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Comment posted 2012 Scottish Islands Peaks Race Oban to Troon – just finished by Norman Martin.

It looks as if the Oban Times has applied the telescope to the blind eye because I see no report of this major event whatsover in today’s issue.
Well done For Argyll for your excellent coverage.

Norman Martin also commented

  • Why can’t this event be given more advance publicity to promote public interest? The start from Oban is always worth watching, even without the Pharos!

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