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Second Hairst marathon

SHETLAND’s second autumn marathon and half-marathon event, held on Sunday, attracted 26 runners, including some visiting enthusiasts from the UK100 Marathon Club.

The men’s marathon (eight runners) was won by Karl Simpson who took 2.53.31 to complete the 26 mile course from Scalloway via Laxfirth to South Nesting and back again.

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First lady over the line was Charlotte Black in 3.08.59. The other woman competing in the full marathon was Janet Davidge, who completed the course in 4.41.02, two seconds ahead of her husband Ian.

Winner of the half-marathon was Lerwick man Bill Adams in a time of 1.31.06, while Kerry Geddes won the ladies’ section in 1.46.44.

Chairman of the UK100Marathon Club, Roger Biggs, completed his 716th marathon in a time of 4.09.02. The 65 year old is running roughly 50 marathons a year, that’s one a week.

Organiser Paul Woods said he was pleased with the weather and the course and added he was confident that there would be another hairst marathon around the same time next year.

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