James Donald came up with a strong run over 10k in our Virtual Road Challenge (photo by Bobby Gavin at Silverknowes in 2019)
Provisional Results for the Virtual Road Challenge which took place last weekend are now online.
Runners were asked to compete during a competition window from last Thursday (October 22) through to 11.59pm on Tuesday (October 27).
And it was pleasing to see more than 500 runs completed across that period with runners logging their performances.
In the older age-groups, there was a choice of distances with 3k, 10k and half marathon on offer.
On the provisional results, all performances are listed but some have been deemed as Non-Scoring (under the rules for Virtual Challenges which we laid down some months ago).
Coming next is our Virtual 3k Challenge next week, which is open to all ages from U11 through to Seniors and Masters. This Challenge has a qualification element for the Lindsays Short Course XC on December 5/6 (venue TBC).
A solo island run this morning on hilly Whalsay for @scotathletics Virtual road challenge. SO glad I waited for the 20+mph wind of today instead of trying it in 55+mph yesterday! Beautiful low sunshine with me all the way #shetland @shetlandaac @springburnharrs pic.twitter.com/K3qgB2M9K9
— Michelle Sandison (@MichelleWhalsay) October 25, 2020
There were a number of top performances including a fine run of 30.03 in the 10k by Scotland international, James Donald, of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers. Springburn’s Michelle Sandison topped the Women’s standings with her 38:31 run in Shetland.
In the half, there were strong runs by Max Milarvie of VP-Glasgow (65:56) and Jenny Bannerman of Inverness Harriers (77:27).
In the 3k, Adam Hay of Inverclyde AC with 8:30 (not solo) was quickest and Kirstin Maxwell of Gala Harriers clocked 11.01 to lead the Women’s division.
It was good to see Para athletes like Kyle Brotherton and Sean Frame competing, too, with strong pushes at 3k and half respectively as they posted 7:15 and 51:22.
There are a number of team results outlined within the Provisional Results document on the Event section page. Thanks to all those who supported the Virtual Road Challenge.