Aberfoyle Trail Half Marathon

First Impressions Excellent

Perthshire's newest trail race enjoyed a fabulous first outing at the weekend...

The inaugural Aberfoyle Trail Half Marathon took place on Saturday (14 October) with entrants treated to a beautiful autumn day providing near perfect trail running conditions.

Over 200 runners took to the scenic trails with organisers enthusiastically reporting post event: "What a day we had yesterday at our sold out event! Aberfoyle Trail Half Marathon delivered the goods... The weather gods were very much on our side and the buzz was brilliant! Some stunning scenes out on course with the forest in its autumnal glow!"

The sell-out race saw runners enjoy some of the best trails around the Aberfoyle area - setting off from the town centre and venturing into the forest for 21K of stunning and challenging trails. The route utilised about 97% off-road tracks, with a mix of meandering fire-track, single track trails along the loch side and epic views of the mountains.

Commenting on social media after the event, Susan Campbell expressed: "Fantastic event, well organised, supportive marshalls and wow that route. Loved every second!"

Gregor Yates of Inverclyde Athletics Club won the race in 1:16:49 with Jonno Pybus claiming second in 1:21:27 and Andrew Davis of PH Racing Club completing the podium in 1:24:41.

In the women's race it was Tannera Reid who took victory in 1:41:13 with Gillian Stokes close behind in 1:41:49 and Helensburgh AAC's Rebecca Beale taking third in 1:43:41.

You can view the race's full results via the runABC event page here.

More details about the Aberfoyle Trail Half Marathon can be found here.

Image: Outsider Events Facebook

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