Wednesday, 1 April 2009

4th Jim Dingwall/43rd Round the Houses Road Races

Race Report:

On a glorious day for running, the annual road race series were once again well supported with 756 runners (an increase of 77 runners from 2008) completing the 10k race, 132 runners finishing the 5k and 141 in the 2k.

Thanks to sponsors ASDA, Run 4 It, McDonald’s Restaurants, Nairn’s Oatcakes, SUMO and Macdonald Inchyra Grange Hotel.

In the 10k race Eritrean runners Tegezeab Woldemichael and Tewelderberhan Mengisteab both running for their Scottish club Shettleston Harriers came in 1st and 2nd in times of 30min 40 sec and 31min 31 sec
In a close race for 3rd place David Simpson:Carnegie Harriers finished in a time of 31min 43 sec. just in front of 4th place far travelled Ben Hukins: Aberdeen AAC in a time of 31min 44 sec.

Local runner Mathew Gillespie 5th in a time of 31 min 47 sec running for Glasgow University was a comfortable winner of the Scottish Universities Championship, which was incorporated in the race.

Top Falkirk Victoria Harrier home was Mike McQuaid who was 24th overall and 2nd M45 in a time of 34min 25sec.For other FVH runners see here : RTH10K2009.pdf

In the Ladies race Toni McIntosh running for Stirling University won in a time of 35min 19sec with Lindsay MacNeill of Victoria Park in 2nd place in a time of 36 min 43 sec closely followed by Collette Fagan of Glasgow University 3rd in 36min 49 sec.

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