The latest Lindsays Virtual Road Challenge took place over last weekend – with more than 500 performances submitted.
Entries had been open to all age groups with younger ones at U11 and U13 taking on 1.5k while, for the older age groups, there was the option of 3k, 5k or 10k.
We are looking to have a further Lindsays Virtual Road Challenge early in 2021 which will form the main basis of selection for the Inter-District XC at the end of January (more details coming soon).
But the December 4-7 performances are also useful evidence when selection groups pick the teams for East, West and North for XC.
Results are provisional for the moment and are available via the link above. Thanks to those scottishathletics endurance Officials helping us with these.
In the document below are all the team outcomes, as well as individual times.
Overall, it was good to see more than 70 clubs involved with at least one runner. Bellahouston Road Runners were runaway winners in the combined distance event with Giffnock North and Greenock Glenpark Harriers completing the virtual ‘podium’.
In the 1.5k Road Challenge event, the top performer was Garscube U13 James Alexander. Giffnock’s Freya Campbell topped the U13 Girls rankings. Leading the U11 times were Giffnock’s Logan McNulty and Isla Burns of inverness Harriers.
Top position in the 3k standings was secured by Andrew MacAngus of Kilbarchan as the U20 athlete clocked 9:00. Emily Strathdee topped the female division with 10:20.
In the 5k Road Challenge, Inverclyde athlete Cammy Watson was the fastest at 15:05. Michelle Sandison of Springburn was the fastest female at 17:51.
Central AC’s Calum Phillip headed the leaderboard at 10k with a run of 31:45. Vikki Thompson of Ross County headed the women’s division with 39:38.
Calum Phillip: 31:45mins
Luca Fanottoli: 32:13mins
Stuart Hillis: 35:01mins
Unofficial PBs for all. First class. pic.twitter.com/XvueYsoxxB
— Michael Wright (@Michael87Wright) December 5, 2020