Weekly update: races here, there and everywhere for Linlithgow AC

Linlithgow had 4 runners at the Corstorphine 5 road race on Wednesday evening. The fast course takes in quiet country roads circling Turnhouse Golf Course and Cammo. First home was Colin Hutcheon in 34:24, then Alison Malone in 37:31, Frances Wood in 38:23 (3rd VW60) and Alex Wood 45:07.

David Mason, Paul Dudchenko and Trevor Galloway were back in the hills again this week. First up, at Red Moss Extinction Rebellion Race on Wednesday evening. A very fast hill race held near Balerno, a 10.5 km route and 350m of climbing. First home was, Paul, in 53:59 (36th), followed by David Mason in 58:13 (59th) and Trevor was 59:17 (64th). On Saturday, Paul and David were in Dumfries and Galloway to compete in the Durisdeer Hill Race. A race that provided everything, long climbs, incredibly steep descents, river crossings, technical running and map skills. The course was 16km with a hefty 1200m of climbing. David finished 24th in 02:19:16 and Paul was 25th in 02:26:18. A well-earned spread was laid on for the finishers (pictured!).

Scott Hyslop was completing the 3rd race in the Chacefield Wood Trail Series, near Denny, on Thursday evening. The last race in the series, was made up of 4 3km laps of Chacefield Wood, taking in a mix of forest tracks and boggy trails. Scott finished 3rd overall in the series and a place on the podium.

On Saturday, John Redding was in Leeds for the ITU World Triathlon Series event. The event provides non-professional triathletes a unique opportunity to compete on much of the same course as the world’s best. John finished 15th in his age group, in 02:16:00.

Also on Saturday, 8 members of the Club took part in an informal, fun event to run the 1822 Parliamentary Boundary of Linlithgow. Starting and finishing at the canal basin, the inaugural ‘Linlithgow Alternative Marches March’ 4.8 mile route took in the 8 boundary stones dotted around the town. A new route for the Tuesday social for certain.

On Sunday, Charlotte Moran had her marathon legs back on, taking part in the Strathearn Marathon, near Comrie. A hilly route but with stunning views of picturesque Perthshire. Charlotte finished in 04:00:26.

At parkrun, the Club had 11 runners at 8 different runs.

Neil Anderson was the fastest Linlithgow finisher this week, running Plean in 21:54; At Greenock, Roddy Simpson finished in 23:31; At Falkirk, Malcolm Hughes finished in 22:45 and Lorna Simpson in 23:34; At Gibside, Graeme Wilkinson ran in 26:19; At Springburn, Frances Wood finished in 22:55, Mandy Cazes in 24:36 and Alex Wood in 26:29. At Meadowmill, Scott Cumming finished in 26:49; At Polkemmet, Ian Fyfe finished in 22:59. At Rheinaue, Germany, David Main-Reade finished in 21:58.