Summer Monthly Time Trials

Personal bests all the way in first summer mile time trial.

 

Whoever said marathoners don’t need a bit of speed in their legs certainly didn’t tell Barry Paterson.

Three weeks after setting a PB at London, the Carron cheetah scorched round the 1 mile TT route in a new personal best breaking the 5 minute barrier into the bargain! Barry’s two pbs over distances at opposite ends of the endurance spectrum is a highly commendable achievement and bodes well for the future.

Ideal conditions greeted the healthy turnout of eleven time trialists for the first mile of the summer season, though defending course record holder Tony Devlin was conspicuous by his absence.

This may have been influenced by his 1500 performance at the open graded meeting on Wednesday night. When pressed to describe his run the Maddiston man replied with a one word text- ‘Urine’ (or word to that effect!)

Dave Hogarth was first off and also showed he’d recovered from his London exertions by slicing 8 seconds from his fastest time set last year.

Elaine Paterson completed a family double setting the fastest ladies time when dipping under seven minutes for the first time with an impressive 6.39.

The club’s web editor John Denholm along with Dave Bunyan made their time trial debuts and set highly respectable times of 6.09 and 6.24 respectively.

Kelly Bisset set the fastest junior time when making her debut over the mile with 6.41, a mere 2 seconds behind Elaine’s senior time!

Fast improving newcomer Russell McAdam just failed to join Paterson in the prestigious sub 5 club, missing out with 5.04. However, the Bathgate Bullet can rectify this next month when he’ll get another chance as the Time Trial series returns once again to the mile course.

The date has been changed from that originally published and will now take place on Saturday 19 June. Will Devlin’s course record fall, who will join the sub 5 club, can any more females break 6, join us at 9.30 to find out!

David Murray

Final Results

  9/04/2011 7/05/2011
 
5k Powfoulis
1 mile Caley
Female    
Kathryn Mitchell
Ran 2k
Christine Eadie
25.07
7.10
Kelly Bissett
26.02
7.41
Lynne Murray (Guest)
19.50 CR
Lucy Mitchell
21.55
Elaine Thomson
23.26
6.39
Helen Ainslie
Ran 2k
7.18
     
Male    
Craig Johnston
18.52
Tony Devlin
17.25CR
Tominora Ogata (Guest)
18.09
Russell McAdam
17.57
5.04
Steve Oliver
20.11
6.14
Barry Paterson  
4.59CR
David Hogarth  
5.37
Mark Bowman  
5.38
David Bunyan  
6.24
John Denholm  
6.09