Senior Endurance Christmas Time Trial 2017 and Road Runner of the Year

We had 22 athletes and a dog (Zara McIsaac) taking part in this year’s Christmas Handicap. Whilst this is a fun event we still have winners and a wooden spoon. So the first male was our very own Coach John Hughes (his first time trial win in 7 years) in 25:57 (his fastest time this year) and first female was Susan Stewart in an excellent time of 27:09. Winner of the wooden spoon was Mae McIsaac in a very mediocre time, although she was just pipped at the post by Peter Blackmore and Phyllis Hands.

Thanks to Santa’s helpers for making the race run so smoothly – Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Tommy Sneddon, and Angela Downie.

See the full results (December tab) however note this is not a championship race.

Back at the Electric Bar Jim White was voted Road Runner of the Year by his fellow athletes. Well done Jim from your all in the Senior Endurance section.

Jim White is this years “Road Runners, Road Runner of the Year”

Toy Drive at Christmas Time Trial

It was decided at the committee meeting last night, that instead of a Secret Santa at the Christmas handicap race we’re going to do something a bit different.

We will be donating to a Toy Drive ran by the Motherwell Community Trust & the MFC Podcast to make sure underprivileged children in our area have a present on Christmas morning. All contributions are going to the Salvation Army in Bellshill.

So rather than bringing a gift for a fellow clubmate we ask that you bring a toy (any value, no matter how big or small) to the Xmas handicap race and the club will pass these gifts on.

Toy Drive!
Toy Drive!

November Senior Endurance Time Trial & Time Trial Championship 2017 Results

November 2017 Time Trial

We had a brilliant turn out of 35 athletes for the final race in this year’s Time Trial Championship. The weather was cold but thankfully the ice had not affected the paths for the duration of the race. Well done to everybody who made it down for tonight’s race.

Tracey Lamont won the women’s race breaking the 29 minute mark for the first time, and John Burns won the men’s race in PB of 27:39. Gary Wood picked up the wooden spoon in a slower than usual time.

The full results with the winners of this year’s champions will follow tomorrow.

Thanks to Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Ally Robb, and Angela Downie for helping the race go smoothly once again.

Full results on the 2017 Time Trial Championship Page.

2017 Time Trial Championship Winners

Following the race we are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s championship.

Female

  • 1st Equal – Elaine Jamieson and Tracey Lamont (52 points)
  • 2nd – Joyce Allardice (51 points)
  • 3rd – Patricia Allen (46 points)

Male

  • 1st – Jim White (52 points)
  • 2nd – Christie Nisbet (43 points)
  • 3rd – Dougie O’Hare (40 points)

Well done to our medallists and everyone who took part in this year’s championship. Over the course of the season 25 women and 59 men took part in the 10 championship races.

Thanks once again for positively supporting the event for another year.

Joe

As above see the 2017 Time Trial Championship Page for full details and past results.

Time Trial (and Foodbank Collection) – November 2017

Remember remember…it’s time trial night on Tuesday which also means we’re collecting as usual for the foodbank.

It tends to be the same things they are short on so the list this month is:

  • Milk (whole and semi-skimmed)
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Savoury rice

As always though, they are always grateful for donations of any non-perishable foods.

See the Time Trial 2017 Championship page for handicaps, recent results and the League Tables.

RR New Winter Time Trial Route

The next Road Runners Time Trial will be on our new winter route.

We will run the course next Thursday (28th September) to give runners the chance to try it out and give any feedback.

Paul Harkins has taken kilometre splits on his watch and logged it on TomTom

We’d encourage you to view this.

Screenshots of each km (and the last 400m-ish) are below.

1st KM
2nd KM
3rd KM
4th KM
5th KM
6th KM
Last 400m
Full Route

You can download all of the images from this link.

 

September 2017 Time Trial Results

We had 28 athletes taking part in this evening’s Time Trial Handicap Race. The weather gods were with us once again and we had some great performances (full results to follow tomorrow). Miranda Richmond won the women’s race in 30:37. John Burns won the men’s race in 29:12. Peter Blackmore picked up the wooden spoon in an uncharacteristically slow time. Well done to Miranda, John, Peter and everyone who made it down to Strathclyde Park tonight.

Thanks to Irene Kerr, Margaret Hoolaghan, Nick Hughes, Andrew Steel, and Douglas & Gayle Samson for helping make things run smoothly.

Please see the 2017 Time Trial Championship page for the league tables and full results.

August 2017 Senior Endurance Time Trial

The August 2017 time trial took place on 1st August.

There was a good turnout of 26 athletes on a pleasant evening for racing giving the conditions earlier in the day.

Jim Tracey won the men’s race in 35:30 and Angela Downie won the women’s race in 33:04.

Craig Mackenzie picked up the wooden spoon for a performance well below his best.

Thanks to Anne Hughes Lynsey Sneddon Catherine Kerr Thomas Sneddon David Gardiner and Andrew Steel for making the race run smoothly once again.

Please see the 2017 Time Trial page for full results and league tables.

July 2017 RR Time Trial

We had a smaller than usual turnout of 20 athletes for tonight’s time trial.  Perhaps, the start of the school holidays and the rather strange weather for the time of the year had something to do with it.

That said, we had some great performances.

First male in a 26:11 was Lorne Crawford with 2 minutes off his PB and first female was Alison Murray in 29:19 which was a wee bit faster than last month’s time.  The wooden spoon surprisingly went to Susan Stewart who is training for next week’s Clyde Striders Ultra Relay.

Thanks to Lynsey Sneddon, Anne Hughes, Ross Thomson, Tommy Sneddon and Andrew Steel for making things run smoothly once again.

See the Time Trial 2017 Championship page for the full results and league tables.

Foodbank Collection at July 2017 Time Trial

The next time trial shall take place on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 6:30pm, starting at The Boathouse.

The club shall be collecting for the local food bank again at the Time Trial.  The following items are required if you wish to donate.

  • Super Noodles
  • Tinned Custard
  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • Savory Rice
  • UHT Long Life Milk (Whole and Semi Skimmed)

 

 

Senior Endurance June 2017 Time Trial Results

We had a great turnout 37 runners taking part in this evening’s race. The weather was pleasant and we had some excellent performances (more about that in the full results tomorrow). Miranda Richmond won the women’s race in 33:51 and Neil Richardson won the men’s race in 24:41. Catherine Kolb had a bit of an off night and picked up the Wooden Spoon (The JIm Tracey Award).

Louise Speirs was presented with a cake on the occasion of her birthday.

Thanks to Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Tommy Sneddon, Louise Speirs and Lesley Ross making things run smoothly on a busy evening.

A special mention to Neil Richardson who won the race and broke the 25 minute mark and Mark Gallacher who dipped under 24 minutes for the first time. Well done guys.

The results are now available on the 2017 Time Trial Championship page.  Remember to click the June tab at the top of the 2017 Time Trial Results spreadsheet.

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