Corstorphine AAC 5 Mile Road race

10th June 2009

On the overcast evening of Wednesday 10th June, five Victoria Harriers turned up to compete in the Corstorphine 5 (A five mile road race).

This is a report from one of them, David Bunyan:

Another extreme male veteran and I had competed in the race the previous year and had found it to be a well organised and friendly event.

The course is undulating with some flat straights so Personal Bests were not expected. The race starts with a long fast straight heading towards the Airport then turning east towards Barnton with some ups and downs to the half way mark.

With the temperature decreasing and the sweating increasing, a welcoming sight was the final straight and with good encouragement from the spectators on the corner just a final kick to the finish was required.

With finishing the 4th Harrier out of 5 the after race eats supplied by the host club Corstorphine had been considerable reduced by Barry, Dave and John by the time I finished.

On reflection everybody was happy with their times, organisation was good and friendly so a return next year is on the calendar.

The complete set of results can be found here

Athlete
Place
Time
Barry Paterson
19
29:13
David Robertson
45
32:29
John Denholm
59
33:33
David Bunyan
72
35:14
Neil White
80
36:25