Club Championship

2018 Club Championship Update - The final countdown!

Another week in November, another 2018 Club Championship update…. Only 1 more to go

Overall Championship

With our 3rd week of Falkirk Parkrun having now been and gone, there has been a change in our leaderboard. John Redding, who was sitting mid table having completed 4 events has now jumped up to the top, pushing everyone down a place. In the men’s competition we now have 3 athletes on 484 points sitting from 3rd to 5th. If this stays like this then we’ll have to go to head to head results to find a clear winner. This will only be announced at our awards ceremony. No significant change in the women’s competition this week

Handicap

In the handicap, Coach Marshall’s performance has put him neck and neck with stalwart Paul Dudchenko and only 1 point behind a podium place. David Marshall may have to pull out a performance to move up but just a few seconds faster for Paul may be the difference.  Again, no significant changes in the womens competition

Final Parkrun points

You still have 1 more go at Falkirk Parkrun this weekend, however it is also a cross country weekend…. decisions, decisions….

This will be the last update. Next one is the big one at the awards do on the 8th December.

The scores on the doors:

Male

  1. John Redding (500)

  2. David Marshall (498)

  3. Martin Maginnis (484)

  4. Paul Dudchenko (484)

  5. Kenny Gray (484)

  6. Paul Emery (478)

  7. Darren Dick (466)

  8. Roddy Simpson (459)

  9. Scott Cumming (443)

  10. Michael O’Hara (386)

Female

  1. Lynsey Hay (500)

  2. Mairi Watts (499)

  3. Jennifer Newton (491)

  4. Lorna Simpson (491)

  5. Jill Horsburgh (489)

  6. Alison Marshall (472)

  7. Charlotte Moran (388)

  8. Laura Finlay (375)

  9. Rosemary Gallagher (286)

  10. Carolyn Walker (278)

Handicap standings:

Male

  1. Martin Maginnis (500)

  2. Darren Dick (497)

  3. Kenny Gray (481)

  4. Paul Dudchenko (480)

  5. David Marshall (480)

  6. John Redding (477)

  7. Roddy Simpson (476)

  8. Michael O’Hara (392)

  9. Paul Emery (392)

  10. Scott Hyslop (296)

Female

  1. Lynsey Hay (495)

  2. Lorna Simpson (493)

  3. Jill Horsburgh (492)

  4. Jennifer Newton (492)

  5. Mairi Watts (490)

  6. Alison Marshall (486)

  7. Laura Finlay (399)

  8. Charlotte Moran (393)

  9. Rosemary Gallagher (287)

  10. Karen Outram (194)

2018 Club Championship Update (November updated)

Updated 2018 Club Championship standings after the 2nd Falkirk Parkrun. A few place changes as more people put down times.

A good battle between Kenny Gray and Paul Dudchenko for podium places in both events. Lorna Simpson is also putting in a strong challenge for a podium place when head to heads are taken into account. 

2 more Parkruns to go….

Championship standings as it stands:

Male

  1. David Marshall (496)

  2. Kenny Gray (488)

  3. Paul Dudchenko (488)

  4. Martin Maginnis (487)

  5. Darren Dick (469)

  6. Roddy Simpson (462)

  7. Scott Cumming (446)

  8. John Redding (400)

  9. Michael O’Hara (386)

  10. Paul Emery (382)

Female

  1. Lynsey Hay (500)

  2. Mairi Watts (499)

  3. Jennifer Newton (491)

  4. Lorna Simpson (491)

  5. Jill Horsburgh (489)

  6. Alison Marshall (472)

  7. Charlotte Moran (388)

  8. Laura Finlay (375)

  9. Rosemary Gallagher (286)

  10. Carolyn Walker (278)

Handicap standings:

Male

  1. Martin Maginnis (500)

  2. Darren Dick (498)

  3. Kenny Gray (484)

  4. Paul Dudchenko (483)

  5. David Marshall (480)

  6. Roddy Simpson (478)

  7. Michael O’Hara (392)

  8. John Redding (383)

  9. Scott Hyslop (296)

  10. Paul Emery (293)

Female

  1. Lynsey Hay (495)

  2. Lorna Simpson (493)

  3. Jill Horsburgh (492)

  4. Jennifer Newton (492)

  5. Mairi Watts (490)

  6. Alison Marshall (486)

  7. Laura Finlay (399)

  8. Charlotte Moran (393)

  9. Rosemary Gallagher (287)

  10. Karen Outram (194)

2018 Club Championship Update (November)

With a hectic weekend of marathon running last weekend and the first chance to put a time down at Falkirk parkrun this weekend, there have been some changes to the rankings in the 2018 Club Championship standings.

