White breaks women's record at Loch Ness Marathon
Katie White broke the women’s course record at the Loch Ness Marathon, taking the gold medal in a time of 2:42:04.
The Garscube Harriers athlete won the Scottish half-marathon title just seven days before, but managed to push through to set a new fastest time.
“I struggled a bit around 17 or 18 miles, just before the hills, I started getting cramp, but then that cleared up and I made it to the end,” White said.
“It was really good actually, I was meant to do London this year but I had to drop out of that just before with an injury, so this was a second attempt at a Marathon this year.”
Aberdeen Metro’s Kerry Prise came in second with a time of 2:52:34, and was in shock at how quickly she finished.
“I actually can’t believe it,” she said.
“I had no idea what to expect, so I just tried to stay relaxed and I just felt great.
“I only looked at my watch once, that’s how to run a marathon, don’t look at the time just feel it. It’s so nice, because I had no idea what to expect.”
Defending champion Sheena Logan (Fife Athletics Club) finished third in 2:54:24.
Lesley Hansen was the first person in an Inverness Harriers vest to cross the line, the sixth woman in 3:07:09.