The big local event of the week for Linlithgow runners was the Dechmont Law 10K trail race on Sunday.  A splendid summer day saw six Linlithgow Athletics Club runners competing.  Mairi Watts was 4th Lady in 45:47 and Lynsey Hay 5th in 46:00.  Scott Hyslop finished in 46:16, Darren Dick in 50:50, Jill Horsburgh in 55:46 and Alex Wood in 56.27.

Ian Logan completed the Pentland Hills 2018 Solstice Triathlon on Thursday evening.  Located in the Pentland Hills, the race involved a 750m swim on Threipmuir reservoir, followed by a 15km mountain bike and 5.5km trail run.

Graeme Wilkinson ran the Cholmondeley Castle Half Marathon on Sunday and finished 13th in 1:39:41.

Saturday’s parkruns also saw Linlithgow athletes run at a range of venues.  Richard Wood was 3rd overall at Leicester Victoria, finishing in 18:44.  William Millar ran Strathclyde Park in 19:31 (2nd VM35).  At Falkirk, Kenny Gray ran 19:29, Ian Boxall ran (1st VM50), Malcolm Hughes ran 22:32 (1st VM55), and Roddy Simpson ran 25:15 (1st VM70).  Excellent runs also at Falkirk by two of our juniors, Madeline Veitch who ran 27:56 (1st JW11-14 and a PB!) and James Veitch who ran 28:55.  Graeme Wilkinson completed Hartlepool in 21:26.  Scott Hyslop ran Lochore Meadows in 21:51.  At Edinburgh, Lorna Simpson finished in 21:53 (3rd VW40 and a new all-parkrun PB), Scott Cumming finished in 24:16 and David Main-Reade in 28:25.

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