Woman wins Carnwath Red Hose for first time in 500 year history

Carnwath Agricultural Show'Red Hose Race Winner'Local Skye Dick (19) from Auchengray was the fastest local with time 19.23'Pic by Alan Murray  29-07-12
Carnwath Agricultural Show'Red Hose Race Winner'Local Skye Dick (19) from Auchengray was the fastest local with time 19.23'Pic by Alan Murray 29-07-12

AUCHENGRAY lass Skye Dick ‘socked it’ to the male runners at Saturday’s 4½km Red Hose Race, by becoming the first female winner of the famous red socks in the Carnwath race’s 504-year history.

Skye (19), the first local runner home, was part of a double female triumph at the event, first staged way back in 1508, as overall race winner in 15mins 45secs was 20-year-old Sarah Inglis from Lothian Running Club. Second place overall went to Alick Walkinshaw of Lanark.

For full details, and photographs, see this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.