Shona 2nd again in G2E Ultramarathon
The Lothian club’s Shona Young finished runner up in the women’s category of the gruelling Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultramarathon for the second successive year.
The G2E Ultramarathon follows the course of the Forth & Clyde and Union canals and takes in the Antonine Wall and the Falkirk Wheel before leading competitors into the heart of Edinburgh. The course which is approximately 55 miles long is largely flat following the towpaths through the Scottish lowlands yet remains a challenge for the veteran ultra runner and novice alike. Despite feeling sick from the Falkirk Wheel onwards and unable to eat anything during the second half of the race Shona still managed to knock 22 minutes off her time from the previous year as she crossed the finished line at Edinburgh Quay in 8 hours 50 minutes 12 seconds. The women’s race was won by American Theresa Majeed in 8:22.19. In the overall standings Shona placed 16th of the 97 finishers.