| Ben Nevis Race 1959|
|On the first weekend of Sept 1959, Sat 5th , Pitreavie AAC became the first non-local club to win the 1st team prize at the Ben Nevis Race. |
|The Pitreavie team positions were:|
2nd (& 1st newcomer) John Linaker 1hr51m33secs
10th Claude Foley 1hr56m53secs
24th Ronnie Lindsay 2hr7m15secs
45th Johnny Welshman 2hr22m17secs
74th Alan Milton 2hr53m21secs
86th Dykes Williams 3hr19m17secs
The team result was:
1st Pitreavie`A` 36pts
2nd Clayton-le-Moors H 43pts
3rd Border H 47pts
In those days the Ben Race started and finished in Fort William - 14 miles to the summit and back. John was leading coming off the mountain but was passed on the 2 mile stretch into the town.
The race today 2nd Sept starts in the Shinty Park at the foot of the Ben - a mere 10 miles.
The medals in 1959 were presented by Sottish Boxing legend , Dick MacTaggart, The Olympic Lightweight Champion from the 1956 Games in Melbourne.