2017 only attracted 76 runners compared to 154 in 2016. This was the smallest field since 2008 when there were 67 runners. Stuart Malcolm (321) was second in 33.11. He is a Creag Dhubh regular – having run in 2015, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. 8th is his previous best placing – 2015 and 2010.
Fourth overall was Tessa Strain, who was the first woman in a time of 34.44. This is the fourth fastest time for the winning woman since 2006. Impressively it was Strain's first recorded Scottish hill run. She crossed the river, on the way back in fifth place, but overtook Robbie Cant on the run in.
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Strain overtakes Robbie Cant (357) on run in to finish