Andy Douglas claimed victory in a special Maddy Moss hill race organised by scottishathletics (photo by Pat Fitzpatrick)
The scottishathletics Hill Running Commission set-up and staged a special edition of the Maddy Moss race, traditionally a Wednesday night event near Tillicoultry.
It was organised originally as a warm-up event for those athletes hoping to compete at the European Trials. Unfortunately, these were cancelled so the race was opened up at a late stage to all runners.
The race was started in two waves with all the men and MV40 in the first wave and the second wave containing the remainder of the field.
GB international Andy Douglas (Inverclyde) led from the gun climbing the Law then across to Ben Cleuch before descending over Andrew Gannel back to the start.
Rory Abernethy (Ochil HR) had a really strong climb to the summit of Ben Cleuch and held his second place to the finish. Ali McLeod (Ochil HR) had a brilliant descent to finish third, overtaking six runners on the long descent.
In the women’s race, Catriona Graves (Carneth HR) had a strong climb and led the way with clubmate Kirsty Dickson (Carnethy HRC) hot on her heels. Megan Crawford (Fife AC) came through on the descent to take third.
‘It was a small field (with a limit of 60) but it was great to bring hill running back and everyone had a smile on their face as they crossed the finish line,’ said Angela Mudge, Hill Running lead for scottishathletics.
‘I think the over-riding feeling was relief to get the first race of the season out of the way and looking forward to more.
‘Thanks to the marshals and the estate for letting us compete.’
Catriona Graves at the summit on her way to the win in the Women’s race (photo by Pat Fitzpatrick)
|2||Rory Abernethy||Ochil HR||M||50.53|
|3||Alasdair McLeod||Ochil HR||M||51.29|
|5||Ewan Brown||Corstorphine AC||M||51.58|
|6||Sam Tosh||Carnethy HRC||M||52.04|
|7||Kieran Cooper||St Andrews uni||M||52.52|
|9||Blair Bennett Johnson||Carnethy HRC||M||53.28|
|10||Hamish Wolfe||Carnethy HRC||M||53.32|
|13||Hamish Battle||Aberdeen Metro||M||55.04|
|14||Iain Maccorquodale||Cambuslang Harriers||M||56.17|
|15||Eliot Sedman||Carnethy HRC||MV40||56.37|
|16||Catriona Graves||Carnethy HRC||W||56.56|
|18||Gary Fraser||Ochil HR||MV50||58.21|
|19||Mark Cuthbertson||Ochil HR||MV50||59.25|
|20||Kirsty Dickson||Carnethy HRC||W||59.29|
|21||Del Young||Westerlands CCC||M||60.10|
|22||Des Crowe||Penicuik Harriers||MV60||60.35|
|23||Megan Crawford||Fife AC||W||60.55|
|24||Dave Allsop||Kirkintilloch Olympians||MV40||61.52|
|26||Elizabeth Leason||Carnethy HRC||W||65.31|
|27||Claire Bruce||Aberdeen Metro||W||66.08|
|28||Paul Hammond||PH Racing||M||66.17|
|31||Frank Townley||Woking AC||MU20||67.50|
|33||Harry Gilmore||Carnethy HRC||MV50||68.20|
|34||David Downey||Dunblane Runners||MV50||68.23|
|36||Mark Wheeler||Hamilton Harriers||MV40||70.54|
|37||Don Reid||Westerlands CCC||MV60||71.04|
|38||David Cowan||Fife AC||MV50||71.05|
|40||Paul Dudchenko||Linlithgow AC||MV50||72.13|
|41||Rebecca Morris||Five Star Active||W||73.21|
|42||David Mason||Linlithgow AC||MV50||73.37|
|43||Owen O’Neill||Westerlands CCC||M||74.32|
|44||Jacques Penderis||Westerlands CCC||MV50||75.12|
|45||Isobel Finlay||Ochil HR||W||76.06|
|48||Juliane Friedrich||Penicuik Harriers||W||78.28|
|49||Laurie Anderson||Lomond HR||MV60||78.44|
|50||Iain Simpson||Lomond HR||MV50||78.49|
|51||Trevor Galloway||Linlithgow AC||MV50||79.46|
|52||Chris McCallum||Wee County Harriers||MV40||82.00|
|53||Murdo Macleod||Westerlands CCC||MV60||83.14|
|54||Davy Duncan||Ochil HR||MV60||84.11|
|55||Russ Valentine||Falkland Trail Runners||MV50||86.15|
|56||Lee Cessford||Falkland Trail Runners||MV40||86.26|