ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE
The Senior Endurance Road Running Championship got underway last weekend with the bonus points National Relays – three males took part and secured themselves an early lead in the standings. The action proper commences on Sunday with the first of eight races – the Tom Scott 10 mile. In recent years the championship has tended to start with a 10k event in March. This year the start was delayed to allow the club to participate in the Allan Scally Road Relays. Alas, only four members raced that day; this will very much be taken into consideration when planning the 2023 season.
As for this season, the number of club entries for the races announced so far (nine for Tom Scott, four so far for Dunblane, eight so far for Roon The Toon) would result in having leagues of just two or three individuals, with everyone receiving medals. For this reason, the sub-committee has decided not to have leagues this season. If participation increases over the course of the year, they will of course be considered for a 2023 return.
The sub-committee is also pleased to announce the three events to complete the championship. The Paisley 10k returns after our successful outing in 2019, while two of the more local parkruns will make their championship debuts – Lanark Moor and Drumpellier Country. The schedule now looks like this:
April 3rd – Tom Scott 10mile
May 6th – Scottish 5k
May 29th – Dunblane 12k
June 12th – Roon The Toon 10k
July 16th – Lanark Moor parkrun
August 21st – Paisley 10k
September 11th – Cumbernauld 10k
September 24th – Drumpellier Country parkrun
Remember, both marathons and half marathons count as ‘hypothetical’ races this season. This gives ten opportunities in total to score points, with the best six counting.
Gayle Samson recently joined the sub-committee following the earlier departure of two members. There remains one vacancy which would ideally be filled by another of our female members. If you are interested, please get in touch with Alan Strang for more details, etc.