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Half Ben Nevis Race
 Race Details
Race Date Sunday, 30 June 2019
Start Time 12:00 noon
Venue New Town Park, Fort William
Website http://www.lochaberac.co.uk
Distance 9.6 km
Climb 670 m
Record (M) 0:47:39 - Colin Donnelly (1983)
Record (F) 1:01:51 - Karen Skog (1998)
Please note that for environmental reasons the 2016 Half Ben Nevis Race route has been changed to avoid the 'Grassy Bank' (which is part of SSSI). Please see the revised map. The half way point has been changed. Ground to the south of the Red Burn is out of bounds, the Red Burn cannot be crossed. Please check www.lochaberac.co.uk for updates

Race no.2 of the Lochaber AC "Triple Hirple" of 3 races in 3 days: Melantee, Half Ben and Cow Hill

Kenny Stuart leading John Wild, Welsh 1000m Peaks

The "Half Ben" race has one of the oldest records on the Scottish calendar, set by Colin Donnelly back in 1983.

Only 3 Scottish hill races have older records:

  • Cow Hill (Ros Coates 1980)
  • Alva Games (Kenny Stuart 1981)
  • Ben Lomond (John Wild 1983)
  • Kenny Stuart and John Wild (pictured left) were arguably the best two hill runners ever to compete in Scotland.

     Previous Results
    YearWinnerFirst Lady
    2018 James Espie (0:53:58) Elizabeth Apsley (1:13:06)
    2017 Finlay Wild (0:52:05) Amanda Blackhall (1:14:05)
    2016 Finlay Wild (0:53:47) Lizzie Ingham (1:08:10)
    2015 Finlay Wild (0:54:21) Diane Baum (1:08:18)
    2014 Gary MacDonald (1:00:23) Sarah Mackenzie (1:07:06)
    2013 Finlay Wild (0:52:28) Diane Baum (1:07:26)
    2012 Matthew Sullivan (0:56:49) Lyndsey Shaw (1:11:19)
    2011 David Rodgers (0:56:51) Dawn Scott (1:12:15)
    2010 Craig Mitchell (0:58:26) Nicola Meekin (1:06:01)
    2009 David Rodgers (0:56:54) Amanda Blackhall (1:10:56)
    2008 Kenny Riddle (0:57:02) Nicola Meekin (1:09:25)
    2007 David Rodgers (0:57:22) Dawn Scott (1:11:00)
     Runners by Year
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