Summer Monthly Time Trials

Sun shines as records fall!

Bright sunlight tempered with a stiff north wind greeted a record field of 14 time trialists for the first 1 miler of the summer series.

Five athletes new to the TT format was also a record and these ranged from young Gregor Stevens (one of the youngest to take part) to four seniors- the biggest adult field in the two year history of the event.

Marathon man Barry Patterson showed that his training for the forthcoming Edinburgh Marathon hadn’t blunted his speed as he scorched round in a new course record- just missing the elusive 5 minute barrier,

Fellow distance athlete Andrew Gibson also set a highly credible time of 5.20 on the deceptively tough Caley course. This month’s ‘My Race’ magazine’s centrefold Mark Dunnachie, demonstrated his versatility when stepping down in distance to record the third fastest time of the day.

At the other end of the age scale, Alistair Kirkwood mindful of his impending journey to Kilmarnock for the big game, didn’t hang about when setting a new junior mark of 5.54!

In the ladies section, Lucy Mitchell took a leaf out of Barry’s book and also returned a new junior female course record. Lucy became only the second female to dip below six minutes.

The Ainslie girls, Jane and Helen, together with Hazel Murray posted times that improved on last year’s PB’s.

Finally, newcomer Elaine Thomson created her own bit of history by setting a new senior lady course record!

Next month it’s back to the wide open spaces of Airth for the 5k.

Course record holder Craig Johnston will secretly be hoping that the marathon men will not have recovered from their exertions in Edinburgh two weeks before! 

 

David Murray

Final Results

  10/04/2010 08/05/2010
 
5k Powfoulis
1 Mile Calley park
Female    
Kathryn Mitchell
26.27
 
Hazel Murray
21.3O
6.08
Sarah Hamilton
26.15
6.26
Lynne Murray (Guest)
20.01
Lucy Mitchell
21.03
5.48
Jane Ainslie  
6.39
Caitlin Thomson  
6.29
Helen Ainslie  
6.36
Elaine Thomson  
7.04
     
Male  
Barry Patterson  
5.06
Alistair Kirkwood  
5.54
Rhuardi Kirkwood  
7.18
Gregor Stephens  
6.45
Mark Dunnachie  
5.43
Andrew Gibson  
5.2O
David Murray
18.55
5.45
Craig Johnston
18.19