Weekly report 7th June

posted 9 Jun 2013, 10:30 by Matt Richardson   [ updated 9 Jun 2013, 10:31 ]
The annual Rigg Race from Balerno took place on Monday 27 May. Organised by Harmeny Athletic Club and forming part of the Balerno childrens gala week, this is a hilly 6 mile evening race with stunning views of the Pentland Hills. Mark Pullan finished in 41st position out of a field of 110, with a time of 42:28.
 
Wednesday 29 May saw an open athletics meeting in Livingston, with a number of junior and senior club members competing.
The juniors competed in the 800m, 200m and shot putt, and again put in excellent performances with Calum Ireland finishing 1st in his age category in the shot putt competition.
Results in detail are as follows:
  • 800m- Eoin Richardson 3:05:42, Jamie Lumsden 3:07:55
  • 200m – Alison Keillor 32:55, Jamie Lumsden 36:15, Catriona Keillor 35:08
  • shot putt – Calum Ireland 7:03 (2nd)
  • senior members – 1500m – John Redding 4:32:58 (2nd) , David Marshall 5:00:13 (6th), Matt Richardson 5:51:10
Warm breezy conditions at the Haddington 10k on Saturday proved to be ideal running conditions for Frances Wood, who finished in a season’s best time of 46:00, placing second in the FV45 category. The race, organised by Haddington and East Lothian Pacemaker, took in lovely country B roads around Haddington before finishing in Neilson Park.
 
Travelling further afield, Brian Couper competed in the 17k Kentmere Trail Challenge Race at Staveley in the Lake District on Saturday. Following footpaths and bridleways, and providing panaramic views of the southern Lakeland fells, Brian finished with a respectable time of 1 hr 53 minutes and had a very enjoyable run.
 
Meanwhile at Falkirk parkrun, Andrew Fischbacher finished in 5th position with yet another new PB of 18:22.
 
Finally, club members have the utmost respect for Stephen Hogarth, who completed the City to Summit Ironman challenge at the weekend. Starting with a 2.4 mile swim across the Firth of Forth, this was followed by a 112 mile bicycle ride to Glencoe, including 8,200ft of ascent, and finally, a 27 mile offroad run that finished at the topof Ben Nevis. Stephen was competing to raise funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, and finished in 11th position with a time of 13:04:23.
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