What an amazing day we had for this years 7R. Weather conditions were perfect, blue sky, slight breeze and most importantly sunshine.

We had to have a wee detour near the start of the race due to the extreme water feature!!!. Underfoot conditions were wet wet wet in places with the usual bits of mud crossing Phantoms Cleugh. 97 hardy souls started the race with only 1 person withdrawing.

The race this year was won by the returning 2014 winner Dessie Flanagan in a great time of 1 hour 24 mins 56 secs, in 2nd place not far behind was David Fulton returning to do the 7R for the first time since he won the inaugural race in 2012.

Result as follows.

  • 1st Dessie Flanagan (unattached) 1:24:56
  • 2nd David Fulton (HBT) 1:25:32
  • 3rd Nigel Skelton (Carnethy) 1:29:31

1st female was Lucy Colquhoun (unattached) 1:39:58

Hope to see you all back again in 2016.

Iain Morrice
Race Director