Championship and Handicap

Lynsey Hay is still sitting proud of both the championship and the handicap competition but Mairi Watts who, coming into some form has certainly closed the gap significantly. Looks like it may be a great battle next year between these two. Jennifer Newton with her fabulous marathon time in Frankfurt appears to have hauled herself up into a podium place. There are still podium spots to run for if you fancy a shot at Falkirk parkrun over the next 3 weekends.

David Marshall is still at the top of the men’s competition, however there are possibilities of that lead being surrendered should others put a fast parkrun time down in the next few weeks.

Martin Maginnis continues to go from strength to strength with a great half marathon run in Jedburgh and followed it up with a decent showing at parkrun this weekend. He seems to have the handicap competition wrapped up but can he hold onto that podium place in the championship. 

Parkrun points

Don’t forget you have 3 more opportunities to run Falkirk parkrun and score vital points in the month of November. You can run them all if you like, and I’ll make sure I use your best one.

Championship standings as it stands:

Male

  1. David Marshall (496)

  2. Paul Dudchenko (489)

  3. Martin Maginnis (487)

  4. Darren Dick (472)

  5. Roddy Simpson (466)

  6. Scott Cumming (450)

  7. John Redding (400)

  8. Kenny Gray (391)

  9. Michael O’Hara (386)

  10. Paul Emery (382)

Female

  1. Lynsey Hay (500)

  2. Mairi Watts (499)

  3. Jennifer Newton (491)

  4. Jill Horsburgh (491)

  5. Alison Marshall (472)

  6. Lorna Simpson (393)

  7. Charlotte Moran (388)

  8. Laura Finlay (375)

  9. Rosemary Gallagher (286)

  10. Carolyn Walker (279)

Handicap standings:

Male

  1. Martin Maginnis (500)

  2. Darren Dick (498)

  3. Paul Dudchenko (484)

  4. David Marshall (480)

  5. Roddy Simpson (479)

  6. Michael O’Hara (392)

  7. Kenny Gray (389)

  8. John Redding (383)

  9. Scott Hyslop (296)

  10. Paul Emery (293)

Female

  1. Lynsey Hay (495)

  2. Jill Horsburgh (493)

  3. Jennifer Newton (492)

  4. Mairi Watts (491)

  5. Alison Marshall (486)

  6. Laura Finlay (399)

  7. Lorna Simpson (394)

  8. Charlotte Moran (393)

  9. Rosemary Gallagher (287)

  10. Karen Outram (194)

2018 Club Championship Update (October)

We are now at the business end of the year for the 2018 club championship. There are still points to be scored however. If you have a marathon or half-marathon planned before the end of October then this will be counted. In the month of November, everyone will have 4 opportunities to run a fast Falkirk Parkrun. Run every weekend if you want/can and I will include your best time.

Overall leaderboard

Currently, David Marshall and Lynsey Hay are sitting at the top of the scoreboard. Lynsey has maximum points so far and looks like the trophy will be hers come awards night in December - a great effort. There are still opportunities for podium places however.

Handicap

In the handicap competition, again Lynsey Hay is sitting clear, with Martin Maginnis so far taken maximum points, showing his improving form throughout the year. Again, opportunities to take medals home at the Christmas awards are there for the taking.

Championship standings as it stands:

Male

  1. David Marshall (496)

  2. Paul Dudchenko (485)

  3. Martin Maginnis (482)

  4. Roddy Simpson (457)

  5. John Redding (400)

  6. Kenny Gray (391)

  7. Michael O’Hara (386)

  8. Paul Emery (382)

  9. Darren Dick (375)

  10. Scott Cumming (355)

Female

  1. Lynsey Hay (500)

  2. Jill Horsburgh (487)

  3. Alison Marshall (472)

  4. Mairi Watts (399)

  5. Lorna Simpson (393)

  6. Charlotte Moran (390)

  7. Jennifer Newton (388)

  8. Laura Finlay (375)

  9. Rosemary Gallagher (286)

  10. Carolyn Walker (281)

Handicap standings:

