It’s been another good week for Linlithgow Athletic Club.
Parkrun - Ormeau, Troon, Telford, Edinburgh and Falkirk
Fourteen club runners took part in parkruns across Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday morning. Lynsey Hay ran Ormeau in Belfast in 20:44 and was 1st female runner home. Neil Anderson completed Ormeau in 20:41 and was 3rd overall. At Falkirk three of our four four runners were 1st in their age categories. Michael O’Hara ran 20:32 (1st VM45), Ian Boxall, hot on his heels in 20:36 (1st VM50), Kenny Gray in 21:25 and Roddy Simpson in 24:47 (1st VM70). David Main-Reade finished Telford in Shropshire in 22:27. Ian Fyfe ran Hay Lodge in Peebles in 24:30 (2nd VM60). Our biggest turnout this week was at Edinburgh. Leading the Linlithgow pack there was William Millar in 20:30, followed by Ian Lockhart in 22:48, Frances Wood in 23:16 (1st FV60), Mandy Cazes in 23:47, Scott Cumming in 24:08, Alex Wood in 25:47 and Isobel Lockhart in 28:37.
Gary Welsh ran Race 2 of the Foxtrail 10k night run on Saturday in 48:12.
7 Reservoirs Half-Marathon
Sunday saw a strong team of seven LAC runners compete in the 7 Reservoirs Half-Marathon in the Pentlands, a tough race but in a great setting. John Redding finished an excellent overall 4th in 1:26:46. Following John, Paul Dudchenko ran 1:40:53, Martin Maginnis 1:42:05, Mike Watts 1:49:46, Ian Fyfe 1:53:03 (2nd VM60), Jill Horsburgh 2:10:42 and Laura Finlay 2:14:31.
Bob Stark Memorial 5k
The Bob Stark Memorial 5k - a tough, hilly and muddy but beautiful course, finishing with a run through the orchard and up the main drive in the spectacular setting of Falkland Palace - saw Frances Wood, racing on back-to-back days for the first time in a long time, complete in 24:45 (2nd VF60) and Alex Wood in 27:56.
Lorna Simpson completed her Athletics Coach assessment, passed and joins the Club’s coaching team.