Weekly update: The Good Run, Spring Triathlon Festival and parkrun results

On Friday, Michael O’Hara got the Easter weekend running underway at the The Good Run. The run takes place in picturesque grounds of St. Anne’s Park, Raheny in Dublin. The event also lives up to it’s name with proceeds raised from the event going towards supporting research the fight against Motor Neurone Disease, a worthy cause.

At parkrun on Saturday, the Club had 15 runners across 5 different runs. Sam Marshall was the fastest Linlithgow runner this week finishing Edinburgh in 19:25. Also at Edinburgh, Scott Hyslop finished in 20:52, Frances Wood in 23:09 (1st FV60), Scott Cumming in 25:06, Alex Wood in 26:31 and Louisa Cockburn in 27:34. At Falkirk, Ian Boxall finished in 20:43, Mandy Cazes in 24:52 and Roddy Simpson in 25:40. At Livingston, William Millar finished in 19:32, Lorna Simpson in 22:34, Jill Horsburgh in 23:47 and Malcolm Hughes in 24:46. Elsewhere, Mairi Watts was 2nd female overall at Loch Leven finishing in 19:53 and Neil Anderson ran Lochend Woods in 22:42.

On Sunday, John Redding took part in Triathlon Scotland’s spring triathlon festival in the historic coastal setting of St Andrews, Fife. The sprint format included a 750m pool swim at East Sands Leisure Centre, a 20-23km scenic cycle finishing with a 5km run. John finished a fantastic 3rd overall in 01:16:20.