Kilted Champion Is Looking For More Success - 13 March 2010
Alan Reid is dusting down his old Seaforth Highlanders military kilt in readiness for the Stena Drilling Tartan 10Km at Balmoral Castle on 24th April. The former Great Britain ultradistance international is targetting the special prize on offer for the first kilted runner to complete the scenic course around the grounds of the Royal estate.
Reid, who won the title in 2005 and 2006, is highly motivated to complete his hat-trick of victories.
He said:"I'd like to win it again, but I'll need to get some decent training done over the next few weeks.
"I wasn't able to do very much at the beginning of the year so I'll have to get organised. Having this race to focus on will help me.
"First of all, though, I'll need to check to see if the kilt still fits me." Reid won the kilted prize in 2005, completing the course in an impressive 35min 35sec and he pocketed the title again twelve months later in 37:34.
Matt Bell (Edinburgh) won in 2007, recording 34:58 which is the quickest tme run by anyone in a kilt at Balmoral.
Banchory's Neil Graham was firtst kilter in 2008 (37:59) while Russell Hall (St Andrews University) is the defending champion having recorded 38:12 last year.