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Ardbeg Islay Half Marathon 2010

Emma in Bowmore
Emma in Bowmore

Well done to Emma Silvey who took part in the Islay Half while visiting with friends. An undulating course and a particularly strong headwind were made up for by friendly support, scenic course and a dram at the end!

Place (157) Time
Emma Silvey 141 02:17:00

Emma said: “A lovely day in Islay on Saturday 7th August to run the Ardbeg Islay Half Marathon, a small field of runners (157) braved a hilly course on an out and back from Bowmore. The first 3 miles were particularly tough with a hill start and lots of short steep ups and down, before a long incline between miles 3 and 7. Everyone told me it was flat from the airport (about mile 7.5) to the end but it didn’t feel it, the strong headwind didn’t help and I made the rookie error of putting my head down to avoid the wind which meant I couldn’t straighten up by the time I got to the end! Not a bad time but definitely room for improvement, it’s a challenging course but the beautiful scenery, friendly locals and the dram of whisky really makes the trek to Islay worthwhile – I’ll be back next year!”

The start...
The start…
...with a wee uphill bit!
…with a wee uphill bit!

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