Linlithgow Athletic Club runners tackled several hard, challenging courses last week. On Saturday, Marta Sroka ran the Glen Ogle 33, a 33-mile race in the Killin area. This was Marta’s second attempt at the race and she managed to finish in 5:29:35, six minutes faster than last year despite the horrendous weather.
Also on Saturday, Gary Welsh ran Race 1 of the Foxtrail race series, a 13K trail run in glorious East Lothian. It was a windy day but great fun and Gary finished in 1:07:53.
Men’s Health 10k and Stirling’s Toughest
On Sunday John Redding and Malcolm Hughes ran the Edinburgh Men’s 10K, John finishing in 34:59 and Malcolm in 43:13. Ian Fyfe ran Stirling’s Toughest, 8.2K, twice round Stirling Castle, with a 400 foot climb on each lap, and finished in 45:24.
Parkrun - Leicester, Dundee, Peebles, Livingston, Perth, Strathclyde Park, Ayr and Falkirk
Linlithgow Athletic Club runners hit a wide range of parkruns this week. Richard Wood finished Leicester Victoria in 19:03 (1st VM45). After months out of running, Colin Hutcheon ran Camperdown Park, Dundee, in 22:19 (1st VM65). At Hay Lodge, Peebles, David Main-Reade ran 23:29. At Livingston, Charlotte Moran ran 24:02 (2nd SW25). Mandy Cazes finished Perth in 24:28 (2nd SW30). At Strathclyde Park, Graeme Wilkinson ran 22:16, Frances Wood ran 23:30 (1st VW60), and Alex Wood ran 25:48 (1st VM65). Neil Anderson completed Ayr in 31:12.
We had an excellent total of ten runners at Falkirk parkrun, where the star performance was from Mairi Watts who was 1st Woman in 20:20. Paul Dudchenko finished close behind Mairi in 20:46 (1st VM50), with Martin Maginnis six seconds later in 20:52. Ian Boxall ran 21:10 (2nd VM50), Jennifer Newton ran 22:00 (3rd Woman, 1st VW50 and another PB!), Darren Dick ran 24:00, Roddy Simpson ran 24:48 (2nd VM70), Louisa Cockburn ran 25:22 (2nd VW35), Scott Cumming ran 25:29 (New PB) and Jill Horsburgh ran 25:53 (2nd VW55).
And finally… Scottish Athletics - JogScotland Awards
Lorna Simpson attended Scottish Athletics/Jogscotland Awards, as one of the nominees for the Jog Leader of the Year award.