Gruelling effort by local runners

Forfar Road Runners Donna Pass and Ron Simpson, along with their teammate Roy Campbell, successfully completed the gruelling Tough Mudder adventure race at Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfriesshire on July 14.

Despite having to cover 12 arduous miles with over 20 specially designed obstacles - including ice pools, 15ft walls, and a field of live electric wires - the team had a great day out and have already signed up for next year’s event.

Back on the roads, Jack Davies and Eileen Jackson were in action at the Musselburgh 10K this Saturday, and despite the hot conditions, both runners performed well.

Jack took first place in the V60 age category with a time of 43 minutes 50 seconds, while Eileen finished in a very respectable 52.40.

On the same day, Ron Milne continued his recent off-road form by taking 5th place at the Laurencekirk Tower Hill Race, finishing in 26 minutes and 26 seconds, while club mate Liz Nicholl was 5th female in a time of 34.29.

The race was won by Stonehaven RC’s Neil Easton in 23.36, with Carolyn Milne of Jog Scotland taking the women’s title in 25.30.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Forfar Road Runners Hugh Mackenzie and Ian Cochrane along with local triathlete Lindsay Bedford (Forfar ASC) competed in the second round of the Aberdeenshire Triathlon Series at Inverurie.

It was a very blustery day which made for difficult cycling conditions and, along with the climbs in the shadow of Bennachie, the event proved a very challenging one. Hugh was the first local triathlete home in a time of 1 hour 48 minutes and 16 seconds just one second ahead of Ian, who finished an excellent fifth place in his category. Lindsay also had a very creditable time of 1.54.23.

Finally, a reminder that the Forfar 10K will take place on Sunday, August 19, starting at the Market Muir at 11am. Full details and a link to the online entry page can be found at