676 complete Highland Cross on longest day

Glen AffricSaturday 21 June, saw over 670 runners and walkers complete the gruelling 50 mile duathlon to run (or walk) 20 miles and then cycle 30 miles across Scotland. The Highland Cross route starts at Morvich in Kintail and heads through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly.

This year’s winner was Henry Blake in 3 hours 37 minutes, 35 seconds. The fastest woman home was Sandra Brett in 4 hours 24 minutes, 43. This means Keith Murray’s amazing record of 3.13.31, set in 1993, remains unbeaten.

If you have a Highland Cross experience to tell us about, why not post a comment here or put your story on the Walk Talk forum?

Last year the Highland Cross raised over £173,000 for Scottish health, caring and community charities. This year’s event supported Children First, New Start Highland, and Shopmobility Highland and Lochaber. Since starting in 1983 the event has raised over £2.5 million for a variety of charities. this year’s race will feature on BBC 2’s The Adventure Show for those wanting to enjoy the challenge from their armchairs.

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