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PICTURES: Moray Road Runners' James Wilson crowned King of the Castle at Brodie Castle 10k organised by Forres Harriers

By Craig Christie

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Victory on the grounds of one of Moray's historic locations saw Moray Road Runners’ James Wilson crowned King of the Castle after winning the Brodie Castle 10k race.

Wilson (32:10) finished over a minute clear of Highland Hill Runners’ Shaun Cumming, with Fife Athletic Club’s Rory Scott close behind in third.

The Fife club also laid claim to the female champion in Halina Reed, who clocked 37:35 for 12th overall and just pipped Moray Road Runners’ Louise Cartmell to the ladies’ prize.

The volunteers of host club Forres Harriers helped make Sunday’s event a special one in the iconic setting of the famous castle, where the race starts and finishes.

Formerly the Dyke 10k, the event follows much of its former route and has proved to be an increasing popular race with 325 reaching the finish line on Sunday.

Host club Forres claimed some of the prizes , with experienced campaigner David Weir second in the men’s 60+ section in 24th place overall while Susan McRitchie won the female 40 race and Jackie Nicol did the club proud by claiming the ladies’ 60+ accolade.

Another Forres runner, youngster Bruce Evans was fifth overall in the race.

Moray Road Runners’ John Anderson finished fourth overall and was first veteran 40+ to the finish line in 34:47.

Club colleague Alasdair Campbell won the 50+ section in an impressive time of 38:49 to come in 19th overall.

Full results.

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