Fife Coastal Path relay accomplished
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Congratulations to the Carnethy Hill Running Club in Edinburgh from all at the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust!
On Saturday 6th of October a team of 6 runners from Carnethy Hill Running Club in Edinburgh completed a continuous run of the entire length of the Fife Coastal Path in 15 hours and 10 minutes. The first runner started at Kincardine at 3am and the last finished in Newburgh at 6.10pm. There were transitions at North Queensferry, Dysart, St Monans, St Andrews and Wormit Bay.
We, the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, can confirm is a 'best mark' for the distance. Here are some photos sent to the FCCT by Mike Lynch of the day. If you want to see the full album, you can do so via this link
Their initial start time of 6am was adjusted to 3am after consulting high-tide charts for Kinkell Ness and Cambo Sands. As it was, this was a tight run thing getting through before high tides, so luckily for them they were ahead of schedule!
Their initial estimate was for a 16 hour completion time, so were very happy to have finished in 15:10.
A bit about Carnethy Hill Running Club: Carnethy, founded in Edinburgh in 1983 is arguably one of the premier Clubs in Britain and is certainly the largest hill running club in Scotland with a membership of over 300 in 2013. A glance through the past and present member’s list reads like a Hill Running Who’s Who, with World, British and Scottish Champions, Ultra-distance record holders, Internationals and the like.
So, the best mark stands at 15 hours 10 minutes. Any challengers?