Moray Marathon

Moray Marathon

The oldest running marathon in Scotland,[1] the first Moray Marathon was held in 1982 and since then it has developed into a 3 in 1 running event incorporating the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Road Races through the picturesque landscape of Moray.

All 3 races follow the same clockwise circuit with the Marathon starting in the Cooper Park, Elgin, Half Marathon in the spectacular grounds of Gordonstoun School, Duffus and the 10K in the outskirts of Lossiemouth. The finishing line for each is the Cooper Park, Elgin with the 13th century Elgin Cathedral forming a dramatic backdrop.

Moray contains a great diversity of landscapes which include sandy and rocky shores, rivers, lochs and mountainous areas. Most of these aspects have been incorporated into the Moray Marathons and 10K routes by taking runners on tarred roads, passing through the woodlands, coastal areas, towns and villages. The physical nature of these routes with the relatively mild and dry climate of Moray makes them both interesting and enjoyable to all competitors.


Moray Marathon 2006

The 2006 event celebrated the 25th anniversary of the marathon with Simon Pride (Forres Harriers) finishing in 2:39:53 to win the event for the 5th time and Kate Jenkins (Gala Harriers) first woman home in 2:58:29 to win her 8th Moray Marathon.

The half marathon was won by John Goodall (Keith and District) in 1:15:35 with Sarah Liebnitz (U\A ex Moray Roadrunners Jnr) first woman in 1:33:59.
The 10K was won by Mike Stewart (Keith and District) in 33:51, first woman home was Elaine Whyte (Fraserburgh RC) in 39:58.

Marathon winners 1982 – 2006

Year Men Club Women Club
1982 Don Ritchie Forres Harriers C Wallach U\A
1983 Don Ritchie Forres Harriers Eileen Forbe & Morag Thow U\A
1984 Don Ritchie Forres Harriers Sheila Cluey Forfar RR
1985 Graham Flatters Dundee Hawkhill Harriers Morag Taggart Pitreavie
1986 Don Ritchie Forres Harriers Margret Robertson Dunndee RR
1987 Don Ritchie Forres Harriers Frances Guy Belgrove H
1988 Mick Francis Forres Harriers Margaret McDonald Peterhead RR
1989 Charlie McIntyre Fraserburgh Sheila Catford U\A
1990 Eric Seedhouse City of Hull Margret Robertson Dundee RR
1991 Ron Kirkton Milburn Harriers Fiona Nicholson Forfar RR
1992 Fraser Clyne Metro Aberdeen Trudi Thompson Pitreavie
1993 David Lancaster Rowantree Club, York Diane Harvey Tipton Harriers
1994 David Lancaster Rowantree Club, York M Cumming Aberdeen AAC
1995 Alan Reid Peterhead AAC Lynda Bain Garioch RR
1996 Allan Stewart Moray Roadrunners Linda Trahan Garioch
1997 Fraser Clyne Metro Aberdeen Kate Jenkins Carnethy
1998 Simon Pride Keith & District Kate Jenkins Carnethy
1999 David Lancaster Rowantree Club, York Kate Jenkins Carnethy
2000 Simon Pride Keith & District Kate Jenkins Carnethy
2001 Simon Pride Keith & District Trudi Thomson Pitreavie
2002 Brian Fieldsend Inverness Harriers Kate Jenkins Carnethy
2003 Jamie Reid Ron Hill Cambuslang Kate Jenkins Carnethy
2004 Simon Pride Metro Aberdeen Jenny Robertson U\A
2005 Ian Fisher Altrincham AAC Kate Jenkins Carnethy
2006 Simon Pride Forres Harriers Kate Jenkins Gala Harriers

Course records

  • Marathon
    • Men – Simon Pride – Keith & District – 2 hrs 21 mins 17 secs
    • Women- Trudi Thompson – Pitreavie AAC – 2 hrs 49 mins 43 secs
  • Half marathon
    • Men – Graham Crawford – Springburn Harriers – 1 hr 06 mins 09 secs
    • Women – Lyn Harding – Houghton AC – 1hr 14 mins 58 secs
  • 10 K
    • Men – Chris Hall – Aberdeen AAC – 29 mins 46 secs
    • Women – Lyn Harding – Houghton AC – 33 mins 58 secs


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