I have pulled together a roundup of endurance running by our club athletes from the last few weeks. Apologies if I have missed anyone.
The London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April saw Mark Ashby (3.08.50) running his 23rd consecutive London Marathon. He was closely followed by Abbey McGhee (3.10.56) and Alex Potter (3.14.17)
Lesley Pirie (2.47.48) was first female in the inaugural running of the Stirling marathon on Sunday 21st May, finishing almost 10 minutes ahead of the second placed female. James Stewart (2.40.26) ran an excellent race finishing in 5th overall and Donna Finlayson (3.33.46) also posted a good time.
The Monklands Half Marathon on Sunday 14th May saw a good turn out from the club. James Stewart finished 2nd in 76.38 (PB). Gerry Craig was 8th in 83.58, Duncan Thomson 16th in 87.52 and Alex Potter 18th in 88.38
Lewis Priest (U17) ran 34.47 (PB) to finish 14th in the Dumbarton 10k on 11th May with Gordon Murray (V60) running 47.24 to finish 166th. The previous week on 3rd May, Gordon ran the Helensburgh 10k in 46.51 and on the same evening, further down the coast, Emma Kay ran 44.12 (15th female) at the Troon 10k
Congratulations to Beth Potter on qualifying for the 2017 World Championships after winning the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs (inc British Championships) in 32.04.63 on Saturday 20th May. Suzanne Gilmour (Vet 40) ran 38.01 at Crownpoint in the BMC / GAA Regional Races (Inc Scottish 10,000m Championships) on Friday 28th April
The Scottish 5k Road Championship took place on Friday 5th May in Edinburgh in very windy conditions. Marc Austin (14.45) and Gillian Black (17.07) both came away with medals. Marc finished 3rd male and Gillian was 3rd female. Kieron Rafferty (15.42) and Rhian Dawes (18.19) both placed well in a high quality field.
The club always has a healthy turn out at our local weekly parkrun in Victoria Park and the pick of the bunch from the last few weeks is Finlay Waters who ran 18.52 on 22nd April breaking the “Aged 10” course record. Elsewhere, Marc Austin was 1st finisher at Strathclyde Park in 15.23 on 6th May. It is good to see our runners taking advantage of the geographical spread of parkrun with Saul McGlennan (U13) being the most adventurous recently, running 20.44 at Harrow on 15th April.
OTHER ENDURANCE RUNS
Gerry Craig ran the 53 mile Ultra Trail Highland Fling from Milngavie to Tyndrum in 9 hours 12 minutes and 12 seconds finishing in 58th place out of almost 700 finishers. The picturesque undulating route includes 7,500 feet of running uphill and 6,500 feet downhill. In the Scottish Veteran Harriers 4.8 mile “Snowball” race on 3rd May Andy Law was 6th (41.41)
The National Young Athletes Road Championships were held on Saturday 18th March 2017 in Battery Park, Greenock. Well done to all athletes who competed and performances of note are listed below.
U13B Team who won Silver consisted of Devan Miller (08:41), Russell Barnett (08:52) and Fraser Gilmour (09:02).
Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty put in another individual Gold medal performance with her time of 14:12.
U15G Team who won Silver consisted of Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty (14:12), Isla Britton (15.02) and Jenna Little (16:44).
Robbie Smith won individual Silver in the U17M with a time of 15:30.
Valencia Wright, who was our only competitor in the U13G age group, came a creditable individual 4th in a time of 09:13.
An extremely disappointing turn-out from our U13Gs resulted in an inability to field a team.
There was also the added frustration of having paid entry fees for athletes who did not attend.
However, to end on a high note, a huge well done to Gillian Black who has secured a place in the
GB Junior Women’s Team that will be competing in the IAAF World Cross in Uganda on March 25th. VP-Glasgow are very proud of Gillian and it is good to see that she has been rewarded for all her hard work and commitment to her training. Well done also to her coach, Mike Johnston.
The latest update about our Road Runners has arrived from Kenny McVey. The Victoria Park ParkRun is proving very popular.
Falkirk 5k Park Run.
Guy Evans-Haggerty 1st 17:19.
Lilley Evans-Haggerty 9th 2ndLady 18:28.
Ganavan Sands 5k Park Run.
