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Devil o' the Highlands

04/08/2012

On Saturday August 4th, Vicky Hart and Craig Malcolmson travelled north to take part in the Devil o' the Highlands ultra trail race. The race begins in Tyndrum at 6am and runners have 12 hours to run the 43 miles along the 'top half' of the West Highland Way to finish in Fort William...

Conditions on the day proved extremely tough with temperatures reaching the mid 20s with the sun beating down for almost the entire day.

Vicky Hart entered the race last September when she was 8 months pregnant in the hope that it would be the target she needed to get back to running fitness. Vicky says that combining motherhood, work and training for an 'ultra' has been a real challenge this year but it has made her even more determined to finish the race even when she was really struggling with the hot conditions. After controlling her pace in the early stages and not getting caught up in other's races, Vicky was able to then pass runners in the final two sections and was over the moon to finish in a time of 8:39:14, much to the delight of husband Paul and baby Annabel who had been supporting her throughout the race. Afterwards Vicky said that it was the hardest race of her life and that she is so proud of herself for finishing her first ultra so soon after becoming a mum. Her efforts saw her finish in 52nd place overall and 15th Lady.

Craig Malcolmson started steadily on the first section through the Bridge of Orchy checkpoint and over the hill to meet up with his support crew, Allie Wilson and Seb Pflanz. After being refuelled, he set off on the longest leg, the 10 miles over Rannoch moor to Glencoe and another refuel stop at Kingshouse. Runners then have to negotiate the Devil's Staircase and at this point Craig was still in good shape. It was still early days in the race though. There then follows a very steep descent into Kinlochleven and it was just beyond here that Craig admits to having thoughts about calling it a day and in his own words almost 'spat out the dummy' at the prospect of the big climb out of the village. However after a good pep talk and some support from Allie, he got going again and finished in 36th place overall and 18th Male Vet in a time of 8:15:06.

There were 132 starters in the race which was won by Scottish international runners Thomas Loehndorf in 5:36:17 and Debbie Martin-Consani in 6:54:06.

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