Weekly update: Self Transcendence, British & Irish Masters XC, From Hel N Back, Kyles 10 Miles, RJT Grand Prix and... parkrun

A busy week for the Club started with Alex and Frances Wood who were at Self Transcendence 2 mile race at the Meadows, Edinburgh on Wednesday evening. Frances finished first FV60 in 14:46 and Alex finished in 17:03.

On Saturday, Frances Wood was then at Tollcross Park in Glasgow for the British and Irish Masters XC Trial Race, along with Colin Hutcheon. The course for all women and over 65 men was a three lap, undulating 6k (approx.) on soft ground, but with a few muddy stretches. The event had the best Masters runners in the country vying for places in the Scotland team to race on 16 November in Southport.  Unfortunately, neither hit the qualifying slots but enjoyed the experience against stiff competition. Colin placed 5th VM65 in 24:03 and Frances placed 6th VW60 in 26:43. 

Also on Saturday, Scott Hyslop continued his good form at the From Hel N Back Hill race. Starting and finishing in Helensburgh, the 12km trail route had no shortage of great views. Scott finished 26th in 61mins, 3rd MV50. Roddy Simpson and Bryan Grome were at the Kyles 10 Miles race in scenic Argyll. Roddy finished in 1:41:59 and Bryan Grome in 1:27:48. 

Two of the Club’s Junior Section were at the final Run Jump Throw Grand Prix of the season on Sunday, hosted by Livingston Athletic Club. Sabrina Pannozzo competed in the U11 category, with Gillian Emery in the U13 age group. Gillian's brother Euan also took part in the U9 competition.

At parkrun, the Club had 8 runners across 7 different runs.

Mandy Cazes was at Edinburgh, finishing in 28:38. At Falkirk, Gary Welsh continued his return to fitness by finishing in 25:41 and Joyce Robertson in 26:44. Geoff Pendrill was at Livingston, finishing in 22:07. 

Our parkrun tourists this week. Neil Anderson completed Mount Stuart in 22:05 and was the Club’s quickest finisher this week. Scott Cumming was at Troon, finishing in 24:45. David Main-Reade was at Bressay, finishing in 22:51 and Jill Horsburgh was at Erddig, finishing in 24:36.