News Report for July and August 2016

Posted by Marie Rippon on 31 August 2016

July and August have been very busy for us, with runners travelling all over Scotland to compete.

StonehavenSunday 3rd July, four harriers represented Clydesdale Harriers in the Stonehaven Half Marathon.  The race was described as” tough and even hillier” after a new route was used this year.  First harrier was Pamela Mcrossan finishing in a great time of 1:35:39 securing the 1st FV50 place.  Followed by Hugh Laverty (1:38:41), Marina McCallum (1:47:53) and Christine Duncanson (1:49:01).

Three Harriers entered  this years Ben Ledi Accent which was held on Saturday 23rd July. All reported to have had a great time while tackling the stunning 740m climb.  Anne Murray was first home in a time of (1:25:30)  followed by Hugh Laverty ( 1:29:22) and Marina McCallum (1:36:33).

Fort WilliamFort William Marathon was held on the 31st July.  A total of 7 harriers ran and finished this multi-terrain marathon.  First Harrier was Alistair Greig running home in a fantastic time of (3:39:29), followed by Hugh Laverty completing this course in (3:57:43) on his 60th Birthday.  Next home was Shirley Greig (4:02:25), Christine Duncanson (4:08:14), Anne Murray (4:27:00), Evelyn McKee (4:43:18) and Stephen McKee (5:08:28)

Saturday 6th August,  John Fox completed the 43 mile Devil O the Highlands Race in a fantastic time of (7:32:37), culminating a fantastic year for him and successfully completing the unofficial Triple Crown of WHW races.

Islay Ardbeg Half marathon was also held on this day and Clydesdale Harriers were represented by two runners.  Pamella McCrossan was first harrier home in (1:38:12) followed closely by Marina McCallum with 1:41:38.

MullTwo Harriers travelled to the Isle of Mull on Sunday 7th August for their annual 10k race and Half Marathon.  Christine Duncanson completed the Half Marathon in an excellent time of 01:48:51 clinching the 1st FV50 prize.  Watson Jones ran a great race in the 10K finishing in a time of 51:45:00 and was awarded a trophy for the oldest runner to complete this years 10K race.

Closer to home, 4 harriers competed in this years Paisley 10k which was held on Sunday 21st August.  First home was Kevin Farmer in a time of 38:07,  followed by Alan Dick (42:35), Augustine Cairney (43:17) and John Hutchinson (54:54).

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