Linlithgow AC weekly report 18th March

posted 25 Mar 2013, 15:55 by Matt Richardson

Linlithgow Athletics Club was represented by a single boys under 11 team at the indoor Forth Valley League event at the Kelvin Hall Arena on Saturday. Unfortunately one of the team of four was sick and so the incomplete team of Ruari Bell, Calum Ireland and Eoin Richardson were forced to borrow a member of Corstorphine AC to allow them to compete in the first event - the 4 x 200m relay.  


In the individual events (Long Jump, 60m sprint and Shot Putt) the boys all performed well, in particular Calum, whose shot putt of 6.8m was the furthest in the entire Under 11 category. Full results are as follows:-


4x200m - 2:28.9


Long Jump

Ruari - 3.27m

Eoin - 2.51m

Calum - 2.73m



Ruari - 10.0s

Eoin - 11.0s

Calum - 10.6s


Shot Putt

Ruari - 5.37m

Eoin - 2.85m

Calum - 6.80m


Senior club members, John Redding and David Marshall took on the course, the weather and 1,249 other runners at the Alloa Half Marathon on Sunday. Despite the wind, wet and cold both boys put in blistering performances with John coming home in 43rd in a time of 79:09 and David 69th in 81:09. David’s performance is particularly notable as he took over four minutes off his previous best for the distance.


It had been similar conditions on Saturday morning for the Linlithgow AC runners who competed in a field of 281 runners at Edinburgh parkrun. Malcolm Hughes finished in 29th in a time of 20:26; Scott Hyslop was 56th in 21:43 and Hilary Stocks 121st (17th female) in 24:34. Not to be outdone by her husband, Shirley Hyslop also ran at the event, taking over a minute off her PB with a time of 27:40 for 183rd (42nd female) place