Scottish Ultras

Jamie is no stranger to endurance events.

Over the past few years she has taken part in many different ultras, such as the Highland Fling and the West Highland Way.

 

West Highland Way Ultra Race Stats

  • 2010: 3rd female in 19:54
  • 2015: 1st female in 19:24
  • 2018: 2nd female in 18:24

 

Adrian Stott wrote about Jamie's amazing 2nd go at the West Highland Way. He writes

"The top three positions remained unchanged right up to Glencoe, which Aarons reached 13.28.58. She had built up almost an hour lead. Behind her on the stretch over Rannoch Moor, Macmillan seemed to struggle and after being over 20 minutes ahead of Fenton May at Bridge of Orchy (60 miles) they both reached Glencoe (70 miles) within a minute of each other.

Aarons although feeling ‘generally relatively good’ was having bad foot issues, suffering from blisters and bashed toes, entailing several short walking breaks over the rough terrain over the Devils Staircase and on the steep descent into Kinlochleven."

Jamie was hugely pleased with her first place victory

"Aarons was obviously delighted with her victory. Talking a couple of days after the race, (Tuesday) she commented. ‘I had two goals coming into the race. The first was to improve my time from 2010 (19.54). The second was not to fall and get injured, as I had done in the Hoka Highland Fling back in April."

Read the full report here: Report of 2015 Ladies Race by Adrian Stott - Altra West Highland Way Race

 

Jamie is also mentioned in this article about the 2015 WHW Ultra, but mainly focuses on the third time win from Paul Giblin.

When she finished the race she felt quite emotional, Jamie spoke to Fiona saying

“When I reached the finish line at 19:28 I was so overwhelmed. I burst into tears and had to be literally supported to stay upright by my friends. I could not have done so well if it wasn’t for my incredible support crew.”

Read the article here: Record-breaking third win at WHW race

 

Image: Celebrating with a drink post race

Image: Girls posing in front of a munro