and Phil Dawson make their way to the finish.
Mary Armstrong and Phil Dawson make their way to the finish.

She completed the race in a time of 7:26, while Phil Dawson also finished in the same time.

All entrants were taken to the start line at Cragganmore Distillery by bus from Buckie, with minimal numbers per bus to ensure distancing and face masks were worn at all times on the journey.

Each bus arrived at Cragganmore at different times, with the runners being set off from the start line in separate waves to ensure distancing was adhered to.

Thankfully the weather stayed dry, making conditions good for the entrants and the marshals who were out and about for the duration of the event.



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