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Mind over body is key for MacLennan


By Andrew Henderson


Evanton cyclist William MacLennan is set to take on the Race Around Ireland later this year.
Evanton cyclist William MacLennan is set to take on the Race Around Ireland later this year.

The Race Around Ireland is one of the toughest tests of endurance in the world – and it’s one that Evanton cyclist William MacLennan is looking to break records in.

The six-day event sees riders tackle the 2150 kilometre course, featuring 22km worth of climbs.

52-year-old MacLennan will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cash For Kids by taking on the challenge, but his goals are just as much competitive as charitable.

“I want to try for the British record, I want to take that one,” he said.

“They do it on average speed, and not on the fastest time for the course because the course can change. The British record for that in miles per hour is to average 11.74mph.

“That sounds slow, but that counts your rest periods as well."

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.



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