Jonny Glen in action in his Run and Become 5k victory at Lochgelly in November (photo by Bobby Gavin)
GB international Jonny Glen came up with a top performance in our latest Lindsays Virtual Road Challenge.
We were delighted to receive close to 500 submitted performances across the various ages and distances – with team and Inter-District outcomes now available via our provisional results downloads.
These are both lodged on the Event Section page (see above – check the list of downloads on the right side of the page, please).
Glen clocked a superb 22:50 in the 8k solo run for Seniors and Masters athletes as he under-lined the form he showed when winning a fast 5k event at Lochgelly in November. It was a run that would equate to a sub29-minute 10k run, with Jonny having recently been added to our Marathon Project.
At U17 level, Garscube Harriers athlete Louisa Brown also delivered an excellent run to go sub 17 minutes.
There are a number of ‘leaderboard winners’ from the Road Challenge so here are a few highlights.
Team winners across each distance – with three to count, any gender:
1.5K – Inverclyde AC; 3k – Giffnock North AC; 4k – Lasswade AC; 5k – Garscube Harriers; 8k – Cambuslang Harriers.
There was also a Half Marathon offered in the Challenge and the overall team winners there were Corstorphine AAC (Stuart Livingstone, Stuart Campbell and Aaron Hoyle).
Too slow but at least I got to race, albeit virtually and in my own. Proud as ever to wear the @WERRinGlasgow shirt and thanks @scotathletics for putting these events on #8ktimetrial #werreffect pic.twitter.com/deExTrzTM4
— Graeme Jack (@GraemeWFJack) January 31, 2021
Metro Aberdeen athlete Will Mackay led home the men with a run of 67:42 with the top women’s performance being from Kristin Lownie of PH Racing with 81:34.
Para athlete Sean Frame clocked a 49:34 performance in the half and it was good to see the likes of Kyle Brotherton and Kayleigh Haggo feature in the 8k standings.
In the Half Marathon, the leading Masters performances were from Paul Kieran of PH Racing with 75:47 and Julie Menzies of PH Racing with 88:22.
Back to the 8k and the best women’s performance came from Constance Nankivell of Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds with 28:39. The best Masters performances over 8k were from John Redding of Linlithgow with 26:46 and Michelle Sandison of Shetland AAC with 30:34.
Individual winners across the other distances:
6k – Peter Bradshaw (Inverclyde AC) 18:50, Emily Crusher (Giffnock North) 27:05
5k – Samuel Griffin (Aberdeen AAC) 15:15, Louisa Brown (Garscube Harriers) 16:55
4k – Connor Bell (Central AC) 12:06, Amy Teasdale (Kilbarchan AAC) 14:07
3k – Dylan Daunt (Edinburgh AC) 9:59, Jess Muir (Stornoway RAC) 11:26
1.5k – Lucas Wagstaff (Inverclyde AC) 5:30, Emily Christie (Falkirk Vics) 5:29.
🏃🏻♀️Really enjoyed the @scotathletics virtual challenge this weekend. Great to be able to still compete, even on my semester abroad in Maastricht in the Netherlands 🇳🇱 🥇 https://t.co/RbcG8iBU64 pic.twitter.com/0vB6ZJ9qoX
— emily (@Emily_Crusher) February 3, 2021
— Kayleigh Haggo (@kayleigh_haggo) January 30, 2021
Our Inter-District element to the Lindsays Virtual Road Challenge involved the top 15 eligible athletes counting for each team (male and female in same team).
It proved a good series for the West as they won five of the seven categories.
Here are the race outcomes:
Seniors: 1 West 2 East 3 North
Masters 50+: 1 West 2 East 3 North
U20: 1 West 2 East 3 North
U17: 1 East 2 West 3 North
U15: 1 East 2 West 3 North
U13: 1 West 2 East 3 North
U11: 1 West 2 East 3 North
*Many thanks to everyone who took the chance to complete these solo runs. And many thanks indeed to our Endurance Officials for helping with scrutiny of performances.