Summer Monthly Time Trials

Every Second Counts.

 

The time trial format of setting each person off at a pre determined interval not only tests the runner’s physical ability but also their powers of pacing and concentration. Letting someone else in a pack do the work is not an option and sustained effort must be maintained until the relief of the finishing line and Gordon calling ‘”That’s you, well done!”

The beauty of this format was perfectly demonstrated this month, but more of that later.  

Track star, Craig Johnston fresh from his title at the Scottish Masters Championships chose this month to make his debut over the shorter distance and was hoping that his 400 metre pace would hold out over the longer distance.

If Johnston had concerns over lasting the pace, fellow debutant Nikki Flynn on the other hand, felt it might be over all too quickly. As Nikki specialises in marathons the mile seemed like a mere sprint!

Hopes for fast times were high, as all week BBC weather bulletins had been carefully scrutinised with indications that while it might be wet more importantly it would be calm.

Russell McAdam, having just missed on breaking the five minute barrier last month, was particularly interested in the meteorological projections and felt that conditions willing, he could dip under that all important psychological barrier.

However, being the day of Grangemouth and Linlithgow’s Gala day’s, he should have known better as interspersed with the traditional Gala day monsoon was a wind that would dislodge many a decorative paper petal!

With last month’s holder of the fastest time, Barry Paterson choosing to sit this one out in favour of a beach in Tenerife, the way was open for Russell to set the fastest time, equalling the time he set last month. Johnston and Tam Ogata occupied the other podium positions.

Hazel Murray returned to TT duty after an absence of six months and posted the fastest female time, just edging out Nikki Flynn who demonstrated a useful turn of speed for someone more used to an event 26 times longer!

The time trialist of the month contest is decided by the person who improves most on their previous clocking and produced its closest ever contest. Steve Oliver edging out Elaine Patterson by just one second! In time trials every second does count!

In a change to the published timetable, next month time trial Saturday will be 23rd July - the same day as the cycle pro’s do battle at Grenoble in the Tour de France.

Our individual TT over 5k starts at 9.30 from the Pine n’ Oak!

David Murray

Final Results

  9/04/2011 7/05/2011 18/06/2011
 
5k Powfoulis
1 mile Caley
1 mile Caley
Female      
Kathryn Mitchell
Ran 2k
Christine Eadie
25.07
7.10
7.54
Kelly Bissett
26.02
7.41
7.41
Lynne Murray (Guest)
19.50 CR
Lucy Mitchell
21.55
Elaine Paterson
23.26
6.39
6.33
Helen Ainslie
Ran 2k
7.18
7.18
Hazel Murray    
6.1O
Nikki Flynn    
6.15
       
Male      
Craig Johnston
18.52
5.08
Tony Devlin
17.25CR
Tominora Ogata
18.09
5.16
Russell McAdam
17.57
5.04
5.04
Steve Oliver
20.11
6.14
6.07+
Barry Paterson  
4.59CR
David Hogarth  
5.37
Mark Bowman  
5.38
David Bunyan  
6.24
6.28
John Denholm  
6.09
6.12
Alex Watson    
5.47

TT of the month +