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Glamaig Hill race record smashed

Glamaig, seen from Sligachan

The 25th Glamaig Hill Race took place on Saturday and saw Finlay Wild win by more than 6 minutes, smashing the long-standing record which had been held by Mark Rigby since 1997. Brian Marshall – winner of the race for the last 9 years – this time had to settle for second.

The race route – which crosses a bog before heading up and down an extremely steep and punishing scree-slope – is held each year on the Isle of Skye. The original record for the run was set more than 100 years ago when a Ghurka named Thapa, one of a group of climbers visiting Skye, ran barefoot to the top of Glamaig and back. His time was unbeaten from 1899 until the 1980s.

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