Winter Monthly Time Trials

A Short Tale of Injuries, Records and Harrier Tenacity!

With the long Siberian winter of 2010 showing no signs of letting up, conditions that greeted February's Time Trialists were remarkably similar to those back in December.

While no wind was a definite bonus, with the mercury struggling to reach zero, warm kit was never going to be disregarded on the start line!

However, firm underfoot conditions and with one eye on the upcoming National in a week’s time, fast times looked a distinct possibility.

Lucy Mitchell who spent all of 2009 sidelined by injury, signalled her return to form with a new junior record of 10.11, slicing 12 seconds from the old mark.

Hazel Murray who also spent a large part of 2009 afflicted by shin splints, continued her rehabilitation by setting a new PB and retaining the ‘Time Trialist of the Month’ trophy by knocking a massive 55 seconds from her December time! Hazel became the first athlete in the history of the series to be awarded the trophy two months in a row!

Christine Eadie who set her own little bit of history last time by being the first senior female Harrier to participate in the series, returned and was rewarded with a new PB, illustrating the ethos of the series which is improving standards by progressive development!

On the other side of the injury coin, former course record holder Stevie Moore who has been recently plagued by hamstring trouble, looked uncomfortable on the downhill stretches and must be considered a serious doubt for the National.

On this occasion President Andy’s course record was never under threat, though top junior hill runner Alistair Robertson believes he could seriously challenge it, setting the day’s fastest time and becoming only the third runner to break the nine minute barrier.

Alistair will however, have to wait until October before he can try again, as the summer programme starts after the final winter TT next month. Fingers crossed for warmer weather!

David Murray

Latest Results

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1.5 miles
3.0 miles
1.5 miles
3.0 miles
1.5 miles
3.0 miles
Female            
Julie Nimmo
11:05
Kathryn Mitchell
10:54
23.14
10.51*
25.51
11.56
Hazel Murray
11:39
23.13
11.25*
24.54+
10.30*+
Keeley Wilkinson
11:31
10.49*+
 
 
Julie Hunter
10:49
 
10.23*
   
Abby Kemp
10:49
         
Sarah Hamilton
20.54
10.23
23.45
   
Helen Ainslie
24.50
11.05
     
Jane Ainslie
24.26
11.14
 
11.07*
 
Caitlin Thomson
23.24
 
10.52
 
Lynne Murray (Guest)
20.48
10.32
24.33
10.33
 
Christine Eadie    
12.04
 
11.42*
 
Lucy Mitchell        
10.11
 
             
Male    
     
David Murray
9.52
19.06
9.35*
20.35
9.17*
 
Steven Moore
18.21
8.40
20.33
9.04
 
Andy Ronald    
8.36
   
Eric Donaldson    
9.37
21.04
   
Craig Mitchell
24.45
 
Drew Meikle        
11.23
 
Alistair Robertson (Guest)        
8.55
 

* New PB

+ TT of the Month