20 Along The Forth

20 Miler Goes from Strength to Strength

It was a fantastic turnout and a fantastic day of racing at 20 Along the Forth...

Saturday (16 March) saw over 500 runners take part in the 6th staging of 20 Along the Forth. Despite the days preceding the event proving somewhat 'damp' race day itself was brighter with what some might call, near perfect conditions.

Speaking about the event, race director Catriona Bruce said: "This event started in 2019 when I was looking for a 20 mile race for my marathon training and couldn't find one in Scotland - 20 Along the Forth was born and we had 38 finishers in that inaugural event.

"Five years and six events later we have now raised over £14K for the MS Society Scotland, a charity close to my family's heart. Thank you for your donation through your entry and for the extra cash donations (£54) made to the charity tin."

There were 533 runners taking part and the course record of 2:00:11 was closely contended by Graeme Doig of PH Racing in 2:00:46 for the lads and Kate McIntosh crossed the line in 2:26:21 for the ladies with an event average time of 3:09:05.

The gender ratio was 53% male to 47% female runners. The largest category was 18-39 year olds (258), then runners in their 40s (159), then 50s (96), then 60s (18) and two runners in their 70s!

Summing up her feelings on what was another super successful outing for the race Catriona concludes: "It makes me quite emotional as this event started with only 38 runners in 2019 and this year we had a waiting list for goodness sake!

"I had a gut feeling that other runners would appreciate a 20 mile event in the run up to their spring marathon and it seems my gut was right. But this?! Way beyond my hopes and dreams."

Check out all the results via the runABC race listing page. 

Image: Blast Running Facebook

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