Glentress Marathon race report

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Glentress Trail Marathon 25th February 2017

ITRC Runners: Jenni, Rob and Luke

Jenni, Rob and Luke headed to Glentress to run the 2017 Glentress marathon on Saturday the 25th Feb.  The route comprises of 2 laps of the Glentress mountain bike trails and this year we ran through endless bogs, snow, rooted forest tracks with an ascent of 1,500m.  Rob smashed the course record winning in a time of 3:10:35 (as a side note he also beat the runner who WON the half marathon on the first lap!).  Jenni sadly didn’t defend her title but it is noted that the female winner did not create a new course record which Jenni still holds from 2016!

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Luke completed his first ever marathon in a time of 4:56:36 (as with Jenni) but had to continue running round the park to ensure the mileage counted as he was marginally short by the finish line!  It’s a great event and would recommend it to any budding trail runners, it’s the best you can experience!