Coronation way: Crowe and McKenna are crowned Scottish 5K Champions

Friday 5th May 2023

Photos by Bobby Gavin

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*Results in this story are chip times (see online)

The haar which hugged the Forth coastline at Silverknowes on Friday night couldn’t shroud a series of top performances in the Scottish 5K Champs.

Jamie Crowe led the way with a Course Record run to win the Senior Men’s gold as the Central AC athlete clocked 14:12.

Lynn McKenna claimed the first senior title of her career with a superb 16:04 run to top the Women’s podium and lead Shettleston Harriers to the team golds.

All through the field there were excellent times despite the (usual) windy conditions and Fiona Matheson of Falkirk Victoria Harriers was another in Record-breaking form in the W60 category. Fiona’s chip time of 18:16 is inside her British age group record.

Similarly, Alastair Walker‘s 16:35 chip time equals his own M65 British Record: antoher outstanding Masters performance by the Teviotdale Harriers athlete.

Chasing Crowe home along the promenade at Silverknowes was a Falkirk Victoria Harriers double-act. Scott Stirling duly took the silver in 14:13 and Kane Elliott was third in 14:17 – with the top three thus all inside our A standard time in the Road Race GP.

Central AC took the team golds thanks to the runs of Crowe, Cameron Milne and Alastair Hay. There were silvers for Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds as Cambuslang Harriers took the bronzes.

The Men’s U20 title saw Fraser Gilmour of Kilbarchan clock 14:29 (as he took fifth place in the race) to win from Peter Bradshaw (Inverclyde AC) and Finlay Ross-Davie (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds).

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With the Men’s and Women’s races again combined this year, McKenna relished running in the pack and stormed to a superb victory in 16:03 – around 15 seconds faster than her track PB for 5000m.

Natasha Phillips of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers added silver here to two golds in the Half Marathon and Scottish 10-Mile Champs.

Natasha’s 16:13 also gave her U20 gold. The Scottish Champs bronze medal went to Stef Tucker of Aberdeen AAC with a run of 16:21.

There were just three points between the top two clubs as Shettleston (58) won golds thanks to McKenna, Matilda Cornall and Tara Walker. Aberdeen AAC (61 points) had to settle for silvers with the bronzes headed for Cambuslang Harriers.

The silver and bronze UI20 medals went to Mia Padmanabhan of Glasgow Uni and Amy Callow of Edinburgh Uni.

Masters gold medals as follows:

M40: Darrell Hastie (Gala Harriers) 14:57

M50: Robert Harrison 16:23

M60 Alastair Walker (Teviotdale Harriers) 16:35

M70: Ed Norton (PH Racing) 19:36

W40: Sara Green (Gala Harriers) 16:50

W50: Allie Chong (Giffnock North AC) 19:02

W60: Fiona Matheson (Falkirk Victoria Harriers) 18:16

W70: Patricia Allen (Motherwell AC) 33.01

There were U20 team medals for Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds in both the Men’s and Women’s races.

* Huge thank you to Adrian Stott, Sri Chonmoy and our endurance Officials as well as the Road Running and Cross Country Commission. We also want to thank volunteers from Edinburgh AC, Corstorphine AAC, Ferranti AC and Carnegie Harriers.

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Tags: Central AC, Jamie Crowe, Lynn McKenna, Scottish 5k Champs, Shettleston Harriers, Silverknowes

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