Barrathon Half Marathon 2018

Post date: Jul 9, 2018 8:46:15 PM

By Margaret Sinclair

Saturday 30th June the 19th Barrathon started in Castlebay running clockwise round the island. Race briefing this year included medical guidelines on what to do if you felt unwell and how to keep yourself well due to the extreme heat. Extra water stations were provided along the route with one every mile towards the end.

This is the third time I've done this one, my plan was to run at an easy breathing pace as i'm always concerned about pushing myself too much especially when it was so hot. There was a slight wind so a bit like running against a hair drier. There's hills all the way round on this route, (I know they go down as well) with one particularly awful one in the 9th mile, which most of us walked up. The miles did pass quite quickly with lots of support along the way.

My time was 2.15 which I was happy with, to finish and feel good was enough. Fraser Stewart was the first male with 1.13. Probably known by you fast runners in the club. Spanish Miguel who's well known was 2nd male. Not sure of his time.