King Kenneth's Hill Race

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2011 Race Results

THRILLS AND SPILLS ON BEN KENNETH

Report by Roddy (Poker) MacDonald

The largest number of competitors ever to compete in the Ben Kenneth Hill race along with a rescue incident made it one of the most memorable and existing ever.

Sixty three runners took on the hill with a number of these running for the first time to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Relief.

The usual large crowd turned up at Lochboisdale pier to cheer the runners off in near perfect weather conditions and the low tide made for a good race with the prospect of good times.

This proved to be the case in the woman’s race with local girl Kerry MacPhee finishing fourth and smashing the woman’s time by over 5 minutes. Kerry represents Scotland in the grueling triathlon so Ben Kenneth would have been a breeze for her!

This year’s winner, up one place from last year was David Rodgers from Lochaber Athletic Club with a time of 30 minutes 23 seconds, 5 seconds slower than last year. What a difference a year makes!

Second was Craig Maddocks in 32 minutes 06 seconds and third Stuart Simpson in 33.57. Fourth was the first lady, Kerry MacPhee in 34 minutes 04 seconds, a remarkable time, and she was followed by past winner on a number of occasions Donald Allan MacLellan in 34 minutes 29 seconds, two minutes better than his previously personal best which shows the standard of the runners now taking part in the race.

The first 9 runners were all under 40 minutes with 27 runners completing the course in under 50 minutes.

The Ben Kenneth Shield for the first local was won by Kerry MacPhee and The Jim Cross Shield for the first competitor over 35 years of age went to David Rodgers.

The MacMillan group all come home together except the competitive Catriona MacNeil with her new Barra connections who left them all for dead.

Local participation continues to be very good with one of the competitors competing in the race for the 23rd time and another competing for the first time in 16 years. Mainland participation from the casual runner is also increasing which again underlines the attraction of the event.

The winner David Rodgers commented “It’s one of the best hill races I’ve competed in and matches some of the bigger well known events. The support and enthusiasm of the local community for the event as well as the welcome all the runners get when they finish the race is incredible. I love it.”

There was also some drama when one of the competitors stumbled and cut his knee badly near the summit on the way down. Being unable to walk, the coastguard helicopter was called and within 45 minutes he was on his way to hospital. The speed and efficiency of the operation was fantastic.

Sunday August 7th 2011 at 7.30pm

Year Finish Time First Name Second Name Town Gender Local BK No Item
2011 1 30.23 David Rodgers Fort William M No BK308 753
2011 2 32.06 Craig Mattocks Edinburgh M No BK331 754
2011 3 33.57 Stuart Simpson Bridge of Allen M No BK309 755
2011 4 34.04 Kerry MacPhee Kilphedar F Yes BK176 756
2011 5 34.29 Donald A MacLellan Kilphedar M Yes BK121 757
2011 6 35.06 Mick James Edinburgh M No BK332 758
2011 7 35.15 Jamie Good Glasgow M No BK332 759
2011 8 35.29 Kate Jenkins Edinburgh M No BK334 760
2011 9 38.47 Angus Campbell Iochdar M Yes BK270 761
2011 10 40.33 Carl MacPhee Iochdar M No BK335 762
2011 11 41.00 David Duncan Aberfeldy M No BK336 763
2011 12 41.11 Colin Wilson Perth M No BK337 764
2011 13 41.21 Brian Brennan Kenmore M No BK338 765
2011 14 42.40 Joan Wilson Perth M No BK339 766
2011 15 43.00 Donald P Campbell Iochdar M Yes BK209 767
2011 16 43.31 Alaistair Dunlop Glasgow M No BK340 768
2011 17 43.49 Neil MacRury Benbecula M Yes BK221 769
2011 18 44.20 Ed Leviseur Bayhead M No BK341 770
2011 19 44.30 Stephen MacPherson Benbecula M Yes BK342 771
2011 20 45.00 Andrew Barr Lochgilphead M No BK148 772
2011 21 45.51 Bill Barker Stonybridge M Yes BK280 773
2011 22 46.03 Craig MacIver Back Lewis M Yes BK240 774
2011 23 46.04 Donald Peteranna Loch Eynort M Yes BK343 774
2011 24 46.15 Andrew Shaw Benbecula M No BK319 776
2011 25 47.34 Alaistair Steele South Lochboisdale M Yes BK344 777
2011 26 48.03 Lorna MacLeod Milton F Yes BK318 778
2011 27 48.07 John J Campbell South Lochboisdale M Yes BK225 779
2011 28 50.51 Will Woodcock Griminish M Yes BK345 780
2011 29 51.02 Michael Atkin Askernish M Yes BK316 781
2011 30 51.37 Kathleen Alexander South Boisdale F Yes BK142 782
2011 31 52.27 Ruaraidh Steele Lochboisdale M Yes BK133 783
2011 32 52.47 Roddy P Steele Daliburgh M No BK346 784
2011 33 52.56 Mathew MacDonald South Lochboisdale M Yes BK325 785
2011 34 54.33 Seonaidh E Steele Lochboisdale M Yes BK193 786
2011 35 55.37 Tony Stapley Edinburgh M Yes BK347 787
2011 36 55.40 John A Macintyre Daliburgh M Yes BK348 788
2011 37 55.44 C Pretorius Lochmaddy M No BK349 789
2011 38 56.00 Alick MacInnes Smerclate M Yes BK350 790
2011 39 56.01 Donald R MacRury Creagorry M Yes BK048 791
2011 40 56.18 Donald MacKinnon Lochboisdale M Yes BK073 792
2011 41 57.30 Morag Nicholson Milton F Yes BK184 793
2011 42 58.17 Teresa MacLellan Kilphedar F Yes BK228 794
2011 43 60.03 Margaret Nobles Lochcarnan F Yes BK295 795
2011 44 63.51 Carolyn Hare Aberdeen F No BK351 796
2011 45 64.29 Fiona MacKinnon Uachdair F yes BK352 797
2011 46 66.26 Roddy A Steele Lochboisdale M Yes BK046 798
2011 47 69.58 Clair MacLellan Lasgair F Yes BK353 799
2011 48 70.24 Mary Walker Howmore F Yes BK354 800
2011 49 70.32 Rebecca Rennell Stonybridge F Yes BK355 801
2011 50 72.16 Catriona MacNeil Lochboisdale F Yes BK356 802
2011 51 74.16 Garry Davis Benbecula M Yes BK357 803
2011 52 75.37 Stephen Marwick Liniclate M Yes BK315 804
2011 53 75.38 Shona MacPherson Liniclate F Yes BK358 805
2011 54 76.09 Darren MacNeil Lochboisdale M Yes BK359 806
2011 55 80.11 Kathleen MacLean Lochboisdale F Yes BK360 807
2011 56 80.12 Morag MacInnes South Boisdale F Yes BK361 808
2011 57 80.13 Norma MacCormick Lochboisdale F Yes BK362 809
2011 58 80.14 Mairi MacKinnon Lochboisdale F Yes BK363 810
2011 59 80.15 Penny MacKinnon Lochboisdale F Yes BK364 811
2011 60 80.16 Jane MacIntyre Lochboisdale F Yes BK301 812
2011 61 80.17 Donna MacLeod Lochboisdale F Yes BK365 813
2011 62 82.21 Mark Tebbitt Lochboisdale M Yes BK366 814
2011 63 99.99 Stephen Scott Lochboisdale M Yes BK243 815





Note:
Unfortunately over the years some of the records of the past runners have been lost ( 1970 to 1984 ).
So anyone with any information, could help by sending it to me via e-mail to benkenneth@ianbinnie.me.uk

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