Saturday 28th May: Kirkcudbright Half Marathon

Report from Mark Hall:
I lived in this area in the early 2000’s and competed in the KHM on a few occasions. It is a popular event that attracts a local field with a few people from England making the trip to SW Scotland. The last few years I have been promising myself a trip back to run this event again. This year I finally did, I left it very late so I ended up camping which is not the best race prep! The weather was unusually hot for Scotland with a strong wind.

I had planned to run the event at 6 minute pace which I managed. The race heads out along the Solway coast then turns inland (3 miles uphill) arriving at Twynholm, home village of David Coulthard. The final 3 miles is flat, however a headwind made this a hard run in. I broke away from a 4 man group at 5 miles and managed to hold on to a 30 seconds gap to win the race. In 2002 I was 2nd in this event with a time of 72 mins, however, I was a young pup (42yrs old!) so it is ironic that as a 56 yrs old I win it running 6 mins slower!

Winner: Mark Hall 78.37

If you fancy a nice weekend away in Scotland with a race included this is worth a visit.

  1. #1 by Matt on May 31, 2016 - 5:56 pm

    Congratulations Mark, well done on a great result from a lovely part of the world

  2. #2 by Antonio Cardinale on May 31, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    I agree with President Matt P. , Congratulations indeed Mark , it is a splendid victory with a 6 mile pace on a route not flat at all , 78.36 is an extraordinary result and at 56 years old to win a race is awesome . Well done Mark Hall.

  3. #3 by Shane Ewen on June 2, 2016 - 12:40 pm

    Nice one Mark, well done.

  4. #4 by Andrew Robertshaw on June 3, 2016 - 7:48 pm

    Well done Mark outstanding result to take the win

  5. #5 by Graham on June 5, 2016 - 7:09 pm

    Nice one Mark!

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