Monday, 19 March 2018

Seniors Members Races Round up early March

Ruth McKean was racing at the Gartmorn 6 miler on Sunday 11th March. The race is mostly a trail race round the Gartmorn Dam, next to Alloa and Sauchie in Clackmannanshire.
Ruth was 1st female (and 1st female vet), 7th overall out of a field of almost 200, again another great result from Ruth - she consistently performs at this high standard that we are in danger of being blasé about her winning!!
Full results:

Sam MacNeil was racing on Saturday, 10th March at the Heriot-Watt Round the Grounds 5km. Sam has recently started training again and joined Strava and has been smashing segment Course Records all over Peebles. He enjoyed the race:
“First race back in over a year out! Loved being back 🏃 12th place wasn’t too shabby”
Full results:

Andrew Dancer was racing in Northumberland on Saturday night, 17th March, in the High Fells of Thrunton Night Trail Race (9 miles and 1,600 feet of climb). He described the conditions as:  “Snow and minus 9 wind chill. Bogs, ice and blizzards.” Despite this he won, by loads! Top performance Andrew!
According to the organiser’s report on Facebook “Andrew Dancer clearly smashed it out of the park with a massive 9 minute margin. Hats off!” well there’s no arguing with that.
Full results:

Andy Cox finished in a fantastic second place at Criffel Hill race (11km, 550m climb) on Sunday 18 March. The race was won by Matthew Sullivan of Shettleston Harriers. Full results:
Apparently the area south of Moffat was spared the snow. Superb first race of the year for Andy.

Alan Elder was in action at Chapelgill on Saturday, usually a race that attracts a small ‘select’ field (40 ran in 2017) but this year it was the first race in the SHR championship so there was a high quality field with 130 racing despite the bitter cold and bracing wind - lucky it was the before the dump of snow that came later that day or undoubtedly it would have had to have been called off. Alan ran in his first 'post virus run' - he was bedded for 3 days up to the Thursday before the race and it was a case of 'let's just do it' and was glad to manage it given the circumstances.
Full results:

Scott, Kenny and Colin had to been due to race at Alloa half marathon although that was cancelled due to bad weather.
Last and not least Magnus turned 40 and although the celebrations meant that he wasn’t going to be racing he did have a brilliant cake with a figure of Magnus in his Moorfoot vest and his ever decreasing PBs in icing!! Happy birthday Magnus (and thanks to Caroline for the cake).
Magnus with wains hanging onto his ankles!

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