Dumbarton 10k and Race Round-up

Dumbarton 10k

The second of the Babcock 10k series was ran last Thursday night. It was a big night for Glenpark Harriers, with Stephen Trainer putting in a headline stealing performance to win the race. Stephen held off the strong field to win in a time of 31.43, not far off his pb. The top 10 was packed with runners from Inverclyde, Shettleston and Glenpark Harriers. So much so that despite Stephen’s win, the mens team was edged into 3rd spot in the team prizes.

Chris Mooney continued his great form to take 7th overall and setting another pb at 33.38. Andrew White rounded out the top 3 harriers with another pb, this time running 34.25. Andrew has had a hattrick of pbs in the last 2 weeks, over the 3k, 5k and 10k distances! The other pbs coming at Greenock parkrun last Saturday and at 3k on the Green the following Friday.

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Steven Campbell and Andrew Osborne put in good runs in the chasing pack. Stephen Reid has a good run, breaking the 44 minute mark. There were 10 harriers competing on the night, and hopefully we’ll see a good few more vests out in Glasgow Green today for the final race in the series.

Results:
Stephen Trainer 31.43, Chris Mooney 33.38, Andrew White 34.25, Steven Campbell 35.04, Andrew Osborne 36.48, George McCallum 41.14, Duncan Anderson 43.06, Stephen Reid 43.53, Cheryl Thomas 47.59, David Benstead 50.34

Manchester 10k

Derrick MacNish completed the Manchester 10k last Sunday alongside the likes of Mo Farah, Moses Kipsiro and Abel Kirui. It was a strong field with the top 5 runners all under 30 minutes. Derek continued his good recent running breaking the 40 minute mark with a time of 39.50.

Liverpool Rock N Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

Report from Yvonne Prager who travelled to Liverpool last weekend with 9 other Harriers:

Ten of us travelled to Liverpool to celebrate 4 birthdays – two in May (Sarah and Susan) and two later in the summer (Heather and Anne).  All ten of us had entered the marathon but four decided to drop down to the half due to injury problems – Susan Clark, Silke Loehndorf, Anne Anderson, Dorothy McCormick.  The other six did the full marathon – Terry Wall, Jane Dolan, Heather Kangley, Yvonne Prager, Sarah Aitken and Susie Gillies. (I have no time listed on the results, I have contacted the race organisers and they directed me to the timing company, guessing just under 5 hrs, my slowest ever).

It was very hot on the day and we all suffered in the heat, especially as the marathon didn’t start until 1015. The half course was the same as the second half of the marathon which went passed two football stadia and through four parks which did offer some shade and the last four miles was along the waterfront.   There were plenty of water and drinks stations and live music along the route and a good turnout of supporters most of the way but it was a tough shift, probably the toughest conditions I have run in. But we all finished, in fact Jane got a PB which was fantastic in those conditions, and we had a great time celebrating afterwards.

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Sounds like  great event and a really nice route. Well done to all the ladies!

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