Well, that was an excellent day. A record number of participants (65) and a lot of strong, brave running through the puddles. Mercifully Storm Callum passed through in perfect time, and the soft rain was coming down vertically rather than horizontally.
This is just a brief post to say that more will follow when some photos have been processed but for now: the results can be found on our Facebook page: Coigach Half Marathon.
Thanks to all runners and supporters from near and far for making the 7th Coigach Half Marathon a wonderful event.
The 7th Coigach Half Marathon is on Saturday 13th October at 1pm.
We have just a few days left to strengthen those legs… in the meantime, here are some final details about the Big Day:
- You are still very welcome to enter and can do so on the day. (However, it would help us hugely if you could enter before Saturday so that we have approximate numbers – mostly so we can ensure there’s enough cake at tea time).
- For those who haven’t yet paid: we can take cash, cheques and card payments on the day.
- Registration is from 11am on Saturday 13th October, in Coigach Community Hall. The hall will be well sign-posted within the village. We have safety pins for running numbers.
- There will be a bus service from the Hall to the Start (approx 1 mile), at 12.30 and 12.40. There is limited parking at the Start but plenty at the Hall, so please take the bus if you can.
- We can transport bags from the Hall or the Start to the Finish.
- The Start is at 1pm.
- There are three water stations around the course, and maybe some sweets.
- We’ve been having some wild weather lately; please bring appropriate clothing.
- There will be tea (hot drinks, sandwiches, cakes) in the Hall after the run; this is free for runners, with a small charge for others – in aid of the Achiltibuie Primary School Playing Field.
- Prize-giving will take place at 3.30-4pm-ish, in the Hall.
- Your non-running friends might like to join the Reiff Climbing Festival.
- We hope you’ll join us for a Ceilidh to shake off those post-run aches with the hugely talented Ruaraidh Maclean, also in the Hall, from 8pm.
- And on Sunday morning, there is Yoga in the Hall from 9am with our wonderful friend Sandy Murdoch.
We look forward to welcoming you to Coigach.
It’s just three little months until we’ll be pounding / hobbling over the finishing line of the Coigach Half Marathon – here on the playing field of the Achiltibuie Primary School. Head over to coigachrun.com/entry-form and join us! The payment system is still a little archaic but bear with us – and you can pay on the day if you need to.
The run raises funds for the upkeep of this lovely playing field, so you’ll not only have a spectacular athletic experience but you’ll also be helping our tiny school.
A bonnie evening on the playing field.
A lovely account of the the 2017 race from Kenny Taylor (second-place with an impressive 1.25.39).
“I absolutely loved everything about the route and it must rank as one of Scotland’s most friendly races.” – we can’t ask for much more than that, can we?!
1. Rafal Iwanowski 1.38.32
2. Lizzie Williams 1.39.42
3. Lucy Taylor 1.41.19
4. Paul Gaffney 1.43.54
5. Geraldine Fillos 1.45.08
6. Mark Foxwell 1.45.51 (1st over 50 man)
7. Alex Kinninmonth 1.46.38
8. Roxanne Anderson 1.47.06
9. Catriona Macgregor 1.49.42
10. Alan Wilson 1.52.20
11. Helen O’ Keefe 1.55.42
12. Fiona Gray 1.57.53
13. Peter Diender 1.59.26
14. Ewan Peach 2.01.43
15. Angus Macleod 2.02.55
16. Ewan McGillivray 2.06.41
17. John Rigby 2.08.24
18. Gerroid Murphy 2.08.35
19. David Macleod 2.11.07
20. Caroline Taylor 2.36.34 (1st over 50 woman)
21. Alexander Robbins 2.41.06
The fourth Coigach Half Marathon will be run on Saturday 17th October 2015 Start time this year is 1pm.
Apologies to anyone who was trying to download an entry from in the last couple of weeks and couldn’t because the site was password protected. I don’t know how this happened but I probably messed it up last time I was on – sorry. Anyway, our computer expert Lesley Muir has fixed the problem and we’re back on track. Thanks Lesley.
Less than a month now to the Half Marathon and we’ve already got more entries than last year so if you’re planning to do the run please get in touch as soon as you can. There’s no limit on numbers, yet, but it would help if we had an idea of how many folk there’ll be so we can sort out food, etc. There’s no bar in the hall after the race this year but there will be free hot food for all the runners; everyone else will need to pay a few quid but it’s all for a good cause.
Good luck with the training.
Only ten weeks to go before the second Coigach Half Marathon and looking forward to another great day. We already have twenty entrants, none of whom ran the race last year, so hoping for a bigger turn-out.
The set-up will be much the same as last year but we’ve put the start time back a bit so I make it home in daylight! We’re also hoping to provide free food, maybe soup and sandwiches, for all the runners.