Sunday, April 12, 2015
Three of us - Wattie, Sandy and Tony - made the trip to sunny Grangemouth on Sunday April 12 for the Round the Houses Jim Dingwall Memorial 10k race, organised by Falkirk Victoria Harriers. The race is notable for being just about the flattest 10k road race in Scotland, and for the lack of stunning scenery, with a start just opposite the gates into the Ineos refinery. Nice...
However, it's a good race, well-organised and popular, with over 750 runners on the day. The winning time was a swift 30.35 from Kyle McLellan of Edinburgh University.
First Harrier, no surprise, was Wattie, in 35.53, just 3 second shy of his pb, which bodes well for the rest of the season if he can stay injury-free. Wattie's time gets him a Gold Club Achievement Award. For some reason, Sandy's time isn't recorded in the official results, but he reckons it was about 39.38, and I dragged in the back, thoroughly puggled when I finished in 41.09. Perhaps Saturday's DIY wasn't the ideal preparation.
Good race for a fast time, but not the prettiest course. Nice t-shirt for finishers too.