Summer Monthly Time Trials

Record and Personal Bests in Final Summer Time Trial

 

The third and final 1 mile TT in the summer series was the last chance to post a fast time in advance of the impending cross country season.

Following hot on the heels of the club track championships, the classic Harrier’s 1 mile course was perfect for converting track speed to fast road running.

Track speedster Craig Johnston, who was one the favourites to challenge Tony Devlin’s course record, was an early casualty having injured himself in the long jump (of all events)!  Demonstrating, that endurance athletes and technical events are mutually exclusive!

Barry Paterson who’d emerged victorious over Tony in Thursday’s track 3k, also declined the opportunity, opting instead to concentrate on his preparation for the forthcoming Loch Ness Marathon.

On a perfect late summer’s morning, Tony ‘s main rival was the relentless tick of the clock and his previous mark of 4.45. Taking part in his third event in 5 days may have blunted his speed, though this week’s Falkirk Herald page 14 pin-up still posted an impressive 4.50.

In the woman’s event, it was PB’s all the way, with Lucy Mitchell, fresh from her fastest 800m, shaving one second from her own course record. Hazel Murray also set her second PB in the space of 48 hours when she became only the fourth female to break the 6 minute barrier.

Mark Dunnachie returned determined to improve on the time he set in the first 1 miler of the summer and was rewarded by taking 13 seconds from his best time.

Elaine Thomson equalled the time she set back in May but more importantly was a full 17 seconds faster than her July time. This was good enough to share the ‘Time Trialist of the Month Award’ with Hazel Murray. In the two year history of the TT series this was the first ever draw!

Next month, it’s back to the delights of grass, mud, wind, rain and hills (usually all at the same time!) with the start of the winter series. Full programme to be published on the website.

As always, all welcome. Action kicks off on 3 October at 9.30 from the Car Park in Callander Park.

David Murray

Final Results

 
10/4/2010
08/5/2010
05/6/2010
26/7/2010 21/8/2010 11/9/2010
 
5k Powfoulis
1 Mile Cal park
5k Powfoulis
1 Mile Cal park
5k Powfoulis
1 Mile Cal park
Female          
Kathryn Mitchell
26.27
       
6.53
Hazel Murray
21.3O
6.08
22.13 +
6.17
22.3O
5.58+
Sarah Hamilton
26.15
6.26
6.28
22.28
Lynne Murray (Guest)
20.01
6.06
20.42
5.55
Lucy Mitchell
21.03
5.48*
21.24
5.47*
Jane Ainslie  
6.39
7.19
Caitlin Thomson  
6.29
DNF
Helen Ainslie  
6.36
Elaine Thomson  
7.04
7.23
26.3
7.04+
       
Male  
Barry Patterson  
5.06*
17.49
Alistair Kirkwood  
5.54
6.16
Rhuardi Kirkwood  
7.18
6.49+
Gregor Stephens  
6.45
Mark Dunnachie  
5.43
20.24
5.3O
Andrew Gibson  
5.2O
David Murray
18.55
5.45
18.56
5.3
19.42
5.26
Craig Johnston
18.19*
19.14
Tony Devlin    
17.49 *
4.46*
17.39*+
4.5O
Tommy Thomson (guest)    
21.3
George Thomson
6.1
David Hogarth          
5.4O
TT of the month +
 
* Course record