Jamie Crowe has been making a name for himself on the Scottish endurance scene over the past 12 months or so – culminating in a superb win in the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk last month.
And now the Central AC athlete has hinted at a strong future on the roads, too, with a fine half marathon debut in England over the weekend.
The Bath Half Marathon proceeded as planned and Jamie clocked 64.38 to take second place in the race to Paul Pollock. It takes him into second place in the Scottish rankings for 2020 behind Callum Hawkins.
We understand it was also a Central AC club record for Jamie, who recently recorded the fastest lap at the 50th anniversary Allan Scally Road Relays.
Ryan Thomson of Cambuslang was another half marathon debutant at the Balloch to Clydebank event and he came home with the win with a strong run for 66.23.
Ann Robin of Bellahouston Road Runners was the first female home in 86:42.
Photo via Twitter
The Dee 33 Ultra from Aberdeen to Banchory and back on the old Deeside railway line delivered some strong performances.
Metro Aberdeen’s Jason Kelly topped the men’s podium in 3:22.57. Edinburgh AC’s Neil Renault was second in 3:29.59 and Carnethy’s John Hammond took third in 3:31.14.
Jason’s time is the second best ever on the course with Ross Houston holding the record at 3:10.40 from five years ago.
Fife AC’s Alison McGill won the women’s race in 4:17.47 from second-placed Sarah Milne of Metro Aberdeen with 4:31:06 and third-placed Kirsteen Haughan of Giffnock North with 4:43:03.
Neil, John and Alison are preparing for the Anglo-Celtic Plate later this year.
With thanks to Adrian Stott
Race Yr Aran (16.1km and 945m), in Wales kicked off the British Hill Running Championship series at the weekend.
Over this rough damp course, made more interesting by the recent non-stop rain, the Scottish runners had first class performances to finish 1-2-3 in the men’s race.
The lead runners had a gap on Finlay Wild (Lochaber) at the summit but he then used his descending skills to win the race by 54 seconds (1.25.22) from Ross Gollan (Shettleston Harriers) with Eoin Lennon (Carnethy HRC) in 3rd spot. Alexander Chepelin also made the top ten.
In the women’s race, Miranda Grant was first Scot home in eighth place.
In the men’s V50 category Kenny Richmond (Shettleston Harriers) finished in second place.
With thanks to Angela Mudge
There was a Scottish presence at the England Athletics Combined Events Champs in Sheffield over the weekend.
A number of athletes landed PBs and SBs in individual events and in their points tallies.
This Tweet covers many of the Scots involved and links to the England Athletics results page
Full results from @EnglandAthletic CE Champs. Well done all @scotathletics athletes Daniel Martin(4th),Jenna Hilditch (5th),William Hodi (5th), Rosie Sharples(7th),Alistair Mackay(10th), Amy Kennedy (11th),Abbey Orr(16th),Holly Gordon(25th) https://t.co/nWGv2GCQ0i
— Leslie Roy (@leslie_roy1) March 15, 2020
With thanks to Leslie Roy