Paul Giblin has done it again, with yet another article in the mainstream press. This time, it’s The Guardian’s ‘The Running Blog‘, with an article entitled ‘Highland flings: Paul Giblin And The West Highland Way Race’.
“The West Highland Way race represents an ultra-running challenge in the beauty of the Highlands, and for Paul Giblin it was one he embraced, by breaking the course record.”
Paul Giblin took a chunk out of Terry Conyway’s 2012 WHW Race time to set a new course record, arriving in Fort William in a phenomenal time of 15:07:29. Marco Consani and Richie Cunningham followed in second and third in times of 16:03:48 and 16:27:30 respectively.
First lady home was Rosie Bell in a time of 19:27:04, followed by Lorna McMillan in a time of 19:46:00.
At this point, only 21 runners have finished, with most runners still out on the course. Thinking back to my own experiences from last year, I was still a long way from finishing, which I eventually did around 8am Sunday morning.
Full results are available online this year, thanks to Sportident chip timing, which has made following the race much easier: