Sunday 23 June 2024

Club Champs Update No 7 - Sunday 23rd June

After 12 weeks and 12 events we now have a clear leader in the 2024 Club Champs. Gillian Carr continued her current good form to finish 2nd female in there 2 Pubs race on Tuesday evening and then backed that up with a 2nd in FV40 at the Black Rock 5, throwing in a Park Run yesterday morning to complete a 35 point week, and with it taking her lead out, also to 35 points. 

Gillian also becomes the first person to clear the 125 points threshold and thus qualify for the prestigious Club Champs Medal (ooooh!).

David Carter-Brown was also in action at the 2 Pubs and claimed 2nd in the mens race. Dean, Andrew Fish plus Mike & Coreen McGovern were also at the 2 Pubs, but as not a Champs race, points only for podium finishers. (Much lobbying to get this race added to the 2025 Champs has been noted).

On Friday evening, some 1,100 runners took on the Black Rock 5 which sold out in staggeringly quick time. In addition to Gillian, Dean Carr and Sarah Burthe were quick enough to get an entry in and bag 10 points a piece.   

Yesterday was the Eildon 3 Hill Race, which was won by our own Thomas Hilton. Thomas is still a junior but take note he will be eligible for the 2025 Champs (I'll be heading down to Labrokes shortly). Spare a thought for Lauderdale Limpers' Marc Wilkinson who once again found himself looking at Thomas's back from a distance of 100 meters to finish second. Great runs from other Moorfoots including Andy Cox 2nd MV40, Mike Goddard winning MV70 with Paul Nichol and Scott Gourlay completing the Moorfoot cohort.

A retrospective shout out to Colin Williams for his phenomenal Erwald Trail Ultra in the Alps and a very well earned 25 points for that.  

There has also been much Park Run activity - too numerous to mention individually.

So the top of the table has Gillian in the lead followed by Jen Misak in 2nd, Carol Moss in 3rd with Andrew Fish and Coreen McGovern in joint 4th.

As always, errors, omission, Park Runs or any other results to declare =>


Sunday 16 June 2024

Club Champs Update No 6 - Sunday 16th June

A modest number of updates since last week, but significant ones in the overall standings.

Gillian Carr and Dorien Kimenai both took on the Edinburgh 7 Hills Race today with Gillian claiming 1st FV40 and winning a nice piece of Edinburgh rock for her efforts as well as 15 bonus podium points.

This means that we have join leaders in the champs now with Gillian Carr and Jen Misak both on 115 points, Carol Moss on 100 and Fee Hodgkiss is up to 4th on 85 having bagged some more Park Run points.

Scott Gourlay was the only other person to bag points this week again with some Park Run activity.

Next weekend we have Black Rock 5 (Friday) and Eildon Hill Race (Saturday). Then it's Earlston Black Hill Race the week after and followed by Moffat Gala Race (15km) and the Kelso 10k on Sat 13th (Note the date change to Saturday this year).

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Full spreadsheet:

Sunday 9 June 2024

Club Champs Update No 5 - Sunday 9th June


End of Week 10 - With no Champs races since the last update it has been an opportunity to pick up bonus points with people doing everything from Park Runs to Ultras, and we have a new name at the top of the Club Champs Leaderboard....

Jen Misak - Did the Strathearn Marathon today picking up 3rd FV40 in blustery conditions. Add in a couple of Park Runs and Jen's tally increases by 35 points taking her to a table topping 115 and moving ahead of Carol in 2nd place.

Fee Hodgkiss picked up a couple of sets of Park Run points to move into joint 3rd with Gillian

Tim Warner & Ewan Gibson (pictured) both completed a very warm 60km Cairngorm Ultra last weekend, taking Tim up to 75 points to join Alex Campbell and Andrew Fish in joint 5th place. 

Club Champs Spreadsheet

Top of the leaderboard now looks like this:

PositionRaceTOTAL Points
1Jen Misak115
2Carol Moss100
3Gillian Carr80
3Fee Hodgkiss80
5Alex Campbell75
5Andrew Fish75
5Tim Warner75
8Sarah Burthe65
8David Carter-Brown65
8Coreen McGovern65
11Kerry Law60
11Dean Carr60
13Kiri Langmead50
13Scott Gourlay50
15Neil Jackson45
15Ewan Gibson45

Next up are 7 Hills, Blackrock & Eildon Hill race.