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Devils Burden

By February 3, 2018News, Non Members News, Races

An excellent weekend in the hills with the 2018 running of the ever popular Devils Burdens Hill Relays, organised by Fife AC. With a total of 151 teams racing on the day, it was another record turnout for this iconic event, and Carnegie Harriers were well represented with 5 teams entered, a total of 30 individual runners.

With clubs represented from across Scotland, including many specialist hill-running squads, it was our V40 male team (Steven Honeyman, Paul Keiran, Willie Rennie, Derek Fish, Alan Murray and Chris Stephenson) who were first across the line in a time of 3:29:57, taking 23rd overall, and 6th V40 team, a notable performance against such tough competition.

Next to finish was our male senior team (Craig Milligan, Andy Sim, Callum Vallance, Jonathan Millar, Paul Love and Neil Anderson) with a time of 4:17:15, followed by our first mixed team (Gillian McCracken, Aileen Morton, Stevie Greer, Barry Davie, Kevin Davie and Karen Forsyth) in 4:44:33.

Meanwhile, our female senior team (Zuleika Brett, Michelle Best, Egle Laurinaityte, Jennifer Smith, Robyn Morrocco and Frances Beattie) were having a strong day amongst the hills, finishing in 4:54:09, with our second mixed team (Willie Scott, Phil Smithard, Gordon Somerville, Isobel Burnett, Charlotte Briggs and Sylvia McGoldrick) safely bringing the club home in 5:07:04.

Great to see all five teams coming together and working well to have a successful and smooth-running day, especially considering the extremely windy and tough conditions, and excellent to see so many from the club using this enjoyable event as their first venture into hill-running.

All Photos courtesy of Pete Bracegirdle