Stonehaven man Beasts the races

The beast race took place this past weekend in Banchory
The beast race took place this past weekend in Banchory

A local Stonehaven man was awarded first place in the Beast Race this past weekend.

Ian Ramsay who has lives in Stonehaven finished the Beast Race in a little over 50 minutes at Knockburn Loch, Strachan, Banchory.

The Beast Race is a 10k obstacle race over rough terrain, with over 20 mega obstacles along the way in aid of Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Speaking to the Leader earlier in the week the 35-year old told the Leader how he wasn’t scheduled to even run the Beast Race and had 10 days notice.

He said: “I have been training hard on the hills and trails around Stonehaven for the last 6 weeks in preparation for the Glencoe marathon this coming Sunday so whilst I was late to enter The Beast Race I was in a good place training wise. That said, my training involved running and certainly not jumping over hurdles, climbing under cargo nets, crawling through bogs and wading through neck high lochs.

“I had a clear run from mile 1 when another guy, Mark Walker and I broke away from the rest of the field. We ran together and encouraged each other all the way.”

Ian and Mark crossed the finish line together, but as Ian started 2 seconds behind Ian was awarded first place.