Hilly half marathon for harriers

Two Galloway Harriers ran the Dalbeattie Half Marathon on 12th June, husband and wife Richard and Katy Nash.

A gentle downhill start to Dalbeattie belied what was to come as the crowd politely cheered and applauded those brave enough to attempt this hilly half marathon along with 66 other runners.

The first 6 miles seemed gentle enough although hid a gentle energy sapping incline. That was before the significant undulations and hills around Haugh of Urr and heading back to Dalbeattie. Richard finished a respectable 12th in a time of 1:42:22. Katy followed behind in 42nd in 2:05:15. Considering the heat and hills, both were respectable times for the New Galloway couple.