Lachlan Oates in action at the Scottish 5k Champs at Silverknowes back in May
The scottishathletics Road Race Grand Prix for 2019 concluded with the Scottish Half Marathon Champs in Glasgow at the Great Scottish Run.
And we’re pleased to confirm that no fewer than 26 athletes have landed cash prizes as part of the overall £4000 pot split evenly between men and women.
In fact, 19 men qualified for shares via their performances on the road in the five-race series, with six women similarly hitting the time standards asked for at the various venues.
Shettleston’s Lachlan Oates heads the ‘pay-list’ in terms of those 19 men with £217 while in the women’s division there’s £650 for Fionnuala Ross (Shettleston Harriers) and £350 each for Morag Millar (Central AC), Mhairi Maclennan (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds) and Elspeth Curran (Kilbarchan AAC).
Lachlan landed seven shares in total while Fionnuala amassed 10 despite missing the Half Marathon champs to race a full marathon in Germany.
Fionnuala Ross won the Scottish 10k champs with Jenny Bannerman and Annabel Simpson completing the podium
It is definitely encouraging to note that there were 95 shares achieved in total by those 26 athletes – 64 by men and 31 by women – as of course that means athletes are hitting the A and B standard times set for each distance (10-mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon).
The Half Marathon Champs saw shares distributed as follows:
Men’s A standard for Weynay Ghebreselassie (Shettleston) 64.22
Men’s B standard for Ben Johnson (Shettleston) 66.02
Women’s B standards for Katie White (Garscube Harriers) 76.32 and Annabel Simpson (Fife AC) 77.35
Thanks to all athletes and clubs who competed in the Road Running GP for 2019 and to those who helped in staging events.
Shettleston duo Weynay Ghebreselassie and Ben Johnson both earned shares with good runs at the Half Marathon Champs