Sunday, April 2, 2017
For the 55th running of the Tom Scott road race, eight Harriers made the trip to Strathclyde Park on a lovely sunny April day. The race is run on mostly flat paths and tracks around Strathclyde Park and attracts a high-quality field, including this year, GB international Derek Hawkins.
Running conditions were well-nigh perfect for the race, with just a gentle breeze and temperatures around 10-12 degrees. Not surprisingly, Ben Murphy was first Harrier home in a very fine time of 61.57. That this only just got him into the top 100 is a mark of the quality of the field. Ben had plenty of time to cool down before a clutch of Harriers arrived in quick succession, starting with Tony Wayte in 71.24, Gary Brock in 72.32 and Maddy Watson in 73.41. Maddy's time earned a very good 29th position in the women's race.
Next in was Nicola Watson, in 77.44, (5th FV50), with Lauren Fairweather not far behind in 79.40, Julia Greenlees (84.13) and Andrew Brown, running on a dodgy Achilles, in 87.30.
The race was won by Wayney Ghebresilassie of Shettleston Harriers in a fast 49.40, with Derek Hawkins second in 49.57. The women's race was won by Katie White of Garscube Harriers in 58.20, with Nicola Gauld second in 58.46.
Full results are available here.