Weekly update: Two Breweries Hill Race, Great Scottish Run, Berlin Marathon, Let’s Go Linlithgow and parkrun

Neil Anderson was at the Two Breweries Hill Race on Saturday. A 31km route with 1,700m of ascent from Traquair House in Innerleithen to Broughton in the Scottish Borders. Favourable conditions meant for an enjoyable race; nothing to do with the very generous race sponsor at the finish. One to add to the 2020 calendar if you love running and beer.

At the Great Scottish Run on Sunday, Isobel Lockhart ran the 10k distance, finishing in 59:01. In the Half Marathon, David Main-Reade finished in 01:44:24, Ian Lockhart in 01:51:32, and Alison Marshall in 01:56:32.

Also on Sunday, Malcolm Hughes, Claire Rice and Kathryn Holm were in Germany for the Berlin Marathon. Claire Rice improved on her previous Berlin effort also bagging a new Marathon PB in the process, finishing in 03:48:59. Kathryn also made it under the 4hr milestone, finishing in 03:58:42. Despite a disrupted training schedule due to injury, Malcolm finished in 04:03:55.

The Club’s Let’s Go Linlithgow Jogscotland group successfully completed the 5 to 10K programme on Friday with help of Alex Wood, Neil Anderson and Roddy Simpson. Many of them will now be taking part in the WJM Linlithgow 10K.

At parkrun, the Club had 12 runners across 5 different runs.

Steven Laurie was the Club’s fastest finisher this week, completing Edinburgh in 19:23. Also at Edinburgh, Scott Cumming finished in 22:58 (a new PB and first under 23 mins). Special mention to Beverley Dodgson who made a return to parkrun this weekend after her foot operation, finishing in 01:03:25. At Falkirk, Paul Dudchenko finished in 21:29, followed closely by Ian Boxall in 21:42, then Rebecca Hammond in 23:09, Louisa Cockburn in 25:23 and Isobel Lockhart in 52:05 (volunteer).

Our parkrun tourists. Neil Anderson was at Hay Lodge, finishing in 24:47. Gary and Lucas Welsh ran Lochend Woods in 25:10 and 22:41, respectively. Furthest afield was Graham Chambers who ran Bundaberg, Australia in 28:45.

Let’s Go Linlithgow JogScotland group