There were some fine performances from club junior athletes at the recent Open-Graded indoor meeting at Grangemouth Stadium. Both Louise Kerr and Emma Mackie won their respective 90 metres races with Louise recording a PB.
60M [Race 8]
1st Louise Kerr [9.34s]PB
60M [Race 9]
1st Emma Mackie [9.54s]
60M [Race 13]
4th Andrew Jackson [9.46s]
6th Liam Jackson [9.62s]
Max McNeil and Chloe Cox were Lothian Running Club’s top placed finishers at the Scottish Athletics East District Cross Country Championships which were held at Camperdown Park in Dundee. The first time in 31 years that the city has hosted the event.
Both finished in excellent 7th places in their respective Senior Men’s and Women’s races. In the Women’s race Chloe led the club ladies team to 8th place covering the 5 mile course in 24m 54s, following her home were 20th Jo Hall, 59th Lana Turnbull, 62nd Christine MacVarish, 66th Lynne Murray. The overall winners of the women’s race was the team from Hunters Bog Trotters
There was a good turn-out of 11 runners from the club in the Mens 6 mile event, with the first six home counting towards the team points, they were 7th Max McNeil, 78th Colin Partridge, 83rd Euan McInnes, 110th Daniel McLaughlin, 114th Graeme Ackland, 117th Donald Shaw, these performances placed the club’s men’s team in 10th place behind winners Corstorphine AAC.
The only junior runner in action was Cara McCafferty in the Women’s Under-17 4 mile race where she finished 22nd in 28m 54s.
The current standings for this year’s club championships have been updated following yesterday’s East District Championships in Dundee. With two (or 3) races left things are likely to turn around substantially as more people complete the required 3 races.
109th Jonathan Barclay [22.35]
149th & 29thF Jill Horsburgh [23.57]
106th Brian Morris [26.52]
45th Ted Finch [23.58]PB
118th & 53rdF Val Finch [35.30]PB
Publication of the December issue of Up & Running has been delayed.
Falkirk ParkRun on next weekend (Dec 7th) is cancelled because Strathcarron Hospice are having their Santa Dash in the park instead over the parkrun course. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/falkirk/news/
Results are up for this months Fiddlers. Well done to our winners: Bethany and Neil, and thanks to Ian, Mike, and Dave for their assistance.
A trio of LRC members contested the Seven Reservoirs Multi Terrain Half Marathon on Sunday
The challenging route within the Pentland Hills Regional Park starts and finishes on the shore of Threipmuir reservoir, and also takes in the reservoirs of Loganlea, Glencorse, Bonaly, Torduff, Clubbiedean and Harlaw.
Brian Reid was the first of the club runners to cross the finish line in 1 hour 44 minutes and 56 seconds to place 24th overall 2nd MV50. Just two places and 61 seconds behind followed Mike Lieberman in 26th and the victor in the MV60 category in 1h 45m 47s.
Completing the club representation was Finlay Slane who was 48th of the 98 finishers in 1h 51m 49s, Finlay was 6th MV50.
The race results can be found here.
Thanks for all your feedback on the 2013 championships. There are still some prizes to be collected so please contact me if you’ve not received your prize.
I’ve now updated the 2014 Club Championship pages (see Events & Results tab above) with next year’s rules and races.
This remains a completion award for juniors finishing 3 or more races from March to September. Race examples could be JSB plumbing league, Dechmont Law Fun Run etc. More detail on the Junior Championship drop-down at the Events & Results tab above.
No major rule changes, so it remains 5 designated races for seniors to complete the championship. Points will continue to be allocated for males and females with winners in each age category.
Designated races are included in the relative tab with more detail but for info, here’s the list below (subject to race directors confirming they’re happy to be included).
1) Alloa Half Marathon; 2) National Road Relays; 3) Hunter’s Bog Trot; 4) Scottish 5k Championship; 5) Riggs Race; 6) Dechmont Law 10k; 7) Black Rock 5; 8) Mile Relays; 9) Donkey Brae; 10) Caerketton Hill Race; 11) Murieston Trail Race; 12) Linlithgow 10k; 13) Stirling 10k; 14) Falkirk Parkrun; 15) Edinburgh Parkrun; 16) Any Marathon
Hopefully this will generate participation, competition and even more finishers. There’s a relatively even spread throughout the year, March to September, and something for everyone with hilly trail races, fast 10ks and a couple of easier hill races.
We’re always looking for volunteers who are willing to give up a little time to help out at Cross Country races, in particular the SA Championships and East District League events. It’s not an arduous or difficult task, and is typically shared between 2 people – mostly just manning the club tent, and ensuring everyone is registered, gets their number, and knows when their race is. Continue reading