We had 32 RRs participating in this morning’s Christmas Handicap and this was our biggest turnout since records began.

Given the treacherous conditions because of the ice and frost, this annual event split into a fun run for the majority of the group with the small band of ‘serious’ (or seriously mad) RRs deciding to do the 4 mile race proper.

Emma Stevenson was first female and Tommy Sneddon was first male in the serious race, with Craig Mackenzie picking up the wooden spoon (The Jim Tracey Award). Congratulations to them for risking life and limb by competing in such crazy conditions.

1st Emma Stevenson 26:28

1st Tommy Sneddon 28:13
2nd Mark Paterson 23:38
3rd Craig Mackenzie 23;18

1st Marker
Ben Smith 24:31
Alan Tait 24:42
Roddy Quinn 33:12

2nd Marker
Alan Cameron 23:35

Back at the Electric Bar around 40 RRs voted Mark Gallacher Road Runner of the Year – well done Mark you deserve all the accolades for your efforts this season.  It was also Vicki Wright’s birthday ​​and she was presented with a cake by Tracey Lamont from her fellow RRs.

Thanks to Anne Hughes and Lynsey Sneddon for helping out once again.

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