No fewer than nine athletes have landed shares in the most recent event in our Scottish Road Race Grand Prix.
There’s £4000 up for grabs over the five-race series for 2019 and the shares are allocated according to times achieved.
And the Scottish 5K Champs, organised by Run and Become at Silverknowes in Edinburgh earlier this month, certainly delivered in that regard.
The top three women on the night were all inside the A standard required as they ran under 16.20 for the 5K course.
So there are shares now allocated for new Silverknowes new Course Record holder, Morag Millar of Central AC, after her run of 15.49, as well as Mhairi Maclennan (Inverness Harriers) at 15.55 and third-placed Fionnuala Ross (Shettleston Harriers) at 16.18.
Kris Jones took gold on the night and his 14.26 was inside the 14.30 A standard to land an A share for the Dundee Hawkhill Harriers athlete.
The next five athletes were all inside the 14.45 time barrier – James Donald (Dundee Hawkhill) 14.31; Lachlan Oates (Shettleston Harriers) 14.35; Hamish Armitt (Giffnock North) 14.41; Cameron Strachan (Metro Aberdeen) 14.41; Michael Christoforou (Edinburgh AC) 14.41.
There are two remaining races in the overall Scottish Road Race Grand Prix:
*Scottish 10K Champs at Stirling on Sunday 8 September
*Scottish Half Marathon in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday 29 September
We are pleased to share additional superb video coverage of the Scottish 5K Champs – with drone footage from the sky above the course at Silverknowes.
It was a great night of racing with real depth in the fields led home by Kris Jones, as he won for the second time in three years, and Morag Millar, who posted a Course Record in the women’s race.
Check out the footage here – with thanks to race organiser Adrian Stott