Shona Young, Lothian Running Club’s amazing ultra runner was in Ireland at the end of last week and into the weekend where she took part in Quadrathon International Challenge.
The gruelling race sees the competitors tackle four marathons on four successive days.
A separate route each day – travelling over 104.8 mile of coastal roads around Inishowen 100 / Wild Atlantic Way scenic route. The routes are a mass of beautiful scenery and dotted with historical landmarks and small friendly towns and villages.
The race got underway on the Thursday with the Kinnego Marathon which Shona completed in 4 hours 07 minutes 01s. The next day it was the Malin Head Marathon which is the most northerly marathon in Ireland, on this occasion Shona crossed the finish line in 4 hours 10 minutes 48 seconds. The Mamore Marathon on the Saturday is reckoned by many to be the toughest of the four, in Shona’s case that maybe correct as she recorded her slowest time of the race finishing in 4 hours 17 minutes 29 seconds.. The race concluded on the Sunday with the Muff Marathon in which Shona finished inside the four hours mark in 3 hours 56 minutes 19 seconds.
Shona’s total time for the four days, was 16 hours 31 minutes 37 seconds which placed her an excellent 6th place overall of the 64 finishers and runner up in the Women’s category, a great effort.
|Day 1: Kinnego Bay Marathon||15-Aug-2019|
|Day 2: Malin Head Marathon||16-Aug-2019|
|Day 3: Mamore Marathon||17-Aug-2019|
|Day 4: Muff Marathon||18-Aug-2019|
This Saturday Shona will be part of a small group of LRC members who take part in the 37 miles Speyside Way race from Cragganmore Distillery, Ballindalloch.