Great Scottish Run
At the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday Linlithgow Athletic Club had two runners in the 10k. Lorna Simpson maintained her excellent recent form, achieving a 10K PB of 43:56 and Kathryn Holm ran 56:48.
Kathryn Holm also ran in the Half Marathon where she finished in 1:53:21, a wonderful achievement. Our other half marathon runners were: Mairi Watts who finished in 1:27:39 (a new PB); Moore McCartney in 1:31:01 (a PB); Ian Boxall in 1:33:56 (another PB); Paul Ward in 1:34:50; Jennifer Newton in 1:42:05 (yet another PB!); Charlotte Moran in 1:43:20 (yes, you guessed it, a PB!); Scott Cumming in 1:57:41; Thomas Gahagan in 1:57:56; Alison Marshall in 1:58:19; Carolyn Walker in 2:03:24; Katrina McLeod in 2:03:44; and Darren Robertson in 2:10:56. Well done to all our GSR runners.
Parkrun - Falkirk, Leicester, Girvan, St Andrews, Plean and Livingston
We had Linlithgow runners participating in six parkruns on Saturday. Richard Wood ran Leicester Victoria in 19:03 (1st VM45). At Girvan Jill Horsburgh finished in 25:07 (1st Female runner - despite a very strong wind!). We had three runners at Falkirk, where Martin Maginnis completed in 20:12 (3rd VM35 - a new PB); Ian Boxall in 23:44; and Roddy Simpson in 24:57 (1stVM70). Malcolm Hughes finished St Andrews in 21:28 (3rd VM55). At Plean, Neil Anderson ran 21:35 (2nd VM55, new Plean PB) and Graeme Wilkinson ran 23:30 (2nd VM45). At Livingston Charlotte Moran finished in 24:03 (1st SW25).
On Sunday, at the Helix Junior Parkrun, Lucas Welsh completed the 2K in 8:01 and was 3rd overall.
On the coaching front Graham Chambers has now completed his Coaching Assistant course and joins our qualified coaches.
Finally, this week the new Jogscotland Couch-to-5K group, supported by the Club and led by club members, Roddy Simpson and Alex Wood, has its first session, meeting at 9.30 am at The Cross.
Roll on the Linlithgow 10K!