At parkrun, the Club had 8 runners at 3 different runs. At Edinburgh, Darren Dick finished in 21:56, Bryan Grome in 27:46 and Graham Chambers in 31:23. At Livingston, David Main-Reade finished in 22:36, William Millar in 22:39, and Malcolm Hughes in 24:27. The fastest Linlithgow runner this week was Gary Welsh at Elgin who ran with his son Lucas, finishing in 21:43 and 23:00, respectively.
On Sunday, 22 Linlithgow AC runners ran the Round the Houses 10k in Grangemouth - a second opportunity in April to earn Club Championship points. A notoriously fast, flat race, there were top 10 finishes for: Roddy Simpson 1st V70; Frances Wood 2nd V60; John Redding 4th V40; Susie Porteous 6th V45 and Alex Wood 8th V65.
First home for the Club was John Redding in 34:50, followed by Colin Sumpter in 39:26, Michael Watts in 40:14, Scott Hyslop in 41:45, Paul Dudchenko in 42:04, Paul Emery in 42:10, Jude Moir in 43:11, Kathryn Holm in 45:11 (a new PB), Charlotte Moran in 46:56, Kirsty Oliver in 47:19, Ian Lockhart in 47:25, Frances Wood in 48:07, Claire Rice in 48:09 (a new PB), Susie Porteous in 48:24, Mandy Cazes in 49:15, Louisa Cockburn in 49:51, Katryna McLeod in 50:33, Roddy Simpson in 50:37, Scott Cumming in 51:51, Alex Wood in 54:27, Isobel Lockhart in 58:11, Graham Chambers in 65:43 and Maggy Noble in 68:36.
Photo credit: Paul Dudchenko and G-Bax photography.
Also at Grangemouth were members of Let’s Go Linlithgow Jogscotland, who ran with Jogleaders Alex Wood and Roddy Simpson from the Club. The group started the couch-to-5K last October and moved on to a 5-to-10K in January this year. A great achievement in completing the Round the House 10K and a great example of what can be achieved as part of a running group.
Elsewhere on Sunday, David Main-Reade couldn’t get enough of running the hard trails and tarmac paths of Livingston, by running the Livingston Half Marathon, finishing in 01:43:35.