Summer Monthly Time Trials

‘It’s going to be a scorcher’

Could equally have described the weather on TT Saturday or the potential clash between road maestro Tony Devlin and track star Craig Johnston. Both contestants were confident of success. Johnston buoyed by his midweek track victory over local legend Alec Bryce and Devlin fresh from victory in last week’s Park Run. Students of racing form however, favoured the Maddiston athlete as he had recently been over the race distance.

Making his intention clear from the off, Tony blitzed through the first K in 3.20 with Craig, off a couple of minutes later, not too far adrift in 3.25. Thereafter, it was a tale of two separate experiences. Tony maintained his early rhythm and romped home in a new course record of 17.49. Craig, on the other hand, paid for his early enthusiasm and struggled back in 19.14, almost a minute slower than his course record set in the inaugural event.

Old timers Tommy Thomson and David Murray, renewed a rivalry that dates back over twenty years when they lined up in the geriatric category. On this occasion Murray claimed victory, dedicating his success to the miracle of modern lithium technology- for powering his pacemaker as opposed to a GPS!

A heavy track training schedule affected the entry in the traditionally competitive junior woman’s event and it was left to cross country specialist Hazel Murray to claim the title and her fourth successive ‘TT of the Month’ award.

Temperature forecasts for next month might not threaten Athens, but the 1 mile TT round the Caley, is almost as scenic as the Parthenon and a whole lot less hilly!

Action on the 24 July kicks off as usual at 9.30.

David Murray

Final Results

10/04/2010 08/05/2010 05/06/2010
5k Powfoulis
1 Mile Caley park
5k Powfoulis
Female
Kathryn Mitchell
26.27
Hazel Murray
21.3O
6.08
22.13 +
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
DNF
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
18.56
Craig Johnston
18.19
19.14
Tony Devlin
17.49 *
Tommy Thomson (guest)
21.3
TT of the month +
 
* Course record