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Fast times at Highland Fling Race as Boswood and McGill land Scottish Ultra Trail titles

Fast times at Highland Fling Race as Boswood and McGill land Scottish Ultra Trail titles

Monday 29th April 2024

Rowan Boswood comes home to win the Highland Fling Race 

Full results HERE

*Boswood takes the men’s win in the second fastest time on the course

*Elsey Davis smashes Beth Pascall’s course record in finishing fifth overall

*Boswood and McGill take the Scottish Ultra Trail titles

Report by Adrian Stott

There were fast times at the Highland Fling race as Rowan Boswood (Carnethy) took the win and the Scottish title in the second-fastest time seen on the Fling course.

He led From the start and in perfect conditions, recorded his second victory in the Fling Race.

His time of 6:50:26 has only been bettered by Rob Sinclair’s course record, of 6:41:13.

Robbie Dunlop of Dundee Road Runners, took second in 7:15:24, with Paulius Pecuria, Westerlands, coming through strongly on the final stretch to claim third in 7:34:21.

In the women’s race, GB Trail international Elsey Davis, The North Face, who had made the long trip from her home in Cornwall, ran a committed race from the start. She was running the Fling as a key build-up event for the classic Western States 100 in California at the end of June.

Beth Pascall had set the existing record of 7:52:53 in 2026. Davis was ahead of that schedule by the first checkpoint at Drymen (12 miles ) and maintained that effort throughout the race to record 7:37:47, 15 minutes inside Pascall’s time.

She was fifth overall.

Alison McGill of Fife AC took second and the Scottish title in 8:57:26. Ochil Hill Runners athlete Fanni Gyurko took third, and the Scottish silver medal in 9:34:10. Gala Harrier Anya Campbell took the bronze.

The full list of Masters medalists is below, but a special mention to two 60-year-olds. Graham Hall of Carnethy set a new Mens 0/60 record for the fling of 9:12:11, almost 10 minutes inside the previous mark of 9:21:50.

Jean MacDonald of Dunoon HR set a new W 60 record of 11:29:39, 50 minutes inside the previous mark of 11:20:47


Please note the Scottish Athletics Short Trail Champs  will be held on June 9 in Birnam, Dunkeld. Races over 10km for Senior men and women and 5km for Junior men and women.

Entry details will be available soon.


 Scottish Championships, Men

Rowan Boswood: Carnethy 6:50:26

Robbie Dunlop: Dundee Road Runners 7:15:24

Paul Pecuria: Westerlands 7:34:21

Scottish Championship, Women

Alison McGill: Fife AC 8:57:26

Fanni Gyurko: Ochil Hill Runners 9:34:10

Anya Campbell: Gala 10:36:12

Scottish Masters 40


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