The race was dominated by Scottish Hill Running Champion Murray Strain of HBT. Darin continued his excellent set of results to make it onto the podium again with a strong 3rd place (only 11 seconds down on 2nd in 1:20.38). Colin broke into the top 10 for the first time, to finish 7th in 1:26.34, after having come 11th last year and in 2009 (which I was well chuffed with). Mike McGovern was strong on the first hill but dropped some placings to finish 22nd in 1:32.21.
Ruth McKean had a very strong run to finish 4th woman in 1:37.33 although she was just behind me on the first hill and I heard a rumour she made a wrong turn and lost some time, as if very easy to do in some of the forestry sections in the dark (as Mike will vouch for!).