With the Cross Country season now in full swing, Lothian Running Club sent five teams to the Scottish National Cross Country Relay Championships at Cumbernauld last Saturday.
One in the Junior Females race, two in the Senior Men and one each in the Masters Men and Senior Women events. The weather was mailnly dry, the 4000 metres undulating course however was very muddy in places.
Not for the first time it was the club’s senior women who were the highest placed performers on the day..
Sarah Inglis was first off for the blue vests and came home in 2nd place in a fast 13m 39s handing over to Lana Turnbull who recorded a time of 16m 37s. Mel Zobel did well on the third leg considering that the conditions underfoot had deteriorated due to the amount of footfall over the course but still managed a respectable time of 16m 53s, handing over to anchor leg runner Mhairi Inglis who produced a gutsy run finishing in 15m 54s .The quartet finished in 12th position overall from the total of 40 full teams who finished in 1 hr 3 mins 3 secs. The race was won by the team from Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds.
A total of 68 teams completed the Senior Mens race with the LRC team of Andrew King,Owen Williams,Josh Dack and Malcolm Lang finishing in 45th place. The foursome of Ryan Ferguson,Stig Walsh,Kenny Mearns and Martin Leadbetter came home in 109th place while in the Mens Masters race Scott Nelson,Alan Moffat,Alan Knowles and Kenton Jones finished 10th (73rd overall). The Senior Mens title was won by the team from Central AC for the 5th year in a row.
There was a big field of almost 300 runners in the Junior Females race with the Lothian trio of Hannah Steel,Shannon Prevost and Erin Steel finishing in 69th place from a total of 82 full teams.This race was won by the team from Edinburgh AC.
12th Sarah Inglis[13.39],Lana Tutnbull[16.37],Mel Zobel,16.53],Mhairi Inglis[15.54].Total time1:03.03.
Senior Men [updated]–
45th Andrew King[13.35],Owen Williams[14.53],Josh Dack[14.14],Malcolm Lang[13.36].
109th Ryan Ferguson [16.18],Stig Walsh[19.14],Kenny Mearns[18.38],Martin Leadbetter[17.40]
Masters Men [updated]
73rd (10th Masters) Scott Nelson[15.04],Alan Moffat[15.04],Alan Knowles[14.50],Kenton Jones[15.31].109st Ryan Ferguson [16.18],Stig Walsh[19.14],Kenny Mearns[18.38],Martin Leadbetter[17.40].
69th Hannah Steel[11.25],Shannon Prevost[11.48],Erin Steel[13.12]