The return of winter didn’t deter 424 hardy folk who turned out for the Edinburgh parkrun on Saturday morning. Strong winds blasted freezing rain across the Cramond course, so there was little expectation of fast times being recorded. Representing Linlithgow AC were the following: Malcolm Hughes (57th in 20:45), Graeme Lawson (83rd in 21:48), Gerry McArdle (91st in 22:03) and Scott Hyslop (330th in 29:46), along with Shirley Hyslop finishing as 90th female (327th overall in 29:45). The achievement was to finish the course, in what was generally agreed to be some of the worst running conditions of the winter.
The sun made a welcome appearance on Sunday as a number of local runners took a trip to Loch Katrine to run in a 10k or half marathon. This new event (marathon, half marathon or 10k) was organised by Audrey McIntosh to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland. Although the weather was a tad chilly, all were in agreement that the spectacular views compensated for the undulating course. Running in the 10K were Mark Anderson (46:25), Ian McMahon (46:41) , Laura Johnston (57:41) and Anne McMahon (no time available). Looking for a longer run, Mark Pullan ran the half marathon and achieved a new PB of 1hr 42, a great result on a hilly course.
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