King Kenneth's Hill Race

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2012 Race Results

NEAR PERFECT WEATHER CONDITIONS

Report by Roddy (Poker) MacDonald

Near perfect weather conditions greeted the 50 runners that participated in the Ben Kenneth Hill Race as well as the large crowd of spectators that turned out to watch the event.

Tidal conditions made it more difficult for both the swimmers and non-swimmers with the high tide meaning a much longer run and swim having to be undertaken by all the competitors.

The race was won by Craig Mattocks from Edinburgh in a time of 35 mins 52 secs, second in last year’s race, but nearly 4 minutes slower than his previous time due to the more difficult conditions.

Second was local man Donald A MacLellan, home from his base in the south of England for the race in a time of 36.26 followed by fellow local Angus Campbell in 36.57.

The first female home was Charlotte Wild in sixth position overall in 43.20 with local girl Lorna MacLeod second in 50.18.

The Ben Kenneth Shield for the local winner was won by Donald A MacLellan with Craig Mattocks winning the Jim Cross Memorial Shield.

This year’s race saw the usual selection of both locals and mainland competitors who make the annual pilgrimage to take part in the race some having run for the last 25 years which is an achievement in itself.

Another pleasing aspect of the event is the increased number of female athletes who compete in the race with 12 participating this year as well as the number of young locals prepared to test themselves against the hill. This continued local support bodes well for the future of the event.

The traditional prize giving took place took place at Lochboisdale Hotel later in the evening and at its conclusion a group of mainland competitors, taking part for the first time, gave “three cheers” for the best race in which they had ever competed.

After the drama of last year when local man Stephen Scott was airlifted to hospital in Stornoway by the coastguard helicopter after injuring himself on the hill, he ran this year to raise money to purchase additional equipment for the local Coastguard team and at the last count he had raised quite a significant sum. Well done Stephen.


Sunday August 5th 2012 at 7.30pm

Year Finish Time First Name Second Name Town Gender Local BK No Item
2012 1 35.52 Craig Mattocks Edinburgh M No BK331 816
2012 2 36.26 Donald A MacLellan Kilphedar M Yes BK121 817
2012 3 36.57 Angus Campbell Iochdar M Yes BK270 818
2012 4 38.20 Jamie Crowe Dundee M No BK367 819
2012 5 39.42 Stuart Simpson Bridge of Allen M No BK309 820
2012 6 43.20 Charlotte Wild Sheffield F No BK368 821
2012 7 43.34 Donald MacPherson Torlum M Yes BK177 822
2012 8 44.03 Donald P Campbell Iochdar M Yes BK209 823
2012 9 44.13 Stephen MacPherson Benbecula M Yes BK342 824
2012 10 44.26 Samuel Atkinson Pulborough M No BK369 825
2012 11 44.42 Angus Bowman Lomond HillRunner M No BK370 826
2012 12 45.35 Andrew Barr Lochgilphead M No BK148 827
2012 13 47.38 Brian Landels Fife M No BK371 828
2012 14 48.23 Michael Atkin Askernish M Yes BK316 829
2012 15 49.45 Neil Morrison Ness M No BK372 830
2012 16 50.03 Connor MacAulay Lochboisdale M Yes BK373 831
2012 17 50.06 Alaistair Steele South Lochboisdale M Yes BK344 832
2012 18 50.18 Lorna MacLeod Milton F Yes BK318 833
2012 19 50.24 Adam Bruce Lochboisdale M Yes BK087 834
2012 20 50.28 Kate Friend Perth F No BK374 835
2012 21 50.40 Donald Peteranna Loch Eynort M Yes BK343 836
2012 22 52.58 Des Crowe Perth M No BK375 837
2012 23 53.01 Tracey Brogan Aberdeen F Nos BK376 838
2012 24 53.39 Jean Bowman Lomond HillRunner F No BK377 839
2012 25 53.55 Neil MacRury Balivanich M Yes BK221 840
2012 26 54.53 Fiona MacLellan Kilphedar F Yes BK386 841
2012 27 56.10 Archie MacDonald Iochdar M Yes BK378 842
2012 28 56.53 Stephen Scott Lochboisdale M Yes BK243 843
2012 29 57.39 Andrew MacDougall Moor Cottages M Yes BK379 844
2012 30 57.44 Kathleen Alexander South Boisdale F Yes BK142 845
2012 31 59.44 Ruaraidh Steele Lochboisdale M Yes BK133 846
2012 32 60.49 Stephen MacRury Benbecula M Yes BK380 847
2012 33 61.59 Will Woodcock Griminish M Yes BK345 848
2012 34 63.07 Kate Jenkins Edinburgh M No BK334 849
2012 35 63.16 Bill Barker Stonybridge M No BK280 850
2012 36 64.07 Ronald MacKenzie Lochboisdale M Yes BK122 851
2012 37 64.56 David Oliver Aboyne M No BK381 852
2012 38 64.57 Donald R MacRury Creagorry M Yes BK048 853
2012 39 66.46 Mathew MacDonald South Lochboisdale M Yes BK325 854
2012 40 67.07 Jane Oliver Aboyne F No BK382 855
2012 41 67.16 Alick MacInnes Smerclate M Yes BK350 856
2012 42 71.26 Scott Hamilton Askernish M No BK383 857
2012 43 71.44 Donald Nicholson Stonybridge M Yes BK323 858
2012 44 73.10 Morag Nicholson Milton F Yes BK184 859
2012 45 75.10 Clair MacLellan Lasgair F Yes BK353 860
2012 46 75.50 Phillipa Davis Lochboisdale F Yes BK384 861
2012 47 79.32 Roddy A Steele Lochboisdale M Yes BK046 862
2012 48 79.33 Angus MacLellan North Boisdale M Yes BK211 863
2012 49 85.03 Ronan MacEvoy Ireland M No BK385 864
2012 50 99.99 Donald Alexander South Boisdale M Yes BK152 865





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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