Winter Monthly Time Trials

Records Crash as Time Trialists Spring into Action!

Having experienced some pretty extreme weather this winter, it may yet be premature to declare ‘spring has sprung’. However, conditions were near to perfect for this month’s time trialists.

The final 3 miler of the winter season promised intriguing competition with Club President Andy making his debut over the longer course, and our in form female juniors fresh from the Forth Valley Schools XC contest aiming to revise Lynne Murray’s course record.

First up, club coach David Murray set off pursued by top junior Lucy Mitchell. Keen not to be overtaken by the younger athlete, Murray managed to shave 2 seconds from Stevie Moore’s course record. Lucy was also rewarded with a new female course record by taking 8 seconds from the old mark.

Out on the course, President Andy was able to pass slower runners who’d started earlier, but his relaxed, fluid style disguised the speed at which he was travelling. As one athlete remarked “He didn’t look like he was going that fast when he passed me!

In a repeat of the December TT when Stevie Moore briefly held the short course record, David’s new male record only lasted until Andy crossed the finish line!

A massive 68 seconds was sliced from the record and his time of 17.11 will take some determined running to be threatened next winter! Hazel Murray, also out on the course, did not know that a new female record had been set and was disappointed to learn that she missed Lucy’s new mark by the narrowest of margins. “If only I’d dived for the line!’ she remarked on being told how close she was.

Hazel did have the consolation of picking up the ‘TT of the Month’ trophy for the third consecutive month.

PB’s were also set by the Ainslie girls, Helen and Jane, who have shown consistent improvement throughout the winter and will be hoping this form can be replicated in the forthcoming track season.

Dates and venues for the summer road series will be announced this week and will include introduction of a super fast 5k course!

David Murray

Final 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*+
20.42*+
Keeley Wilkinson
11:31
10.49*+
 
21.31
Julie Hunter
10:49
 
10.23*
   
Abby Kemp
10:49
         
Sarah Hamilton
20.54
10.23
23.45
 
21.31
Helen Ainslie
24.50
11.05
     
Jane Ainslie
24.26
11.14
 
11.07*
24.01*
Caitlin Thomson
23.24
 
10.52
23.05*
Lynne Murray (Guest)
20.48
10.32
24.33
10.33
21.50*
Christine Eadie    
12.04
 
11.42*
Lucy Mitchell        
10.11
20.40CR
             
Male    
     
David Murray
9.52
19.06
9.35*
20.35
9.17*
18.19*
Steven Moore
18.21
8.40
20.33
9.04
Andy Ronald    
8.36
 
17.11CR
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

CR- Course record