Weekly report ending 5th April

posted 25 Apr 2015, 08:44 by Graeme Lawson

With the next leg of the Club Championships being the Round the Houses 10k race in Grangemouth on Sunday, last week was relatively quiet for Linlithgow Athletic Club.

Rosemary Gallacher and David McNish however opted for something a little different on Saturday and took on the Glen Duathlon in County Donegal, Ireland. The event, held in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation, consisted of a 3km run followed by a 24k with another 3k run to finish. The terrain was a mixture of roads and trail for both the bike and run aspects and whilst it was had going in places, the contestants were treated to some stunning views as they made their way through the picturesque Glen Valley. Rosemary returned 2nd Female with her time of with a time of 1hr 33min 08secs, with David finishing at 1hr 25mins 03secs.

Seven athletes opted to take on Edinburgh parkrun, a 5k event run along the foreshore at Cramond. John Redding doesn’t often have the opportunity to run at the parkrun events but made the most on Saturday, setting a new PB of 17:05 and securing third place. David Marshall and Scott Cockburn then had a buggy smack down, each racing whilst pushing their young daughters ahead of them. Amazingly, both runners complete the course comfortably under 20mins, with David taking the laurels at 19:07 and Scott timed at 19:39. It was less surprising that both were well outside of their respective personal bests.

Charlotte Fortune returned to take yet another podium place, finishing 2nd Female in her time of 19:24. Other results from Edinburgh were Malcolm Hughes, 61st, 20:04; Louisa Cockburn, 19th Female, 22:36 (PB) and Alison Marshall, 70th F, 26:39.

Over at Falkirk parkrun, a 5k event staged in Callendar Park, Roddy Simpson took 46th place with his time of 22:49 and Jennifer Newton was 25th Female, finishing at 26:41.