Susan Partragesusan 1st 19:21.
Louise Potter 11th 5thLady 19:21.
Linwood 5k Park Run.
Ralph Connolly 9th 2ndV50 19:52.
Pollok Park 5k Park Run.
Claire Thompson 13th 1stLady 19:26.
Victoria Park 5k Park Run.
Valencia Wright 20th 1stU14Girl 19:30.
Blayne Wright 23rd 3rdU14 20:04.
Amy Bissett 42nd 1stU17Girl 21:16.
Louis Sharp 43rd 4thU14 21:17.
Colin Rae 44th 6V45 21:29.
Monica Blair 72nd 2U17Girl 23:18.
Tuscany Wright 170th 2U10Girl 27:50.
Turkey Trot 10k.
Ralph Connolly 56th 3rdV50 40:58.
Emma Kay 152nd 23rdLady 49:45.
Claire Thompson 29th 3rdLady 20:14.
Rhian Daws 39th 5thLady 20:14.
Emma Kay 123rd 18thLady 23:38.
Caris Morrison 334th 1stU10Girl 30 :19.
Drumchapel 5k Park Run.
Emma Kay 12th 4thLady 25:32.
Louis Potter 9th 2ndLady 23:12.
Saul McGlennan 33rd 3rdU14 20:39.
Louis Sharp 48th 6thU14 21:38.
Colin Rae 55th 11thV45 22:08.
Monica Blair 71st 1stU17Girl 23:02.
Ben Fletcher-Smith 201st 15thU14 31:22.
Linwood 5k Park Run.
Thomas Connolly 15th 2ndU17 21:16.
Strathclyde 5k Park Run.
Tom Ord 65th 5thV55 23:56.
Tollcross 5k Park Run.
Blayne Wright 11th 1stU14 20:36.
Ralph Connolly 11th 1stV50 19:09.
Emma Kay 160th 19thLady 26:13.
Springburn 5k Park Run.
Rhian Callan 10th 2ndLady 20:55.
Blayne Wright 20th 2ndU14 21:24.
Victoria 5k Park Run.
Saul McGlennan 12th 1stU10 19:56.
Colin Rae 49th 7thV45 21:36.
Monica Blair 63rd 2ndU17Girl 22:27.
Rab Daly 174th 1stV75 28:17.
Lynn Doherty 207th 69thLady 30:44.
Aberdeen 5k Park Run.
Grace Norman 101st 20thLady 24:27.
Ralph Connolly 5th 2ndV50 19:08.
Emma Kay 165th 25thLady 26:15.
Tom Ord 15th 2ndV55 20:05.
Finlay Waters 61st 1stU10 22:16.
Monica Blair 65th U17girl 22:32.
Lynn Doherty 202nd 58thLady 30:37.
Kenny McVey has supplied the latest update from our Road Runners.
Victoria Park 5k Park Run .
Monica Blair 55th 2U17G 22:39.
Pollok Park 5k Park Run .
Claire Thomson 11th 1stLady 19:49.
Jaqui Thomson 21st 2ndLady 20:29.
3k On The Green.
Claire Thomson 28th 2ndLady 10:56.
Claire Thomson 54th 3rdLady 39:08.
Ralph Connolly 100th 8thV50 41:14.
Monica Blair 258th 45thLady 48:26.
Victoria Park 5k Park Run.
Saul McGlennan 14th 1stU10 19:20.
Jo Littlefield 22nd 4thLady 19:47.
Rab Daly 171st 1stV75 28:21.
Glenmore Ogle 33mile Ultra Race.
Gerry Craig 7th 4hrs 15mins 28sec.
VictoriaPark 5k Park Run.
Jaqui Thomson 26th 1stLady 19:42.
Colin Rae 58th 5thV45 21:41.
Gordon Murray 60th 1stV45 22:02.
Fraser McDonald 65th 3rdU17 22:10.
Monica Blair 86th 2ndU17Lady 23:06.
Rab Daly 261st 2ndV75 29:56.
Pollok 5k Park Run.
Louis Sharp 36th 5thU14 21:02.
Ella Sharp 152nd 1stU10Girl 25:53.
Linwood 5k Park Run.
Ralph Connolly 5th 1stV50 19:08.
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