Another fantastic performance from Mark Hall:
The race took place in Kirkintilloch, north of Glasgow. I decided to make the 200 miles drive up on the day, unfortunately, the race started at 9am. The early start resulted in me rising at 2am almost missing a nights sleep not the best preparation, at least the roads were quiet!
Weather conditions were excellent. The circuit was hilly with many long inclines, after a mile or so I was running on my own and it remained that way for the next 12 miles. I very quickly realised the lack of sleep and long drive would result in the 13 miles being a big test. The whole race was a struggle so I was pleased to record a reasonable time.
The race attracted 183 entries. I was 8th overall, 1st V55 and British half marathon champion and kept the title for another year.
Winner: Robert Gilroy, Ron Hill Cambuslang Harriers, 71.43
Mark Hall, 78.45, 1st V55