Alex and Caitlin were our 2 female representatives with Katie unfortunately unable to start due to an ankle injury. Alex ran a stormer to finish 9th lady in a time of 17.37 which smashed her pb by 63 seconds. This was a fitting reward for the hard work Alex puts into her training. It was good to see Caitlin clock 19.33 to continue her progress after a long spell out of competition due to injury.
Wednesday night’s race was a tremendous success for the club. We convincingly won the team title for the first time (15 points) ahead of Central (26) and Shettleston (28) who fielded the same team which pipped us for the Scottish 10 mile team championship.Grant took an excellent 2nd place and first U20 in a very strong field while taking 27 seconds off his pb. Hopefully Grant will shortly be selected to represent Scotland in the Triathlon for the Commonwealth Games. Good back up came from Ben and Stuart who in 6th and 7th were just outside the 15 minute mark taking some good scalps in the process. Kerry-Liam in 13th place/15.16 took the O40 title for the 4th successive year just holding off Robert by 2 seconds. Ryan in his first year as an U20 took the silver medal in that category and 19th overall with a spirited finish which took him past his age group rival Andrew Lawler. Ryan’s pb time of 15.30 was all the more remarkable as he had a heavy fall at the 600 metre mark when another athlete cut across him. The cuts on his right elbow are clearly visible on the video clip. Bobby continued his recent good form finishing 22nd in a road pb of 15.51. Next RHC runner home was George who broke 17 minutes for the first time to smash his pb by 25 seconds.