01 January 2012
A record number splash into the Firth









A record number of 130 'Splashers' plunged into the chilly Cromarty Firth at noon today for the third annual 'Splash and Dash'. During the warm-up to the splash, Jenny Henderson of the Royal Hotel awarded the prize for the best fancy dress to 'The Three Nowise Women' (Crystal Maclean, Laura Shepherd and Paige Shepherd). The 400+ spectators were kept moving with an aerobic warm-up led by Steve Agyei and a salsa session with Jermaine and Campbell McCracken.

The 83 'Dashers' ranged in age from 5 to 74 years. The 'Mad Dash' up the Sutor and back was won by James Bostock from East Leicester in a record time of 24 minutes 57 seconds and the 'Mini Dash' around the Reeds Path by Heather Johnston from Killin in 14 minutes 53 seconds.

Click here and here on YouTube for a view of the Splashers and spectators. A lead story appears in the 2 January Highland edition of the Press & Journal. Full race results and more photos on the Splash and Dash website soon.

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