Weekly report - ending 8th February

posted 10 Feb 2015, 13:42 by Graeme Lawson

At this time of the year, many from Linlithgow Athletic Club are putting in the miles in training in advance of attempts at half and full marathons in the Spring. Darren Dick is no exception to this, however he chose in addition to take in the final event on the Frostbite Trail Race Series on Sunday even though he had completed his longest ever run just the day before.

Having started the race with tired and aching limbs, Darren must have been overjoyed to encounter the water crossing on his first loop, which was deeper than in previous events as the organisers had dammed the stream and would therefore surely have provided some soothing qualities. The course also includes the odd log obstacle with Darren leaping over the first like a gazelle although having subsequently admitted that later attempts were less graceful.

Darren finished 43rd out of the 126 runners on the day, timed at 27:21, and 39 overall over the four race series.

The club had four runners at Falkirk parkrun. First home was Roddy Simpson with a new PB of 23:14 after finishing in 69th place. David Marshall returned not far behind at 25:33 (104th), reportedly having been slowed by pushing his daughter in a buggy on a day that she was not to be rushed! Jill Horsburgh returned at 25:39 as 19th female with Alison Marshall 22nd lady at 26:10.