East Kilbride AC athlete Grant Baillie was the fastest Scot at the BMAF Road Relays over 5k (pictured here by Bobby Gavin at Masters XC)
Scottish Masters athletes performed in big numbers recently at the British Masters AF Road Relays – with virtual solo runs over 5k.
And there were some outstanding times recorded, too, with the highlights being runs from Grant Baillie of East Kilbride AC, Stephen Allen of Motherwell AC and Eddie Stewart of Cambuslang Harriers.
In total, from an entry field of 540 Scottish athletes, there were 397 performances recorded. In terms of categories, the BMAF split age groups as 35-44, 45-54 etc.
The Scottish Veteran Harriers Club urged members to use this event as a replacement for their annual 5k Champs and we’re delighted the BMAF have now shared both individual and club results in a Scottish context (as well as in the wider race)
The best Scottish performances on an age-graded basis were:
M35-44 – Grant Baillie (East Kilbride AC) 15:05 AGP 91.5 percent
M45-54 – Stephen Allen (Motherwell AC) 16:32 AGP 90.6 percent
M55-64 – Eddie Stewart (Cambuslang Harriers) 17:37 AGP 92.9 percent
Well done to those near-400 Scottish Masters athletes who took part in the BMAF virtual relays event.
The Scottish Veteran Harriers Club some time ago helped out when the University of the West of Scotland carried out a study into the impact of exercise on over 60s.
Overall results of the study are currently being finalised .
The University of the West of Scotland are now investigating the impact of COVID-19 on physical activity levels of adults aged 60 years and older who wear Fitbit activity trackers.
They hope to be able to gather a wide range of data. It’s an anonymous study and details are as per the image above.
Also more details on the SVHC Facebook page.