Robert Gilroy en route to Ayr course record – photo by Gus Oakley
The Land O’ Burns 10k in Ayr, sponsored for the first time by UNISON, this year incorporated the West District 10k Championships.
It was a good race despite the cold, wet and windy conditions as around 400 hardy souls braved the elements on Wednesday night.
And, at the front of that big field, there were course records being broken by Ronhill Cambuslang’s Robert Gilroy (having a fantastic year of racing) in 31:27 and Kara Tait of Kilmarnock Harriers 37:17. For Kara, it was a repeat of her 2014 success in Ayr.
Many thanks to Ayr Seaforth AC, and in particular organiser Laurence Baker and his team, who year-on-year are building this event into a really good race, and to all the officials, volunteers and marshals who make this event possible.
Campbell Peden, communications officer for the South Ayrshire branch of UNISON, said: ‘UNISON South Ayrshire were delighted to be part of such a prestigious local event.
‘The fantastic turnout for the road race on such a wild night was a credit to the competitors and all at Ayr Seaforth.’
Kara Tait – repeated her 2014 success
West District medals went to:
1st Male – Robert Gilroy (Ronhill Cambuslang) in 31:27
2nd Male – Kerry-Liam Wilson (Ronhill Cambuslang) in 32:26
3rd Male – Andy Buchanan (Calderglen Harriers) in 32:43
1st Female – Kara Tait (Kilmarnock) in 37:17
2nd Female – Laura Wallace (Ayr Seaforth) in 39:13
3rd Female – Laura McGarrity (Troon Tortoises) in 39:56
1st Male Vet – Kerry-Liam Wilson (Ronhill Cambuslang) in 32:26
2nd Male Vet – Alex Allardyce (Irvine/Ayr Seaforth) in 35:18
3rd Male Vet – Keith Haining (Kilmarnock) in 36:10
1st Female Vet – Angela Martin (East Kilbride) in 43:20
2nd Female Vet – Susie Hubbard (Ayr Seaforth) in 44:08
3rd Female Vet – Frances Maxwell (Calderglen) in 45:25
With thanks to Clare Barr for report, Gus Oakley for photographs
Off and running – start of the Land O’Burns 10k