Male

  1. Martin Maginnis (500)

  2. David Marshall (481)

  3. Paul Dudchenko (476)

  4. Roddy Simpson (475)

  5. Darren Dick (399

  6. Michael O’Hara (392)

  7. Kenny Gray (389)

  8. John Redding (383)

  9. Scott Cumming (296)

  10. Paul Emery (293)

Female

  1. Lynsey Hay (499)

  2. Jill Horsburgh (489)

  3. Lorna Simpson (394)

  4. Alison Marshall (391)

  5. Laura Finlay (300)

  6. Charlotte Moran (297)

  7. Mairi Watts (292)

  8. Jennifer Newton (292)

  9. Rosemary Gallagher (287)

Weekly Update: Linlithgow AC 1 mile race, Perthshire Half, Parkruns and coaching

Club Championship 1 Mile Race

There was a good turnout at the Linlithgow Athletic Club’s own 1 mile race last week which was won by our star-junior, Andrew McGill in 4:56.  Behind Andrew, David Marshall finished in 5:25, Mike Watts in 5:39, Jude Moir in 5:41, Lynne McGill in 5:44, Martin Maginnis in 5:57, Paul Dudchenko in 5:58, Beth McGill in 6:27, Scott Cumming in 6:32, Susie Porteous in 6:52. Alison Marshall in 7:09 and Laura Finlay in 7:19.

Perthshire Half-Marathon

Karen Outram gained a new PB at the Highland Perthshire Half-Marathon at Aberfeldy on Saturday. She finished in an excellent 1:45:8 and thoroughly recommends the event with its lovely route and great post-race baking. 

Weekly Parkruns - Leicester, Edinburgh, Livingston, Falkirk, Glasgow, Lochore and Thurso!

Saturday morning also saw Linlithgow athletes run in six parkruns.  Richard Wood was 3rd VM45 at Leicester Victoria in 19:42.  Paul Emery achieved an all-parkrun PB at Edinburgh, finishing in 20:22.  William Millar was almost as fast at Livingston in 20:42 (2nd VM35).  David Main-Reade ran Victoria Park in Glasgow in 21:59.  Neil Anderson finished Thurso in 23:50 (1st VM55).  Scott Cumming ran Lochore Meadows in 25:03.  The big turn-out was, as usual, our local parkrun at Falkirk, where six Linlithgow runners achieved some excellent times.  Paul Dudchenko completed in 20:43, Martin Maginnis in 20:50, Ian Boxall in 22:02, Jennifer Newton in 23:32 (1st VW50), Roddy Simpson in 25:00 (2nd VM70), and Kenny Gray in 27:23.

Coaching news

Good news for the club’s growing cohort of coaches as Lorna Simpson, at Grangemouth on Saturday, started the Athletics Coach Qualification.

2018 Club Championship Update

As we are now into June and the summer is on us, it’s time for a much needed update on this years’ club championship. We’ve had great performances, from a strangely dry national XC championship, to an unusually hot and humid Alloa half marathon. The later without the ubiquitous westerly headwind. We’ve also seen some road racing at Grangemouth 10k, trails at West Lothian College 5k and the infamous Dumyat hill race.

Leading us off in the scratch competition is David Marshall with a strong 396 points in 4 events, from Paul Dudchenko and relative newcomer Martin Maginnis in his first year with the club. The top 10 or so is close with only number of events completed separating competitors.

After a strong 2nd half of the year with the club in 2017, Lynsey Hay is forging ahead with maximum points in her 4 events so far. Looks like she will take some catching as she is running well. Jill Horsburgh and Lorna Simpson are close behind.

In the Handicap, Martin Maginnis has sprinted out of the blocks and seems to be getting faster week on week and is sitting pretty at the top with 400 points. David Marshall and Paul Dudchenko struggling to keep up despite both setting 10k and marathon PB’s respectively in the process

Lynsey Hay is not only showing her speed, but also her consistency and improvement as she sits top of the pile in the women’s handicap also. Charlotte Moran, having another good year and Jill Horsburgh are in tow.

Don’t forget there are still many chances available to get involved.  Lothian’s Dechmont 10k is next up on the Sunday 24th June (www.lothianrunningclub.co.uk). We have our own mile race which will be in august and then the Linlithgow 10k in October. Remember you can also run a marathon or half marathon of your choice before we head to the final show down in November at Falkirk Parkrun.

Happy running everyone…