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Holts Complete SCW

Jill and Matthew Holt completed the St Cuthbert Way 100k race on Saturday. On a very warm day with blue skies, the course offered one of the most scenic ultra routes, starting on Holy Island in Northumberland with a 2 mile stretch of road to reach the mainland, before heading to Wooler. Runners then continued through the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders before finishing a mile beyond the town of Melrose.

In total the course had 8,700 feet of ascent over 64 miles, with the majority of the ascent in the middle third of the race between miles 18 and 38.

Although still running strong for the last section, Jill stayed with Matthew as he struggled over the last 26 miles, to ensure they both finished just before midnight in 15 hours 45 minutes.