Monday, 18 June 2018

Robert Wilson reports at Kirkcudbright half and Stichill 10k

Robert Wilson has been in action in the last few weeks and putting in some solid performances. Here's his report:

On the last Saturday in May I took myself down to Kirkcudbright for their annual half marathon. Being the end of May it’s the peak of the Scottish summer and by the time the race starts at 1pm the tarmac has heated up nicely! Thankfully the new race organiser decided to move the start time to 11am this year which may have accounted for my improvement on last years’ time. Anyway, it’s a lovely course with a good downhill thrash between mile 10 and 11. It’s an affordable and well organised race with all funds going to Kirkcudbright High School. I finished in 1:47, five minutes better than last year so a good excuse for a coffee and cake in the many coffee shops near the harbour.
Results can be found here Kirkcudbright half marathon

Last Saturday it was off to Stichill near Kelso for their annual 10k race. A nice low key event, I think there were 80 runners, on a course that meandered around a series of country back roads. As its June and the Scottish summer is over, the weather was ideal for running with a light wind and a drizzle to help keep everyone cool. I finished in 46:45 and was pleased with that time and with a bit more training I could perhaps get back to going under 45 mins – who knows.
Results can be found here Stichill 10k

Both races proved to me, the benefits of a regular training session each week so a big thank you to those in the club who organise the Tuesday and Thursday training sessions.

Robert doesn't even look out of breath!

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