Road Champs Final Events (For All Ages)

The U17 to Masters Road series held its penultimate event recently at the Football Stadium and there was a great turnout of 20 runners.  Granted it still wasn’t true racing, but it was a bit more like it - at least we got to more or less run at the same time and in same conditions. The seedings determined by entrants predicted times, lead to some great tussles, 

In terms of times  Calum Little and Gary Smith were the fastest in the men’s field and Fiona Matheson and Lorna Kennedy in the women’s. Karen McAllister joined Fiona at the top the wava scores, and for the men a very worthy top spot for Dougie Hill. We also had 4 first timers, making their entrance into this years series. Welcome to Calum Little, Stephen Ballantyne, Stewart Christie and Neil Roberton.

Euan Hogarth, Gary Smith, Craig Johnston and Dougie recorded their best wava of the series, and we had an amazing 6 athletes ran and managed to increase their average score. Stand up Calum Ross, Alex Bryce, Malcolm Finlayson, Roisin Fulton, Monica Anderson and Karen. Thumbs up to Alastair McCallum for managing to knock 2 mins 30 secs from his predicted time. It was a great event for Fiona who broke the computer with her run of 100.18% - this is in world class territory.

We are now nearing the medal end of the road series, and what a close series we are having.There are now 13 athletes who have completed the minimum of 4 events. Well done to Lorna, Stephen Baird and Andrew Stavert for joining that group. It looks like Fiona has the Women’s Trophy for highest single wava score tied up (and Kane Elliot likewise with the Men’s.) Looking at the medals for the series Karen has continued her fine season, with another +80% run and holds a lead over the chasing pack of Roisin, Lorna and Monica. It’s going to be interesting at the last event for sure.

The pressure must be getting to Grant in the lead of the Men’s standings, with according to himself a poor showing. He’s being chased down by Alex, Calum Ross, Malcolm and Craig, ahead of Euan, Andrew, Alastair and Stephen Baird. That said Callan Hogarth, Dougie or Michael Ross may yet claim a medal.

It was also a great pleasure to meet up again with Wallace and Adam, also a huge thanks to our eight marshalls who helped on the night

Full results and standings in both categories can be found here

The Final events. The club committee have now agreed the details for the final events as per scottishathletics rules and guidelines, 

U17- Masters  Assuming no changes to lockdown rules the final event will be an 8k Time Trial, run on similar lines to last weeks event. But held as an out and back on the Forth and Clyde Canal path between Lock 16 and Bonnybridge On Thursday 10th September at 6:30pm. Entries are being taken now via this google form. Entries will close on Tuesday 8th

U11-15  To allow as many athletes as possible to reach the criteria of a minimum of three events, there will be two final events.

1. 1500m on Saturday 5th September at 10am. Venue: Victoria Park, Thornhill Rd (behind the hut). Entries close on Thursday 3rd.

2. 800m on Saturday 19th September at 10am. Venue: The Ash Park, located at the top of Glenbrae, between Hallglen and Lionthorn Google Map. Entries close on Thursday 17th.

Both venues are traffic free footpaths and all U11-15 club members are invited to enter by completing this google form.  We will need a few marshals and time keepers to help out.  If you are able to do so please indicate this in the comments section of the form,