Wednesday 26 December 2007

Leyland Boxing Day 10k

26th December 2007

My 85th and final race of 2007. For some strange reason, the official results posted at UK Results are all about 19 seconds too fast. My watch time was exactly 34:50, compared with the recorded time of 34:31, so I added 19 seconds to all the results. Ellie managed a PB of 39:31, with the time correction, and her first 10k in under 40 minutes.

Race Route Ellie Chris Chris Ellie Ellie Ellie and Jo

Tuesday 18 December 2007

Merry Xmas

White Christmas...?? Click the picture below to find out.

Merry Xmas!

Sunday 16 December 2007

Falkland Festive Trail Race

15th December 2007
Results | More Photos
Festive trail race at Falkland, organised by Fife AC. The 100 registered runners all received free Santa suits! The race was won by Kenny Richmond in 33:47. I finished 9th in 36:10, losing 2 places on the run back. The first 4 women all finished within 18 seconds of each other, with Ellie finishing 4th in 40:49. Johnston was 37th in 41:20, and Andy Mott finished 93rd in 48:43.

Race Route Race Profile Three Santas Four Santas The Start The Start Me and Brian Cruickshank Ellie Race Winner - Kenny Richmond Me and Dave Armour Jon Ascroft Peter Buchanan Laurie Anderson Ellen Homewood Johnston Orr Santa Dash Johnston plus Santas Sanata and Ellie

Sunday 9 December 2007

Simonside Cairns

9th December 2007
Rothbury, Northumberland
11 miles, 1900ft

Pretty vile cold, windy, rainy weather at Rothbury, Northumberland. Wet snow and slushy ice underfoot on the hills.

The race was won by Charlie Stead in 1:20:06. I finished 8th in 1:24:55, after lying 5th until after the summit of Simonside. Stewart Barrie was 48th in 1:41:07. John Telfer was 58th in 1:43:51.

I was a bit annoyed about dropping those 3 places on the run-in from Simonside, but at least my run was more than 3½ minutes faster than in 2006 and 2005.

Newcastle Hotel, Rothbury John Telfer Top 40 results Route

West District Cross Country

8th December 2007
Towns Moor, Irvine

Pretty vile cold, windy, rainy weather at Towns Moor beside Irvine Royal Academy.

The men's race was won by Mark Pollard in 30:36. I finished 40th in 34:42.

The Start Muffy Calder

Wednesday 5 December 2007

Hugh Wilson 10k

2nd December 2007
Results | Photos

Typical East Kilbride weather for the Hugh Wilson Memorial 10k Race. Cold, damp, and wet underfoot. The race was won by Allan Adams in 31:46. I finished 15th in 35:49.

Near the finish - I couldn't find my yellow vest! Race Profile