Sunday, November 28, 2021

Endurance Update

Spring’s warmer temperatures and increased daylight make training for endurance runners a much more pleasant experience compared with the cold and dark of winter and the club’s runners have been taking advantage of the improved conditions.  I’ve have listed below a selection of performances.

MarathonsCraig Johnstone

Boston, Madrid and London all featured athletes from our club.

James Stewart, who ran 100k in 7 hours 25 mins at Perth on 24th March, stepped down a distance running  2 hours 39 mins for 15th place at the Madrid Rock ’n’ Roll marathon, on 27th April. Gerry Craig crossed the Atlantic to run Boston on 15th April in 3 hours 17 mins. In London on 28th April, Rhian Dawes making her marathon debut ran 3 hours 5 mins and Alex Potter, a London regular ran 3 hours 13 mins. Amanda McFarlane and Grant McGregor from our road running group both ran 3 hours 48 mins

Half Marathons

Claire Thompson ran 1 hour 28:57 at Alloa on 31st March

10K Road

Sarah Potter was our fastest athlete running 35.59 at Dumbarton on 16th May. Becky Dunphy ran a PB 38.14, Sandy Gardner dipped below 40 minutes for the first time running 39.33 with Alex Potter running 39.36 and Mark Ashby 42.03

The previous week at Helensburgh Donna Finlayson ran 45.04

10,000m Track

At Crownpoint on 19th April Sarah Potter ran a PB 35.47 in the BMC organised race.

5K Road

The Scottish 5k Championship took place at Cramond, Edinburgh on 3rd May. Max Milarvie ran 14.54 for 12th place. Ross Whitelaw ran 16.09, Graeme Laing 17.23, Holly Little 18.19 and Sandy Gardner 18.29Ralph Connolly


Our local parkrun at Victoria Park continues to be well attended each week by our athletes. Notable recent performances include Craig Johnstone (17.33), Finlay Waters (18.08) Saul McGlennan (18.16) and Sholto Kinghorn (18.47).

Elsewhere in the Glasgow area Claire Thompson was 1st Female at Pollock on 18th May, Becky Dunphy, 1st female at Tollcross on 11th May, Louis Sharp ran 18.06 at Springburn on 11th May and Finlay Waters was first finisher at Drumchapel.

Our club’s athletes ran parkruns at various locations around the UK and abroad in  the last few weeks including Ganavan Sands, Oban (Andy Law), Victoria Dock, London, (Louis and Ella Sharp), Harrow (Saul McGlennan), Plean (Sandy Gardner), Southport (Mark Ashby), Keswick (Finlay Waters), Kew Woods (Mark Ashby) and Stockholm’s Haga parkrun (Robyn Connolly).

Ralph Connolly