Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The Great Scottish Run in Glasgow is becoming one of the premier running events in the Scottish running calendar, attracting runners of the highest calibre for the 10k and the half marathon. The highlight this year was a new Scottish half marathon record of 60.22 from race winner Callum Hawkins, of Kilbarchan AC. This is another stunning performance from Hawkins, who has enjoyed his most successful season, with 8th place in the London Marathon and 9th in the Olympic Marathon in Rio.
A wee bit further down the field, Strathearn Harriers were represented by Richard Collingwood (1.40.07), Andy Scott (1.42.10), Jim Alexander (1.42.47), Nicola Watson (1.44.10), Sonja McFadden (1.51.22), Graeme Aitken (1.53.33), Janine Grant (1.53.44), and Lauren Fairweather (2.03.27).
In the 10k, the club was represented by Charlie Grimson finishing just outside the top 100 in a good time of 38.31, with Maddy Watson getting back near her best with a fine time of 43.29, and Janice Scott making a welcome return with a time of 1.04.08.
Also running in the Junior races on the Saturday were Lucy and Beth Taylor, with Beth putting in a terrific performance to finish in 36th position in her race, and James Grant finishing in 58th position in his race.