Records broken in 49th Dumyat Hill Race

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Runner at 2024 Dumyat Hill Race

Competitors of all ages and abilities from right across the UK took part in a sold out 49th Dumyat Hill Race, with race records broken in the University of Stirling’s flagship running event.

The race that doubles as the Scottish Student Sport Hill Running Championship and Scottish Hill Running Race, witnessed Matt Knowles break the race record for the fastest male, with the University of Edinburgh student coming home in an incredible 32 minutes and 13 seconds, knocking 10 seconds off the previous record.

Naomi Lang raced through the finish line as fastest overall female winner, with the University of Glasgow student, outpacing the rest of the field in a time of 37 minutes.

On an amazing night for participation and bringing the community together, over 350 race goers took part in the hill run with the eldest runner being 74 years of age.

Graeme Matheson, University of Stirling Sport, said:

“Every year, we're overwhelmed by the support from the local running community and our partner organisations for making the Dumyat Hill Race an incredible show.

Next year marks the 50th Dumyat Hill Race, and we can't wait to celebrate this important milestone in style.”

Winners from all the race categories:

Student Men’s winner and outright race winner Matt Knowles 
Student Female winner and out right Female race winner Naomi Lang
Male Open Winner Fergus Roberts
Female Open Winner Jessica Taylor
Over 40 male winner Robin Wilkins 
Over 40 female winner Alayne Finlay
Over 50 male winner  Drew Sharkey 
Over 50 female winner Karen Best
Student men team winner University of Edinburgh
Student female team winner University of Glasgow
Staff male winner Stephen Winter
Staff female winner Christine Caldwell

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