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Aberdeen AAC Open Graded; Finlay’s Ramsay Round Record

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Myles Edwards won the Scottish 1500m title in 2015 and he’s back at Aberdeen Sports Village for 5000m on Saturday (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Aberdeen AAC website

Aberdeen AAC play host to an Open Graded event on Saturday – prior to our own 4J Studios National Open Series meet on Sunday.

The superb facilities at Aberdeen Sports Village are the venue for both events, of course, and it is great to see these events scheduled.

On Saturday, the meet is restricted to a series of hurdles races and four 5000m races with the latter the only opportunity for 5K on the track this season in Scotland.

As such, there’s some real quality due to be on show and the A race in particular features a number of capable athletes. Depending on weather conditions, a sub 14.30 run could prove decisive and overall it would great to see a dozen or more Scots here breaking 15 minutes if possible.

The top women performances could well feature Megan Keith, Rebecca Johnson and Constance Nankivell.

Start-lists are online

Many thanks in advance to all at Aberdeen AAC for staging this event and to the scottishathletics Officials involved.

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Finlay Wild has delivered another awesome hill/ultra performance by breaking the Ramsay Round record.

The event involves scaling 23 Munro hills in a 24-hour period and Finlay smashed the previous best when he came home in 14 hours 42.49.

The Record held by Es Tresidder had been 16 hours and 12 minutes. Jasmin Paris holds the women’s record in 16.13.

In Scottish terms, the Ramsay Round is our equivalent to the Bob Graham Round in England.

Many congratulations to Finlay and his support team.

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Tags: Aberdeen Sports Village, Finlay Wild, Myles Edwards, Ramsay Round

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