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 =>


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